Howard Roberts

Lord Shango (Orginal Soundtrack) (735202315156)

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1975

Lord Shango (Orginal Soundtrack)

Howard Roberts

Tidal Waves Music

735202315156

LPS 167779

735202315156

JAZZ

1

LP 33,04 €

180 GRAM CLEAR LP EDITION

Limited to 500 copies

One of the most unique soundtracks of the blacksploitation generation – but maybe that's also because the film Lord Shango was also somewhat different than most – a hipper, more creative movie that took on a number of themes, which are all echoed by Howard Roberts in his music!

This Howard Roberts isn't the famous LA guitar jazz musician – but instead a black arranger best known for 60s choral records that usually had a blend of easy listening and soul – which is quite a difference from the funky vibe of this record – a set that mixes in all sorts of vocal and percussive elements with more familiar electric funk – still with Roberts' chorus in the mix, but often with a lead female singer singing soul-based lyrics! The whole thing's wonderful – as much a soul record as a soundtrack

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Jenny's Theme
  • A2. Funky, But??
  • A3. Some People
  • A4. Walk Softly
  • A5. Sailin'
  • A6. It Was You
  • A7. Streak O' Lean
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Jesus, Sweet Jesus
  • B2. Glory, Glory
  • B3. Be Ready For The Judgement Day
  • B4. Banjoko
  • B5. Come To The Water
  • B6. My Lord, He Calls Me