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The Illustrated Band (Vida Blue)
Vida Blue

The Illustrated Band (Vida Blue)

Released Oct 14, 2003 (Available on CD)

Album Notes

PAGE McCONNELL keyboards
OTEIL BURBRIDGE bass
RUSSELL BATISTE drums
featuring the SPAM ALLSTARS
DJ LE SPAM turntables and samplers
MERCEDES ABAL flute, vocals
LAZARO ALFONSO percussion, vocals
TOMAS DIAZ percussion, vocals
AJ HILL sax
JOHN SPECK trombone

Produced by Page McConnell
Recorded April 21 and 22, 2003 at Middle Ear Studios, Miami Beach, FL
Recorded and Mixed by John Merchant
Assistant Engineer: Laz Rodriguez
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Absolute Audio, New York, NY June 2003
Production Assistance: Brad Sands, Tony Delahiguera, Jorge Lazzari, Rob O’Dea

Management by Dionysian Productions: John Paluska, Jason Colton, Beth Montuori, Megan Criss.
Spam Allstars managed by Melanie Masterson / Eleven:11 Entertainment, Inc.
Artwork by DAvid LeBatard / lebostudios.com
All songs by McConnell except Little Miami, by McConnell/Yeomanson

Track 1 contains samples from "The Essence of Americanism" (Leonard Read); "Cuentos Infantiles Vol. 4".
Track 3 contains samples from "I Fell in Love With a Prostitute" (Rev. Jasper Williams), Su-Ma Publishing (BMI).
Track 4 contains samples from "My Man! Wild Man!" (Wildman Steve a/k/a Steve Gallon); Preach On Sister, Preach on!" (LaWanda Page); "La Ultima Familia" (various artists).
Vocals on Track 2 are traditional Yoruba chanting.

All selections © Who Is She? Music, Inc. (BMI)