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ARTIST
TITLE
Musica Negra
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
PMG 015CD PMG 015CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/19/2016

PMG present a reissue of Stevo's Musica Negra, originally released in 1978. Musica Negra is a missing link, a real lost gem of the Atlanta funk music scene. The album was written and produced by Calvin Arnold with Tommy Stewart, Barney Conway and Herb Lance as engineer. The original LP was pressed in a ridiculously limited edition and the album was meant to be a showcase for the Atlanta studios. The names of some young start-ups were placed on the cover and they were said to be the musicians, in fact, those youngsters had nothing to do with the origin of this amazing album. On this PMG reissue the real artists are named: Stevo Milner, Curt Mitchell, Tommy Stewart, J.D. Morris and Harry Case, plus a few guest musicians. According to Calvin Arnold, approximately just 50 copies of the original LP were distributed in 1978, selling for over 1,000 USD today. To the inner circle of the Atlanta sound music factory, Calvin Arnold is a musical legend, a pivotal mastermind and musical wizard whose contributions helped make some of Atlanta sound's most memorable and infectious grooves. His cunning sense of rhythm, extensive knowledge and experience in music production, arrangement and publishing make him a musical force to be reckoned with. Preferring the background grind to the limelight, Calvin Arnold delighted most in the molding of aspiring musicians, honing new talents, smoothing off their rough edges. His generosity and genius catapulted those who worked with him into inspirational new levels, pushing musical boundaries, daring to experiment and create refreshingly new, yet familiar sounds.