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Cadence Revolution: Disques Debs International Volume 2 1973-1981

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Strut present the second volume in a series of compilations taken from the archives of Disques Debs International, the longest-running and most prolific label of the French Caribbean. Set up by the late Henri Debs in the late ‘50s, the label has continued for over 50 years, releasing hundreds of records and playing a pivotal role in bringing the creole music of Guadeloupe and Martinique to a wider international audience. Volume 2 of the series focuses on the label’s ‘70s output and the development of the unique Cadence sound, pulling disparate influences into a Pan-Caribbean blend of rhythms, styles and languages that dominated the dancehalls, clubs and concerts of the decade. Based in a small but state-of-the-art studio on the first floor of Henri Debs’ Club 97-1, just outside Pointe-à-Pitre in the town of Gosier, the label hosted sessions from the cream of local and regional talent, hothousing ideas into over 100 LP and 45 releases over the decade that reflected an increasingly confident creole identity. Groups like Les Vikings, Super Combo and Typical Combo along with a host of lesser-known bands were in fierce but friendly competition in the bals, dances and concerts in Guadeloupe, across the region and into Metropolitan France. Haitian Compas, Congolese influences from le Ry-Co Jazz, cadence-lypso and reggae from Dominica and a heavy dose of jazz and Puerto Rican salsa were thrown into the mix alongside local biguine, quadrille and gwo ka to power an unrivalled recorded output. Compiled by Hugo Mendez (Sofrito) and Emile Omar (Roseaux), ‘Cadence Revolution’ is released in conjunction with Henri Debs et Fils and Air Caraibes. The package features previously unseen photos from the Debs archive with both formats featuring extensive liner notes and an interview with singer and trombonist Christian Zora (Les Maxel’s, Energy).- 2LP IN SINGLE SLEEVE WITH 4PP 12” BOOKLET- First in-depth compilation of Cadence music, an overlooked chapter in Caribbean musical history.- Second instalment in Strut’s exclusive series from the Disques Debs International vaults- Majority of tracks unreissued since their original release- Includes unseen photos, extensive liner notes and interviews

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Side 1
1. Super Combo - Moin Domi Derho
2. Les Vikings - Ambiance (Guhe Huiamo)
3. Typical Combo - Piensalo Bien
4. Guadafrica Combo - Moin Ce Roi Roi
Side 2
1. Edouard Benoit - Mauve Chauffe
2. Koumbit - Lage Yo
3. Les Rapaces - Music Passe Partout
4. Midnight Groovers - Stranger (Disques Debs version)
Side 3
1. Rico Et Pi Yo - Pas Coler La
2. Smoke - Lina Femm' Foll
3. HWT Band - Good Trip
4. Galaxy - Disco Funk
Side 4
1. Ti Celeste - Moin Envie Danser On Belle Biguine
2. Bienveillance Abymienne - Ti Jenes An Nou
3. Guy Conquette Et Son Groupe - Ping Pong
4. Tabou N 2 - Experience

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Remind Me: The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978-1984

