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CD (Item 965176) Analog Africa/Alula, Late 70s — Condition: Used
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A vital compilation of 70s material by Zimbabwe's Hallelujah Chicken Run Band! The Hallelujah Chicken Run Band vocals are led by the great Thomas Mapfumo, but overall it's very much a group effort that's rich in harmonies and backing vocals by all of the members. The guitars are just as important – a rhythmic, spindly, "plucked" electric groove inspired by the mbira – a sound that was enormously influential and will sound fresh forever! Those great guitar parts come from Joshua Hlomayi Dube and Elisha Josam – inspired by the mbira music that was , with bass by Robert Nekati, trumpet by Daram Karanga. Mapfumo plays drums, too – and many tracks have additional horns other elements from a loose group of fellow players. The set features some early material that was produced for the Teal label, and later 70s work – all of it warm, melodic and welcoming – and the sound quality is really great! 18 tracks in all: "Mudzimu Ndiringe", "Kare Nanhasi", "Manheru Changamire", "Tamba Zimba Navashe", "Mutoridodo", "Sekai", "Gore Iro", "Musowore Moyo", "Shumba Inobva Mu Gomo", Alikulila", "Ndopenga", "Tinokumbira Kuziva", "Chaminuka Mukuri" and more.  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Out of print US pressing.)

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