Vaudou Game —
Noussin ... CD HotCasa (France), 2021. New Copy ...
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A sweet little album from Vaudou Game – a set that's got a leaner feel than some of their previous records, but in a way that also makes the whole thing funkier too! The group's a quartet this time around, and working with lots of guitar riffs and bass from lead singer Peter Solo – next to keyboards, drums, and a bit of percussion – all served up in a style that echoes older Afro Funk modes, but with a much more stripped-down vibe that's pretty darn unique! We love the change, and actually think the album's the group's best so far – and really does a great job of showcasing the unique spirit and energy of Peter in the lead. Titles include "Lady Bobo", "Mon Canape", "Tell Me", "Bella", "Be My Wife", "Yome", "Tu As Deconne", and "Zorromi". CD
Massive funk from 70s Cuba – a musical hotbed that's finally getting its due on the wider global market! These grooves have way way more to offer than just the familiar Latin styles you might know – as they mix in lots of hard drums, sweet electrics, and heavy jamming – all with a style that's a lot more experimental than most familiar funk from the US at the time – even though these Cuban cats were clearly getting a lot of inspiration from the American underground! Given that most numbers here were recorded in the format of longer-form Jazz and Latin sessions, the players get more room to jam than on conventional funky 45s – which allows for even more creativity in the instrumentation, and compelling interplay that really keeps things interesting throughout. And although there's been other Cuban funk collections out there in recent years, this one's especially nice – with a really inventive track selection that definitely lives up to the magic of the Havana scene at the time! Titles include "Oye Oyea" by Grupo Los Caneyes, "Adeoey" by Los Reyes 73, "Limitacion" by Grupo Monumental, "En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes" by Orquesta Riverside, "Bailalo Asi" by Pello El Afrokan, "Hasta La Semana Que Viene" by Orquesta Los Van Van, "Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar" by Grupo Los Yoyi, and "Recital En Descarga" by Algo Nuevo Y Juan Pablo Torres. CD
18 classics – including "On The Radio", "The Wanderer", "Bad Girls", "Hot Stuff", "Heaven Knows", "MacArthur Park", "I Feel Love", "Last Dance", "Love To Love You Baby", and "She Works Hard For The Money". CD