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ARTIST
TITLE
Mama Too Tight
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
IMP 9134HLP IMP 9134HLP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/6/2009

2015 repress. Gatefold 180 gram exact repro reissue, originally released on Impulse! in 1966. Officially licensed through Verve/Universal. Features one of Shepp's finest moments, the intricate, 18+ minute epic three-part suite "A Portrait Of Robert Thompson (as a young man)." Features: Tommy Turrentine, Roswell Rudd, Grachan Moncus III, Perry Robinson, Charlie Haden, Howard Johnson, Beaver Harris. "It was my intention to couple, in this album, the poignancy of the blues and the jubilant irreverence of a marching band returning from a funeral. It is my interpretation of a slave and neo-slave experience; rather like the feeling of being subjected to a 'haunt.' But the victims have their ghosts too. Where my own dreams sufficed, I disregarded the western musical tradition all together. After all, the 'forms' we are working with are relatively new (I challenge the thesis that they are substantially new)." -- Archie Shepp