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On October 20, 1998.

On October 20, 1998, “DIW” label release “Forbidden Blues”, the 14th James Blood Ulmer album. It was recorded July – September 1996, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Kazunori Sugiyama and James Blood Ulmer.

Personnel:

  • James Blood Ulmer – vocals, guitar, flute
  • Charles Burnham – violin 
  • Michael Musutafa – keyboards 
  • Calvin X Jones – acoustic bass 
  • Amin Ali – electric bass 
  • Calvin Weston – drums
  • Dana Manno – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by James Blood Ulmer

  1. What Is
  2. Forbidden Blues
  3. Eviction
  4. Do You Wanna
  5. Forget Not
  6. High Yellow
  7. Hymn
  8. We Got to Get Together
  9. Inspiration

On May 24, 2005.

On May 24, 2005, “Hyena” label released “Birthright”, the 18th James Blood Ulmer album. It was recorded in 2004, at “Gigantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Vernon Reid. “Birthright” was voted the “Blues Album of the Year” in the “2005 Down Beat Readers’ Poll”.

Personnel:

  • James Blood Ulmer– vocals, guitar, flute

Track listing:

All tracks by James Blood Ulmer except where noted.

  1. Take My Music Back to the Church
  2. I Can’t Take It Anymore
  3. Where Did All the Girls Come From
  4. I Ain’t Superstitious – Willie Dixon
  5. White Man’s Jail
  6. High Yellow
  7. The Evil One
  8. Geechee Joe
  9. Love Dance Rag
  10. Sittin’ on Top of the World – traditional
  11. My Most Favorite Thing
  12. Devil’s Got to Burn