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Living In The Streets 2: More Wah Wah Jazz, Funky Soul, And Other Dirty Grooves 2LP

BGP

Make no mistake the 1970s were one of its most fertile periods, the great breakthroughs of the 60s were being consolidated by an ability to sell albums that saw it was possible to make unprecendented amounts of money. In turn this meant that risks were being taken that saw soul and RnB rub shoulders with jazz, gospel, latin and rock. At the far end of this, disco would emerge and in the meantime a hell of a lot of fun was going to be had getting there.

So, we the people at BGP, have delved and compiled and if you don't like it well just don't come to the party - yep, just stand outside with a long face looking miserable while we whoop it up on the inside. Just look at the list Letta Mbulu, Joe Houston, Joe Bataan, Byrdie Green, Esther Marrow, Spanky Wilson, Preston Epps - just starts us off. The Fatback Band turn up in disguise as Macho and the greatest percussionist in the world King Errison - of whom it is said he could cut any other congaluero - shows his worth with some high quality voodooism. George Benson, Pretty Purdie, Dave Cortez and Buddy Lucas turn up as the Mighty Tom Cats and seem to be advocating illegal activities.

 

 Tracklist
Show Credits
A1     –Katie Love & The Four Shades Of Black*     Don't Let It Go To Your Head     2:03
A2     –Brenda George     I Can't Stand It     2:40
A3     –Letta Mbulu     Afro Texas     3:30
A4     –Joe Houston     Kicking Back Pts 1& 2     7:28
B1     –Joe Bataan     Theme From The Men     7:16
B2     –King Errisson     Sleep Talk     3:06
B3     –The Mighty Tom Cats*     Love Potion - Cheeba - Cheeba     4:25
B4     –Macho (6)     Mucho Macho     3:50
C1     –Irene Reid     I Must Be Doing Something Right     2:34
C2     –Byrdie Green     Return Of The Prodigal Son     3:16
C3     –Sharon Cash     Fever     2:37
C4     –Spanky Wilson     Kissing My Love     4:14
D1     –Esther Marrow     And When I Die     4:58
D2     –Walter Hawkins & Selah*     Where Will You Run     3:27
D3     –Jambo (3)     Harrambee (Based On The Bwala Dance From David Fanshawe's African Sanctus)     3:11
D4     –Preston Epps     Africa     6:18

 

 

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