Libertalia writes, records and performs modern American R&B music with elements of Jazz, Rock, Reggae and World Beat thematically aligned with the values of freedom and free enterprise, tolerance and respect for the rights of others and the dream of the creation of a new and truly free libertarian microstate… La République de Libertalia.
Deo Juvante is the motto of these cultural ambassadors for La République de Libertalia, Liberland, The Seasteading Institute, Free Society, The Atlas Society and all those who share the vision of a peaceful and prosperous planet.
All performances (instrumental and vocal) are recorded live to hard drive using modern multi-track technology. No pitch correcting devices (hardware or software), quantizers, sequencers, samplers or drum machines have been utilized.
All of the electric guitar tracks have been recorded using a Carruthers Custom Model S6 (Stratocaster) played either directly into an Avalon VT-737sp preamp or amplified using a Mesa Boogie Mark IV. No distortion boxes or tone-altering plugins have been employed. Except for the use of a Cry Baby Wah-Wah on the solo of Tell Me (That You Love Me) and intro of The Dance of Leah, no pedals of any kind have been used. Reverb and delay (where employed) have been generated via software. The bass tracks have been recorded using a Fender Jazz Bass played directly into an Avalon preamp. The keyboard tracks include Yamaha electric piano, Hammond organ and various Korg synthesizers. The drum tracks were recorded using DW Drums and Zildjian cymbols. The various percussion instruments used on these recordings are all handmade and sourced from our friends in Madagascar.
Randell Young (lead and harmony vocals, guitar, bass)
Joni Margaux (lead and harmony vocals, keyboards)
Jeffery B. Suttles (drums and percussion)
Julie Harris (harmony vocals on Freedom and Rain Tonight)
Cydney Davis (harmony vocals on Florentine)
Melvin Williams, Willis Nance, Bill Stewart (trumpets)
Francis Webster, Cornelius Hodges, Randolph Hawkins (saxes)
All Selections Written, Arranged and Produced by Randell Young
Associate Producer and Confidante: Joni Margaux
Recorded, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered
by Bill Davidow at Virlouise, Anaheim, California
Here is what the music press says about Libertalia…
Here we archive two articles by Randell Young previously published by several Jazz and Rock music magazines…
And here is an example of Randell’s solo theory in practical application over a classic Bob Dylan tune with which most everyone is already familiar…
From Libertalia’s SoundCloud platform, you may download, play and share – free of charge – all or any part of Radio Libertalia for your own personal enjoyment or that of your friends, coworkers or customers in your home, car, boat, airplane, office, store, hotel, restaurant, nightclub or other place of business.
You may also broadcast Radio Libertalia in any public place even one with a commercial purpose such as a shop, restaurant, bar, convention, fair or other public event – free of charge – no license required.
All other rights reserved. Enjoy!