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African Rhythms - Oneness Of Juju 1970-1982



Oneness Of Juju
African Rhythms - Oneness Of Juju 1970-1982
(2xCD/3xLP) Strut STRUTCD/LP018, 2001-08-27

"Strut hook up with Stateside black jazz label Black Fire for a definitive retrospective of one of the most groundbreaking Afro funk / spiritual jazz groups of all time, Oneness Of Juju. Best known for the Larry Levan mixed ‘Every Way But Loose’ and the rare groove anthems ‘African Rhythms’ and ‘River Luv Rite’, Oneness were one of the first bands to successfully fuse elements of avant garde jazz, funk and touches of Sun Ra cosmology, all topped with the powerhouse jazz vocals and messages of Eka Ete Jackie Lewis. From their early politically motivated hard jazz / Afro percussion work on the legendary Strata East label, to the funky ‘African Rhythms’ and ‘Space Jungle Luv’ LPs using layers of Afro percussion and beautiful jazz melodies, the albums were masterpieces and have been collectors’ favourites for years. The album is complemented by a 16-page booklet with comprehensive notes and rare photos covering the history of the band."

Oneness Of Juju
African Rhythms - Oneness Of Juju 1970-1982
(2xCD/3xLP) Strut STRUTCD/LP018, 2001-08-27

Tracklisting CD1 :
01 Oneness Of Juju - African Rhythms (Album Version) 7:15
02 Oneness Of Juju - Follow Me 4:59
03 Oneness Of Juju - Space Jungle Funk 9:36
04 Juju (9) & Space Rangers, The - Got To Be Right On It (Original 45 Version) 5:17
05 Okyerema Asante With Plunky - Sabi (Black Fire Mix) 6:20
06 Oneness Of Juju - Interlude: Rhythms Timelessness 0:30
07 Roach Om - No Name # III / Love Is ... / My Nigger & Me 4:29
08 Oneness Of Juju - West Wind (Previously Unreleased) 7:40
09 Juju - Freedom Fighter 3:26
10 Oneness Of Juju - Be About The Future 5:11
11 Oneness Of Juju - Nooky 4:34
12 Oneness Of Juju - Interlude: African Rhythms 1 0:40
13 Plunky & Oneness Of Juju - Every Way But Loose (Original Version) 6:30

Tracklisting CD2 :
01 Oneness Of Juju - Bootsie's Lament (Unreleased Version) 11:05
02 Oneness Of Juju - Chants / Don't Give Up 6:55
03 Lon Moshe - Doin' The Carvin' For Thabo 5:29
04 Oneness Of Juju - River Luv Rite 8:03
05 Oneness Of Juju - Interlude: African Rhythms Chant 0:30
06 Juju - Nairobi / Chants 8:00
07 Okyerema Asante With Plunky - Asante Sana 6:31
08 Oneness Of Juju - Interlude: African Rhythms II 0:40
09 Ndikho Xaba - Nomusa 8:43
10 Juju & Space Rangers, The - Plastic (Original 45 Version) 6:07
11 Oneness Of Juju - African Rhythms (Original 45 Version: Part 1) 3:24
12 Juju - The End Of The Butterfly King 5:54

Tracklisting 3xLP :
A1 Oneness Of Juju - African Rhythms (Album Version) 7:15
A2 Oneness Of Juju - Follow Me 4:59
B1 Oneness Of Juju - River Luv Rite 8:03
B2 Roach Om - No Name # III / Love Is... / My Nigger & Me 4:29
C1 Oneness Of Juju - Chants / Don't Give Up 6:55
C2 Oneness Of Juju - Be About The Future 5:11
C3 Oneness Of Juju & Space Rangers, The - Got To Be Right On It (Original 45 Version) 5:17
D1 Oneness Of Juju - Space Jungle Funk 9:36
D2 Oneness Of Juju - West Wind (Previously Unreleased) 7:40
E1 Plunky & Oneness Of Juju - Every Way But Loose (Original LP Version) 7:40
E2 Okyerema Asante & Plunky* - Sabi (Black Fire Mix) 6:20
F1 Okyerema Asante & Plunky* - Asante Sana 6:31
F2 Oneness Of Juju - Nairobi / Chants 6:29

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