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OlatunjiDrums Drums Drums ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Good+ ... $6.99
Easily one of the greatest albums recorded by Olatunji in the 60s – a set that's even more hard-driving than his classic records for Columbia, with an incredibly percussive groove all the way through! The group features an assortment of percussionists all driving along with Olatunji – plus some excellent sax work from Sun Ra Arkestra members Pat Patrick and Marshall Allen, whose contributions really help flesh out the sound. Most tracks also feature chanted vocals, and all tunes are relatively long as well. Titles include "Aiye Mi Re", "Dakun", "Me Nu Di Aye", "Ljoye", "Eyanu", and "Mojuba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has moderate wear, staining, a fully split bottom seam, and partially split top.)

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OlatunjiDrums Of Passion ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good ... $11.99
A classic session of pounding percussion – quite possibly the most successful entry into this earthy genre that hit the recording scene at the end of the 50s! Babatunde Olatunji is joined here by a great assemblage of players – including Montego Joe and Baba Hawthorne Bey on percussion, who further flesh out the rumbling, rhythmic groove at the bottom. There's also a group of vocalists on the record, soaring over the top of the percussion with a nicely righteous feel – and the record's a key crossover moment that heralds later African expressions in the American mainstream. Titles include "Odun De Odun De", "Oya", "Jin Go Lo Ba", "Baba Jinde", and "Shango". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam and mostly split bottom seam.)

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OlatunjiMore Drums Of Passion ... LP
Columbia, 1966. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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 melody – and a setting that features none of the added strings or horns you might get from a jazz or exotica-styled session of this nature – just drums and voices, presented by Columbia Records in a really groundbreaking blend! Titles include "Wasalu", "Ayinde", "Frekoba", "Alose", and "Omo Pup". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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Yusuf OlatunjiYusuf Olatunji & His Group Vol 24 ... LP
Zareco (Nigeria), 1974. Good+ ... $11.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, especially along the edge.)

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Yusufu OlatunjiLate Yusufu Olatunji & His Sakara Group Vol 32 ... LP
Zareco (Nigeria), 1979. Very Good ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ OlatunjiHigh Life – The New Dance Sensation ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the more obscure Olatunji sessions on Columbia – but a record that's still got plenty of firey percussion! Titles include "Bo Su Aye", "Ashafa", "Ojo Davis", and "Dyke Ko Dide". LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye promo pressing. Cover has a radio station track listing sticker, light wear and an ink stamp on the back.)
 
