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Roland Kirk - Volunteered Slavery FLAC album

Performer: Roland Kirk
Genre: Jazz
Title: Volunteered Slavery
Country: US
Released: 1993
Style: Free Jazz
FLAC version ZIP size: 1477 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1637 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1633 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 292

Volunteered Slavery is an album by jazz t Roland Kirk featuring his 1968 Newport Jazz Festival appearance and studio performances recorded in July 1969. It was released on the Atlantic label and features performances by Kirk with Ron Burton, Vernon Martin, Jimmy Hopps and Joe Habao Texidor, Charles McGhee, Dick Griffith, Sonny Brown, Charles Crosby and the Roland Kirk Spirit Choir.

Volunteered Slavery, with its beat/African chanted poetry and post-bop blues ethos was certainly the first strike in the right direction. With a band that included Charles McGhee on trumpet, Dick Griffin on trombone, organist Mickey Tucker, bassist Vernon Martin, drummers Jimmy Hopps and Charles Grady, as well as Sony Brown, Kirk made it work. From the stinging blues call and response of the tile track through the killer modern creative choir jam on "Spirits Up Above" taking a small cue from Archie Shepp's Attica Blues.

Album · 1968 · 10 Songs. A mix of live recordings from 1968's Newport Jazz Festival and New York studio recordings made later that same month, Volunteered Slavery shows Rahsaan Roland Kirk being propelled by the energy of the late '60s toward a moment of ecstatic liberation. The title song epitomizes Kirk’s irrepressible personality. It starts as a funky vamp, while the band chants: Volunteered slavery has got me on the run/Volunteered slavery has got me havin’ fun. As the band picks up steam, Kirk hollers over it: If you wanna know how it is to be free, you got to spend all day in bed with ME! The song. Volunteered Slavery Roland Kirk. Listen on Apple Music.

Written-By – Roland Kirk. A2. Spirits Up Above. Written-By – Roland Kirk. Written-By – Henry Cosby, Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy. 3:17. Volunteered Slavery ‎(CD, Album, RE). Atlantic, Warner Jazz, Warner Strategic Marketing. Volunteered Slavery ‎(LP, Album).

Listen online to Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Volunteered Slavery and see which albums it appears on. Scrobble songs and get recommendations on other tracks and artists. Compliments of the Mysterious Phantom. 11 tracks · 15 October 2002.

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Kirk creates such cohesive beauty in what seems like it should be an unmanageable mess. As far as I can tell, no one in Inga-the project of Sam Gendel, sideman in In. performs more than one instrument simultaneously, so on their cover of Kirk’s Volunteered Slavery, they carry on his spirit with sweet control.

Продавец: Интернет-магазин Ozon. Адрес: Россия, Москва, Пресненская набережная, 10. ОГРН: 1027739244741

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Volunteered Slavery
Composed By – Roland Kirk
2 Spirits Up Above
Composed By – Roland Kirk
3 Ma Chérie Amour
Composed By – Henry Cosby, Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy
4 Search For The Reason Why
Composed By – Roland Kirk
5 I Say A Little Prayer
Composed By – Burt Bacharach / Hal David*
6 Roland's Opening Remarks 0:40
7 One Ton
Composed By – Roland Kirk
8 Ovation And Roland's Remarks 1:45
A Tribute To John Coltrane (8:10)
9a Lush Life
Composed By – Billy Strayhorn
9b Afro-Blues
Composed By – Mango Santamaria*
9c Bessie's Blues
Composed By – John Coltrane
10 Three For The Festival
Composed By – Roland Kirk

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Regent Sound Studios, New York City
  • Recorded At – Newport Jazz Festival
  • Manufactured By – MMG Inc.


  • Backing Vocals [Backgrounds] – Roland Kirk Spirit Choir
  • Bass – Vernon Martin
  • Drums – Charles Crosby, Jimmy Hopps, Sonny Brown
  • Piano – Ron Burton
  • Producer – Joel Dorn
  • Recorded By – Bob Liftin (tracks: 1 to 5), Riece Hamel* (tracks: 6 to 9)
  • Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Flute [Nose], Horns [Manzello, Stritch], Gong, Vocals, Whistle – Roland Kirk
  • Trombone – Dick Griffin
  • Trumpet – Charles McGhee

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: JASRAC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SD 1534 Roland Kirk Volunteered Slavery ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 1534 US 1969
SD 1534 Roland Kirk Volunteered Slavery ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 1534 Canada 1969
8122731732 Roland Kirk Volunteered Slavery ‎(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Warner Jazz, Warner Strategic Marketing 8122731732 Europe 2005
SD 1534 Roland Kirk Volunteered Slavery ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 1534 US 1969
WPCR-25115 Roland Kirk Volunteered Slavery ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Atlantic WPCR-25115 Japan 2006