Billy Valentine And The Universal Truth Billy Valentine And The Universal Truth

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    • Billy Valentine And The Universal Truth – We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue
    • Billy Valentine And The Universal Truth – Home Is Where The Hatred Is
    • Billy Valentine And The Universal Truth – My People...Hold On
    • Billy Valentine And The Universal Truth – You Haven't Done Nothin'
    • Billy Valentine And The Universal Truth – The Creator Has A Master Plan
    • Billy Valentine And The Universal Truth – Sign Of The Times
    • Billy Valentine And The Universal Truth – Wade In The Water
    • Billy Valentine And The Universal Truth – The World Is A Ghetto
    • 1. We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue
    • 2. Home Is Where The Hatred Is
    • 3. My People...Hold On
    • 4. You Haven't Done Nothin'
    • 5. The Creator Has A Master Plan
    • 6. Sign Of The Times
    • 7. Wade In The Water
    • 8. The World Is A Ghetto

    Billy Valentine alongside a stellar cast of musicians, including Larry Goldings, Jeff Parker, Pino Paladino, James Gadson, Linda May Oh, Alex Acuña, Amber Navram from Moonchild and Blue Note recording artists Joel Ross and Immanuel Wilkins. They re-cast a series of important songs from the African-American songbook in a unique and inimitable style, profoundly influenced by the events that were going on around them throughout 2020 to 2022, when the album was recorded at the historic EastWest Studios in LA. The works of Mayfield and Scott-Heron are joined by those of Pharaoh Sanders, Prince, Stevie Wonder, War and Eddie Kendricks. It is a sonically stunning and emotionally moving record.

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