Theatre West ‎| Bow To The People



Searching For Ourselves


Bow To The People

One Little Chance

Children Of Tomorrow's Dreams

Black Love

Big Brother

No More Junk

Della Get Down

I Am A Woman

I Really Like It


Man Of Many Means (Previously Unreleased)

Cool Out Your Mind

After the Backatcha EP couple of years back , now the full album get a reissue... Strut presents one of the most in-demand and significant albums from the archives of Jimmy Gray’s Black Fire Records from 1976

Founder Clarence Young III had been a Vietnam Vet in the US Air Force and was part of a theatrical troupe entertaining soldiers in 15 countries. When he returned home in 1969, he started a theatre company in Dayton as an outlet for inner city youth to come together and express themselves. Young became widely respected as a playwright and 1971 was a breakthrough year as he received national accolades for his off-Broadway plays Perry’s Mission and The System, portraying black lives in America as life in a penitentiary. At its height, Theatre West involved around 27 members. “Everybody played everything and did everything,” recalls bassist Sigmond Dillard. “We all had to sing, dance and act all the time. If someone messed up, you came in. It was a tight unit and we were constantly helping each other out.”

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Tags: 2xlp, Backcatalog oc22, Funk, Jazz, Soul, Strut ‎, Theatre west

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