b'day suit​(​e)

by tai allen

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    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

    And of course, buy the book and you get this music and the book's soul soundtrack for free... Good book that Okayplayer gave RAVE reviews to!!
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  • #NoJewels is the narrative style poetry book that inspired the music.

    This book of lines, devices, stanza and spaces hopes to serve them all. Tai Allen writes from a place in which understanding trauma and pain are not meant to be permanent; emergence and peace are better company.

    Oh and the co-signs, blessings: Greg Tate (Village Voice), Okayplayer, SoulTracks, Patricia Spears Jones (Jackson Poetry Prize & legend), Monifa Lemons (Watering Hole) et al

    This is a good read. This is a good vibe.

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I turn 48 today. And, like most folks, the year has been a wee bit nuts.

For me:
- death via the virus
- births of new babies
- lost of a tour
- book pushed back
- new music, for a jazz project
- new poems. new novel.

And then this.. three songs about the joys of love & sex. In the middle of this crazy, I pray you find some love, sex or (at least) connection!

This is a great bday!! And I am excited to share this work with you!!

(Next week, I work on this damn novel!!)


released August 22, 1972

good water: tai allen with rakiem walker (sax)


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tai allen Brooklyn, New York

maker of fine things with words, melodies and images.

and, if you ask, he loves apples, grapes & craft beers. (he curates a beer & wine festival...

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