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Sound Of A Drum

LP (Item 8837) Marlin, 1976 — Condition: Used
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One of the better albums of funky soul by percussionist Ralph MacDonald – probably because the groove's a bit more jazzy and tight, with less of the silliness of his other albums. The tracks feature a range of great jazz funk players – including Bob James, Eric Gale, Richard Tee, and Chuck Rainey – but the main strength is MacDonald's funky work on conga. The album features the classic "Jam On The Groove", a killer break cut from the old days, as well as a nice version of "Mister Magic", plus "Calypso Breakdown", "Sound Of A Drum", and "Where Is The Love". (Cover has some wear and a small sticker.)  © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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