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  • Afro-Desia Afro-Desia Quick View

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    Afro-Desia

    Afrodesia
    Spirits Free
    Straight to the Point
    Favors
    The Awakening
    Lonnie Smith
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  • Afro-Cuban Afro-Cuban Quick View

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    Afro-Cuban


    Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Afro Cuban, by jazz trumpeter, Kenny Dorham, will be reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by
    current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.

    1. Afrodisia
    2. Lotus Flower
    3. Minor's Holiday
    4. Basheer's Dream
    5. K.D.'s Motion
    6. Villa
    7. Venita's Dance
    Kenny Dorham
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  • Betty Davis Betty Davis Quick View

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    Betty Davis

    One can hardly imagine the genre-busting, culture-crossing musical magic of Outkast, Prince, Erykah Badu, Rick James, The Roots, or even the early Red Hot Chili Peppers without the influence of R&B pioneer Betty Davis. Her style of raw and revelatory punk-funk defies any notions that women can't be visionaries in the worlds of rock and pop. In recent years, rappers from Ice Cube to Talib Kweli to Ludacris have rhymed over her intensely strong but sensual music.


    There is one testimonial about Betty Davis that is universal: she was a woman ahead of her time. In our contemporary moment, this may not be as self-evident as it was thirty years ago - we live in an age that's been profoundly changed by flamboyant flaunting of female sexuality: from Parlet to Madonna, Lil Kim to Kelis. Yet, back in 1973 when Betty Davis first showed up in her silver go-go boots, dazzling smile and towering Afro, who could you possibly have compared her to? Marva Whitney had the voice but not the independence. Labelle wouldn't get sexy with their "Lady Marmalade" for another year while Millie Jackson wasn't "Feelin' Bitchy" until 1977. Even Tina Turner, the most obvious predecessor to Betty's fierce style wasn't completely out of Ike's shadow until later in the decade.


    Ms. Davis's unique story, still sadly mostly unknown, is unlike any other in popular music. Betty wrote the song "Uptown" for the Chambers Brothers before marrying Miles Davis in the late '60s, influencing him with psychedelic rock, and introducing him to Jimi Hendrix - personally inspiring the classic album 'Bitches Brew.'


    But her songwriting ability was way ahead of its time as well. Betty not only wrote every song she ever recorded and produced every album after her first, but the young woman penned the tunes that got The Commodores signed to Motown. The Detroit label soon came calling, pitching a Motown songwriting deal, which Betty turned down. Motown wanted to own everything. Heading to the UK, Marc Bolan of T. Rex urged the creative dynamo to start writing for herself. A common thread throughout Betty's career would be her unbending Do-It-Yourself ethic, which made her quickly turn down anyone who didn't fit with the vision. She would eventually say no to Eric Clapton as her album producer, seeing him as too banal.


    In 1973, Davis would finally kick off her cosmic career with an amazingly progressive hard funk and sweet soul self-titled debut. Davis showcased her fiercely unique talent and features such gems as "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up" and "Game Is My Middle Name." The album Betty Davis was recorded with Sly & The Family Stone's rhythm section, sharply produced by Sly Stone drummer Greg Errico, and featured backing vocals from Sylvester and the Pointer Sisters.

    1. If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up
    2. Walkin Up The Road
    3. Anti Love Song
    4. Your Man My Man
    5. Ooh Yeah
    6. Steppin In Her I. Miller Shoes
    7. Game Is My Middle Name
    8. In The Meantime
    Betty Davis
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  • Afro Temple Afro Temple Quick View

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    Afro Temple

    Martin Cohen Loves Latin Percussion
    Meaplestaculo
    Wounded Knee
    Afro Temple
    All Camels Hump
    Hotel Alyssa-Sousse, Tunisia
    Para Ti, Tito Rodriguez
    My Son Johnny and Me
    My Christina
    Sabu Martinez
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  • Afro Brazil Oba! Afro Brazil Oba! Quick View

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    Afro Brazil Oba!

