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I Am Not Afraid

LP (Item 31646) Blue Thumb/Chisa, 1974 — Condition: Used

An excellent little record from Hugh Masekela – cut right during that perfect time when he was mixing soul, funk, and just the right amount of jazz to keep things real! The record features some nice electric piano from Joe Sample, and the best cuts have a choppy funky groove. Some cuts have vocals, but the best moments are instrumental – like the riffs on "Jungle Jim", "Night In Tunisia", and "In The Marketplace".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner and a spot of residue on the spine.)

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Additional Marks & Notes

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