Oh My People
The original Last Poets formed on May 19, 1968 (Malcolm X's birthday), at Marcus Garvey Park (formerly Mount Morris Park, at 124th Street and Fifth Avenue) in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The original members were Felipe Luciano, Gylan Kain, and David Nelson.
The group continued to evolve via a 1969 Harlem writers' workshop known as "East Wind". Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, Umar Bin Hassan, and Abiodun Oyewole, along with percussionist Nilaja, are generally considered the primary and core members of the group, as they appeared on the group's 1970 self-titled debut (contracted by noted Jimi Hendrix producer Alan Douglas) and, in various combinations, on subsequent releases. Other early East Wind alumni, however – Luciano, Kain, and Nelson – recorded separately as "The Original Last Poets," gaining some renown as the soundtrack artists for the 1971 film "Right On!".
Recorded in the early 80's, this album reflects a more mature, yet no less analytical work by one of the true originators of Hip Hop,
This Is Your Life
What Will You Do
Oh My People
Label: Celluloid Scorpio Music Inc.
Catalogue numbers: CELL 6108
Recorded At-Evergreen Studio
Mixed At-RPM Studios
Distributed By-Scorpio Music
Barcodes & Identifiers:
Barcode-Scorpio # 3473355041917
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)