Genre: Jazz
Label: Pure Pleasure
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Weldon Irvine Time Capsule 180g LP

Weldon Irvine

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180g High Quality Pressing!
Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering!

Weldon Irvine, also known as Master Wel, was an American composer, playwright, poet, pianist, organist and keyboardist. He was involved with various musical genres including Jazz-Funk, jazz, hip hop, funk, rhythm and blues, and gospel. He served as the bandleader for jazz singer Nina Simone and was a mentor to many New York hip-hop artists, including Q-Tip and Mos Def. He wrote over 500 songs, including the lyrics for "To Be Young, Gifted And Black", performed live for the first time by Simone on the album Black Gold (1970). It has been dubbed the "official" Civil Rights anthem.

The sublime Time Capsule remains Weldon Irvine's most fully realized and influential recording. A supremely talented multi-instrumentalist and composer, Irvine had a musical vision that was unerringly soulful, spiritual, and funky... For fans of funk, soul and jazz, it doesn't get much better than this 1973 classic.
-Jason Ankeny, AllMusic


  • 180g High Quality Pressing
  • Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering
  • Made in the UK


Weldon Irvine electric piano (A1-A2, B3), piano (B2), organ (A3), melodica (B1-B2), vocals (A3-A4), narrator (A2)
Charlette Cook narrator (A1, A4, B3)
Tony Wiles congas (A2, A4, B1-B2), percussion (A3)
Lenny White drums (A2-A4, B1-B2)
Alex Blake electric bass (A2, A4)
Preston Williams flugelhorn (A2-A4)
Jimmy Owens trumpet (A2-A3), flugelhorn (A4)
Emerson Cain vocals (A2, A4)
Willa Vaughn vocals (A2)
John King vocals, guitar (A2)
Clint Houston bass (A3, B1-B2)
George Cables electric piano (A3, B1-B2)
Napoleon Revels percussion (A3-A4, B1-B2)


Side 1:

  1. Time Capsule
  2. Feelin' Mellow
  3. Soul Sisters
  4. Déjà vu

Side 2:

  1. Watergate - Don't Bug Me
  2. Spontaneous Interaction
  3. I Am
  4. Bananas

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