17071

    24 Carat Black Gone: the Promises of Yesterday

    Numero Group
    • 24 Carat Black – The Best of Good Love Gone
    • 24 Carat Black – I'll Never Let You Go
    • 24 Carat Black – Gone: the Promises of Yesterday
    • 1. The Best of Good Love Gone
    • 2. I Want to Make Up
    • 3. I Don't Love You
    • 4. I'll Never Let You Go
    • 5. Gone: the Promises of Yesterday
    • 6. I Begin to Weep

    This is the never-before-released follow-up to the cult classic Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth album released by 24 Carat Black in 1973!

    Rediscovered in the early 90s by Britain’s rare groove scene and later sampled by Digable Planets and Jay-Z, Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth has since been known as 24-Carat Black’s first and final chapter, barely a footnote in the well documented history of Stax. Producer and songwriter Dale Warren’s dark urban concept album, released in the fall of 1973, challenged even its target audience to embrace it. A downer message to the emerging black middle class and too heady for a populace basking in the afterglow of the Wattstax festival held a year prior, the record didn’t approach radio’s pop standards and wasn’t near white enough for the mainstream press. Warren’s brainchild band simply pushed past their concept’s conclusion, piling up dozens of reels for an intimate follow-up album that no one in the world wanted to hear - and this is that album, finally released after all these years!


    Other Releases on Numero Group

    LaraajiGlimpses of InfinityNumero Group
    An overview of Laraaji’s earliest works, Glimpses of Infinity gathers selections from his 1978 debut Celestial Vibration and six additional studio sessions...
      W3NGNumero Group
      Set sail with the third instalment of Numero’s ode to regional radio surveys, broadcasting 44 minutes of uninterrupted yacht, easy-glide, AOR, and blue-eyed...
      • – Slippery When Wet - Get Me Hot
      • – Percy Mays - Changes
      • – The Steel City Band - Reality
      • – Dave Plaehn - Not Bound to Lose
      • – Steve Fortgang - Hey, Let Me Be
      • – Craig Dove - Ocean Of Love
      • – Rob Galbraith - Damn It All (Alt Version)
      • – Female Species - Coast To Coast
      • – Max Leake - Tell Me The Reasons Why
      • – Richard Bowen - Sorcery (7” Version)
      • – The Jerry Busch Group - Fair Warning
      • – Mike Hounshell - Not Just Another
      • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) NBR013LP-C2£24.99
        Coast To Coast Clear
        In stockAdd to Bag
      • LP NBR013LP£22.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Eccentric Soul: The Tammy LabelNumero Group
      Lost in the soot and fallout from Youngstown, Ohio’s infamous Black Monday steel industry collapse was Tony March’s cross-generational Tammy label....
        Tony PalkovicBorn With A DesireNumero Group
        A trailblazing amalgam of elevator-friendly R&B and synth-forward smooth jazz, Tony Palkovic’s 1986 debut goes down easy as a huff of dentist-issued...
        • – Born With A Desire
        • – True To Yourself
        • – Breath Of Sound
        • – Better Than Before
        • – Day To Day
        • – Electric Heart
        • – Hoping For A Better World
        • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) NUM818LP-C1£24.99
          *Sunset Orange Coloured Vinyl
          In stockAdd to Bag
        VariousEccentric Soul: Consolidated Productions Vol. 1Numero Group
        Operating in the farthest margins of L.A.’s cutthroat music business from 1961-1991, Mel Alexander’s Consolidated Productions was among the longest...
        • The Del-Reys – Don't You Know
        • Ty Karim – Lighten Up Baby
        Noise Addict10,000 Kids With Guitars (RSD 2017)Numero Group
        What does teen spirit smell like, anyway? It might smell something like Noise Addict. Like the real life stars of some sort of choose-your-own-adventure...

