Faith For My Mind

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Faith For My Mind (Path Of Light Records, 1983) is the debut recording Of SOLAR (Source Of Life Arkestral Revelation), and has gone on to become a vinyl collector's classic worldwide. It is considered one of the primary fore-runners of the Neo-Soul movement, bridging the spaces between the music of earlier artists such as Doug and Jean Carne, Lonnie Liston Smith, Pharaoh Sanders to Fifth Dimension, on to EWF, and forward to more contemporary artists such as Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, etc. SOLAR's Faith For My Mind is unique for its seamless assimilation of soul, jazz, reggae, European classical, African rhythmic, and gospel influences. Universal in its appeal, it is spiritual inspiration at the highest level of musical expression.

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released February 13, 2013

SOLAR (Source Of Life Arkestral Revelation)
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FAITH FOR MY MIND

Faith For My Mind..........6:29
- Rukiya Imani
It’s A New Day..........7:31
- Rukiya Imani
To The Most Holy Place..........3:35
- Rukiya Imani
Walk Together Children..........5:49
- Rukiya Imani
Living For The Most High..........5:12
- Mamaniji Azanyah
Eat I-tal Food..........2:54
- Mamaniji Azanyah/Rukiya Imani
Rejoice..........5:00
- Atiya Damali Hollis/Kariba Jendayi
Vanity..........3:32
- Atiya Damali Hollis/Kariba Jendayi
Rainbow..........3:47
- Mamaniji Azanyah/Bindu Gross
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All songs © 1983 Mamaniji Azanyah/Rukiya Imani except
Rejoice and Vanity © 1983 Atiya Damali Hollis/Kariba Jendayi (aka Corliss Beckham/Eva Hoskins)
All tunes Published by Path Of Light Publishing (BMI)
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SOLAR (Source Of Life Arkestral Revelation)
Rukiya Imani – Acoustic Piano/Lead Vocals (track 1-6,9)
Emanuel Ibrahim – Flute/Soprano Saxophone/Vocals
Humaa Lewis – Violin/Vocals
Claudius Fabien – Congas/Percussion/Vocals
Mamaniji Azanyah – Bass/Vocals
Kariba Jendayi – Acoustic Piano/Vocals/Lead Vocal (track7)
Atiya Damali Hollis – Vocals/Lead Vocal (track8)
Ariyo – Vocals
Ajamu – Steel Drums
Jerome Crichton – Drums

Youth’s Vocals on Eat I-tal Foods (track 6):
Kamau/Maramba/Rafi/Moksha/Jwanza/Ngina/Ayana/Marlene
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Produced by SOLAR
Recorded and Mixed at: Haywood’s Recording Studio, Atlanta, GA 1982-83
Recording/Mix Engineer: Haywood Tucker
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Cover Concept: SOLAR
Front Cover Photography: Andre Bertrand
Technical Assistance: Abdul-Rahim Farra
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Special Thanks to:
Sadio Saran, Haywood Tucker, for their efforts toward the manifestation of these works;
Bolaji and Abba for inspiring Eat I-tal Foods;
Tkewme and Nadim Suliman Ali for opening many ears to these sounds;
The Parents of the Youths;
The Parents of SOLAR for their faith and love
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For Spiritual Inspiration:
Lumumba Imani/Bindu Gross/Safiya/Zakiya/Mamare/Nkuli/Kamau Omari/Zambo Kalonji
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For Your Assistance:
Obayana Bandele Ajanaku/Thomas J. Bennett/Jalani Bey/Tkyisha Bey/Mr. & Mrs. L. Crichton/Lillie Mae Davis/Donkor/Helen Frederick/John & Wilma Germany/Bindu Gross & Family/Mr. & Mrs. Claude Harper/Mrs.. Francis Hoskin/William Hoskin/Jay Jackson/Allton & Credell/Brother Nashid & Family/Sababu A. Nkrumah/ Sulaiman Nuriddin/Sule Oding/Brother Osie/Poorna (Monica Page)/Linda Ann Peters/Rick Reed/Dr. Marvin W. Rogers/Nadine Scott/Amoyewa Skaggs/Amon Sherriff & Family/Majeeda Snead/Joseph & Corine Strother/Muriel Sweeting/The Alva Tabor Family/Paula & Robert Thomas/Mr. & Mrs. James Turner/Mrs. Charlotte Watkins/Randy Wooden
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Highest Thanks to YHWH Elohim for Everything!

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SOLAR Atlanta, Georgia

SOLAR (Source Of Life Arkestral Revelation) originated in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1980, co-led by Rukiya Imani – piano/lead vocal and Mamaniji Azanyah – bass, and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in 1981. Officially disbanding in late 1984, they regrouped in 1986,1990 and most recently in 2011 SOLAR to perform for charity and signature events. ... more

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