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Joe McPhee box set of early releases reissued by Bo'Weavil

Bo' Weavil is reissuing a set of rare early Joe McPhee releases from the late 60s and early 70s: Underground Railroad, Nation Time, Trinity and Pieces Of Light, all originally released on CJ Records. The releases will be sold separately and also as a box set housed in a silk-screened wooden box.

McPhee chose Nation Time for his Inner Sleeve article in The Wire 358, where he recalled: "In September 1970, on Labor Day weekend, at the Congress of African People in Atlanta Georgia, [Amiri] Baraka had delivered his It's Nation Time poem/speech, which certainly caught my attention. I used the spirit, rhythm and cadence of the piece to inform the music."

More details on all the Bo'Weavil reissues here.