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Plant and See
Plant and See:  Plant and See (PoB-003)

Plant and See: Plant and See (PoB-003)

Paradise of Bachelors is honored to celebrate the life and music of influential American Indian (Lumbee) songwriter, singer, and guitarist Willie French Lowery (1944-2012) with the first-ever reissue of the sole eponymous album by his interracial North Carolina swamp-psych band Plant and See.

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Willie French Lowery and Plant and See featured on NPR's Weekend Edition.

Willie French Lowery and Plant and See featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition.

Today NPR’s Weekend Edition aired a remembrance and appreciation of Lumbee Indian musician and activist Willie French Lowery, with whom we worked closely to reissue Plant and See, the sole album released by his eponymous band and his first full-length recorded work. Willie passed away in early May.

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PLANT AND SEE – on the street and in Love Valley.

Today is the official release date for Plant and See! Pick up your copy here or from your favorite discerning local record shop. If you’re in the area(s), please join us at one of our release party events, featuring the Paradise of Bachelors Soundsystem and DJ pals.

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Plant and See in the Oxford American.

The OA’s Walker Beauchamp writes that “Plant and See is a fitting tribute to a man who served as a cultural ambassador for his community for decades and wholly embodied the melting pot that is the South.” We wholeheartedly agree!

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Plant and See in Field and Stream.

Plant and See in Field and Stream.

Plant and See is now streaming for a limited time only. Please join us at one of our three release parties in Carrboro, NC; Pembroke, NC; and Philadelphia, PA.

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PLANT AND SEE: Pre-orders and special offers!

PLANT AND SEE: Pre-orders and special offers!

We are thrilled to announce that we are now officially taking pre-orders for the first-ever reissue of the self-titled 1969 LP by interracial North Carolina swamp-psych band Plant and See. For a limited, time, choose any additional record from the PoB catalog for only ten dollars more.

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Streets of Gold: In Memoriam Willie French Lowery, 1944-2012.

Streets of Gold: In Memoriam Willie French Lowery, 1944-2012.

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Willie French Lowery yesterday, May 3rd, 2012. Willie’s music and leadership have inspired countless people in his Lumbee community, across North Carolina, and beyond. It has been an honor and a privelege working with him over the past year to reissue some of his powerful and underrecognized recordings. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones during this difficult time.

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Love & Sleep.

Love & Sleep.

The Bachelors have been so busy with our upcoming Hiss Golden Messenger LP (due November 1st, the Day of the Dead) and the Willie Lowery/Plant & See LP (due late winter/early spring), that we’ve neglected to post more press about David Lee.

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Light in the Attic Interview and PoB-03 Announcement.

Light in the Attic Interview and PoB-03 Announcement.

Our friends at Light in the Attic Records, who are distributing Said I Had a Vision, have posted a long-form interview with the Bachelors. You can find that here–be sure to read to the end, where we announce our upcoming projects in collaboration with brilliant North Carolina songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist Willie French Lowery, who served as Clyde McPhatter’s bandleader and fronted heavy psych bands Plant and See and Lumbee before striking out on his own.

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Mystery Tapes/Reel to Real: Or, a PoB-03 Teaser.

Mystery Tapes/Reel to Real: Or, a PoB-03 Teaser.

Paradise of Bachelors is preparing two upcoming releases, which are closely related both to each other and to the blackwater swamps of Southeastern North Carolina, though we can’t divulge any details at the moment. Suffice it to say that we anticipate an autumn release and that the project involves listening to and transferring miles of never-released 1/4″ tape, an endeavor eased by the recently acquired Otari Magnetic Orator Machine (O, MOM) pictured above.

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Southern Cultures and the Art of the Rural.

Southern Cultures and the Art of the Rural.

Bachelor Brother Aaron Smithers curated Dreaming About Chords, the compilation CD for the annual music issue of Southern Cultures (Fall 2010), the impressive journal published by UNC Press for the Center for the Study of the American South (CSAS). He kindly included the Constellations’ “I Got a Woman,” as well as “My God Is Real” by Joe Brown and the Mellerairs.

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