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Chief Inspector

LP (Item 51261) Island, 1986 — Condition: Used
Temporarily Out Of Stock

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Smoothly stepping soul from Wally Badarou – not as atmospheric as on other releases, but with traces of that sound in a more funked up groove. There's some nice cuts on here that have a New York post punk funk approach to them – very downtown Danceteria, with almost a pre house kind of keyboard approach. This 5 track EP includes "Mambo", "Spider Woman", "Hi Life", and "Chief Inspector".  © 1996-2016, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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