The Record Collection

War: The World Is a Ghetto [40th Anniversary Expanded Edition] (1972/2012)

United Artists UAS 5652
Avenue Records 01770302 [2012]

The World is a Ghetto

Track list:

01 – The Cisco Kid
02 – Where Was You At
03 – City, Country, City
04 – Four Cornered Room
05 – The World is a Ghetto
06 – Beetles in the Bog
+bonus tracks: Ghetto Jams (not on original LP)
07 – Freight Train Jam
08 – 58 Blues
09 – War is Coming (blues version)
10 – The World is a Ghetto (rehearsal tk)


Howard Scott – guitar, percussion, vocals;
B.B. Dickerson – bass, percussion, vocals;
Lonnie Jordan – organ, piano, timbalas, percussion, vocals;
Harold Brown – drums, percussion, vocals;
Papa Dee Allen – conga, congos, percussion, vocals;
Charles Miller – clarinet, alto/tenor/baritone saxes;
Lee Oskar – harmonica, percussion, vocals

#1,4-10: recorded at Crystal Industries, Los Angeles, CA; August 30-September 5, 1972
#2,3 and overdubs for #5,6: recorded at Crystal Industries, Los Angeles, CA; September 6-13, 1972

Producer: Jerrry Goldstein, in association with Lonnie Jordan & Howard Scott
Engineer: Chris Huston
Mastered by: Joe Gastwirt

Mixed at: Ocean View Digital Mastering
Re-mastering: Bill Inglot, Ken Perry

Album design: Howard Miller
Album concept: Lee Oskar
Photography: Bob Gordon

The World is a Ghetto -notes (pdf 1.41MB)

Special Thanks To:
Sharone Scott & Milton James for background help.
Keri Oskar for helping with “beetles in the bog”.
Clyde Brwon, Dan Nordby, Fred Deither & Michael Michael for help in the studio.
Jarry Barton, Eric Burden, Nick Clainos, Ray Estrad (The Cisco Kid), Jimmy Grant, Sandy Singer, & Steve Topley.

#1-6: Originally issued as United Artists UAS-5652 [Nov, 1972]
#7-10 previously unreleased

40th Anniversary Edition:
Produced by Harry Weinger
Bonus tracks mixed by John Morales
Special thanks to Jerry Goldstein and the band
Project assistance: Scott Sapcariu

Mastered by Pete Doell

Package design: Ryan Rogers