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✨✧ Manu DibangoAmbassador ... LP
Mango, 1981. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A slightly confused effort from Manu Dibango's later years – sessions recorded in Paris, London, New York, and Kingston – which must have cost Island Records a bundle! There's an attempt here to change up Manu's groove a bit – one that brings a fair bit of reggae into the mix in place of Afro Funk, and which also goes for other looser tropical touches on other tunes. A number of tracks have backing vocals – by singers that include Gwen Guthrie and Ullanda McCullough – but the main focus is still on Manu's choppy saxes. Titles include "Happy Feeling", "Choc N Soul", "Night Jet", "Kumbale Style", and "Cava Chouia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has radio station stickers and call letters in marker, edge wear, and some Cover has a cut corner.)
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Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vol 2 ... LP
Fania, 1975. Very Good- ... $11.99
By the mid 70s, the New York Latin scene was boomin' so large it could easily fill venues like Yankee Stadium – as you'll hear on this excellent live set from the Fania All-Stars, a monster record that easily ranks with the best live Latin sides of the time – like Eddie Palmieri at Sing Sing, the Tico-Alegre All Stars at Carnegie Hall, or Mongo Santamaria at Yankee Stadium! Tracks are nice and long – a real mix of soul and Latin, with slight funk and electric touches – and players include Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Bobby Valentin, Mongo Santamaria, Ricardo Ray, and Roberto Roena. Vocals are by a host of singers that include Santos Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, and Celia Cruz. Manu Dibango also joins the group for the track "Congo Bongo", a great long number in which he does a hot little solo! Other tracks include "Bemba Colora", "Hermandad Fania", and "Echate Pa'Lla". LP, Vinyl record album
(Multi-color label pressing. Cover some wear, some marker, and a center split on the spine. One label has a bit of marker and the other has some bubbling from double-labeling.)

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Screamin' Jay HawkinsI Put A Spell On You ... LP
Versatile, 1977. Sealed ... $49.99
By all rights, this should be a throwaway album. Screamin Jay does a so-so remake of "I Put A Spell On You", some weak versions of pop tunes like "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Ebb Tide", and "Time After Time", and a bluesy instrumental called "Sweet Ginny". However, the whole album's completely redeemed by a great little number that's in an Afro Funk mode! The cut is called "Africa Gone Funky", and it's got rolling drums, a pounding beat, and a groove that would be right at home in any set of Fela and Manu Dibango! The album also includes one other decent funky number, called "Move Me" – but the real killer is "Africa Gone Funky"!!! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Black SoulBlack Soul ... LP
Beam Junction, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The American debut of an African group who recorded most of their work in France during the 70s. This set's a French one, but has been spruced up a bit at Sigma Sound, where it received a US mix from Tom Moulton – ostensibly to give it a bit more of a dancefloor groove. The tracks have a style that's kind of smoother Afro Funk – almost in the mode of Manu Dibango's work from 1976. Titles include "Black Soul Music", "Moog Melody", "Dakar Sound", "Mangous", "Africa Africa", and "Black Brothers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, split seams, and some wear.)

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✨✧ VariousChange The Beat – The Celluloid Records Story 1979 to 1987 (with CD) ... LP
Celluloid/Strut (UK), Late 70s/1980s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Hip hop, street soul, and lots lots more – a really revolutionary selection of music from the legendary Celluloid Records – a label that was virtually a genre unto itself! Celluloid was a key force tying together the New York downtown scene at the start of the 80s, and the postcolonial music world of Paris – and as a result, they always operated with a culture-crossing style that few other companies of the time managed to hit – merging together sounds in really unlikely ways, and often coming up with fresh new styles in the process! The label's known for crate-diggers for its hip hop releases – and to world music fans for its electric Africa work – but they also were on the forefront of New York No Wave, avant jazz, and post-punk – and somehow found a way to integrate both young new talents, and older experimentalists who still had plenty to offer. This package finally does Celluloid justice – and goes way past the few simplistic comps of the label's work over the years – training the skilled Strut ear to the whole thing, and also serving up the full story of the label in the process. Titles include "I'm The One" by Material, "Day Tripper" by Shockabilly, "Tele Apres La Meteo" by Fredinand, "Disco Rough (long version)" by Mathematiques Modernes, "Electrique Sylvie (full length version)" by Modern Guy, "Mean Machine Chant/Mean Machine" by Last Poets, "Abele Dance ('85 rmx)" by Manu Dibango, "Change The Beat (French & English)" by Fab 5 Freddy, "The Escapades Of Futura 2000" by Futura 2000 with The Clash, and "Downing Street Rock" by Winston Edwards & Blackbeard. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink. Includes the bonus CD.)

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