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Creative Music

Free As You Wanna Be

High Pockets

Talk Visit

May ‘67

#109 Psychosomatic

Luke 23:32 - 49

Creative Music (Mono)

Free As You Wanna Be (Mono)

High Pockets (Mono)

Talk Visit (Mono)

May ‘67 (Mono)

#109 Psychosomatic (Mono)

Luke 23:32 - 49 (Mono)

Lightmen Plus One - Free As You Wanna Be (LP)
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Record Label: Now Again

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Description

Revolutionary, spiritual jazz from the unlikely city of Houston, Texas, reissued for the first time.

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. Free As You Wanna Be predates the deep-set, maverick jazz issued by the likes of Tribe and Strata East and is a harbinger of best of the 1970s jazz underground, a collective voice of resistance to the musical and cultural status quo. 

This is the first time that Free As You Wanna Be has seen reissue, and it is presented in both the issued stereo and previously unissued mono mixes as a double LP. Bubbha and his band’s story is told in great detail by Houston music and cultural historian Lance Scott Walker (Houston Rap / Houston Rap Tapes) and Now-Again’s Eothen Alapatt, in a booklet that contains dozens of unpublished photographs. 

Download card for WAV files and video for a series of early 1970s musical performances included.