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Artist: MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA
Title: The Music And Ritual Of Jajouka, Morocco
Format: LP
Label: Sol Re Sol
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Full title: The Primal Energy that is the Music and Ritual of Jajouka, Morocco. In 1972, Joel Rubiner made his way to Jajouka to do fresh recordings of the group. He knew that there was an audience for the unfiltered sounds of the Master Musicians of Jajouka and spends the summer with a tape machine and the musicians. Jams formed into songs, Rubiner had tapes that music freaks would die for. Hypnotic, pulsing, energetic, and discordant - the Rubiner recordings needed to be released. In 1974, Adelphi Records took a chance on the Master Musicians and released The Primal Energy that is the Music and Ritual of Jajouka, Morocco. When the album was released on CD, it netted the All Music Guides Best of Genre award. Out of print on vinyl for over twenty years, The Primal Energy... makes a return on Sol Re Sol Records (a spin-off of avant-rock label S.S. Records). Sol Re Sols repressing of this classic album contains the music of the original (remastered by John Golden), plus the original liner notes by Robert Palmer. The packaging however is something new - housed in a gatefold sleeve, it includes a new cover with little seen Rubiner photographs from the time the album was recorded. The recordings and photographs have been fully licensed. The groups publishing royalties have been paid. No one is getting exploited in order to return this wonderful music to vinyl. Fans of Sublime Frequencies, Mississippi Records, the Nonesuch Explorer series, Ocura Records, and the Ethnic Folkways series will dig this release." -Sol Re Sol

Artist: SEDITION ENSEMBLE
Title: Regeneration Report
Format: LP
Label: Sol Re Sol
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"It is the late 1970s and recently politicized filmmaker and musician Ed Montgomery makes his way from San Francisco to New York City. His thought is to find like-minded musicians in order to create a politically-infused, free jazz-inspired performance ensemble. He starts playing in Latin groups and takes part in jam sessions at Bobo Shaws LaMama space. He finally assembles a group of musicians and starts making some seriously funky and far-out music. Released on Mongomerys Context Music label, Regeneration Report got some notice, but not what it deserved. The music is a tough blend of funk, jazz, no wave, and Latin - very strong stuff that sounds as fresh today as it did in 1981. It was the lyrics that kept the Sedition Ensemble from a larger audience. Revolutionary words with absolutely no compromise, Montgomery and McCauley attack injustice and give an analysis of the world as stark it is true. Their message is sadly still relevant today. The lazymans description of Sedition Ensemble is this: Take the stripped down funkiness of ESG and combine it with the Last Poets funk militancy, Fela Kutis horn section hipped on free jazz from the 70s New York loft scene, then add a bit of Eddie Palmieri s Harlem River Drive Orchestra. A private pressing when independent labels had weak distribution, Regeneration Report never sold a lot of records. Few copies made it off the East Coast. Nowadays, original copies fetch good money in collectors circles. We at Sol Re Sol Record are proud to reissue this great LP. The vinyl has been remastered by John Golden and is housed in an old style tip-on sleeve and includes liner notes by band founder Ed Montgomery." - Sol Re Sol.

Artist: VALENCA, ALCEU
Title: Molhado De Suor
Format: LP
Label: Sol Re Sol
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
2016 repress. "Brazil in the early 1970s had one of the vibrant music scenes in the world. Tropicalia was going strong, a challenge to both the music establishment and the state. Música Popular Brasileira (or MPB) was firmly established. Up in the northeastern corner of Brazil, centered in Recife, was another exciting strain of Brazilian culture called Udigrudi. Lula Cortes, Ze Ramalho and Satwa were a few artists from the movement; but none is more celebrated than Alceu Valença. Valença grew up with the expectation of being a lawyer. He did go to law school, but he ditched the legal life for his first passion: music. In 1970, he played with Ave Sangria. Soon after he made a couple records with his friend, the artist and musician Geraldo Azevedo. However, his first solo album Molhado De Suor is what truly caused people to take notice. While other Udigrudi musicians melded traditional northeastern Brazilian music and rhythms with folk rock and psychedelia, it was Molhado De Suor that set the mark high. Aided by Lola Cortes and Geraldo Azevedo, Valenças rich vocals combine with driving guitar work, moody arrangements and unusual trips. Molhado De Suor is a record Slipcue calls innovative, insistent and vital. It is considered a Brazilian classic, often landing in Brazilian Best of All Time lists and sought after by collectors. Molhado De Suor was originally released in 1974 on the Som Livre label and has never been reissued. Sol Re Sol is proud to bring this important album back in print." - Sol Re Sol.

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