Dr. Emanuel Bronner is best known for his line of natural soaps. But Bronner, who died in 1997, was also a philosopher, and on January 25, a new spoken-word album of his personal musings will be released. The 16-track LP, Sisters & Brothers, features newly unearthed and remastered home recordings from between 1970 and 1995. It will be available on Bandcamp, and 1,000 copies will be pressed on vinyl. All album proceeds will go to the nonprofit Jail Guitar Doors (founded, in part, by MC5’s Wayne Kramer), which provides prison inmates with instruments and music education.
On the day of the record’s release, the Dr. Bronner’s brand will host a listening party at San Diego’s Music Box. Kramer, the B-Side Players, Jill Sobule, Iron Sage Wood, and Rafi El are scheduled to perform at the event. In addition, Dr. Bronner’s grandsons David and Michael (CEO and President of the company, respectively) will give speeches.
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