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African Rhythms Vinyl LP

Now-Again RecordsSKU fr-4284

1975 Afrocentric soul jazz grail, one-time pressing cut direct from original tapes
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These are African Rhythms... passed down to us from the ancient spirits... Originally released in 1975 on the Black Fire label, this piece of DC afro-funk is best-known for the breakbeat cut "Liberation Dues." After all these years, it still can make your balls drop. I've grown to really appreciate the A-side as well. It plays as one long continuous multi-movement track, starting with the 7+ minute "African Rhythms" (Dilla touched this one on the Welcome 2 Detroit LP), weaving through funk ("Kazi" and "Tarishi"), African music, and soul jazz ("Masharki"). Nice 2020 edition on Now-Again lacquered directly from the original tapes, housed in tip-on sleeve w/ full color liner note booklet, limited one time pressing. Recommended.

  • black vinyl pressing
  • originally released in 1975 on Washington DC's Black Fire Records
  • remastered by Bernie Grundman
  • housed in glossy tip-on sleeve
  • includes full-size booklet w/ extensive liner notes + photos
  • limited edition
  • also available: Space Jungle Luv
  • music label: Now-Again Records 2020
reviewed by the mgmnt 03/2008
UPC: 659457517915

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