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Ravissante Baby

LP (Item 987805) CC (France), 1977 — Condition: Sealed
Surprisingly great work from an artist who was very young at the time – Paris-born Francis Mbarga, who cut this Afro groove classic when he was only 7 years old! Despite that age, though, the sound is very fully-formed – thanks to tight studio backing from a combo of sharp guitar, bubbling bass, and snapping drums – all of whom flesh out Francis' music ideas, while he calls along with the lyrics! "Ravissante Baby" takes up all of side one – and side two features the even groovier "Look Up In The Sky", which has some English lyrics, a funky groove, and a weird offbeat vibe that we might place somewhere in the territory of William Onyebar for complete uniqueness!  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(2015 reissue on Hot Casa – still sealed!)

Sealed

This is what it says, that the record is still held fast in shrink-wrap. We tend to be pretty suspicious about these things, so if the shrink-wrap doesn't look original, or if the record seems to have undergone some damage over time, we'll probably take it out of the wrapper to ensure that it's in good shape — which is why we don't have more of these. In some cases the shrink-wrap may be torn in spots, but if it's not possible the record has been taken out and played, the record will still qualify as "Sealed".

Additional Marks & Notes

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