Rebel Soul Music

Rebel Soul Music

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by Martin Luther
     
 

The San Francisco Bay Area has long been a hotbed of R&B and hip-hop-talent, from Sly Stone to Raphael Saadiq to the Hieroglyphics rap crew. Joining the prestigious hit list is Martin Luther, a singer, songwriter, and musician who was named after the civil rights activist. On his stellar sophomore disc,See more details below

Overview

The San Francisco Bay Area has long been a hotbed of R&B and hip-hop-talent, from Sly Stone to Raphael Saadiq to the Hieroglyphics rap crew. Joining the prestigious hit list is Martin Luther, a singer, songwriter, and musician who was named after the civil rights activist. On his stellar sophomore disc, Rebel Soul Music -- the follow-up to his overlooked debut, The Calling -- Luther follows in the tradition of Jimi Hendrix and Lenny Kravitz by eschewing genre lines to create a distinct blend of funk, rock, and soul. This is especially evident on the politically charged "Ms. America." Backed by fierce guitar licks, Luther spins a tale of an America that does not promise liberty and justice for all. Similarly, he pays homage to his hometown on the melancholy "No Place Like Home," on which Luther depicts the seedier side of a city better known for the picturesque Golden Gate Bridge and the bohemian Haight Street. Slowing down the tempo, Luther showcases his softer side on the melodic and uplifting "Rise," which serves as a wake-up call to a generation lost: "What's happening, little brother / Are you still getting by / On the corner everyday, you like the pay / Are you still getting high?" A member of the Roots' okayplayer family, Luther does what few of his contemporaries have successfully done: He offers an informative and entertaining mix of social commentary and boundary-pushing music.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/2004
Label:
Image Entertainment
UPC:
0014381270822
catalogNumber:
2708

Tracks

  1. Daily Bread
  2. No Place Like Home
  3. Rise
  4. Sleep Walking
  5. Growing Pains
  6. Liquid Sunshine
  7. Lust
  8. Truth or Dare
  9. The I.R.S.
  10. Rebel Soul Music
  11. Ms. America
  12. NYCG
  13. Muse Sick Dreams
  14. Prodigal Sun

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Martin Luther   Primary Artist,Vocals
Kevin Carnes   Musician
George Clinton   Guest Appearance
Thomas Pridgen   Drums,Musician
Eric Smith   Bass,Musician
David Boyce   Musician
Don McKinzie   Drums,Musician
Omega   Background Vocals
Nelson Braxton   Bass,Musician
Tracy Bartlow   Vocals
Silk-E   Vocals
Isaac Smith   Trombone,Group Member
Chico Holiday   Vocals
Uriah Duffy   Bass,Musician
Bnai Rebelfront   Guitar,Musician
Pascael Boyet Arceneaux   Keyboards,fender rhodes,Musician
Sanford "Noshun" Biggers   Musician
Sundra "Sun" Manning   Hammond Organ,fender rhodes,Musician
Dante McClinton   Drums,Musician
Omega Brooks   Vocals
Amp Live   Musician
Mike Tiger   Synthesizer,Moog Synthesizer,Musician
Corey Hogan   Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Jackie Coleman   Vocals
Vernon Hall   Bass,fender rhodes,Musician
Paisley Hinton   fender rhodes,Musician
BZ Lewis   Musician
M. Lu   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Martin Luther "M.L." McCoy   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Musician
Strata Horns   Strings,Musician
Brian Warfeild   Trumpet,Group Member
Wild Bunch   Horn,Musician

Technical Credits

Matt Kelly   Engineer
Larry Gold   String Arrangements
?uestlove   Producer
Anthony Anderson   Composer
Martin Luther   Composer,Audio Production
Sol Messiah   Producer
Stephen Marsh   Mastering
Pascael Boyet Arceneaux   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Writer,Digital Editing,Creation
Sanford "Noshun" Biggers   Producer
Amp Live   Producer
Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Alston   Executive Producer
Pierre Bennu   Liner Notes
Goodvibe Revolutionaries   Executive Producer
Vernon Hall   Producer
Paisley Hinton   Producer,Inspiration
James   Engineer
Jamyla   Liner Notes
BZ Lewis   Contributor
M. Lu   Producer
Martin Luther "M.L." McCoy   Arranger,Sound Effects,Producer,Engineer,Writer,Contributor
Shawn Peters   Executive Producer
Pos RED   Cut
Tom Tor   Art Direction
Pascael Arceneaux   Audio Production
Mark Mann   Cover Photo

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