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The American Negro

by Adrian Younge

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wolfmanbones333
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wolfmanbones333 This is one of my favorites so far because of the commentary between the tracks.
Scott Lafayette
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Scott Lafayette Light On The Horizon, good lawd!
Music Without Labels
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Music Without Labels There is something to be said whenever music stops you in your tracks and you listen. You take in every word, every breath and every chord. It seeps into your soul and provokes thoughts, conversation and clarity. This is one of those albums. Please get it and listen!! I have already the title track several times on my Music Without Labels show on both Soulpower-radio and Totally Wired Radio.
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JahBDread hi from Spain
i bought 2lp edition in february and I didn't received anything yet!!
please confirm please
I paid by paypal at feb.9th
transaction number 7R98203306347974S
i hope your news
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Xavier
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DJ Angel B! aka: Soulfrica In the midst of the AmeriKKKan reckoning, there is much to reflect and take in as the bodies of black and brown peoples still to this day a commodity of the evil of racism. Mama is something that both Black & Latinos can relate too, as a form of purity and love that is pure. Love that even in our last breaths with that knee on our necks, reminds us of the unconditional love, that love that tells us "you will make it". not will . . . Favorite track: Mama (Will You Make It).
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    The American Negro is an unapologetic critique, detailing the systemic and malevolent psychology that afflicts people of color.  This project dissects the chemistry behind blind racism, using music as the medium to restore dignity and self-worth to my people.  It should be evident that any examination of black music is an examination of the relationship between black and white America.  This relationship has shaped the cultural evolution of the world and its negative roots run deep into our psyche.  Featuring various special guests performing over a deeply soulful, elaborate orchestration, The American Negro reinvents the black native tongue through this album and it’s attendant short film (TAN) and 4-part podcast (invisible Blackness). The American Negro - both as a collective experience and as individual expressions - is insightful, provocative and inspiring and should land at the center of our ongoing reckoning with race, racism and the writing of the next chapter of American history.

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The American Negro is an unapologetic critique, detailing the systemic and malevolent psychology that afflicts people of color.  This project dissects the chemistry behind blind racism, using music as the medium to restore dignity and self-worth to my people.  It should be evident that any examination of black music is an examination of the relationship between black and white America.  This relationship has shaped the cultural evolution of the world and its negative roots run deep into our psyche.  Featuring various special guests performing over a deeply soulful, elaborate orchestration, The American Negro reinvents the black native tongue through this album and it’s attendant short film (TAN) and 4-part podcast (invisible Blackness). The American Negro - both as a collective experience and as individual expressions - is insightful, provocative and inspiring and should land at the center of our ongoing reckoning with race, racism and the writing of the next chapter of American history.

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released February 25, 2021

All music composed by Adrian Younge unless otherwise noted; produced, recorded and mixed by Adrian Younge at Linear Labs Studios, Los Angeles, CA. Mastered by Dave Cooley for Elysian Masters. All vocals written by Adrian Younge, unless otherwise mentioned; all instruments played by Adrian Younge, excluding The Linear Labs Orchestra; Executive Produced by Andrew Lojero. All songs published by Linear Labs Publishing (ASCAP). Album design by Julian Montague. Photography by Jazmin Hicks.

All Dialogue written and performed by Adrian Younge; chorus performed by Loren Oden, Sam Harmonix, Chester Gregory and Jasmin Hicks. *


1) Revisionist History *

2) The American Negro
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Fender Rhodes piano, electric bass, electric guitar, alto, baritone and sopranino saxophone, bass clarinet, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by The Linear Labs Orchestra; conducted by Brooke DeRosa.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix.

3) The Black Broadcast *

4) Revolutionize
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Acoustic piano, electric bass, electric guitars, vibraphone, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix.

5) Double Consciousness *

6) Watch the Children
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Acoustic piano, electric bass, electric guitar, electric sitar, vibraphone, alto saxophone, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory, Sam Harmonix and Adrian Younge.


7) Dying on the Run
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Fender Rhodes electric piano, celeste, electric bass, electric guitar, lap steel guitar, vibraphone, drums, flutes, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix .
8) Intransigence of the blind *

9) James Mincey Jr.
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hammond B3, vibraphone, electric bass, electric guitar, siren wah, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Written by Adrian Younge & Loren Oden; performed by Loren Oden, and dedicated to his uncle’s memory (James Mincey Jr.)
10) Disadvantaged Without a Title *

11) Mama (You Will Make It)
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Fender Rhodes electric piano, electric bass, electric guitar, electric sitar, carillon, marimba, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix.
12) The Black Queen *

13) Margaret Garner
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Acoustic piano, electric bass, electric guitars, vibraphone, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix.

14) Race is a Fallacy *

15) Light on the Horizon
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hammond B3, harpsichord, electric bass, electric guitars, vibraphone, glockenspiel, alto and baritone saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet, flutes, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Written and performed by Sam Dew.

16) A Symphony for Sahara
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Acoustic piano, electric bass and drums.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.

17) America is Listening *

18) The March on America
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Hammond B3, electric bass, electric guitars, alto saxophone, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix
19) Paradox of the Positive *

20) The Death March
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Hammond B3, electric bass, electric guitar, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix

21) Black Lives Matter *

22) Rotten Roses
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Hammond B3, electric bass, electric guitars, vibraphone, alto saxophone, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix

23) Jim Crow’s Dance *

24) Patriotic Portraits
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Fender Rhodes electric piano, electric bass, electric guitar, electric sitar, marimba, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix

25) George Stinney Jr.
a. Musicians:
Adrian Younge: Electric bass, acoustic piano, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix

26) Sullen Countenance *

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Adrian Younge Los Angeles, California

Adrian Younge is the next generation of soul music. A self-taught musician and recording engineer who has dedicated his life to the study of classic soul music, Younge finds himself at the center of a new soul renaissance with a vision for pushing the boundaries of the music itself. ... more

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