Perhaps the surprise of the year this one as George Benson release an album that isn’t a ‘Best Of’ his own hits as he covers some pop and
jazz classics and it’s worth more than a casual listen!
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Rob ”Roy” Raindorf is one of the most enigmatic artists to come out of
Ghana. Born in Accra in 1949, he appeared from nowhere with a unique and twisted sound.
‘ Forgive Us All‘ from Funky Rob Way
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Gilles Peterson’s Interview with Seun Kuti on his Worldwide Show this morning, you’d be right to be excited by the fact that his new album is coming out next week as it’s time to rise up!
Continue reading Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80 – From Africa With Fury: Rise
So if you can imagine giving
jazz legend a 70th birthday party and got a load of his favourite International music stars to join in on ten of his favourite songs, The Imagine Project would be such a star studded present!
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Folk, Rock, Electronica & Jazz from the Out There Edges of Brazil” this is so much more than a trip into the mid 60s to 70s as Far Out Recordings bring you a trip of a lifetime.
Continue reading V/A – Far Out Spaced Oddyssey (Vols. 1 & 2)
Still coming to grips with
Michael Leonhart & The Avramina 7 debut album Seahorse And The Storyteller? Now the summer of love 2010 is here, time to give it another go – Peace.
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The World Ends?…The latest title from Soundway Records features 32 electrifying and funk laden grooves from the sound of a generation attempting to pick up the pieces after the devastation of the Nigerian civil war.
Continue reading V/A – The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia In 1970s Nigeria
BBC Radio 1′s
Gilles Peterson has already mentioned a couple of times that this album is one of his favourite three albums of the year and he’s not the only one going mad over this debut release.
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Fans of Adrian Gibson’s sets at ‘Messin’ Around’ and Perry Louis’
Jazz CoTech dancers are in seventh heaven with news of this 12″ that features two massive tunes.
Continue reading V/A – Music For Jazz Dancers
Its back! The Modern
Highlife, Afro Sounds and Nigerian Blues of 1970-6 that is ; if you really love me, take me to your Nigeria Special house and do me how you like (as Fubura Sekibo might say).
Continue reading V/A – Nigeria Special: Volume 2 – The Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds and Nigerian Blues of 1970-6
Wow! Those boys at Soundway are really too good for us folks as here’s the third release in the
Panama! series and there’s a hell of a fire down below.
Continue reading V/A Panama! 3 – Calypso Paname, Guajira Jazz & Cumbia Topica on the Isthmus 1960-75
This album explores the combination of the traditions of
flamenco, comtemporay jazz and orchestral arrangements; could that possibily work?
Continue reading Vince Mendoza & The Metropole Orchestra – El Viento
Yet another essential
compilation album that concentrates on the 60s-70s but this time it’s hot out of Panama on the always excellent Soundway label.
Continue reading V/A – Panama! 2 Latin, Funk and Calypso on the Isthmus 1967-77
Condensing four decades of Cuban dance hits onto two CDs,
proves to be an appropiate showcase for the genius of Havana S??! Los Van Van.
Continue reading Los Van Van – Havana Si! The Very Best Of