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Blackadelic-Blu was conceived during a time when Jean-Paul Bourelly was throughly entrenched in an urban sound influenced by his clubs of downtown New York in the early 90's. It was a sound that merged Chicago blues roots with rap aesthetic.
Bourelly implements some of his favorite psychedelic colorations coupled with tight grooves heard on previous releases like Trippin and Saints and Sinners with a selection of songs that make the blues at home in this east cost urban context.

What comes out is an omni force in Black music. Bourelly's penchant for walking the tight rope between established genre's are eclipse only by his ability to transform what starts as a tight musical premise into something wide and original.
"Steppin on the Giant" a song of defiance about facing the challenges of finding ones way as the corporate monster looms, is a great example of jazzy funk that on further reflection is quite something "other": "as I walk through that cold New York city street, I'll be steppin on the giants feet" goes one phrase. "Thinkin bout money" with its dusty, echoey guitar and "Travelin Across the Land" (produced by Djinji Brown ) feature rapper Asheru of the Unspoken Heard appearing on Blackadelica as Blue Black. His confident, matter of fact delivery of the text complete this other worldly urban package.

Bourelly's guitar does unleash more of his virtuoso-ish fire power on track like "Restless Wave" which ends in an eerie sanctified vamp out reminiscent of another favorite blues with a cathartic swell, Blues for Muddy (Saints and Sinners DIW 1993)

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released July 6, 1994

Bass - Mark Peterson (tracks: 5, 8, 9)
Computer - Carl Bourelly (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6)
Drums - Alfredo Alias (tracks: 2, 5, 8 ,9) , Kevin (K-Dog) Johnson (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6)
Guitar [Lead], Bass [Subatomic Guitar], Vocals - Jean-Paul Bourelly
Keyboards - Kundalini Mark Batson (tracks: 10)
Rap - Blue Black (tracks: 3, 8)
Sampler - Djinji Brown (tracks: 3)
Saxophone [Tenor] - John Stubblefield (tracks: 6)
Vocals - Kundalini Mark Batson (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 6)

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Jean-Paul Bourelly Berlin, Germany

Jean-Paul Bourelly, guitarist and innovative musician was born in Chicago. The founder and label owner of
JPGotMangos has always strived toward new musical territory in his group’s collaborations, recordings and underground experimentations. "I always felt that the guitar was not just a rock & roll instrument but a channel in which I could breath out all my life experiences."
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