Kapingbdi

Born in the Night (L-110)

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Born in the Night

Kapingbdi

Sonorama

882119011050

LPS 163147

L-110

FUNK

1

LP 18,99 €

Fantastic work from Kapingbdi – a group who hail from Liberia, but who recorded all of these tracks for a label in Germany – all at a level that makes for a wonderfully open, criss-crossing sort of sound! These tracks aren't cleaned up or polished world music for the post-colonial market – but instead, they perfectly reflect the new musical crossroads that appeared in that generation – as a group like Kapingbdi were able to effortlessly draw from American soul and jazz, especially the latter – all while making music that was uniquely their own. There's some very strong jazz work in the mix – especially on the saxes and flute of group leader E Kojo Samuels – whose strong lead voice and solo passages really help give these tracks a depth that maybe even recalls some of the best work by Oneness Of Juju. Instrumentation includes plenty of percussion mixed with just the right dose of Fender Rhodes – and although there are vocals on the tracks, the instrumental passages often hold sway.

PERSONNEL ON A1,A2,A3 & B2

  • E. Kojo Samuels - saxophone, lead vocals, flute
  • Maisha El-Shabu - piano, vocals
  • Joseph Kieh Blamo - lead & rhythm guitar, vocals
  • M. Ciaffa Barclay - congas, percussion, vocals
  • G. Charles Fyneah II - bass, vocals
  • Nana B. Johnson - drums. percussion, vocals
  • Munich, 1981

PERSONNEL ON A4 & BI

  • E. Kojo Samuels - saxophone, lead vocals, flute
  • Joseph Kieh Blamo - lead & rhythm guitar, vocals
  • M. Ciaffa Barclay - congas, percussion, vocals
  • G. Charles Fyneah II - bass, vocals
  • Nana B. Johnson - drums
  • Munich, 1980

PERSONNEL ON B3 & B4

  • E. Kojo Samuels - saxophone, lead vocals, flute
  • Mamadee Kamera - bass, vocals
  • Jean-Claude Nanga - guitar
  • M. Ciaffa Barclay - congas, percussion, vocals
  • Thomas Mensah - drums
  • Hamburg, 1978

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Don't Escape
  • A2. You Go Go You Go Come
  • A3. Wrong Curfew Walk
  • A4. Our Heritage (Sengadebon)
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Take The Guitar Out
  • B2. Boys Town
  • B3. Deadea - Edit
  • B4. Mali Feeling