Love Is Where The Spirit Lies

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Strut present the first ever international reissue of one of the most sought-after albums from the Black Fire catalogue, Lon Moshe & Southern Freedom Arkestra’s life-affirming ‘Love Is Where The Spirit Lies’ from 1977.

“Lon was creating his own path in his music life at this time,” remembers Black Fire’s Plunky Branch. “We had met in San Francisco and he had become an original member of JuJu during the early ‘70s. He then wanted to pursue his own music, primarily in jazz; he was an avant-gardist and loved Tribe, Strata-East and Sun Ra.” For his Love Is Where The Spirit Lies album, Moshe drew from musicians within the Black Fire stable. Oneness Of Juju’s Jackie Eka-Ete sang and helped to write songs and members of Southern Energy Ensemble contributed, including their bandleader Marvin Daniels. “The band name, Southern Freedom Arkestra, was a proud declaration that this music was from the U.S. South,” continues Branch.

“The civil rights movement had been led from there and the most serious racial animosities resided there. Lon had grown up in Southern Illinois, South of Chicago, and said that the racial oppression was as bad there as in the South. He wanted to fight back through his music and through his own actions. He found a way to bring energy and aggressive to the sweet sound of the vibes. He played with a lot of dynamism and speed. The most celebrated piece on this album,
‘Doin’ The Carvin For Thabo’, is a tribute to his mentor, the drummer Michael Carvin (also known by same as ‘Thabo’) who had played for Motown, with Freddie Hubbard and many more.

This first international reissue of the album features new sleeve notes including interviews and commentary by Lon Moshe, Plunky Branch and band members with original illustrated artwork by Mary E. Greer. Audio was remastered from original tapes by The Carvery.


Prayer For Saude
Survival Raga #9
Love Is Where The Spirit Lies
Doin' The Carvin For Thabo
The Hutch
Low Ghost
Ballad For Bobby Hutcherson
Format: 2xLP
Label: Strut Black Fire
Catalogue numbers: STRUT239LP

Companies:
Phonographic Copyright (p)-Black Fire Records
Copyright (c)-K7 Music GmbH
Record Company-!K7 Label Group
Record Company-Black Fire Records
Published By-Black Fire Music
Published By-Shekere Music
Recorded At-Arrest Recording Studios
Mixed At-Walton Recording
Licensed From-N.A.M.E. Brand Records
Lacquer Cut At-The Carvery
Pressed By-Takt Direct
Pressed By-Takt Direct
Designed At-Studio Auto

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Barcode-4062548010961
Barcode-4062548010961D
Rights Society-BMI
Label Code-LC 07306
Matrix / Runout-STRUT239LP-A 1 The Carvery 0648860-A-1 1
Matrix / Runout-STRUT239LP-B 1 The Carvery 0648860-B-1 1
Matrix / Runout-STRUT239LP-C The Carvery 1 0648907-C-1 2
Matrix / Runout-STRUT239LP-D The Carvery 1 0648907-D-1 2
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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