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Going Back To My Roots/Roots Suite (Ajomora/Going Back To My Roots/Baba Awa)

12-inch (Item 356100) RCA, 1981 — Condition: Used
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A great re-working of Lamont Dozier's "Going Back To My Roots" – taken at a really different pace, and one that gives the tune a bit of an Afro Funk sort of groove! The original version of the track is great enough – but here, Odyssey work in some tribal beats on the intro – then sparkle the tune with some jazzier 80s flourishes – then expand it on the even more Afro-tinged "Roots Suite" on the flipside! (White label promo. Labels have an ink stamp & some marker.)  © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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