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Younge, Adrian  – The American Negro [2xLP] – New LP
Younge, Adrian  – The American Negro [2xLP] – New LP
Younge, Adrian  – The American Negro [2xLP] – New LP
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Younge, Adrian – The American Negro [2xLP] – New LP

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The American Negro is an unapologetic critique, detailing the systemic and malevolent psychology that afflicts people of color.  This project dissects the chemistry behind blind racism, using music as the medium to restore dignity and self-worth to my people.  It should be evident that any examination of black music is an examination of the relationship between black and white America.  This relationship has shaped the cultural evolution of the world and its negative roots run deep into our psyche.  Featuring various special guests performing over a deeply soulful, elaborate orchestration, The American Negro reinvents the black native tongue through this album and it’s attendant short film (TAN) and 4-part podcast (invisible Blackness). The American Negro - both as a collective experience and as individual expressions - is insightful, provocative and inspiring and should land at the center of our ongoing reckoning with race, racism and the writing of the next chapter of American history.


released 2021

All music composed by Adrian Younge unless otherwise noted; produced, recorded and mixed by Adrian Younge at Linear Labs Studios, Los Angeles, CA. Mastered by Dave Cooley for Elysian Masters. All vocals written by Adrian Younge, unless otherwise mentioned; all instruments played by Adrian Younge, excluding The Linear Labs Orchestra; Executive Produced by Andrew Lojero. All songs published by Linear Labs Publishing (ASCAP). Album design by Julian Montague. Photography by Jazmin Hicks.

All Dialogue written and performed by Adrian Younge; chorus performed by Loren Oden, Sam Harmonix, Chester Gregory and Jasmin Hicks. *


1) Revisionist History *

2) The American Negro
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Fender Rhodes piano, electric bass, electric guitar, alto, baritone and sopranino saxophone, bass clarinet, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by The Linear Labs Orchestra; conducted by Brooke DeRosa.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix.

3) The Black Broadcast *

4) Revolutionize
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Acoustic piano, electric bass, electric guitars, vibraphone, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix.

5) Double Consciousness *

6) Watch the Children
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Acoustic piano, electric bass, electric guitar, electric sitar, vibraphone, alto saxophone, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory, Sam Harmonix and Adrian Younge.


7) Dying on the Run
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Fender Rhodes electric piano, celeste, electric bass, electric guitar, lap steel guitar, vibraphone, drums, flutes, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix .
8) Intransigence of the blind *

9) James Mincey Jr.
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hammond B3, vibraphone, electric bass, electric guitar, siren wah, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Written by Adrian Younge & Loren Oden; performed by Loren Oden, and dedicated to his uncle’s memory (James Mincey Jr.)
10) Disadvantaged Without a Title *

11) Mama (You Will Make It)
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Fender Rhodes electric piano, electric bass, electric guitar, electric sitar, carillon, marimba, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix.
12) The Black Queen *

13) Margaret Garner
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Acoustic piano, electric bass, electric guitars, vibraphone, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix.

14) Race is a Fallacy *

15) Light on the Horizon
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hammond B3, harpsichord, electric bass, electric guitars, vibraphone, glockenspiel, alto and baritone saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet, flutes, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Written and performed by Sam Dew.

16) A Symphony for Sahara
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Acoustic piano, electric bass and drums.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.

17) America is Listening *

18) The March on America
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Hammond B3, electric bass, electric guitars, alto saxophone, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix
19) Paradox of the Positive *

20) The Death March
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Hammond B3, electric bass, electric guitar, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix

21) Black Lives Matter *

22) Rotten Roses
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Hammond B3, electric bass, electric guitars, vibraphone, alto saxophone, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix

23) Jim Crow’s Dance *

24) Patriotic Portraits
a. Musician: Adrian Younge
i. Fender Rhodes electric piano, electric bass, electric guitar, electric sitar, marimba, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix

25) George Stinney Jr.
a. Musicians:
Adrian Younge: Electric bass, acoustic piano, drums and percussion.
b. Orchestra: Orchestrated by Adrian Younge and performed by the Linear Labs Orchestra.
c. Vocals: Performed by Loren Oden, Chester Gregory and Sam Harmonix

26) Sullen Countenance *


 


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