Oneness Of Juju – African Rhythms

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A landmark of Afro-centric jazz in the 70s – and the first album by this famous underground collective! Oneness of Juju were a Washington DC-based group that grew out of the ashes of the Juju avant jazz ensemble – formed in the culturally rich African-American community of DC in the 70s, with spiritual and political aspirations that stretched far beyond the average funky combo. This first album is a masterful blend of percussion, jazz, and a slight bit of funk – alternating vocal tracks with harder-hitting jazz instrumentals, all held together under the leadership of sax player Plunky Nakabinde. The album’s one of the greatest independent soul jazz albums of the 70s – and it’s filled with great tracks, such as the breakbeat classic “African Rhythms” and “Liberation Dues”. Other titles include “Kazi”, “Funky Wood”, “Don’t Give Up”, “Poo Too”, and “Incognito”.

Tracklist

01. African Rhythms
02. Kazi
03. Funky Wood
04. Tarishi
05. Mashariki
06. Chants
07. Don’t Give Up
08. Icognito
09. Poo Too
10. Liberation Dues
11. Liberation Dues (Instrumental)
12. African Rhythms (45 Version)

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5 Responses to “Oneness Of Juju – African Rhythms”

  1. frank says:

    This post means so much to me of course by the fact of , ‘African Rhythms’ via J Dilla…, and for the fact it is full of so much funking stuffs!! Get down!!

  2. frank says:

    Thanks francesco and your jazz weekenders

  3. J@Y says:

    Chur! Great post. I have this one on vinyl, but it’s sweet to have on the go! Peace.

  4. tak4prez says:

    props. as always.

    good looks, brother.

  5. DJ Hannibal says:

    Thanx for this one man.

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