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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.
- 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)|
- Time Capsule
- Feelin' Mellow
- Soul Sisters
- Déjà vu
- Watergate - Don't Bug Me
- Spontaneous Interaction
- I Am