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King Britt Presents Sister Gertrude Morgan

by King Britt

King Britt Presents Sister Gertrude Morgan

by King Britt

RELEASE DATE: 2005-09-06

RELEASE DATE: 2005-09-06

LABEL: FEATURED ALBUM, Ropeadope Digital

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Sister Gertrude Morgan (1900-1980) was a painter, singer, and self-proclaimed "bride of Christ" whose visually explosive folk art is celebrated on the museum circuit world-wide. But her sole album, made in New Orleans in the 1960s, is one of black gospel music's secret relics. Those recordings were unearthed and a limited number of copies were released to unanimous and widespread critical acclaim in 2003.

Ropeadope procured the master rights and enlisted internationally-acclaimed DJ and producer King Britt to create an entirely new and ground-breaking work, putting musical tracks behind the Sister's previously unaccompanied vocals. Working in the studio for over twelve months, King hired a crew of stellar musicians to create the ultimate backing band and produce one of 2005's most promising releases.

The cycle of ten songs mixes gospel hymns with funk and soul melodies and Britt's deep percussive beats. The live ensemble went on tour with this unique project, which encompassed a full multimedia performance featuring live video accompaniment, during October and November of 2005.

Track Listing

  • 01. Let's Make A Record
  • 02. Living Bread
  • 03. Devil's Music (Scene 1)
  • 04. Power (Voodoo Version)
  • 05. Take The Lord Along With U
  • 06. Religion From Her (Scene 2)
  • 07. I Was Healed By The Wounds
  • 08. Live Like Jesus
  • 09. Scared (Scene 3)
  • 10. God's Word
  • 11. Celebrate (Scene 4)
  • 12. New World In My View
  • 13. Unceremonious (Scene 5)
  • 14. Precious Lord Lead Me On
  • 15. You Alright (Scene 6)

About the Artist

Rarely will you find a talent whose vision supersedes the boundaries of genre, until you have met King Britt. This Philadelphia native has found a way to escape the boundaries of a single category of music by expressing his creations through deep house, hip-hop, broken beat, nu-jazz, funk and afro-tech. he has been honing his DJ and production skills for the greater part of two decade. The result: a pioneer of all things soulful, rhythmically textured and melodically provocative.

King began his do tenure in 1992 when he became the wax poet for the Grammy award winning Digable Planets. Together with Ishmael "butterfly" Butler, Doodlebug and Ladybug, this quartet changed the face of modern hip hop by fusing scat style jazz with the ingenious lyrical witticisms of Butterfly's Kafka inspired language. While touring the globe with Digable planets, King continued to develop his love of the dance music culture by making numerous appearances in house music clubs all over the world. With his gifted knowledge of music past, present and future, he crafted timeless sets that remain legendary. These international escapades set the stage for his planetary DJ career. He continues to deliver performances as a house, hip-hop, funk and even 80's DJ, to adoring fans the world over.

As a remix producer, King has flipped and funked everyone from Macy Gray and Tori Amos to Yoko Ono and Femi Kuti. He is included amongst masters at work and Joe Claussell on verve records "remixed" compilation. His recent remix of breakthrough artist josh one's "contemplation (5.1 entertainment)" was nominated for the dancestar remix of the year award, alongside remixes by Danny Tenaglia and Basement Jaxx, placing him in the ranks of the top notch, most sought after remixers in the world.

Whether, it's hip-hop or house, afro tech or funk, there are no limits to what King Britt will do next. Watch, listen and experience as he continues to craft the sound of music and pop culture in the 22nd century.