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HARD LUCK SOUL (JAZZ)

Prison rock, blues and soul songs/albums are a genre unto themselves but prison jazz albums aren’t nearly as common. This early ’70s album is one of the rare exceptions. Recorded by inmates at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Columbus, OH, Hard Luck Soul, despite its name, is a modal/spiritual jazz album, comprising of just four songs, all between ~5-10 minutes in length. The background behind this album was chronicled when it was reissued by UK’s Jazzman Records in 2012; I’ll just quote a bit f...
Tags: Music, UK, America, Society, Williams, Ohio, North Carolina, Columbus, Cincinnati, Soul/funk, Logan, Jazz Society, Chappell, George Williams, Sonny Rollins, Zelizer



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