    I Want Your Kiss
    The Eighth Day
    He's Coming My Way
    Midnight Blue
    Batucada
    Prece A Chuva
    Lavender Lady
    Watching Pretty Raindrops
    Recorda Me
    What Is Wrong With Grooving
    Phil Moore III and the Afro Latin Soultet
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  • Super Afro Soul Super Afro Soul Quick View

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    Super Afro Soul

    'Super Afro Soul' was a true groundbreaker when it first surfaced in Nigeria in 1966 as a 10" album, a confident and effortless union of highlife, jazz and R&B, the music of Nigerian independence fused with the soundtrack to Afro-America's struggle for civil rights.
    1. Mapami
    2. Efoye So
    3. Ise Owo
    4. Solo Hit
    5. Oni Suru
    6. Wakalole
    7. Ma Fagba Se Ye Ye
    8. Boujubari
    9. My Girl
    10. Jagua Nana
    11. Ijo Soul
    12. Topless
    13. Olulofe
    14. E Se Rere
    Orlando Julius
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  • Afro Blue Impressions Afro Blue Impressions Quick View

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    Afro Blue Impressions


    Special Vinyl Reissue


    John Coltrane: One Of The Greatest Saxophonists In History, And One Of The Most Influential Musicians Of All-time.


    The recordings that make up Afro Blue Impressions were acquired by jazz impresario/auteur Norman Granz during the tours he produced for many jazz
    artists during the 1960s, though they weren't issued until 1973. Recorded at shows in Berlin and Stockholm, the John Coltrane Quartet -- with pianist
    McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones -- is in tremendous form here, using a familiar repertoire in order to expand upon the
    group's own building blocks in creating the new post-harmonic system that the saxophonist was developing. Afro Blue Impressions is a rhythm collision,
    where mode gives way to some of Trane's most angular soprano playing, pushing the limits of the instrument and his own dexterity to near breaking
    points. This is the sound of one of the greatest -- albeit short-lived -- quartets in jazz history completely coming into its own in concert.

    LP 1
    1. Lonnie's Lament
    2. Naima
    3. Chasin' The Trane
    4. My Favorite Things


    LP 2
    1. Afro Blue
    2. Cousin Mary
    3. I Want To Talk About You
    4. Spiritual
    5. Impressions

    John Coltrane
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  • Afro Classic (Speakers Corner) Afro Classic (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Afro Classic (Speakers Corner)

    In the Seventies, fusion was a popular pigeonhole for music somewhere between jazz and pop. At the same time it was also an often used, belittling term employed by critics and representatives of 'pure' jazz, who never wanted to listen to it, let alone include any of the numerous LPs in their collection.



    Forty years later, the dust has settled. Flautist Hubert Laws' recordings not only for the Atlantic but also the CTI labels are treasured - especially the present LP, which was produced by the 'Master of Sound' Creed Taylor. Now these crossover numbers from the worlds of classic, jazz, pop and easy listening are available once more. Discover, for example, Al Kooper's composition Fire And Rain (more familiar are the versions from Blood, Sweat & Tears and James Taylor), the famous theme music from the film Love Story, and three classical compositions by J. S. Bach and Mozart. All have been given a facelift and with such super sidemen ranging from Ron Carter to Bob James and a superb Freddie Waits on the drums, they are a real treat.
    So cast aside any preconceptions and enjoy this meticulous production and the clear reproduction on vinyl.



    Musicians:



    • Hubert Laws (flute)

    • Don Sebesky (arranger)

    • Fred Alston, Jr. (bassoon)

    • Bob James (electric piano)

    • Gene Bertoncini (guitar)

    • David Friedman (vibraphone)

    • Ron Carter (bass)

    • Airto, Richie 'Pablo' Landrum (percussion)

    • Fred Waits (drums)




    Recording: December 1970 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA

    Production: Creed Taylor





    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Fire and Rain
    2. Allegro from Concerto No. 3 in D
    3. Theme from Love Story
    4. Passacaglia in C Minor
    5. Flute Sonata in F
    Hubert Laws
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  • Live At The Afro Spot Live At The Afro Spot Quick View

