Every Child Is Born A Poet: The Life & Work of Piri Thomas

Every Child Is Born A Poet: The Life & Work of Piri Thomas

by Piri Thomas

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Release Date:
American Clave

Related Subjects


  1. Like Tight (At Juvie)
  2. Bullets or Butterflies/Every Child Is Born a Poet
  3. Born Anew at Each A.M.
  4. ¡Oye Familia!
  5. What Better Place?
  6. Softly, Puerto Rican, You're Not Alone
  7. Mom and Pop Had Filled My Eyes with the Wondrous City
  8. I Speak for Myself
  9. Vaya!
  10. Mindtrances
  11. Freedom of Expression
  12. Getting from Nothing
  13. Pride on Bended Knees
  14. Momma Never Lost Her Sense of Beauty
  15. Those Who Is and Those Who Ain't
  16. Armed Robbery on West 8th Street
  17. Puerto Rican Identity/I'm Tough/El Miedo
  18. Distant Shore Dreams/The Cruelest Prison of All
  19. Hollywood in Harlem
  20. Every Child Is Born a Poet
  21. The Hard Stuff
  22. El Vejiganté
  23. Doubt Kills
  24. Dignity
  25. No Vuelvo
  26. A Dialogue with Society A/K/A a Sermon from the Ghetto
  27. Pretty as Thee

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Piri Thomas   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jack Bruce   Electric Bass
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Kip Hanrahan   Percussion
Billy Bang   Violin
Giovanni Hidalgo   Conga
Milton Cardona   Percussion,Coro
Robby Ameen   Percussion,Drums
Ignacio Berroa   Drums
Andy González   Bass
Orlando "Puntilla" Rios   Conga
Mario Rivera   Flute
Fernando Saunders   Electric Bass
Alfredo Triff   Mandolin,Violin
James Zollar   Trumpet
Pedro Martinez   Percussion,Coro
Stefon Harris   Vibes
J. Lewis   Drums
Edsel Gomez   Piano

Technical Credits

Kip Hanrahan   Composer,Producer
Alberto Bengolean   Engineer
Sara Chin   Engineer
Jon Fausty   Engineer
Juan Sanchez   Liner Notes,Collage
Juan Antonio Corretjer   Poetry
Dick Kondas   Engineer
Jonathan Robinson   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Lisa Richmond   Engineer
Piri Thomas   Composer,Producer,Author

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