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Roots Of Rhythm

LP (Item 26140) Jubilee, Late 50s — Condition: Very Good

A strange and beautiful session of tracks that mix african percussion with jazzy rhythms, and slight touches of exotica. The album features the group of Chick Foster, a highly percussive combo with a lineup that includes bass, drums, percussion, and flute. Prince Onago plays conga with the ensemble, and Princess Muana sings vocals on a number of cuts – some in English, and some in a language we can't identify. The whole thing feels a bit like some of the Art Blakey Afro-Drum albums, or like some of Olatuunji's best early work. Titles include "My Jungle Man", "Bomba", "The Warriors Chant", "Roots of Jazz", and "Black Doll".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Note: vinyl has a light edge warp, which causes some light crackles at the start of each side, but rest plays fine. Cover has a split top seam.)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.



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