A1. Music And Song play button
A2. I Ought To Watch That-Ego play button
A3. Gifted-For Cecilia play button
A4. Eulegy For Dewey play button
A5. It´s Time To Become play button
B1. Touchin Your Feelings
B2. Jazz Is Ourselves
B3. On Black
B4. Baaad News For Mr. Blues
B5. Rhythm Is Accenting Time
B6. Greater Than Pain

After two years of preparation, we are thrilled to announce the reissue of the most
precious hidden gems of Soul Jazz / Spoken Word albums from a key era. Originally released
in 1974 as a private pressing of fewer that 100 copies, Touching Your Feelings
by Jim Marks is a crucial missing piece of the proto-rap era lying firmly between
Gil Scott Heron and Amiri Baraka, with whom he made a strong friendship. Jim Marks’
mix of deep, expressive poetry and solid jazz sits on the edge of works by The Last
Poets and fellow west coast rhyme smiths, the Watts Prophets. Upon hearing Jim Marks
for the first time, it will remind you of those other great strangers of music who
suddenly returned to the fore; you will experience the same emotions as when first
listening to Terry Callier or Darondo.
Now 83, Jym (with y) has written 8 poetry books and recorded two albums. We found
him, where he has always been, behind the windows of his barber shop in Palo Alto,
where he worked for 50 years.
Touching Your Feelings will take you on a musical journey of 11 poems written by Jym
between 1968 and 1974 that talk about social and political issues, the human condition,
our relationship with ourselves and each other, the inner self. In a wide
ranging interview, Jym Marks told Tony Higgins about his life, musical inspirations,
artistic motivations and much more. This is an opportunity to hear a truly remarkable
record that sells for thousands of dollars on the collector circuit, and is unknown
even to the most attentive!
And yes! Jym entrusted us with the original master tape.

Drums - Scott Sprague
Electric Bass - John W. Smith
Percussion, Effects - Don Hendon
Piano, Electric Piano - Jym Marks
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