Nikki Giovanni - Truth Is On Its Way

 (Opaque Yellow Vinyl)


Modern Harmonic


Spoken Word

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AMHA 8244
UPC: 090771824417
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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Nikki Giovanni's debut LP Truth Is On Its Way

Modern Harmonic brings you the euphonic triad of Nikki's earliest albums!

First LP reissue of this beat gospel treasure in half a century!

Yellow vinyl mastered and pressed at Third Man Record Pressing

Striking new artwork plus liner notes by Camae Ayewa (a.k.a Moor Mother)

"Niki Giovanni is a poet not shutting anyone out but shutting everything down and that's something I can get behind. That is something I can pray for, a black woman allowed to speak her truth in the bubbling sinister Seventies to the coming devastation that is the war on drugs, which was a war on our sanity." — Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother) Irreversible Entanglements

Listen, the great Nikki Giovanni was protected. Inside the church, you can hear it. In the dusty silence, you can hear it. In the electric texture of the crowd, the buzz of the instruments, you can hear it. What you hear and feel is safe in the belly of the blues. Her voice loved like hands on the ivory keys of the church organ deep inside the spell of gospel. Nikki Giovanni is a poet at the pulpit righteous with spirit and energy. A poet in the choir hypnotized with the sound of the past, present and future. Nikki Giovanni inspires a new language rising out of the desolate and uncertain seventies.

The energy of this record serves as a requiem for all past woes and trespasses. The congregation's full hearts were swinging and you can feel the excitement to collaborate with Nikki Giovanni. Everyone can rejoice and shout that the poet has spoken of a new wave coming, a tsunami under new management, a new moon bringing forth a new sun and God has nothing to do with it.

Side A
1. Great Pax Whitey
2. Nikki Rosa
3. My Tower
4. Alabama Poem
5. Ego Tripping

Side B
1. All I Gotta Do
2. Second Rapp Poem
3. Poem For Aretha
4. Woman Poem
5. Poem For A Lady Of Leisure Now Retired

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