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Autobiography (Abdullah Ibrahim album)

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Released  1978 (LP), 2001 (CD)
Artist  Abdullah Ibrahim
Songs  The Dream
Recorded  June 18, 1978
Release date  1983
Label  Plainisphare
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Autobiography (1978)  Echoes from Africa (1979)
Genres  Jazz, South African jazz, Post-bop
Jazz albums  African River, Water from an Ancient Well, Banyana – Children of Africa, Blues for a Hip King, Mindif

Autobiography is a live recording by pianist and flautist Abdullah Ibrahim (also known as Dollar Brand), taken from a June 18, 1978, concert in Switzerland. On the recording, Ibrahim recalls his childhood in South Africa through the songs he learned then, progressing to his own compositions in adulthood. Originally released as a two-disc LP set, the album has since been reissued on CD.

Track listing

  1. "What Really Happened in the Cornfields is that the Birds Made Musical all the Day and so I Let a Song Go Out of my Heart at Duke’s Place" – "Anthem For the New Nations"
  2. "Biral"
  3. "Gwidza" – "Yukio-Kahlifa" – "Intro Liberation Dance"
  4. "African Marketplace" – "Tokai" – "Llanga" – "African Sun"
  5. "The Dream"
  6. "Liberation Dance"
  7. "Did You Hear That Sound ?" – "Our Son Tsakwe" – "The Wedding" – "I Surrender Dear" – "One Day When We Were Young"
  8. "Drop Me Off in Harlem"
  9. "Take the "A" Train" – "Coming on the Hudson" – "Moniebah"
  10. "Little Boy"
  11. "Cherry"
  12. "Ishmael" – "Mannenberg" – "Children of Africa"/"Banyana" – "Peace-Salaam" – "Anthem for the New Nations"
  13. "Khoisan"


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