Track List


Blues For Curtis

Cold Bair

Energy Control Center


Jupiter's Child

The Phantom

Leo (Alternate)

All Praises To Allah (Alternate)

Cold Bair (Alternate)

The Phantom (Alternate)

All Praises To Allah (7" Single Version)


Thomas Meloncon - Ain't Gonna Wait Too Long

Thomas Meloncon - Bullets Of A Gun

Thomas Meloncon - Waiting On Your Mind

Thomas Meloncon - 400 Years

Lightmen Plus One - Energy Control Center (CD)
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Release Date: 12/7/18
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Drummer, bandleader and activist Bubbha Thomas had toured America with R&B revues, served as a session musician for Peacock and Back Beat Records, and played straight ahead jazz with legends before the political and social upheaval of the late 1960s led him to a path first charted by Coltrane. Energy Control Center, his third LP with his Lightmen band is his masterpiece: deep set, maverick jazz on part with the best Tribe and Strata East titles. This is a highpoint amongst the best of the 1970s jazz underground, a collective voice of resistance to the musical and cultural status quo.

Contains second disc with bonus tracks: unreleased alternate takes, including two versions of the spiritual jazz classic “All Praises To Allah”, all housed with an extensive booklet with photos and liner notes.