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Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth


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listen  1. Synopsis One: In The Ghetto / God Save The World (Album Version) 8:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Poverty's Paradise (Album Version)12:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Brown-Baggin' (Album Version) 6:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Synopsis Two: Mother's Day (Album Version) 2:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  6. Foodstamps (Album Version) 6:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 9, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Stax
  • ASIN: B000000ZM9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,599 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4.1 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Donald E. Gilliland TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 16, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Dale Warren, the leader of this musical project, was one of those talented musicians and producers who eventually was overwhelmed by personal problems. But in the short time he was recording music he delivered this amazing album in 1973. "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth" is a mesmerizing musical concoction; a blend of soul and funk and pop and rap. This music was light years ahead of its time. Warren and crew did not play sweet, short singles, but long and funky numbers, stained by tears and pain, with socially concious lyrical content. Nope, not your basic Top 40 formula. But this is music that lasts, and despite some of the 70s lamentations on here, it has aged very, very well. Still powerful stuff. In addition to the funky jams, there are some raps and vocals on a few track by Warren's wife. And the album's closer, the instrumental "24-Carat Black" (Theme) is a monster track, a true rhythm delight! Fans of 70s funk and soul; Don't miss this one!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By kelseybud on April 1, 2011
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This album was a classic depicting the hard times of the 60's and early 70's, done like a ghetto opera. A lot of people done heard samples from this album and don't know where it comes from, it's here! now go out and get the real sound from 24-carat black!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Philip Eldring on July 26, 1999
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24-carat Black is one of the best soulgroups from the days of wayback. As heard in many of today's HipHop-tracks you'll find the most important tracks on this CD. Hail these deep grooves !!!! Buy in the name of good music. This CD is it !!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Luigi Facotti VINE VOICE on December 13, 2010
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I consciously avoided this CD throughout the Fantasy reissue years - the cover was in the same genre as those used for the second incarnation of the Bar-Kays and, by association. this made the album not part of the real Stax sound. Finding an article about Dale Warren recently, the man who created and also married part of 24 Carat Black, I was intrigued by the post Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul sound - snippets of which were offered by the Amazon website. This album turned out to be fantastic - a continuation of the concept album genre developed by Isaac, Millie Jackson and Marvin Gaye. The orchestration is outstanding - the true symphonic soul sound developed by Stax on its Enterprise subsidiary - and highlights what went awry when Isaac Hayes went onto HBS, Polydor and Columbia without Dale. His more lavish orchestral outings on Pointblank never met the level of Dale O. Warren's genius in soul circles. Now I'm waiting on the Numero CD with the unreleased second album by 24 Carat Black. Buy this - if you liked where Black Moses was going - you'll love this - but listen to as one piece - don't skip tracks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Harry Hall on September 15, 2001
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This album is a must have for true fans of 70's R&B music. Very tight, a masterpiece. One of the most sampled albums. The founding members moved on to form the group Shotgun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anthony N. on February 28, 2013
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I chose this selection because of a review I read in a book from Amazon re: album cover art. While the cover art was nice the music didn't quite meet the review. Not bad, just wasn't what I was expecting.
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