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Leyla McCalla ‎– The Capitalist Blues - New Vinyl Lp 2019 Jazz Village Pressing with Gatefold Jacket - Jazz Blues / Folk

Leyla McCalla ‎– The Capitalist Blues - New Vinyl Lp 2019 Jazz Village Pressing with Gatefold Jacket - Jazz Blues / Folk

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Street Date: 1/25/19

Inspired by the divided sociopolitical climate in the United States, Leyla's McCalla's album The Capitalist Blues explores the psychological and emotional effects of living in a society where money is king, and the poor are left to fend for themselves. Despite the pessimism and cynicism the album's title evokes, these songs focus on recognizing that while we may feel overwhelmed by the injustice happening around us, we must always resist the temptation to be overcome by it. The Capitalist Blues is a clear musical departure from the folk approach of McCalla's first two critically-acclaimed albums. Comprising mostly original songs and increasingly steeped in the music of her adopted home of New Orleans and her ancestral home of Haiti, McCalla's songs span the musical spectrum from New Orleans traditional jazz to Zydeco to Haitian Rara.

Tracklist

 

A1 The Capitalis Blues
A2 Money Is King
A3 Lavi Vye Neg
A4 Penha
A5 Heavy As Lead
B1 Me And My Baby
B2 Aleppo
B3 Mize Pa Dous
B4 Oh My Love
B5 Ain't No Use
B6 Settle Down

Tags: Blues, Folk, Jazz