The 24-Carat Black - Ghetto Misfortune's Wealth - 1973 Soul Funk 180 Grm LP

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The 24-Carat Black - Ghetto Misfortune's Wealth

Label: 4 Men With Beards
Cat#: 4m221
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue 180 Grm
Country: US
Released: 2014
Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style: Soul, Funk


A1 Synopsis One: In The Ghetto / God Save The World 8:34
A2 Poverty's Paradise 12:40
A3 Brown-Baggin' 6:45

B1 Synopsis Two: Mother's Day 2:04
B2 Mother's Day 9:46
B3 Foodstamps 6:26
B4 Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth 3:41
B5 24-Carat Black (Theme) 7:17

Funky and very tight, a masterpiece. One of the most sampled albums. The founding members moved on to form the group Shotgun.

Soulful grooves and thought provoking consciencous lyrics are blended together beatuifully. Your bound to have heard (although without really having much of an idea that it was from this project) a lot of material on this sampled by some of hip hop giants including Rakim, Dr. Dre & KRS-One

"Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth" is a mesmerizing musical concoction; a blend of soul and funk and pop and rap. This music was light years ahead of its time. Warren and crew did not play sweet, short singles, but long and funky numbers, stained by tears and pain, with socially concious lyrical content. Nope, not your basic Top 40 formula.

But this is music that lasts, and despite some of the 70s lamentations on here, it has aged very, very well. Still powerful stuff. In addition to the funky jams, there are some raps and vocals on a few track by Warren's wife. And the album's closer, the instrumental "24-Carat Black" (Theme) is a monster track, a true rhythm delight! Fans of 70s funk and soul; Don't miss this one!

24-Carat Black - Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth (1973)

This song, in its entire run, completly reflects and relays the life and times of the 70's.

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The 24 Carat Black - Synopsis One - In the Ghetto, God Save the World

The orchestration is outstanding - the true symphonic soul sound

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24-Carat Black - 24-Carat Black Theme - 1973

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More Information
Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label 4 Men with Beards
Color Black