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Max RoachWe Insist! – Freedom Now Suite ... CD
Candid (Germany), 1960. Used ... $11.99
One of the most righteous albums that Max Roach ever cut – and a monumental jazz release from the heart of the Civil Rights era! As you can guess from the cover and title, there's a very political bent to the record – served up in righteous lyrics penned by Oscar Brand Jr, and sung by Abbey Lincoln at her most biting – really stepping out here in just a few short years from her previous role as a straight jazz singer, and firmly grabbing up territory no other female vocalists had touched! For this momentous event, Roach gathered together a really special group for the record – players who include regular partners Booker Little on trumpet and Julian Priester on trombone – alongside surprising guests like Coleman Hawkins on tenor sax, Olatunji on percussion, and Ray Mantilla on congas. There's no piano at all on the record, and the tracks are all long ones – stretching out with soaring horn passages next to the vocals, and plenty of percussion at the bottom to get things moving! Titles include "Driva' Man", "Tears for Johannesburg", "Freedom Day", "All Africa", and "Prayer/Protest/Peace". CD
(Out of print first CD pressing – better quality than the current one.)
Also available We Insist! – Freedom Now Suite ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Max RoachWe Insist! – Freedom Now Suite ... LP
Candid, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the most righteous albums that Max Roach ever cut – and a monumental jazz release from the heart of the Civil Rights era! As you can guess from the cover and title, there's a very political bent to the record – served up in righteous lyrics penned by Oscar Brand Jr, and sung by Abbey Lincoln at her most biting – really stepping out here in just a few short years from her previous role as a straight jazz singer, and firmly grabbing up territory no other female vocalists had touched! For this momentous event, Roach gathered together a really special group for the record – players who include regular partners Booker Little on trumpet and Julian Priester on trombone – alongside surprising guests like Coleman Hawkins on tenor sax, Olatunji on percussion, and Ray Mantilla on congas. There's no piano at all on the record, and the tracks are all long ones – stretching out with soaring horn passages next to the vocals, and plenty of percussion at the bottom to get things moving! Titles include "Driva' Man", "Tears for Johannesburg", "Freedom Day", "All Africa", and "Prayer/Protest/Peace". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available We Insist! – Freedom Now Suite ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ VariousAfrojazzfunk Round 2 – 8 Pure 70s Jazz Funk & Afro Funk Tracks ... CD
Super Classe (France), 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Forget the "Afro" in this one – because the compilation's more just a straight jazz funk collection! Not that that's a problem with us, though, as the set features a motherlode of great heavy jamming tracks that have a nice electric sound. Sure, a few of the bands have a slightly "ethnic" origin, but most of the material sounds like straight ahead American jazz funk – with heavy drums, electric keyboards, rumbling bass, and choppy guitar work. Titles include "Thinkin" by Compost, "Like a Rainy Night" by Daniel Salinas, "Tschout'Se" by Pep's, "Funny Saga" by The Monstars, "Douala By Night" by JM Tim & Foty, "Takuta" by Babatunde Olatunji, and the obligatory Lafayette Afro Rock Band track, the wonderful "Hihache"! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Max RoachWe Insist! – Freedom Now Suite ... LP
Candid, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the most righteous albums that Max Roach ever cut – and a monumental jazz release from the heart of the Civil Rights era! As you can guess from the cover and title, there's a very political bent to the record – served up in righteous lyrics penned by Oscar Brand Jr, and sung by Abbey Lincoln at her most biting – really stepping out here in just a few short years from her previous role as a straight jazz singer, and firmly grabbing up territory no other female vocalists had touched! For this momentous event, Roach gathered together a really special group for the record – players who include regular partners Booker Little on trumpet and Julian Priester on trombone – alongside surprising guests like Coleman Hawkins on tenor sax, Olatunji on percussion, and Ray Mantilla on congas. There's no piano at all on the record, and the tracks are all long ones – stretching out with soaring horn passages next to the vocals, and plenty of percussion at the bottom to get things moving! Titles include "Driva' Man", "Tears for Johannesburg", "Freedom Day", "All Africa", and "Prayer/Protest/Peace". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Candid pressing with deep groove! Cover has a split spine and some aging. Vinyl plays with a light click on side 1, tracks 2 & 3.)
Also available
We Insist! – Freedom Now Suite ... CD 11.99
We Insist! – Freedom Now Suite ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Randy WestonUhuru Afrika/Highlife ... CD
Roulette/Capitol, 1960/1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
Incredible work by Randy Weston! Uhuru Afrika is one of his most progressive from the early years, and features an extended suite dedicated to African freedom, with occasional lyrics by Langston Hughes, and arrangements by the great Melba Liston. The material's political, radical, and modernist – but it never fails to groove, and uses its politics to achieve an added emotional punch, as in the best work from the same time by Max Roach and Charles Mingus. Players are all totally hip, and include Benny Bailey, Richard Williams, Candido, Olatunji, Slide Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, and Sahib Shihab. Movements of the suite are entitled "Uhuru, Kwanza", "African Lady", "Bantu", and "Kucheza Blues". Highlife is a fantastic Randy Weston album – as rare as it is groundbreaking, and one that features the original recordings of classics like "Congolese Children", "Blues to Africa", and "Niger Mambo". Melba Liston did the arrangements, and the whole thing cooks hard hard hard – with a mixture of modern jazz and African inspired rhythms that works perfectly. If you've ever heard one of the straighter Randy Weston albums on Prestige and wondered what all the fuss was about, check this one out! CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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