Dorothy Ashby

Afro-Harping (Limited Edition) (889397107857)

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Afro-Harping (Limited Edition)

Dorothy Ashby

Audio Clarity


LPS 169540




LP 16,51 €


One of the grooviest records ever - a sublime blend of african percussion, soulful orchestrations, and Dorothy Ashby's amazing electric harp.

By the time of this landmark album Dorothy had been knocking around the jazz world for a number of years, but it wasn't until she hooked up with Richard Evans at Cadet Records that her sound really began to cook - breaking down genres and expectations in the trademark style of the best late 60s sides from the chicago underground. The record's got a bit of funk, a bit of jazz, and a heck of a lot of soul - and the setting works perfectly for Dorothy's harp, giving it a lot more room to work around than some of her smaller jazz combo albums. The album includes two great originals - 'Soul Vibrations' and 'Afro-Harping' - both of which have a nice funky edge, and a groovy soulful bounce

Recorded at Ter Mar Studios, Chicago, February 1968.


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Soul Vibrations
  • A2. Games
  • A3. Action Line
  • A4. Lonely Girl
  • A5. Life Has Its Trials
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Afro-Harping
  • B2. Little Sunflowe
  • B3. Theme from Valley of the Dolls
  • B4. Come Live With Me
  • B5. The Look of Love