Osibisa's smoothing things up a bit by this point – going for a groove that's partially African-inspired, but which also has some mainstream Caribbean touches, and an overall approach that uses more mainstream R&B styles than on some of their previous records. The sound isn't bad, though ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
King Sunny Ade's first major label LP, that helped him bring his juju music to the world. The blueprint of juju's laid down hear, with loads of intertwining guitar lines and tallking drums chattering away in a driving but never-too-busy fashion underneath. Includes "Sunny Ti De Arya", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Babatunde Olatunji goes even more drum-crazy than before – working here with no less than nine percussionists, plus a host of singers as well! The tunes have a very rootsy groove throughout – instrumentation that only comes from the rhythm instruments, some of which are pointed towards ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear & a sticker spot.)
Hipper than you might expect – thanks to arrangements by South African jazzman Jonas Gwangwa! (Vocalists, Global Grooves)LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Basil Mannenberg Coetzee —
Sabenza ... LP Kijima (South Africa), 1988. Very Good+ ...
A later album by this South African jazz great – with Coetzee on tenor, Robbie Jansen on alto and soprano sax, James Kirby on guitar, and Michael Martin on piano. Titles include "CT Blues", "African Jazz Dance", "Song For Winnie", "Mama", "Coventry ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudoin —
Missa Luba ... LP Philips, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ...
One of the biggest world music hits of the 60s – a unique album that mixes Congolese songs with a new interpretation of the Latin mass! Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin are an ensemble of young singers with a very joyous sort of feel – one that works equally well for the traditional ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the extravagant gatefold cover, with booklet. Cover has a worn corner & sticker remnant.)
Mickey Heart of the Grateful Dead teams up with Mike Hinton and Airto Moriera for this percussion heavy session, ostensibly recorded for use in Apocalypse Now. 10 tracks in all: "Compound", "Trenches", "Street Gang", "The Beast", "Steps", "Tar ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album