1973 Lightnin’ Rod – Hustlers Convention

Hustlers Convention is an album recorded by Jalal Mansur Nuriddin under the pseudonym Lightnin’ Rod. The album was a major influence on hip hop music and combined poetry, funk, jazz, and toasting. Hustlers Convention helped add a sociopolitical element to black music. The album narrates the story of two fictional hustlers, named Sport and Spoon.

Tracks

1  Sport (Kool & the Gang) 2:35
2  Spoon (Gene Dinwiddie) 1:14
3  The Cafe Black Rose (Gene Dinwiddie) 1:47
4  Brother Hominy Grit (Gene Dinwiddie) 2:42
5  Coppin’ Some Fronts For The Set (Gene Dinwiddie) 2:23
6  Hamhock’s Hall Was Big (Buddy Miles) 4:09
7  The Bones Fly From Spoon’s Hand (Kool & the Gang) 2:59
8  The Break Was So Loud, It Hushed The Crowd (Gene Dinwiddie) 3:12
9  Four Bitches Is What I Got (Kool & the Gang) 3:44
10  Grit’s Den (Eric Gale) 1:34
11  The Shit Hits The Fan Again 3:35
12  Sentenced To The Chair (Eric Gale) 1:38

Media

Musicians

1 Sport

MusicianKool & the Gang


2 Spoon

BassFred Backmeier
DrumsPhillip Wilson
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
KeyboardsNeil Larsen
SaxJulius A Hemphill
SaxGene Dinwiddie


3 The Cafe Black Rose

BassFred Backmeier
DrumsPhillip Wilson
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
KeyboardsNeil Larsen
SaxJulius A Hemphill
SaxGene Dinwiddie
PercussionRocky Dijon


4 Brother Hominy Grit

BassFred Backmeier
DrumsPhillip Wilson
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
KeyboardsNeil Larsen
SaxJulius A Hemphill
SaxGene Dinwiddie
PercussionRocky Dijon


5 Coppin’ Some Fronts For The Set

BassFred Backmeier
DrumsPhillip Wilson
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
KeyboardsNeil Larsen
SaxJulius A Hemphill
SaxGene Dinwiddie
PercussionRocky Dijon


6 Hamhock’s Hall Was Big

BassJerry Jemmott
DrumsBernard Purdie
GuitarCornell Dupree
OrganBilly Preston
PianoTruman Thomas
SaxJames Mitchell
SaxAndrew Love
SaxKing Curtis
SaxLewis Collins Jr
TromboneJack Hale
TrumpetRoger Hopps
TrumpetWayne Jackson
PercussionPancho Morales


7 The Bones Fly From Spoon’s Hand

MusicianKool & the Gang


8 The Break Was So Loud, It Hushed The Crowd

BassFred Backmeier
DrumsPhillip Wilson
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
KeyboardsNeil Larsen
SaxJulius A Hemphill
SaxGene Dinwiddie
PercussionRocky Dijon


9 Four Bitches Is What I Got

MusicianKool & the Gang


10 Grit’s Den

BassChuck Rainey
DrumsJimmy Johnson (DR)
DrumsGeorge McCleery
GuitarEric Gale
PianoRichard Tee
SaxMaurice Smith
SaxTrevor Lawrence
TrumpetCharles Sullivan
TrumpetGerry Thomas
TrumpetWilbur Bascomb
CongasGeorge McCleery
CongasCandido
CongasJohnny Pacheco
CongasNorman Pride
TimbalesBobby Matos
PercussionGordon Powell


11 The Shit Hits The Fan Again

EffectsTom Clack


12 Sentenced To The Chair

BassChuck Rainey
DrumsJimmy Johnson(DR)
DrumsGeorge McCleery
GuitarEric Gale
PianoRichard Tee
SaxMaurice Smith
SaxTrevor Lawrence
TrumpetCharles Sullivan
TrumpetGerry Thomas
TrumpetWilbur Bascomb
CongasCandido
CongasJohnny Pacheco
CongasNorman Pride
CongasGeorge McCleery
TimbalesBobby Matos
PercussionGordon Powell

Liner Notes

Producer – Alan Douglas
Directed By – Alan Douglas
Engineer (Editing) – Tony Bongiovi
Mixed By – Tony Bongiovi

Artwork – David Willardson, Ralph Sanders, Wilkes Braun Inc

Recorded At – Mediasound
Mixed At – Mediasound
Mastered At – Mediasound
Phonographic Copyright (p) – United Artists Records, Inc.