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Hometown: Detroit Sessions 1990-2014
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2x12" Jazz/ Folk / African LP - Politically charged Motor City jazz collective Tribe has undergone something of a career rebirth in the last few years. The releases they played, produced and put out on their Tribe Records imprint in the '70s are rightly revered, but the truth is that they've made equally as good music since getting back into the studio in 1990 - as this brilliant retrospective from Strut proves. The ten-track set contains both released material and previously unheard recordings, with highlights including a fantastic new version of "Juba" featuring Harold McKinney and his "McKinfolk" musicians, a daring new version of Tribe member Phil Ranelin's "He The One We All Knew" and the spiritual rallying cry that is "Marcus Garvey".

Strut and Art Yard present the first compilation bringing together the modern era recordings of Tribe, Detroit’s acclaimed independent jazz collective.Tribe began as a musical ensemble in 1971 co-founded by Saxophonist Wendell Harrison and trombonist Phil Ranelin that soon expanded into a broad amalgam including a live collective and independent record label. Ignored by the mainstream, many African American jazz artists in Detroit and across the US began creating their own small imprints and Tribe emerged alongside other cultural entities to express selfdetermination goals in the city: saxophonist Ernie Rodgers with his sessions at Rapa House; John and Leni Sinclair’s Artist Workshop; Bruce Millan’s Repertory Theater; the Hastings Jazz Experience and the Strata Corporation led by Kenny Cox. Harrison’s ideas of independence, self-determination and education were central to the Tribe ethos: “I might be possessed with a drive to get the knowledge out,” explained Harrison, “because I see this as sustaining the future of the jazz diaspora, the jazz tradition.” Tribe album releases like Harrison’s ‘An Evening With The Devil’ (1972) and Harrison and Ranelin’s ‘A Message From The Tribe’ (1973) became early ‘70s milestones in Detroit jazz.

In 1977, Harrison teamed up with pianist/composer Harold McKinney to form Rebirth Inc., aided by Detroit cultural warrior John Sinclair, a continuation of the Tribe community ethos. Musically, it formed a link with radio station WDET and began an outreach program to teach children and to publish Harrison’s jazz instruction books. Harrison continue to record extensively as a leader with his own labels, WenHa and Tribe, documenting the collective through sessions led by Phil Ranelin, Harold McKinney, Pamela Wise and more.

The ‘Hometown’ compilation places the spotlight on this later era of Tribe and Rebirth Inc., with rare and previously unreleased recordings from Harrison’s WenHa / Rebirth Studios and the SereNgeti Gallery And Cultural Center. Among many highlights, Harold McKinney and his “McKinfolk” family of musicians contribute the pulsing ‘Wide And Blue’ and dance celebration ‘Juba’; Phil Ranelin re-works his classic ‘He The One We All Knew’; Poet Mbiyu Chui (Williams Moore), pianist Pamela Wise and percussionist Djallo Djakate spark on the uncompromising ‘Ode To Black Mothers’ and the rallying cry of ‘Marcus Garvey’: “If we ever get together we will astound the world.” Harrison himself evokes the power and majesty of juju on ‘Conjure Man’.

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Wide And Blue
Freddie's Groove
Ode To Black Mothers
Conjure Man
Libra Ahora
He The One We All Knew
Marcus Garvey
The Slave Ship Enterprise

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There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Tribe were an alternative rock band from Boston, Massachusetts that were active from 1988 to 1994. The band built a sizable local following thanks to lead singer Janet LaValley and dark, melodic songs. The band released three albums on Slash/Warner Brothers in the early 90s before disbanding. Band members Eric Brosius, Terri Brosius (formerly Barous), and Greg LoPiccolo later entered the game industry, working most notably on the Thief and Guitar Hero series, and the critically acclaimed System Shock 2. 2) Tribe were an underground jazz and funk collective of musicians from Detroit that include Wendell Harrison, Phil Ranelin, Marcus Belgrave and others. Tribe as well as releasing records in the early 1970's also used to produce a black awareness magazine for Detroit. 3) Tribe is an Australian new age act (streaming here). 4) Tribe is a German trash metal band, founded in 2003 by Mortiz Kohlhaas and Sven Menges. Later, André Donath and Christian Groth joined. 2004, Thomas Kas came and André Donath left the band. First, they only covered songs, but now they write their own songs and also recorded a CD, At the moment, they have many gigs in the "Westerwald." They are inspired like Bands like Soulfly, KoRn or Ektomorf 5) Tribe can also refer to the group of singers in the musical "Hair". 6) Tribe is also a Belgium rock/folk/jazz-group. Most membres were formerly with the Belgian band Troissoeur. 7) Tribe also was another Belgian group, that made two albums: Stone Cold (1995) and Temper (1996) 8) Tribe is also a Heavy Metal band from UK, released their debut Pray for Calm... Need the Chaos (2009).Band is Paul Kettley (vocals), Adam Goldsmith (Drums), Gaz McKenzie (bass) and Nick Dunne (guitar, keyboards) 9) Tribe is also a Death/Thrash/Thrascore band from Slovakia (Moldava nad Bodvou). 10) Tribe is also a hungarian rapper from Dabas with a similar type of music like Rage Against the Machine. 11) Tribe is also a South African jazz quartet based in Cape Town consisting of Kesivan Naidoo (drums), Charles Lazar (bass), Mark Fransman (piano), and Buddy Wells (sax). 12. Tribe is also the name of a progressive rock/metal band from North Hollywood, USA. Their line up features 7sloth of YOutube fame, and their music can be heard/downloaded here: Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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