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    Live At The Afro Spot

    White Colored Vinyl


    Live At The Afro Spot W/ The Koola Lobitos, 140 Gram LP - White Vinyl In Clear PVC Sleeve

    1. Everyday I Got My Blues
    2. Moti Gborokan
    3. Waka Waka
    4. Ako
    5. Oloruka
    6. Lai Se
    Fela Kuti
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  • Afro-Disiac Afro-Disiac Quick View

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    Afro-Disiac

    Long out of print and never reissued in the U.S. on vinyl since its original release in 1970, Afro-Disiac just might be the musical panacea you've been looking for. Features the smoldering, deep-pocket Purdie showcase, "Sweetheart."
    1. Afro-Disiac
    2. Belladonna
    3. Trippin'
    4. Odds On
    5. Sweetheart
    6. Chanson De Nuit
    Charles Kynard
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  • Afro-Latin Soul Afro-Latin Soul Quick View

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    Afro-Latin Soul

    I Faram Gami I Faram
    Mascaram Setaba
    Shagu
    One For Buzayhew
    Alone in the Crowd
    Almaz
    Mulatu's Hideaway
    Askum
    A Kiss Before Dawn
    Playboy Cha Cha
    Ethiopian Quintet
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  • Afro-Latin Soul Afro-Latin Soul Quick View

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    Afro-Latin Soul

    I Faram Gami I Faram
    Mascaram Setaba
    Shagu
    One For Buzayhew
    Alone in the Crowd
    Almaz
    Mulatu's Hideaway
    Askum
    A Kiss Before Dawn
    Playboy Cha Cha
    Ethiopian Quintet
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  • Ndia Egbuo (Afro-Jigida) Ndia Egbuo (Afro-Jigida) Quick View

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    Ndia Egbuo (Afro-Jigida)

    Ndia Egbuo Ndia (Afro-Jigida), recorded by the Nigerian rock group Semi-Colon in 1976, was an experimental response to Fela Kuti's then-dominant afrobeat sound, substituting Fela's sophisticated horn charts and jazz leanings with wiry electric
    guitar work and a passion for vintage rock 'n' roll. Long fabled and coveted amongst collectors and DJs alike, the album has remained one of the rarest of the Nigerian 1970s "afro" cycle. Comb & Razor Sound is proud to be reissuing this lost gem of Afro-rock for a new audience.


    The original LP reissue was the second release from Comb & Razor Sound, following up the success of its inaugural offering, 2011's Nigerian disco and boogie compilation Brand New Wayo, which was spotlighted on NPR's All Things Considered and received favorable mention on its "Song of the Day." This new edition of Afro-Jigida continues Comb & Razor's exploration of rare, cutting-edge popular music produced in Nigeria in the 1970s and 80s.

    NDA EGBUO NDA (AFRO JIGIDA)
    1. Ndia Egbuo Ndia
    2. Ebenebe
    3. Isi Agboncha
    4. True Fine Mama/True Fine Woman
    5. Giam Blow
    6. Yanga (Okongwo)
    7. Onyebulu/Agbero (BONUS TRACK)
    8. Ochonganoko (BONUS TRACK)
    9. Nekwaha Semi-Colon (BONUS TRACK)


    UNRELEASED DEMOS, SKETCHES, & REHEARSALS (1975-76)
    1. Our Fada
    2. Chi Di Ebere (Version 1)
    3. Ada Odili
    4. Isi Agboncha (Take 1)
    5. True Fine Mama, True Fine Woman
    6. Ebelebe
    7. Ndia Egbuo Ndia
    8. Chi Di Ebere (Version 2)
    9. Olu Obodo
    10. Isi Agboncha (Take 2)

    Semi-Colon
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  • Oriza (Afro-Cuban Rhythms) Oriza (Afro-Cuban Rhythms) Quick View

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    Oriza (Afro-Cuban Rhythms)

