Pharaohs, The

Awakening (LH025)

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Awakening

Pharaohs, The

Ubiquity

780661002512

LPS 163422

LH025

JAZZ

1

LP 24,78 €

180 GRAM VINYL

HEAVY-WEIGHT TIP-ON JACKET

Horn-led, afrocentric, heavy funk from 1971. One of the great albums of all time. The Pharaohs were one of the forgotten treasures of '70s R&B, a freewheeling jazz-funk congregation heavily influenced by Chicago's jazz avant-garde as well as on-the-one funk and African motifs. Unfortunately, they recorded only one album before Earth, Wind & Fire frontman Maurice White (who played in an early version of the Pharaohs) hired several of its members to form the Phenix Horns, the justly celebrated horn section for Earth, Wind & Fire during the '70s.

PERSONNEL:

  • Pharaoh Don "Hippmo" - alto, tenor & baritone sax, flute
  • Pharaoh Ealee Satterfield - bass, vocals
  • Pharaoh Black Herman - quinto drums, alto sax
  • Pharaoh Derf Reklaw Raheem - african drums, flute, congas, vocals
  • Pharaoh Shango Njoko - african drums, tumba, vocals
  • Pharaoh Oye Bisi - african drums, congas, tambourine
  • Pharaoh Alious - trap drums, tumba
  • Pharaoh Yehudah Ben Israel - guitar, lead vocals
  • Pharaoh (Big) Willie Woods - trombone, bassoon, baritone horn
  • Pharaoh Ki - trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
  • Pharaoh Aaron Ifad Dodd - tuba, tambourine, baritone horn

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Damballa
  • A2. Ibo
  • A3. Tracks Of My Tears
  • A4. Black Enuff
  • A5. Somebody's Been Sleeping
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Freedom Road
  • B2. Great House