William Onyeabor —
Tomorrow ... LP Luaka Bop, 1979. Near Mint- ...
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The sound of tomorrow, circa 1979 – as Afro groove pioneer William Onyeabor works his magic on a host of extended tracks – finding a way for earlier funk modes to move into leaner styles for the 80s! The music here has plenty of keyboards and basslines, but is maybe less totally electronic than some of William's records from a few years later – partly because of the vocals, sung by Onyeabor and a chorus with this very effective vibe – almost borrowing the call-response mode from Fela's long tracks, but focusing them around these hypnotic keyboard grooves in the process. Titles include "Why Go To War", "Tomorrow", "Fantastic Man", and "Try & Try". LP, Vinyl record album
One of the nice records made by Joe during his funky comeback of the late 60s/early 70s. He's singing here in a setting that's decidedly hipper than on earlier albums – with the early 70s Nat/Cannonball Adderley collective that includes George Duke on piano, Carol Kaye on bass, and production work by David Axelrod. Titles include "Heritage", "Sad Song", "Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow", and "Who She Do". LP, Vinyl record album
Think Rudy Ray Moore was only the king of 70s raunch? Think again – as Rudy has a heck of a long career, one that stretches back to the R&B years of the 50s! This set does a great job of looking back at that under-documented period of Rudy's career – and features a wonderful batch of obscure tunes that rank with some of the best hard-hitting R&B vocal work of the time. The feel here is like 50s King work by Wynonie Harris, or Detroit Fortune recordings by Andre Williams – heavy vocals, tight combo backing, and a fierce sound that pushes past the easy R&B hits of the day. Titles include "I'm Mad With You", "Ring A Ling Dong", "The Buggy Ride", "Rally In The Valley", "Hurts Me To My Heart", "Ballad Of A Boy & A Girl", "Whatcha Gonna Do", "I'll Be Home To See You Tomorrow", and "Let Me Come Home" – plus a rare radio spot for the Dolphin's Record Shop in LA! LP, Vinyl record album