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Weldon Irvine

Young, Gifted and Broke

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LP Black $42

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  • First time pressed on vinyl
  • Comes with Japanese obi-strip
  • Pressed on Black Vinyl


The musical "Young, Gifted and Broke", written by Weldon Irvine as writer, musical director, and full lyricist/composer, was originally released in 1977. The musical was inspired by the Black Civil Rights anthem "Young, Gifted and Black," which Weldon wrote with Nina Simone. The recording session brought together a group of talented musicians, including Marcus Miller, whose name had not yet reached international prominence, to breathe new life into Weldon's distinctive inserts. The recordings were discovered in the early 2010s and released on CD in 2012, and P-VINE is proud to be the first in the world to release them on vinyl!

Preview Tracklist

  • 1 No! Now? Never! None!
  • 2 We Got a Deal
  • 3 Just Take One Step; He'll Take Two
  • 4 Sermon ? Dialogue
  • 5 Comin' Home
  • 6 Benediction
  • 7 Singing for God In The City
  • 8 Musical Interlude (instrumental)
  • 9 Black Lightnings' Song
  • 10 Pity for The Man
  • 11 Karate Dancer (instrumental)
  • 12 Ego
  • 13 Only Yesterday
  • 14 Ghetto Lament
  • 15 Again
  • 16 Tight Rope
  • 17 I Count It Joy