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James Blood Ulmer - Birthright album

James Blood Ulmer - Birthright album Performer: James Blood Ulmer
Title: Birthright
Style: Modern Electric Blues
Date of release: 2005
Country: US
Size MP3: 1545 mb
Size FLAC: 1307 mb
Rating: 4.4

Birthright is a solo album by American guitarist James Blood Ulmer recorded in 2004 and released on the Hyena label in 2005.

James "Blood" Ulmer (born February 8, 1940) is an American jazz, free funk and blues guitarist and singer. Ulmer plays a Gibson Byrdland guitar. His guitar sound has been described as "jagged" and "stinging". His singing has been called "raggedly soulful". Willie James Ulmer was born in St. Matthews, South Carolina. He began his career playing with soul jazz ensembles, first in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1959–1964, and then in the Columbus, Ohio from 1964–1967.

Blue Blood is an album by American guitarist James Blood Ulmer recorded in 2000 and released on Bill Laswell's Innerhythmic label in 2001. The album features performances by Ulmer with Laswell, Bernie Worrell, and Amina Claudine Myers who initially recorded South Delta Space Age as Third Rail in 1995.

Birthright is a solo album by American guitarist James Blood Ulmer recorded in 2004 and released on the Hyena label in 2005.

The quest continues on Birthright, and in some senses the stakes are even higher because this is a completely solo recording. Reid produces but doesn't perform. Ulmer is the only musician on the entire record. He plays guitars and flute, and he sings. Stripped to the bone, swampy, spooky, and sexy, Birthright is alternately jagged and flowing; it goes into the heart of the blues as Blood experiences it. Ten of the 12 tunes here are originals, either written in or transformed for the idiom.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Take My Music Back To The Church
Written-By – James Blood Ulmer
2 I Can't Take It Anymore
Written-By – James Blood Ulmer
3 Where Did All The Girls Come From
Written-By – James Blood Ulmer
4 I Ain't Superstitious
Written-By – Willie Dixon
5 White Man's Jail
Written-By – James Blood Ulmer
6 High Yellow
Written-By – James Blood Ulmer
7 The Evil One
Written-By – James Blood Ulmer
8 Geechee Joe
Written-By – James Blood Ulmer
9 Love Dance Rag
Written-By – James Blood Ulmer
10 Sittin' On Top Of The World
Arranged By – James Blood UlmerWritten-By – Traditional
11 My Most Favorite Thing
Written-By – James Blood Ulmer
Devil's Got To Burn
Written-By – James Blood Ulmer
12.a Devil's Got To Burn 4:52
12.b [Silent] 1:13
12.c [Hidden Flute Solo] 3:26

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Hyena Records
  • Copyright (c) – Hyena Records
  • Published By – American Revelation Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Hoochie Coochie Music
  • Manufactured By – The Music Force Media Group, LLC
  • Distributed By – The Music Force Media Group, LLC
  • Recorded At – Gigantic Studios
  • Mastered At – DB Plus


  • Design, Art Direction – Kiku
  • Engineer, Mixed By – Billy Pavone
  • Executive-Producer – Kevin Calabro
  • Mastered By – Gene Paul, Jamie Polaski
  • Photography By – Alan Nahigian
  • Producer [Produced By] – Vernon Reid
  • Vocals, Guitar, Flute – James Blood Ulmer


℗ © 2005 Hyena Records.
Manufactured and distributed by The Music Force Media Group, LLC, Nashville.
Recorded at Gigantic Studios, NYC.
Mastered at DB Plus Digital Sound Studios, NYC
The design credit reads '[email protected]'.

Track 12 begins with "Devil's Got To Burn", which is about 4:52 long,
then a pause follows, from about 6:05 JBU plays the flute until end of the track.
Total track duration is 9:32.

Issued in a standard digipak.
Total playing time 51:58.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 25005 93352 4
  • Barcode (Scanned UPC as 13-digit GTIN): 0825005933524
  • Rights Society (1 to 3, 5 to 12): ASCAP
  • Rights Society : BMI
  • Other (Stamped in hub): MCOM
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 59538AM-01 TMF-9335 052804-09
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI ZN1E
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 59538AM-01 TMF-9335 052804-09
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI ZN1H

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none James Blood Ulmer Birthright ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Hyena Records none US 2005
TMF 9335 James Blood Ulmer Birthright ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Hyena Records TMF 9335 Russia 2005