Sale!


African Rhythms ***

£26.99 £19.99

Format: LP

See all of this week’s releases here

In stock

Release date: 28 Sep 2018
Label:
Genre:
Format: LP
Grade: New (About gradings)
Number of discs: 2
SKU: 54867
Bookmark and Share

This 1975 release on the fabled Black Fire imprint is rightly hailed as a soul/jazz classic with its heavy percussion, looping chants and forceful drive. The title track ‘African Rhythms’ is a gem that combines a deep funky bass, Plunky’s winding sax, Eka-Ete Jackie Lewis’ urgent vocals and the background chants and whoops that create an electric atmosphere. The first 2 tracks roll into each other with ‘Kazi’ picking up the pace on a funky jazzy instrumental. There are more stripped back, percussive moments like ‘Funky Wood’ and ‘Tarishi’ while the mellow ‘Incognito’ is a beautiful, ponderous slab of spiritual soul/jazz. The hard driving ‘Don’t Give Up’ is a club classic, ‘Poo Too’ has a superb open break that gateways a deep, funky cosmic landscape while ‘Liberation Dues’ again rides on a slick, classy B-line. This new issue includes the unreleased banger ‘Afrobeat’. Essential.

Track listings:

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “African Rhythms ***”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.