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Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth
UK Import, loosely shrink-wrapped. "A true Masterpiece composed by Dale Warren, and one of the most sampled albums of all time".
"Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth" is the the 1973 Stax debut and the only album released by The 24-Carat Black until a lost album, "Gone: The Promises Of Yesterday", was finally released 35 years later. "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth" is an underground soul classic, a cohesive 8 song concept album about the hardship of black urban life, produced and arranged by classically trained Detroit song writer Dale Warren, who was an orchestrator and arranger on the Isaac Hayes' albums Hot Buttered Soul, The Isaac Hayes Movement and ...To Be Continued among others.
This album has been a hit among many samplers for decades including being used on these songs: Jay-Z - "Can I Live Pt 2", Dr. Dre - "Nas Is Coming", Eric B - "In The Ghetto", Digable Planets - "Cool Like Dat" and Naughty by Nature - "Poverty's Paradise". 180 gram vinyl.
A1. Synopsis One: In The Ghetto / God Save The World 8:34
A2. Poverty's Paradise 12:40
A3. Brown-Baggin' 6:45
B1. Synopsis Two: Mother's Day 2:04
B2. Mother's Day 9:46
B3. Foodstamps 6:26
B4. Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth 3:41
B5. 24-Carat Black (Theme) 7:17
ARRANGED BY: GREGORY INGRAM, WILLIAM TALBERT
BASS: LARRY AUSTIN
CELLO: BARBARA THOMPSON , VINCENT DE FRANK
COMPOSED BY: 24-CARAT BLACK, THE, DALE O. WARREN
ELECTRIC PIANO: JAMES TALBERT
ENGINEER: DALE O. WARREN, GLENN QUACKENBUSH
ENGINEER (RE-MIX): BRIAN DUMBROSKI, DALE O. WARREN, PETE BISHOP
FLUTE: EDWIN HUBBARD, JAMES TERRY
GUITAR: ERNEST LATIMORE
OBOE: NICK VERGOS
ORGAN: WILLIAM TALBERT
OTHER (ART DIRECTION): DAVID HOGAN, RON GORDEN
OTHER (CREATIVE DIRECTION): LARRY SHAW, RON GORDEN
PERCUSSION: TYRONE STEELE
PHOTOGRAPHY: FREDERICK TOMA
PIANO, VIBRAPHONE: DALE O. WARREN
PRODUCER: DALE O. WARREN
SAXOPHONE (ALTO): GREGORY INGRAM
SAXOPHONE (TENOR): JEROME DERRICKSON
TRUMPET: RICKY FOSTER, WILLIAM GENTRY
VIOLA: DALE WARREN, DAVID BECKER, JOHN WEHLAN
VIOLIN: ALBERT EDELMAN, JOAN GILBERT, NOEL GILBERT, ROBERT SNYDER
VOCALS: ERNEST LATIMORE, KATHLEEN DENT, PRINCESS HEARN, TYRONE STEELE, VALERIE MALONE
RECORDED AT MORGAN SOUND THEATRE, YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN.
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