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Dexter Johnson & Le Super Star De DakarLive A L'Etoile (with download) ... LP
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1969. New Copy 2LPs ... $27.99
Seminal sounds from Senegalese saxophonist Dexter Johnson – a rare late 60s concert that captures him at the height of his powers – soloing brilliantly over the Latin grooves of Super Star De Dakar! The group was one of the best in Dakar to take on elements of Cuban music – and they work here in a style that's often spare, and highly percussive – to infuse the songs with complex rhythms that really seem to spur Dexter into some mighty soulful solos! Some passages have Johnson hitting these blue notes at the start, then getting much more expressive on his solos – really coming into the limelight after the singers deliver the initial lyrics of the tunes. The Cuban influence is plenty apparent in the titles of the songs – which include "Para Que Bueno", "Mayeya", "Soy Jijo Del Sibony", "Caminho De Sao Tome", "Borinquen Tropical", and "El Corazon". Also includes a nice cover of the New Orleans classic "Something You Got"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl pressing includes a bonus track & a download code.)

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New Dexter Johnson & Le Super Star De DakarLive A L'Etoile ... CD
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal sounds from Senegalese saxophonist Dexter Johnson – a rare late 60s concert that captures him at the height of his powers – soloing brilliantly over the Latin grooves of Super Star De Dakar! The group was one of the best in Dakar to take on elements of Cuban music – and they work here in a style that's often spare, and highly percussive – to infuse the songs with complex rhythms that really seem to spur Dexter into some mighty soulful solos! Some passages have Johnson hitting these blue notes at the start, then getting much more expressive on his solos – really coming into the limelight after the singers deliver the initial lyrics of the tunes. The Cuban influence is plenty apparent in the titles of the songs – which include "Para Que Bueno", "Mayeya", "Soy Jijo Del Sibony", "Caminho De Sao Tome", "Borinquen Tropical", and "El Corazon". Also includes a nice cover of the New Orleans classic "Something You Got"! CD
Also available Live A L'Etoile (with download) ... LP 27.99

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New GuelewarHalleli N'Dakarou ... CD
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great live recording of Banjul, Gambia's Guelewar group – captured at the Canari Club de Kaolack in Senegal in 1982! Guelewar is considered one of the more experimental groups of the region, but that's not to say that there sound is any less hypnotic or danceable – it's certainly both those things! The instrumentation is uncommon, and that's a blessing and a highlight of this excellent material. It's got some traditional compositions and inspiration, as filtered through Afro Funk & psychedelia – played with killer drums and percussion, passionate lead and group vocals, guitar, bass and the wildcard element – Mini-Moog, a spacier foil to an otherwise fairly earthy approach! Really cool stuff and very well recorded – it sounds great! Titles include "Yaye Ramoutoulaye", "Bala Jigi", "Tara", "Sanehmentereng", "Ouvaryea", "Halleli N'Dakarou N'Diaye", "Cilss", "President Jawara-Abdou Diouf", "Cheddo" and "Werr Tullali Barr". CD
 
 
 
 



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