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    THE MUSIC FINDS A WAY
    A PAPA/UGMAA Oral History of Growing Up In Postwar South Central Los Angeles
    by Steven L. Isoardi
    with artists of The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra
    and The Union of God’s Musicians and Artists Ascension

    In the post World War II era, dozens of young African Americans in South Central Los Angeles found their way to careers in music. In a community facing challenging social conditions and with little to no outside support, they would become artists, supported by the best that their community and culture had to offer, from neighborhood and family to schools and churches, private teachers, formal and informal spaces and institutions, and more than a few unsung heroes.

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    Front cover illustration and design by Paul Rogers
    Layout by Blue Trimarchi of Art Works Fine Art, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
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THE PAN AFRIKAN PEOPLES ARKESTRA

Michael Session, soprano, alto, tenor saxophones
Phil Ranelin, trombone
Horace Tapscott, conductor, pianist
Alan Hines, bass
Trevor Ware, bass
Louis Large, bass
Donald Dean, drums
Najite Agindotan, congas
Bill Madison, percussion
Dwight Trible, vocals

THE GREAT VOICE OF UGMAA

Afifa Amatullah
Amina Amatullah
Donte Chambers
Ndugu “Jingles” Chandler
Brenda Hearn
Chini Kopano
Torre Reese
Maria Rose
Tina
Denise Tribble
Dwight Trible, director
Carolyn Whitaker

DARK TREE - Roots Series
DT(RS)11

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released May 16, 2019

Under exclusive license from the Horace Tapscott family.

“Aiee! The Phantom” composed by Horace Tapscott. Published by Obelene Music, BMI.
“Caravan” composed by Juan Tizol and Duke Ellington. Published by EMI Mills Music Inc and Sony ATV Harmony, ASCAP.
“Fela Fela” composed by Horace Tapscott and Najite Agindotan. Published by Obelene Music, BMI.
“Why Don’t You Listen?” composed by Horace Tapscott and Linda Hill. Published by Obelene Music, BMI.
“Little Africa” composed by Linda Hill. Published by Obelene Music, BMI.

Recorded live on Friday, July 24, 1998 at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA,) 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA.
Presented and produced by Dorrance Stalvey.
Recorded by Wayne Peet.
Mixed and mastered by Wayne Peet at Newzone Studio, Los Angeles, CA.

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Independent Free Improvisation/Free Jazz record label founded in 2011 in Paris, France.
Our regular series focuses on contemporary artists while our "Roots Series" documents previously unreleased performances of the Los Angeles avant garde jazz scene of the late '70s. ... more

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