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Oneness Of Juju - African Rhythms

Oneness Of Juju African Rhythms
Oneness Of Juju - African Rhythms
(CD/2xLP) Strut STRUTCD/LP027, 2002-01-15

Strut continue their re-issue programme of the '70s catalogue of Oneness Of Juju, one of the most groundbreaking bands of their time. From early avant-garde jazz work on the Strata East label to their later fusions of Afrobeat, funk and spritual jazz, Oneness stand as a huge influence for today's jazz scene.

Released in 1976, The 'African Rhythms' album is Oneness Of Juju's masterpiece. Bandleader J. Plunky Branch had moved back to his hometown of Richmond, Virginia from New York and introduced R&B, funk and African percussion into his music to appeal to the local market. Topped by the soaring vocals of Jackie Holoman-Lewis, the Oneness sound became a tight, supremely soulful outfit.

Although it sold to the local market, 'African Rhythms' was revived in the late '80s when rare groove fever hit the UK. Ever since, the album has been an essential part of any soul and funk DJ's collection.

Oneness Of Juju African Rhythms
Oneness Of Juju - African Rhythms
(CD/2xLP) Strut STRUTCD/LP027, 2002-01-15

Tracklisting CD :
01 African Rhythms 7:17
02 Kazi 4:20
03 Funky Wood 1:13
04 Tarishi 3:55
05 Mashariki 3:22
06 Chants 1:14
07 Don't Give Up 5:41
08 Incognito 8:10
09 Poo Too 3:43
10 Liberation Dues 4:34
11 Liberation Dues (Instrumental) 8:40
12 African Rhythms (45 Version) 3:40

Tracklisting 2xLP :
A1 African Rhythms 7:17
A2 Kazi 4:20
A3 Funky Wood 1:13
B1 Tarishi 3:55
B2 Mashariki 3:22
B3 Chants 1:14
B4 Don't Give Up 5:41
C1 Incognito 8:10
C2 Poo Too 3:43
D1 Liberation Dues 4:34
D2 Liberation Dues (Instrumental) 8:40

Links :
Credits :
Bass [Fender], Percussion, Vocals - Muzi Branch
Drums - Ronnie Toler
Drums, Congas, Performer [Balaphone], Vocals - Babatunde Michael Lea
Piano, Keyboards [Fender Rhodes, Clavinet], Percussion, Vocals - Al Hammel Rasul
Producer - Jimmy Gray
Saxophone, Percussion, Vocals, Producer - Plunky Branch
Vibraphone, Performer [Marimbas] - Lon Moshe
Vocals - Eka-Ete Jackie Lewis

Tracks 1 to 10 originally released as Black Fire LP BF19751.
Track 11 previously unreleased.
Track 12 originally released on BF1001 7".


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