September 20, 2020 – 5:55 am

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New York 1972 [no label, 1CD]

“SOUL!” TV Show - Hosted/Produced by Ellis Haizlip. Recorded September 22, 1972. TV Broadcast October 4, 1972 on WNET-13. Audio only from a WKCR-FM Kirk Rarities Birthday Special broadcast in New York City, NY, USA, 1980. Goody Speed/Pitch-adjusted Reconstructed Audio Upgrade.

In 1975, American jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk suffered a major stroke which led to partial paralysis of one side of his body. He continued to perform and record, modifying his instruments to enable him to play with one arm. At a live performance at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London he even managed to play two instruments, and carried on to tour internationally and to appear on television. Kirk died from a second stroke in 1977 after performing in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana University Student Union in Bloomington, Indiana. He was 42. - wikipedia

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Thanks to (Yer PervFesser) Goody for sharing the show at Dime.

Goody noted:

Our Rahsaan uploads continue today with an FM broadcast of the audio from the television series, “SOUL!”. Maurizio has seamlessly patched in a couple of missing bits from an alternately available source (the video, mentioned below) to the FM broadcast that also circulates but isn’t on Dime’s tracker now, as you’ll see in his notes below. He then sent me his work to tune and clean up for this presentation. It’s another lineup of the Vibration Society with additional extended interviews and intros by Rahsaan.

According to Wikipedia, “SOUL!” was a pioneering performance/variety television program in the late 1960s and early 1970s produced by New York City NET and PBS outlet, WNDT, which later became WNET during its run. It showcased African American music, dance and literature. It was characterized as “the only nationally televised weekly series oriented to the black community and produced by blacks”.

Its viewership in the African American community was enormous: a 1968 Harris poll estimated that more than 65 per cent of African American households with access to the show watched it on a regular basis. In 1970 it was carried by 72 public television stations.

Gayle Wald writes that “Soul! offered viewers radical ways of imagining - of hearing, feeling, and seeing - black community. Musically speaking, Soul! refused the division of black arts into high and low culture: the music of the concert hall versus the music of the Apollo. Soul! made room for both…”

Our art department has put together a very cool blue look for this package. Once again and always, many thanks are due to ethiessen1 who displays his creativity in many ways here!

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Thanks also to ethiessen1 for the artwork.

Goody’s additional lineage:
dBpoweramp (WAV) > Audition (Pitch Bender various amounts; clicks/pops removed/reduced; tracking updated; channels aligned and centered; Amplified) > TLH (FLAC Level 8; Align sector boundaries; .ffp) > foobar2000 (tags)

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (320 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Kindly email us if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files. Also email us if you have any rarities you’d like to share with our readers.

Track 01. WKCR Intro 3:05
Track 02. TV Intro/The Inflated Tear 2:06
Track 03. RRK TV Interview 10:26
Track 04. Pedal Up/Satin Doll 11:00
Track 05. The Old Rugged Cross 16:16
Track 06. Rahsaan Talk 1:11
Track 07. Blacknuss/The Inflated Tear 12:36
Track 08. Dem Red Beans and Rice 4:11
Track 09. WKCR Outro 3:46
65 mins

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - tenor sax, manzello, stritch, clarinet, conch shell, siren, gong
Ron Burton - piano
Henry Mattathias ‘Pete’ Pearson - bass
Art Perry - percussion
Robert Shy - drums

Click here to order Rahsaan Roland Kirk releases.

  1. 15 Responses to “JAZZ ON SUNDAY: RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK - NEW YORK 1972”

  2. Before anyone else says anything, “Thank You for the Roland Kirk. I appreciate it.

    By IDC on Sep 20, 2020

  3. Well, I have something very important and profound to say.


    By U L E on Sep 20, 2020

  4. The cover picture reminds of the time I stuck 3 wieners in my mouth at the same time

    By U L E on Sep 20, 2020

  5. Twernt me above on either one . More fakes.

    By U L E on Sep 20, 2020

  6. Rumor has it Rahsaan had a Big Un

    By U L E on Sep 20, 2020

  7. Of course.

    By U L E on Sep 20, 2020

  8. Hey DD / Anti , Triple h , been following the injuries in the nfl after the first week of the season. It looks like a fuckin mash unit . Players today is always gettin hurt . Lots of times in practice. What is it wit these pussy coons and hi yellers playin today ? Everybody seems to miss them me wit injuries. These monkeys is supposed to be bigger , faster and stronger than the guys back in the old days , but them old timers never got hurt like these bulked up overweight coons . Most is on steroids. Players is to big today . Body wasn’t meant to carry all that fat and muscle .

    By Derrick on Sep 20, 2020

  9. Hamstring injuries, torn achillies, Acl mcl , every kind of fuckin injury . In the 60s and 70s players didn’t train as hard or take steroids and for the most part stayed healthy. Back then linemen usually topped out at 265 max . Now most of these monkeys is over 300 pounds . Lots of players get hurt today in practice. Back in the day you didn’t practice as much year round . The fuckin body needs a break . Plus more players smoked and drank booze . Yet players back then was healthier . Go figure

    By Derrick on Sep 20, 2020

  10. Shut up Derrick. The other day on the Paul Weller comments page you said that you wouldn’t make any derogatory remarks. Well you’ve ruined that haven’t you?

    By HHH on Sep 20, 2020

  11. This is music?

    It sounds like dross to me.

    Whoever this guy is, welcome to him for getting people to buy this. He must be laughing his cock off.

    More Floyd, Genesis, Tull, please. Those Millard tapes are excellent - thank you for them.

    By Classic Rock on Sep 20, 2020

  12. That last one wasn’t me brother derrick. The middle school morons again with their name stealing. You’re right . It does seem like you can’t keep these overweight fat black apes off of Injured reserve these days . They all look like behemoths. Some weigh 350’lbs . Too big is not good . Plus too much year round training and steroids.

    By HHH on Sep 20, 2020

  13. im fat and lazy and ready to stroke out. i wanna shoot up a college or elemenr\tary school

    By U L E on Sep 21, 2020

  14. i wanna right my manifesto. big o has made funof me and i will kill because all of u made fun of me

    By U L E on Sep 21, 2020

  15. Last two twernt me . More fakes

    By U L E on Sep 21, 2020

  16. Twernt me . It’s that punk Derrick and his pretend butt buddies

    By HHH on Sep 23, 2020

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