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Lord Is My Shepherd

LP (Item 934821) Clover (Nigeria), 1975 — Condition: Good

The title sounds a bit gospel, but the album's a smoker from mid 70s Nigeria – a very unique hybrid of styles that's unlike most of the Afro Funk we know from the time! The Doves seem to have an equal ear for reggae and regional sounds – and work here to fuse both together with a positive, uplifting vibe – borrowing some of the rhythmic impulses of Kingston, yet still using the keyboards, guitar, and percussion you'd hear from other acts in Lagos – all in a fusion that just gets better and better with each new track! The record starts out slow, but gets more and more interesting as it moves along – partly because the production gets trippier and trippier with some of the tunes, and seems to let the guitar and organ overshadow the vocals. Titles include "Mercury", "The Sky", "Truth", "Rhythm Bullet", "Flying Bird", "Give Peace To The People", and "Baby Come With Me".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has some discoloration and some pen. Label has some pen.)

Good

  • A record that you'd buy to play, cheap, but which you wouldn't buy for collecting.
  • Will have marks across all parts of the playing surface, and will most likely play with surface noise throughout. May have some other significant flaws, such as residue, or a track that skips.
  • In most cases, a poor quality copy of a very difficult to find record.

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