Oneness of Juju

African Rhythms 1970 - 1982 (JAZZ)

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STRUT233LP

African Rhythms 1970 - 1982

Oneness of Juju

Strut

4062548010411

LPS 162172

JAZZ

3

LP 28,91 €

3 LP SET

African Rhythms 1970-82 requires open-minded immersion. A faithful reissue of Strut’s 2001 release, the 3-LP-sized compilation remains chronologically haphazard. It leads with the catchy grooves and improvisations from Oneness of Juju’s mid-’70s releases on the Black Fire label, a mixture of American jungle funk, Fela’s Afrobeat (“Follow Me”), and soul-friendly vocal choruses (“Got to Be Right on It”). Here and elsewhere, Branch’s versatile sax (he can be guttural or lofty, skronky or fonky, spacey or garrulous), his brother Muzi Branch’s bumping electric bass, and the gospelized vocals of Lady Eka-Ete Jackie Lewis variously rivet your attention as they batten down the mix.

TRACKS:

  • A1. ONENESS ON JUJU - African Rhythms
  • A2. ONENESS ON JUJU - Follow Me
  • A3. ONENESS ON JUJU- Jungle Funk
  • B1. ONENESS ON JUJU- River Luv Rite
  • B2. ROACH OM - No Name #3 / Love is... / My N*gg*r & Me
  • B3. JUJU- Nairobi / Chants
  • C1. ONENESS ON JUJU - Chants / Don't Give Up
  • C2. ONENESS ON JUJU - Be About The Future
  • C3. JUJU & THE SPACE RANGERS - Got To Be Right On It
  • D1. ONENESS ON JUJU - Space Jungle Funk
  • D2. ONENESS ON JUJU - West Wind
  • E1 JUJU & THE SPACE RANGERS - Plastic
  • E2. PLUNKY & ONENESS ON JUJU - Every Way But Loose
  • E3. OKYEREMA ASANTE FEAT. PLUNKY - Asante Sana
  • F1. ONENESS ON JUJU - Bootsie's Lament
  • F2. JUJU - The End of the Butterfly King