    Nueva Oriza
    Ven Francisco
    Malambo
    Cabiosele Chango
    Obanlaese
    La Tumba Soy Yo
    A Bailar Oriza
    No Voyas A La Rumba
    Baba
    Ye Ma Ya
    Africa
    Laye Laye
    Silvestre Mendez
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  • Afro-Soul/ Drum Orgy Afro-Soul/ Drum Orgy Quick View

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    Afro-Soul/ Drum Orgy

    Afrika (Africa)
    Ngomba Ya Tempo (Elephant Dance)
    Kumuamkia Mzulu (Salute To A Zulu)
    Pepo Za Sarari (Trade Winds)
    A.K. Salim
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  • Afro-Peruvian Classics: The Soul of Black Peru Afro-Peruvian Classics: The Soul of Black Peru Quick View

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    Afro-Peruvian Classics: The Soul of Black Peru

    The Afro-Peruvian style heard on The Soul of Black Peru compilation originated hundreds of years ago from the Spanish slave trade. The music is a mix of African, Spanish, and Andean traditions, due to the fact that the slaves who came to Peru were not from one specific region, so they did not have a common language to communicate with. It's easy to break the music down and see which culture contributed what -- the lyrics are all sung in Spanish (Spain), have a slight melancholy approach (similar to the Yaravi form from the Andes), and boast interesting rhythms (Africa). The musical form is just starting to catch on in other parts of the world, and deservedly so. And since this is heartfelt, emotional music, fans outside of the world music circle can easily grasp and appreciate it. Ranging from Manuel Donayre's Yo No Soy Jaqui to Chabuca Granda's Lando (Luaka Bop Records head David Byrne even contributes a track, Maria Lando), The Soul of Black Peru is a true musical treasure.

    - Greg Prato (All Music)
    1. Maria Lando - Susana Baca
    2. Yo No Soy Jaqui (I Am Not Jaqui) - Manuel Donayre
    3. Canterurias - Cecilia Barraza
    4. Samba Malato - Lucila Campos
    5. Enciendete Candela (Light The Flame) - Roberto Rivas & El Conjunto Gente Morena
    6. Azuca De Cana (Sugarcane) - Eva Ayllon
    7. Prendeme La Vela (Light My Candle) - Abelardo Vasquez & Cumanana
    8. Lando - Chabuca Granda
    9. Toro Mata (Bull Kills) - Lucila Campos
    10. Son De Los Diablos (Dance Of The Devils) - Peru Negro
    11. No Me Cumben (That's Not For Me) - Nicomedes Santa Cruz
    12. Una Larga Noche (A Long Night) - Chabuca Granda
    13. Lando - Peru Negro
    14. Maria Lando - David Byrne
    15. Zapateo En Menor - Vincente Vasquez
    Various Artists
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  • New Directions New Directions Quick View

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    New Directions

    With A Song In My Heart
    3/4 - 5/4 - 7/2 (Liquid Landscape)
    Afro Rock
    Let My People Go
    Victims Of Change
    Mystic Mambo
    Incantations
    Freaks
    Once In A Lifetime
    The Afro Blues Quintet Plus One
    $13.99
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  • Malik Malik Quick View

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    Malik

    1. I Love Music
    2. Raff
    3. Conga
    4. Avi-Vo
    5. Malik
    6. Darkest Light
    7. Dgunji
    8. What You Need
    9. Baba Hya
    The Lafayette Afro Rock Band
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  • Each Man Makes His Destiny Each Man Makes His Destiny Quick View

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    Each Man Makes His Destiny

    Gatefold repro of the debut 1974 album from this French Afrobeat/disco/funk outfit, featuring members of Lafayette Afro Rock Band.
    1. Too Little Room

    2. Suicide
    3. One Chance

    4. Love Can
    5. There's Time To Change
    6. Put An X On The Spot (in The Sky)
    7. Losin'
    8. Dgunji
    Ice
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  • Satanic Panic In The Attic Satanic Panic In The Attic Quick View

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    Satanic Panic In The Attic

