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Dawn Of Awareness (plus bonus 12" single & download card)

LP (Item 587017) Tummy Touch/Soundway (UK), 1974 — Condition: New Copy
LP + 12" Gatefold
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Seminal Afro Funk from Monomono – a killer combo from singer/percussionist Joni Haastrup, with a groove that's right up there with the best acts on the Lagos scene of the 70s! There's a nice degree of warmth in the music – thanks to some complicated guitar and basslines, which don't just have the usual highly-rhythmic groove, but inflect things with a melodic energy that's mighty nice! The blend is instantly entrancing – tight, but never overly polished – with a quality that really sets the record apart from other Afro Funk you might own. Tracks include "Plain Fighting", "Get Yourself Together", "Awareness Is Wot You Need", "Tire Loma Da Nigbehin", and "Ipade Aladun". This package also features bonus tracks on a single – "Water Pass Gari (parts 1 & 2)", and "Kenimania (7" version)". (Includes download.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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