Roland Kirk The Inflated Tear (1968)

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  • 1. the black and crazy blues
  • 2. a laugh for rory
  • 3. many blessings
  • 4. fingers in the wind
  • 5. the inflated tear
  • 6. the creole love call
  • 7. a handful of fives
  • 8. fly by night
  • 9. lovellevelliloqui

Crazy, deep jazz from 1968! 'The Inflated Tear' describes the incident where Roland was in hospital and a nurse gave him an injection which led to him becoming blind. Apparently the great man once said: "When I die, I want them to play 'The Black and Crazy Blues'. I want to be cremated, put in a bag of pot, and I want beautiful people to smoke me and hope they get something out of it." Well, you don't have to go that far, just listen to the music first and then decide...

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