Descendants of Mike and Phoebe, The

A Spirit Speaks (SES-19744)

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1973

A Spirit Speaks

Descendants of Mike and Phoebe, The

Pure Pleasure

5060149622643

LPS 151708

SES-19744

ROCK

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A Spirit Speaks

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LP 24,78 €

• 180 GRAM ANALOGUE VINYL

• LIMITED EDITION

• AUDIOPHILE RE-MASTERING

One of the most unique albums on the Strata East label and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the creative energies flowing through that legendary label! Descendants Of Mike & Phoebe is a righteous little project put together by Spike Lee's father, Bill Lee, and his brothers and sisters Cliff Lee, Grace Lee Mims, and Consuela Lee Moorhead, working here in a group named after their slave ancestors, who are paid tribute in a beautifully flowing batch of tunes! The album is a prime example of an early fusion record combining elements from jazz, gospel, soul and blues as well as a great sign of the times, the early seventies when musical experimentation and coalition was all abound.

PERSONNEL:

  • BILL LEE, bass
  • CLIF LEE, flugelhorn
  • BILLY HIGGINS, percussion
  • CONSUELA LEE MOOREHEAD, piano
  • A. GACE LEE MIMS, soprano vocals

Recorded at White Plains, New York, December 19, 20 and 21, 1973.

SIDE A:

  • 01. Little Bitty Baby / Soliloquy To A Man-Child
  • 02. Coltrane
  • 03. Chick Chick
  • 04. Well Done, Weldon
  • 05. A Spirit Speaks

SIDE B:

  • 01. Attica
  • 02. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
  • 03. Boll Weevil
  • 04. Don't Be A Stranger
  • 05. Too Little, Too Late