In the World: From Natchez to New York

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
In the World: From Natchez to New York is certainly a surprise. Well known as a lyrical avant-garde cornetist, Olu Dara emerges here as an effective country-blues singer and guitarist. Fortunately, Dara does not neglect his cornet but the music is definitely much different than one might expect. The material, all written by Dara, deals with country life, difficulties with love, and survival in today's society, and includes a tribute to the vegetable and fruit peddlers of yesteryear "Okra". A few numbers feature other vocalists and storytellers, but overall the multi-talented Dara is the main voice both vocally and instrumentally throughout the fascinating and successful ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
In the World: From Natchez to New York is certainly a surprise. Well known as a lyrical avant-garde cornetist, Olu Dara emerges here as an effective country-blues singer and guitarist. Fortunately, Dara does not neglect his cornet but the music is definitely much different than one might expect. The material, all written by Dara, deals with country life, difficulties with love, and survival in today's society, and includes a tribute to the vegetable and fruit peddlers of yesteryear "Okra". A few numbers feature other vocalists and storytellers, but overall the multi-talented Dara is the main voice both vocally and instrumentally throughout the fascinating and successful effort.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/17/1998
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075678307720
  • Catalog Number: 83077
  • Sales rank: 163,134

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Okra (4:48)
  2. 2 Rain Shower (4:34)
  3. 3 Natchez Shopping Blues (3:34)
  4. 4 Your Lips (3:58)
  5. 5 Harlem Country Girl (5:47)
  6. 6 Zora (3:14)
  7. 7 Young Mama (4:44)
  8. 8 Bubber (If Only) (3:04)
  9. 9 Father Blues (3:32)
  10. 10 Jungle Jay (5:02)
  11. 11 Kiane (4:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Olu Dara Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Trumpet, Cornet, Vocals, Muted Cornet
Nas Vocals
Greg Bandy Percussion, Drums
Alonzo Gardner Bass
Melba Joyce Background Vocals
Joyce Malone Background Vocals
Ivan Ramirez Guitar
Mayanna Lee Vocals
Richard James Conga
Kwatei Jones-Quartey Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Electric Guitar
Rudy "Obadeli" Herbert Hammond Organ
Cantrese Alloway Background Vocals
Darada David Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Olu Dara Composer, Producer
Yves Beauvais Producer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Danny Kopelson Engineer
Ntozake Shange Liner Notes
Marc Cobrin Engineer
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