In the World: From Natchez to New York

In the World: From Natchez to New York

by Olu Dara

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/17/1998
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678307720
catalogNumber: 83077
Rank: 47154

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Olu Dara   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,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
Danny Kopelson   Engineer
Ntozake Shange   Liner Notes
Marc Cobrin   Engineer

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