REISSUED ON VINYL LP
By Harvey Kubernik c 2018
Elaine Brown, the rare, self-titled album from the first and only female Chair of the Black Panther Party, has just been reissued in late
September by Motown/UMe.
First issued in 1973 and long out of print, the LP includes the single “Until We’re Free.” The new 150-gram vinyl edition is presented in a tip-on jacket with replicated original artwork.
Purchase Elaine Brown vinyl LP: https://UMe.lnk.to/ElaineBrownPR
A Motown/Ume press release provided background on Brown’s 1973 endeavor.
“The album was the second for Brown, who wrote all nine songs. It was produced by Motown’s Freddie Perren and Fonce Mizell, who were then one-half of The Corporation™ production team that had created a string of hits for the Jackson 5; Brown’s LP was one of their first projects separate from the group. Elaine Brown was arranged and conducted by Horace Tapscott, a pianist, composer and founder of the Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. The album art was created by Emory Douglas, the Black Panther Party’s Minister of Culture.” Continue reading