The Inflated Tear (Deluxe Edition)
Released: Nov 1967
Label: Rhino Atlantic
Atlantic Records signed Roland Kirk when both R&B and hippie audiences were getting into his dazzling avant-bop-R&B-blues jazz adventures. Instead of giving the people what they thought they wanted, Kirk delivered what they needed to know: that the supposedly wild "new" music they loved was connected to the beautiful "old" music they grew up with. It actually worked -- this became Kirk's biggest seller.