Oneness Of Juju - African Rhythms - 2x LP Vinyl

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SKU:
c0015821
UPC:
730003318818

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Album:
African Rhythms
Artist:
Oneness Of Juju
Format:
12" Vinyl
UPC:
730003318818

Description

Strut present a brand new edition of Oneness of Juju's Afro-jazz classic African Rhythms, originally released on Black Fire in 1975 and first reissued on Strut in 2002.

From a trailblazing band featuring members well-versed in jazz, funk, gospel, and African music, the debut album by the Oneness of Juju displayed a group playing with the dexterity of Kool & the Gang, the forward-thinking musical ideas of Herbie Hancock, and the social consciousness of Gil Scott-Heron. The title track is fiercely kinetic, with vocal choruses prodding listeners to dance and Plunky's echo-drenched saxophone floating serenely over the top of a funky space-jazz backing. Elsewhere, the band lapses into a few dated mid-'70s arrangements (reminiscent of Pharoah Sanders, Lonnie Liston Smith, etc.), but the playing is always wonderful -- Plunky especially distinguishes himself in many different modes -- and the production is crystalline. "Don't Give Up" and "Liberation Dues" are two other highlights, with positive-minded chants and funky arrangements. [In early 2002, the British jazz/funk/world reissue label Strut brought African Rhythms back from the brink, with two bonus tracks: an instrumental version of "Liberation Dues" and the single version of "African Rhythms."]
A1African Rhythms7:17
A2Kazi4:20
A3Funky Wood1:13
B1Tarishi3:55
B2Mashariki3:22
B3Chants1:14
B4Don't Give Up5:41
C1Incognito8:10
C2Poo Too3:43
C3Liberation Dues4:34
D1African Rhythms (45 version Pts. 1 & 27:17
D2Afrobeat (previously unreleased)

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