    The sixth full-length and first for Polyvinyl from this Athens, GA band is a departure from previous releases. There's a 70's Afro beat and an 80's new wave influence, and the songs are full of danceable electro hooks.
    1. Disconnect the Dots
    2. Lysergic Bliss
    3. Will You Come and Fetch Me
    4. My British Tour Diary
    5. Rapture Rapes the Muses
    6. Eros' Entropic Tundra
    7. City Bird
    8. Erroneous Escape into Erik Eckles
    9. Chrissie Kiss the Corpse
    10. Your Magic Is Working
    11. Climb the Ladder
    12. How Lester Lost His Wife
    13. Spike the Senses
    14. Vegan in Furs
    1. Everything About Her Is Wrong
    2. Pimps Are Simpering, The
    Of Montreal
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  • Black Radio Black Radio Quick View

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    Black Radio

    The Robert Glasper Experiment's Blue Note Records/EMI release Black Radio is a future landmark recording that boldly stakes out new musical territory and transcends any notion of genre, drawing from jazz hip-hop, R&B and rock, but refusing to be pinned down by any one tag.


    The first full-length album from the Grammy-nominated keyboardist's electric Experiment band (Casey Benjamin/sax & vocoderist, Derrick Hodge/bass and Chris Dave/drummer) also features many of Glasper's famous friends from the spectrum of urban music, seamlessly incorporating appearances from a jaw-dropping roll call of special guests including Erykah Badu, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Shafiq Husayn, KING, Ledisi, Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Meshell Ndegeocello, Stokley Williams and Mos Def.


    Throughout, the Experiment wears its eclecticism on its sleeve, presenting new collaborative originals and surprising cover songs. They transform the Afro-Cuban standard Afro Blue with Badu, Sade's Cherish The Day with Hathaway, David Bowie's Letter to Hermione with Bilal and Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit with Benjamin's vocoder vocal.

    1. Lift Off ft. Shafig Husayn/Mic Check
    2. Afro Blue ft. Erykah Badu
    3. Cherish the Day ft. Lalah Hathaway
    4. Always Shine ft. Lupe Fiasco and Bilal
    5. Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) ft. Ledisi
    6. Move Love ft. KING
    7. Ah Yeah ft. Musiq Soulchild and Chrisette Michele
    8. The Consequences of Jealousy ft. Meshell Ndegeocello
    9. Why Do We Try ft. Stokely Williams
    10. Black Radio ft. Mos Def
    11. Letter to Hermione ft. Bilal
    12. Smells Like Teen Spirit
    Robert Glasper Experiment
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  • Survive Survive Quick View

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    Survive

    Survive is the long awaited, full-length from Garrison Hawk with Sly & Robbie. You can say he's a toaster, a rapper, an MC and undoubtedly a great writer, but most of all he's a bad ass singer. Wild is the party track; Murderer, What She Wants, Reggae Music and Don't Ya Know are the hooky business; Gangster For Life and Running Red have that uptempo Jamaican feel; Apocalypse features a stripped down Raga muffin style; and the title track is an anthem featuring Ethiopian artist Teddy Afro and Gigi.
    1. Wild
    2. Murderer
    3. What She Wants
    4. Gangster For Life
    5. Survive
    6. Reggae Music
    7. Running Red
    8. Don't Ya Know
    9. Save My Life
    10. Apocalypse
    11. Remember
    Garrison Hawk with Sly & Robbie
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  • Panoramic Tymes Panoramic Tymes Quick View

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    Panoramic Tymes

    The story of the Qualitons began in 2007 when DJ/producer Kanada K√°osz was invited to DJ at the Berlin Soul Ascension Festival. When he saw some of the greatest funk/soul/beat bands playing at the SAF (including the Soul Investigators and Afrobeat Academy) he went back to Budapest inspired to organize such a band in Hungary.


    The band were named after the living memory of the former Hungarian recording company Qualiton, a record label which existed from the late-'50s up to the '70s. At first the band's repertoire consisted of cover-versions from rare Hungarian 7 singles but soon started to write their own songs. They released two 7 singles on Tramp Records and were featured on a compilation entitled Contemporary Funk.