          People also bought

          Don Cherry & Latif KhanDon Cherry & Latif Khan (1982)Heavenly Sweetness
          Awesome trippy slow pulsing space jazz with electronics, spacey vocals, and Indian percussion! This is a great reisue of a little known Don Cherry album...
          • – Air Mail
          • – Sangam
          Fly Girls!Soul Jazz Records
          ‘Fly Girls!’ celebrates the 30th anniversary of female rap on record This double-CD (and limited edition two volumes of super-loud double-vinyl) narrates...
          • JJ Fad – Ya Goin' Down
          • Princess MC – Pump Up The Funk
          • Tanya Winley – Vicious Rap
          • Sweet Tee – I Got Da Feelin'
          • Nikki Giovanni – Ego Tripping
          • MC Lyte – Cha Cha Cha
          • Two Sisters – B-Boys Beware
          • Cookie Crew – Secrets of Success
          • Sequence – Simon Says
          • Bahamadia – Paper Thin
          • Sparky D – I Can't Stop
          • Queen Latifah Featuring Monie Love – Ladies First
          • Lady B – To The Beat Y'All
          • Camille Yarbrough – Take Yo' Praise
          • Missy Elliot – The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
          • Dimples D – Sucker DJ
          • She Rockers – Give It A Rest
          • Sarah Webster Fabio – Glimpses
          • The Kryptic Krew featuring Tina B – Jazzy Sensation
          • Roxanne Shanté – Bite This
          Super CatDon DadaColumbia
          early 90s dancehall featuring the hit singles 'ghetto red hot' don dada and 'dem no worry' with heavy D 13 tracks of new york style dancehall.. PRODUCED...
            Charanjit Singh (India, 1982)Ten Ragas To A Disco BeatBombay Connection
            REPRESS! AMAZING unearthered Indian proto-techno treasure from 1982!!! Indian proto-techno? I hear you scoff, but 'Ten Ragas To A Disco' is one of...
            • – Raga Bhairav
            • – Raga Bhupali
            • – Raga Kalavati
            New York ClassicsVolume OneHalf Moon
            Wow! Unreleased Tom Moulton mixes of disco classics! Tom Moulton played a pivotal role in the history of dance music, helping to create extended mixes...
              Nigeria 70Volume 2: Lagos Jump - Original Heavyweight Afrobeat, Highlife, & Afro-FunkStrut
              Wow! A brilliant follow-up to Strut's essential Nigeria 70 compilation from a few years back! This is a brilliant compilation that will certainly appeal...
              • Sir Shina Peters – Yabis
              • Ify Jerry Krusade – Everybody Likes Soething Good
              • Bola Johnson – Ezuku Buzo
              • Ashanti Afrika Jah – Onyame
              • Olufemi Ajasa – Aiye Le
              • Peter King – African Dialects
              • Dynamic Africana – Igbehin Lalayo
              • Chief Checker – Ire Africa
              • Eric Akaeze – Wetin De Watch Goat Goat Dey Watcham
              Nigeria Disco Funk SpecialThe Sound of the Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974-79Soundway
              This is AWESOME!! Wow! The excellent Sound Way records have surpassed themselves with this, the second part of a planned trio of Nigeria-focused compilations....
              • The Sahara All Stars – Take Your Soul
              • T-Fire – Will of the People
              • Johnny Haastrup – Greetings
              • Voice of Darkness – Mota Ginya
              • Dr Adolf Ahanotu – Ijere
              • S-Job Movement – Love Affair
              DadawahPeace And LoveDug Out
              Dark, hypnotic, tripping nyabinghi from 1974! Led by Ras Michael over four extended excursions, the music is organic, sublime and expansive, grounation?drums...
              • – Run Come Rally
              • – Seventy-Two Nations
                Moritz Von Oswald TrioVertical AscentHonest Jon's
                Great album from Basic Channel/Rhythm and Sound's Maurizio AKA Mauritz Von Oswald, alongside Vladislav Delay and Max Loderbauer! Excellent expansive...
                • – Pattern 1
                • – Pattern 3
                • – Pattern 4
                Savath and SavalasLa LlamaStones Throw
                Beautiful album of dreamy post rock electronica from Scott Herren AKA Prefuse 73! This is the third album from Scott Herren, Roberto Carlos Lange, and...
                • – La Llama
                • – Las 7 Sendas
                • – Una Cura
                • – Pavo Real
                • – Pajaros En Cadaques
                • – Barceloneta
                • – No Despierta
                Recomposed By Carl Craig & Moritz Von OswaldNew Mixes By Francois Kevorkian & Moritz Von Oswald RemixesDeutsche Grammophon
                Triumphantly trumping all previous releases in the series, this is a classic, driving, deep, reverberating mix (with a fine, thirteen-minute, ambient excursion...
                • – berlin meets NY by Francois kervorkian & moritz von oswald
                • – development mix by moritz von oswald
                Pepe BradockConfiote De Bits / A Remix CollectionBBE
                With Confiote de Bits, Pépé Bradock presents a unique collection of his finest remixes from the past decade, spread over 2 CDs in an unmixed...