II: Recording Norman Whiteside

Norman on keys

 

On Wednesday morning, dr. Israel and I will be driving to Columbus Ohio to pick up Norman Whiteside from 32 years of prison. We’ve recorded Norman before, while he was at Warren Correctional Institution, inmate number A184313. No longer. Norman is a free man on September 1st, and we are excited to be there at the prison gates as he exits.

you can fly on my aeroplane

Norman recorded a cult classic album in 1977, under the name Wee, called “You Can Fly On My Aeroplane.” The title track was sampled by Kanye West in the track “Bound 2,” and his music has also been sampled on beats for Jay Z and Rick Ross (no, not the real Rick Ross).

More to come on this trip.

Godspeed Norman, see you at the top! Mega Love!

Fury 8/30/16

kev norm muhamm
At Warren Correctional Institution. Norman (center) teaching Kevin (left) and Muhammad parts for “Shit on a Shingle.” a track off forthcoming Die Jim Crow LP