    In early 2010 legendary Japanese DJ Muro placed Mellbimbo by the Qualitons right at the beginning of his afro-funk mixtape Super Afro Funky Breaks. Furthermore, Gil-Scott Heron and his band shared the stage with the Qualitons at the Mediawave Festival in Szombathely, Hungary. Heron and the guys enjoyed themselves so much that they congratulated the Qualitons personally for their authentic music and great performance. Tramp Records is now pleased to present the collective's debut album Panoramic Tymes.

    1. C'mon Baby (Get Heavy With Me)
    2. Overdose
    3. Ejjel A Soteben
    4. A.C. Blues
    5. Soul Bowl/Kekfeny
    6. Bodzarella
    7. Wandering Will
    8. Mellimbo
    9. More Pultonium
    10. Aua
    The Qualitons
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  • Spirit Of Malombo (Awaiting Repress) Spirit Of Malombo (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Spirit Of Malombo (Awaiting Repress)

    Following the label s acclaimed Next Stop Soweto compilation series, Strut returns to the rich music heritage of South Africa for another landmark compilation celebrating the influential and heavily political music of drummer Julian Bahula since the mid- 60s with the Malombo Jazz Makers, Jabula and Jazz Afrika bands. Bahula s first group was the Malombo Jazzmen, led by guitarist Philip Tabane with flautist Abbey Cindi and they broke the mould, introducing indigenous malombo drums alongside guitar and flute to create a strong new cultural jazz fusion. In 1964, the group took the Castle Lager jazz festival by storm, South Africa s biggest annual jazz event. Within a year, Bahula and Cindi had parted company with Tabane, and guitarist Lucky Ranku had come on board to form the Malombo Jazz Makers. By the end of the 1960s, they had established themselves as South Africa s foremost afro-centric jazz group. In 1971, they made a clandestine tour of South Africa with Steve Biko and TECON (Theatre Council of Natal) Players, using music and theatre to promote black awareness and identity as part of Biko s Black Consciousness message. As the pressure of apartheid started to bear down on them, Julian Bahula escaped to political exile in the UK. He settled in London in February 1973 following a tour with white afro-rock band Hawk. Joined by Lucky Ranku shortly afterwards, Bahula formed a new afro super-group, Jabula, through which malombo music was transformed into a vehicle that could take a powerful political message from South Africa to audiences in Europe and across the world. The band worked closely and selflessly with the exiled ANC, the Anti-Apartheid Movement and other anti-apartheid organisations to help spread political awareness. Bahula and his wife Liza also started London s first regular night to promote live African music at London s 100 Club during the 80s. In 83, they set up the first concert in the UK to raise awareness for Nelson Mandela, African Sounds , an event that helped to kickstart the international pressure that would lead to Mandela s release in 1990. The Specials Jerry Dammers was there and was inspired by Jabula s track Mandela to write the huge hit for The Special AKA, Nelson Mandela . Spirit Of Malombo documents Bahula s incredible musical journey from 1966 to 1984 for the first time. Package includes rare photos, poster artwork and memorabilia with extensive sleeve notes from author Francis Gooding. The cover features a still from leading South African photographer, Ernest Cole.
    1. Malombo Jazz Makers Plus 2 - Bahula Dithabeng
    2. Malombo Jazz Men - Abie's Mood
    3. Malombo Jazz Makers - Hleziphi
    4. Malombo Jazz Makers - Matshenyogo

    5. Malombo - Bird Meets Elephant
    6. Malombo Jazz Makers - Sibathathu
    7. Malombo Jazz Makers - Sefuralong
    8. Malombo - Mama
    9. Malombo Jazz Makers - Abbey's Body
    10. Malombo Jazz Makers - Jikeleza
    11. Jabula - Let Us Be Free
    12. Jabula -Thunder Into Our Hearts
    13. Jabula -Journey To Africa
    14. Jabula - Mathome
    15. Jabula - Jabula Happiness
    16. Julian Bahula's Jazz Afrika - Woza Cindi
    17. Jabula - Ithumeleng Ba Mamelodi
    Next Stop Soweto
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