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The Afro-American Ensemble Featuring L.C. Grier And Novella Edmonds ‎– Free The Black Man's Chains: A Black Rock Opera - VG+ Lp Record 1972 USA White Label Promo Original Vinyl - Jazz

The Afro-American Ensemble Featuring L.C. Grier And Novella Edmonds ‎– Free The Black Man's Chains: A Black Rock Opera - VG+ Lp Record 1972 USA White Label Promo Original Vinyl - Jazz

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The Afro-American Ensemble Featuring L.C. Grier And Novella Edmonds ‎– Free The Black Man's Chains: A Black Rock Opera
Label:
GSF Records ‎– GSF-S-1007
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:
US
Released:
1972
Genre:
Funk / Soul, Blues, Stage & Screen
Style:
Soul, Funk
Tracklist
A1     –L.C. Grier     Free The Black Man's Chains     3:07
A2     –L.C. Grier     "Slave" I Wanna Be Free     4:28
A3     –L.C. Grier     It's A Sad Black World     3:12
A4     –L.C. Grier And Novella Edmonds     North To The Promised Land (Big Black Man)     3:57
A5     –Novella Edmonds     Black Is Black     2:22
A6     –Jr. Grier     Fair Skin Man     3:26
B1     –L.C. Grier     Gone Is The Laughter With You     3:23
B2     –Novella Edmonds     Somebody Bigger Than You And I     3:17
B3     –L.C. Grier     Love (L.O.V.E.)     2:47
B4     –L.C. Grier     Tomorrow The Sun Will Shine     2:57
B5     –L.C. Grier     Soul President     2:10
B6     –Novella Edmonds, L.C. Grier     We Are Here (Finale)     6:26
Companies, etc.

    Record Company – GSF Records, Inc.
    Phonographic Copyright (p) – GSF Records, Inc.
    Mastered At – Frankford/Wayne Recording Labs

Credits

    Arranged By – Jerry Gross, Mitchell Rowe
    Arranged By [Strings And Horns] – Richard Rome*
    Arranged By, Producer [Assistant] – Bob Eli*
    Design – Courtland Thomas White
    Engineer – David Hewitt, John Fein
    Ensemble – The Afro-American Ensemble
    Performer – L.C. Grier, Novella Edmonds
    Photography By [Cover] – Cyril H. McClean
    Producer, Concept By – Fred DiSipio, Jerry Gross, Mitchell Rowe

Notes
This story is about the emergence of the black people and the personal struggle of a young negro. Julian Williams, first black Congressman of the United States is talking to his son, who has just returned from school and has asked about slavery. He tells him of the torment of the black people, how they were brought to this country and sold as slaves. He tells him of his own personal struggle through life. Twenty years ago when Julian was eighteen he lived in the slums of Macon, Georgia. Tired of the day to day torment, he and his family decided to move north to what they believed to be the Promised Land. Instead, Julian finds himself living in a ghetto apartment with no money and no job. Julian sees the only way to get ahead is to get an education. He then decides to study law and help the black people. After becoming a lawyer, Julian devotes his life to the advancement of the black people, working to obtain grants from the government to build homes, schools, drug rehabilitation centers and recreation areas in the ghetto. He becomes a prominent leader among the black people and is elected to Congress with his dream of becoming the first black President of the United States.