Soul Love Now: The Black Fire Records Story 1975-1993




Strut present the first ever compilation bringing together classics and rarities from the seminal spiritual jazz and conscious soul label Black Fire, covering 1975 to 1993. Formed by DJ and record producer Jimmy Gray in Richmond, Virginia, and following in the footsteps of other influential black-owned independent labels like Strata-East and Tribe, the foundation of Black Fire coincided with saxophonist James “Plunky” Branch returning to the city from New York to form Oneness Of Juju. The band”s “African Rhythms” album in 1975 was the perfect fusion of jazz, deep African polyrhythms and empowering lyrics and bassist Muzi Branch, a trained artist, created the first of many Black Fire hand-illustrated sleeves for the label”s debut release.

Label: Black Fire, Strut
Genre: Funk / Soul, Jazz
Stil: Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz
Artist: Various
Land: Europe
Jahr: 2020
Format: 2x Vinyl
Schlagworte: Compilation, LP


Pos. Track Dauer
A1 Children Of Tomorrow’s Dreams 4:05
A2 Soul Love Now 4:54
A3 Drummers From Ibadan 4:07
B1 Doin’ The Carvin For Thabo 5:34
B2 Nia (Poem: Complete The Circle) 8:37
C1 Look At The People 5:11
C2 Third House 7:02
D1 African Rhythms (Live In Washington DC, 1975) 7:41
D2 People 6:09