The Record Collection

Archie Shepp: Attica Blues (1972)

Attica Blues

Track list:

01. Attica Blues
02. Invocation: Attica Blues
03. Steam, Part 1
04. Invocation To Mr. Parker
05. Steam, Part 2
06. Blues For Brother George Jackson
07. Invocation: Ballad For A Child
08. Ballad For A Child
09. Good Bye Sweet Pops
10. Quiet Dawn

Personnel:

Soprano Sax – Archie Shepp (#3,5,9);
Tenor Sax – Archie Shepp (#1,6,8,10), Billy Robinson (#1,6,9,10), Roland Alexander (#1,6,9,10);
Alto Sax – Marion Brown (#1,6), Clarence White (#1,6,9,10);
Baritone Sax – James Ware (#1,6,9,10);
Bamboo Flute – Marion Brown (#3,5);
Flute – Marion Brown (#4);
Trumpet – Charles McGhee (#1,6,9,10), Michael Ridley (#1,6,9,10), Roy Burrowes (#1,6,9,10);
Flugelhorn – Cal Massey (#10);
Cornet – Clifford Thornton (#1,6,9,10);
Trombone – Charles Greenlee (#1,6,9,10), Charles Stephens (#1,6,9,10), Kiane Zawadi (#1,6,9,10);
Euphonium – Hakim Jami (#1,6,9,10);
Piano – Walter Davis Jr. (#6,8,9,10);
Electric Piano – Dave Burrell (#3,5);
Guitar – Cornell Dupree (#1,3,5,8);
Violin – John Blake (#1,3,5,8,9,10), Leroy Jenkins (#1,3,5,8,9,10), Lakshinarayana Shankar (#1,3,5,8,9,10);
Cello – Calo Scott (#1,3,5,8,9,10), Ronald Lipscomb (#1,3,5,8,9,10);
Bass – Jimmy Garrison (#3,4,5,9,10);
Fender Bass – Jerry Jemmott (#1), Roland Wilson (#1,3,5,6,8);
Drums – Beaver Harris (#1,3,5,6,8);
Drums – Billy Higgins (#9,10);
Percussion – Juma Sutan (#1,6,10), Marion Brown (#3,4,5), Nene DeFense (#1,6,10), Ollie Anderson (#1,6,10);
Vocals – Henry Hull (#1,8), Joe Lee Wilson (#2,3,5), Waheeda Massey (#10);
Backing Vocals – Albertine Robinson (#1), Joshie Armstea (#1);
Narrator – William Kunstler (#2,7), Bartholomew Gray (#4).

Conductor – Romulus Franceschini (#9,10)
Music by: Archie Shepp (#1-8), Cal Massey (#9,10)
Lyrics by: William G. Harris (#1-8), Cal Massey (#10)
Recorded at A&R Recording, New York; January 24-26, 1972.
Released: 1972
Label: Impulse!
AS-9222

Producer: Ed Michel
Engineer: Tony May
Assistand Engineer: Eddie Sepanski

Photography By – Charles Stewart

Attica Blues (5 detail 1)

Attica Blues (5 detail 2)

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