Friday, March 23, 2012

The Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Soul Makossa

Year : 1974
Label : Makossa
Genre : Jazz, Afrobeat
Style : Jazz Funk

The group was formed in Long Island, based in Paris between 1971 and 1978, whose core members were Frank Abel (keyboards), Ernest Donnable (drums), Lafayette Hudson (bass), Keno Speller (percussion), Larry Jones (guitar), Arthur Young (percussion, flute & horns) and Ronnie James Buttacavoli (horns). They decided move to France where they're performing live in a parisian district named Barbès, an center of african cultures. They meet saxophonist Manu Dibango and producer Pierre Jaubert (who had recorded in 1969 Charles Mingus' Blue Bird & Pithecantropus Erectus). Recorded by Pierre Jaubert at Parisound studio on french label Musidisc. Soul Makossa was re-titled in The U.S. as Movin & Groovin.

01. Soul Makossa (Manu Dibango)
02. Azeta
03. Oglenon
04. Voodounon
05. Hihache
06. Nicky
07. Right foot
08. M.F. Grayson
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