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ARTIST
TITLE
Clap Clap! The Joyful Noise
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
OEP 1001LP OEP 1001LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/30/2013

Standard, non-gatefold edition on 140 gram vinyl with insert. "Lorin 1974, Strata Records Inc. was well known in Detroit for their art gallery, live music venue, and record label, turning out records by artists like Kenny Cox and Lyman Woodard. In 2012, nearly four decades later, Scion commissioned DJ Amir Abdullah to research and create an exhibit based on lost youth culture in Detroit for a new online museum. Familiar with the history of Strata Inc., Amir decided the best way to define the era was through the lens of the label's brief but potent influence on the city's culture. Inspired by this project, Amir set out to re-introduce the world to Strata Inc. through his own label, 180 Proof Records. The Lyman Woodard Organization's Saturday Night Special (1975) is perhaps the jewel of the label, but the LP that was to follow - Cox's unreleased Clap Clap! The Joyful Noise, is at the same time radical and sublime. It's a visionary work, inspired by both the innocence and zeal of his 3-year-old son, Philip, and also the culture of Latin America and Caribbean lands Cox admits in the album's original liner notes that, 'oddly enough... I've never seen.' This is unreleased jazz from the legendary Detroit Jazz label Strata Records, Inc. remastered from the original master reel to reel tapes with never seen before photos and extensive liner notes by respected music writer Ronnie Reese, author of the first official J Dilla biography."