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Please Don't Be Dead (Deluxe)

Fantastic Negrito

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The Suit That Won't Come Off
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The Duffler
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Dark Windows
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Never Give Up
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EXPLICITBullshit Anthem
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Dark Windows (Acoustic)
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Bad Guy Necessity (Acoustic)
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A Cold November Street (Acoustic)
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The Suit That Won't Come Off (Acoustic)
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The Duffler (Acoustic)
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Total Playing Time    57:24
Grammy Award – Best Contemporary Blues Album, 2018

“The first great album of the post-Prince/post-Ali world… Tremendous”
– Daily Mirror

“…full to bursting with catchy modern music that shimmers with a blues-rooted background.”
– Blues Matters

There is desperation and urgency in Fantastic Negrito’s new album Please Don’t Be Dead. For anyone who ever felt like it was over yet hoped it wasn’t, this is your music.

Raised by the streets of Oakland, Negrito discovered a passion for music and by the time he was 20, had taught himself a range of instruments. Sensing that he was on the wrong path and fearing for his life, he knew he had to make a change so, armed with only his demo on cassette, he moved to Los Angeles. After many ups and downs, he left music he embarked on a new life as an urban farmer - but fate had other plans.

The birth of his son inspired Negrito to once again pick up his guitar, and encouraged by his childhood friend, co-founder/co-owner of artist collective Blackball Universe, and Empire writer/producer Malcolm Spellman, Negrito began exploring the roots of black music, ultimately winding back to the original source, the DNA of all American music: the blues. But rather than simply updating the Delta blues, Fantastic Negrito created something altogether new and unique, building bridges to the 21st century by weaving the original sounds of Lead Belly and Skip James with loops and samples of his own live instruments.

“I wrote this album because I fear for the life of my black son. I fear for the lives of my daughters. I am uncertain about what kind of future they will face. Will someone shoot up their school? Will they become addicted to prescription pills? Will they wind up on the street, sleeping under freeways and overpasses? Will the police murder my son? I came up with the name Please Don’t Be Dead because I felt like we’d lost our way as a society — and I know what happens when you chase the wrong things. It’s the story of my life.”
- Fantastic Negrito
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Cooking Vinyl Studio Masters

Tracks 1-11 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM
Tracks 14-16 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 48 kHz / 24-bit

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