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Strut present the first definitive retrospective of an icon of 1970s and ‘80s soul, jazz and disco, Patrice Rushen, covering her peerless 6-year career with Elektra / Asylum from 1978 to 1984. Joining Elektra after three albums with jazz label Prestige, Patrice had shown prodigious talent at an early age and had first broken through after winning a competition to perform at the Monterrey Jazz Festival of 1972. By the time of the recordings on this collection, she had become a prolific and in-demand session musician and arranger on the West coast, appearing on over 80 recordings for other artists. She joined the Elektra / Asylum roster in 1978 as they launched a pop / jazz division alongside visionaries like Donald Byrd and Grover Washington, Jr. “The idea was to create music that was good for commercial radio / R&B,” Patrice explains. “We were all making sophisticated dance music, essentially.” Drawing on some of the leading musicians in L.A. like saxophonist Gerald Albright, drummer “Ndugu” Chancler and bassman Freddie Washington and keeping an open minded approach from her training in classical, jazz and soundtrack scores, Patrice’s music was a different, more intricate proposition to many of the soul artists of the time. “L.A. musicians were not so locked into tradition,” she continues. “None of us were accustomed to limitation and the record label left us to take our own direction.” Early classics like ‘Music Of The Earth’ and ‘Let’s Sing A Song Of Love’ were among Patrice’s first as a lead vocalist before her ‘Pizzazz’ album landed in 1979, featuring the unique disco of ‘Haven’t You Heard’ and one of her greatest ballads, ‘Settle For My Love’. “Although ballads make you feel more vulnerable as an artist because they are often personal, I think listeners relate to that sincerity,” she reflects. By now, Patrice’s records were supremely arranged and produced as her confidence as an all-round writer, producer, arranger and performer grew. Slick dancefloor anthem ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ and the ‘Posh’ album in 1980 led to her landmark album ‘Straight From The Heart’ two years later. Receiving little support from her label, Patrice and her production team personally funded a promo campaign for the first single from it, ‘Forget Me Nots’. It went on to peak at no. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the album was later Grammy-nominated, while the track became a timeless anthem and popular sample, inspiring Will Smith’s theme for the film ‘Men In Black’ and George Michael’s ‘Fastlove’. Patrice’s final album for Elektra, ‘Now’ kept the bar high with sparse, synth-led songs including ‘Feel So Real’ and ‘To Each His Own’. It concluded a golden era creatively for Patrice which remains revered by soul and disco aficionados the world over. ‘Remind Me’ features all of Patrice Rushen’s chart singles, 12” versions and popular sample sources on one album for the first time. Formats included a 3LP set and 1CD fully remastered by The Carvery from the original tapes. Both formats include an exclusive new interview with Patrice Rushen and rare photos.- First definitive Patrice Rushen compilation released on vinyl since the ‘80s- Includes all of her chart hits, DJ favourites and sample sources- Official release featuring full interview with Patrice Rushen about her career and music- Features rare photos from her personal collection + some of the photographers she has worked with during her career- Fully remastered by The Carvery from the original ¼” tapes- Start of full Patrice Rushen reissue programme from her Elektra era- 3LP IN SINGLE SLEEVE + 8PP 12” BOOKLET

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1. Music Of The Earth
2. Let's Sing A Song Of Love
3. When I Found You
Side 2
1. Haven't You Heard (12" version)
2. Givin' It Up Is Givin' Up (with DJ Rogers)
Side 3
1. Forget Me Nots (12" version)
2. Look Up! (long version)
3. Where There Is Love
Side 4
1. Never Gonna Give You Up (Won't Let You Be) (long version)
2. Number One (12" version)
Side 5
1. All We Need
2. Remind Me (LP version)
3. Settle For My Love
Side 6
1. Feels So Real (Won't Let Go) (12" version)
2. To Each His Own

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Alefa Madagascar ! Salegy, Soukous & Soul From The Red Island 1974-1984

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Strut continues its essential compilation series of Indian Ocean sounds with ‘Alefa Madagascar’, the first compilation to document the unique culture of salegy, soukous and soul on the island during the ‘70s and ‘80s.Originating as far back as the 15th Century through folkloric ceremonial music and an a cappella chanting style called antsa, salegy emerged as a fast-tempoed local dance style based on 6/8 and 12/8 rhythms. By the ‘60s, radio was bringing in new sounds from the Congo, Mozambique, South Africa and Kenya and Jean Francois de Comarmond’s Discomad label championed a new generation of artists breaking the mould with their own new fusions of styles as electric instruments replaced the traditional. The strong call-and-response dialogues, rich vocal choruses and rolling triplet feel in the rhythm sections all boasted a unique Malagasy sensibility and singles started selling tens of thousands of copies, rivalling any foreign music at the time. Local pop was sometimes referred to as tapany maintso (half-green) a reference to the stickers on singles from the other key label in Madagascar, Kaïamba, many of them produced by Charles Maurin Poty whose work was crucial in shaping the emerging genre. ‘Alefa Madagascar’ showcases the rich variety of sounds during this heyday of Malagasy music: Roger Georges’ ‘Mama’ and Jean Kely et Basth’s ‘Andosy Mora’ bring the raw energy of salegy, influential band Los Matadores drop military drums and Hammond soul in the classic ‘Andeha Hanarato’; Mahaleo’s ‘Izahay Mpamita’ showcases the band’s powerful folk sound, a crucial voice emerging from the Rotaka farmer and student protests of 1972, while Terak’Anosy Group work around a stomping Congolese guitar groove. The era paved the way for many of the household names of Malagasy music today including Jaojoby, D’Gary and Lego. Mastered by The Carvery and featuring cover artwork by top illustrator Lewis Heriz, ‘Alefa Madagascar’ is released on 16th August 2019 and is compiled by Réunionese DJs La Basse Tropicale and Percy Yip Tong (Mauritius). Physical formats feature sleeve notes by influential producer Charles Maurin Poty and Banning Eyre of Afropop Worldwide.-First ever compilation documenting the heyday of Malagasy mus ic during the 1970s and 1980s-All tracks officially licensed in conjunction with the Discomad and Kaïa mba labels-Includes sleeve notes by legendary pr oducer Charles Maurin Poty and writer Banning Eyre-Latest instalment in Strut’s ongoing series documenting some of the best original music from the Indian Ocean region

