SEIZE THE TIME.
Los Angeles: Vault, nd. (c. November 1969). LP record (SLP 131).
The pianist, singer, songwriter and revolutionary activist Elaine Brown’s debut LP, recorded when she was Deputy Minister of Information of the Southern California Black Panther Party. The music was arranged and conducted by Horace Tapscott (with the uncredited Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, the group of musicians he founded in Los Angeles), and one of the album's ten tracks, “The Meeting”, became known as the Black Panther National Anthem.
The gatefold sleeve, designed by Emory Douglas, prints lyrics, notes by Eliot Tiegel, and a statement by Elaine Brown, who later became the first and only woman to lead the Black Panther Party (although most of the group’s figureheads were men, by the late ‘60s more than half of the party’s membership was female).
Disc Near Mint in lightly edge and corner-worn sleeve.