Juma Sultan's Aboriginal Music Society ‎– Father Of Origin

Eremite Records ‎– MTE-54/55/56, Eremite Records ‎– MTE-54, Eremite Records ‎– MTE-55, Eremite Records ‎– MTE-56
2 × Vinyl, LP
Box Set, Limited Edition

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  • Alto SaxophoneJulius Hemphill* (tracks: CD-1, CD-2)
  • Artwork [Screen Printed]Alan Sherry
  • Backing Vocals [Unidentified Background Vocalists]Unknown Artist (tracks: LP1-B2)
  • BassRod Hicks (tracks: CD-1, CD-2)
  • Bass, Drums [Hand Drums], PercussionJuma Sultan (tracks: CD-1, CD-2)
  • Bass, Drums [Hand Drums], Percussion, Alto SaxophoneJuma Sultan (tracks: LP2-A, LP2-B)
  • Bass, Drums [Hand Drums], Percussion, Reeds [Ahoudt], Flute [Wooden Flutes]Juma Sultan (tracks: LP1-A1 to LP1-B2)
  • CelloAbdul Wadud (tracks: CD-1, CD-2)
  • Drums [Drum Kit]Phillip Wilson (tracks: CD-1, CD-2), Philip Wilson* (tracks: LP1-A1 to LP1-B2)
  • Drums [Hand Drums], PercussionAli Abuwi (tracks: LP2-A, LP2-B), Charles "Bobo" Shaw* (tracks: CD-1, CD-2)
  • Drums [Hand Drums], Percussion, FluteAli Abuwi (tracks: LP1-A1 to LP1-B2)
  • Drums [Hand Drums], Percussion, OboeAli Abuwi (tracks: CD-1, CD-2)
  • Electric GuitarRalph Walsh (tracks: LP1-A1 to LP1-B2)
  • FluteGene Dinwiddie (tracks: CD-1, CD-2)
  • Liner NotesMichael Heller
  • Other [Possible Unidentified Additional], Drums [Hand Drums], PercussionUnknown Artist (tracks: LP1-A1 to LP1-B1)
  • ProducerMichael Ehlers
  • Tenor Saxophone, PercussionFrank Lowe (tracks: LP2-A, LP2-B)
  • Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, FluteGene Dinwiddie (tracks: LP1-A1 to LP1-B2)
  • Transferred By, Remastered By [Restoration], Mastered ByMichael King (9)
  • Trumpet, Mellophone, PianoEarl Cross (tracks: LP1-A1 to LP1-B2)


Juma Sultan's Aboriginal Music Society "Father of Origin" boxset is a limited edition of 600 copies, consists of 2 LP's (the 2nd LP plays at 33RPM's on side A and at 45RPM's side B), a CD and a book.

LP1 (MTE-54) recorded 11 September 1970, Intermedia Sound Studios, Boston MA
LP2 (MTE-55) recorded 2 April, 1971, AMS studio, NYC
CD (MTE-56) recorded post 1969, probable location Tinker Street Cinema, Woodstock NY

All music & images licensed from Juma Sultan

Pressing info:
. LPs are pressed by RTI.
. CD is pressed by Groove House

Deep archeology into a long buried & previously undocumented chapter in the history of the early ’70s loft era brings forth the revelatory Father of Origin (MTE-54/55/56), Eremite’s box set retrospective of percussionist/bassist Juma Sultan’s Aboriginal Music Society. Drawn from Sultan’s private archive of recordings, this set includes two audiophile LPs & a CD, a 28 page 12x12" book featuring previously unpublished photographs & ephemera & a detailed historical essay by jazz scholar Michael Heller

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MTE-54/55/56/57 Aboriginal Music Society Father Of Origin(2xLP + CD, Album + 7" + Box, Comp, Ltd) Eremite Records MTE-54/55/56/57 US 2011 Sell This Version