A fantastic bit of rare funk from Manu Dibango
– originally scored for a film that starred Greg Morris, Ruby Dee, and Ossie Davis – but every bit as funky as Manu
's own work of the time! The tunes are all very firmly in the best style of his earliest work of the 70s, with loads of great rhythms and choppy instrumentation – some tracks in the upbeat "Soul Makossa" mode, but others in a slower, snakier, funkier mode – one that he wasn't showing much on other studio albums by the end of the 70s. The whole thing's great – and just when we thought we knew everything there was to love about Manu Dibango
, we turn up this sweet little gem from the 70s! Titles include "Go Slow Streets", "Motapo", "Jam Session", "Bokolo's Boogie", "Marnie", "Liberations Song", and "Blowin Western Mind".
(Numbered limited edition of 500.)