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1. Jean Kely Et Basth - Andosy Mora
2. Soymanga - Moramora Zoky
3. Roger Georges - Mama
4. Ny Anjarasoa - Mahonena
Side 2
1. Charles Maurin Poty - Amboliako Fary
2. Mahaleo - Izahay Mpamita
3. Papa James - Ngoma Hoe
4. Los Pepitos Et Leur Ensemble - BB Gasy
5. Jeanot Rabeson Et Son Orchestre - Jazz Sega
Side 3
1. Feon'Ala - Farahy
2. Terak' Anosy Group - Soaliza
3. Saka Dit The King - Ody Ody (Tsy Mentsy Mandroso)
4. Michael - Razana Tsy Ho Meloko
Side 4
1. Falafa - Rapela
2. Los Matadores - Andeha Hanarato
3. Nino Rafah - Oa Niny E
4. Kaiamba Orchestra - Tokatoka
5. Atrefy Andriana - Zaka Tiako Mamolaka Keriko

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Chaos Theories

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The Souljazz Orchestra return with a brand new studio album for our troubled times, ‘Chaos Theories’, released on Strut on 13th September.Always known for their uncompromising social and political messages, the Canadian collective hit harder than ever on 9 new tracks, outing the hypocrisy of modern day politics, police brutality and the everyday struggle of the working man. Led by chief songwriter and arranger Pierre Chrètien, the band continue to evolve their sound, drawing on a broad palette from their trademark Latin, Afro and Caribbean styles to some of the UK’s political sounds of the early ‘80s, the era of The Clash, The Police, 2-Tone and frontline reggae. “We were basically messing around with the idea of creating our own brand of ‘Afro-punk’”, remembers Chrétien, “something with the aggressive, in-your-face energy of punk rock or free jazz, but still backed by the hypnotic, pulsating grooves of tropical music.”The album takes the listener from carefully targeted sonic missiles to more reflective thought-provoking moments. ‘Police The Police’ starts the offensive: “I wrote this after my neighbour was beaten to death by Ottawa police during an arrest,” explains Chrétien. “The authorities downplayed the incident and the officers were working the next day like nothing had happened.” ‘House Of Cards’ takes a thinly veiled swipe at the current US administration on an infectious disco groove: “lies within lies within lies… like so many Russian dolls”; ‘Boat Rockers’ challenges us all to look beyond accepted norms and ‘General Strike’ documents the frustrations of the working class as the pay gap gets increasingly wider; ‘Slumlord’ shines the spotlight on dodgy landlords while the brilliant closer ‘Well Runs Dry’ laments modern day living, with its confused pace and mundane obsessions, remembering simpler days gone by.Leading their field for 17 years, The Souljazz Orchestra have constantly moved forward and remain an in-demand live band worldwide. ‘Chaos Theories’ is their 9th album, is released on LP, CD, cassette and digital / streaming and is mastered by The Carvery. LP format comes as a special dark blue vinyl edition. The band tour Europe and Canada during September, October and November 2019.-Heavyweight music with a message from Canada’s leading soul / jazz / tropical collective-Includes the singles ‘House Of Cards’ and ‘Well Runs Dry’-Mastered and cut by The Carvery-Full European tour supporting album September – November 2019-1LP IN SINGLE SLEEVE, BLUE VINYL

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1. Charlie Foxtrot
2. Police The Police
3. House Of Cards
4. Boat Rockers
5. Sky High
6. War Games
7. General Strike
8. Slumlord
9. Well Runs Dr

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Obiaa!

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Strut is proud to announce Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band’s sophomore release ‘Obiaa!’, released on 4th October 2019. The album, produced again by Kwame Yeboah and Ben Abarbanel-Wolff at Lovelite Studio’s analogue HQ in Berlin, is a deep and soulful journey into the heart of Ghana’s indigenous highlife music celebrating the timeless and iconic voice of Pat Thomas, the 72 year-old “Golden Voice of Africa”.After producing Ebo Taylor’s seminal albums ‘Love and Death’ and ‘Appia Kwa Bridge’ for Strut Records, in 2014 Ben Abarbanel-Wolff approached Kwame Yeboah, Ghana’s top contemporary instrumentalist and bandleader, to work on a new project: “We initially wanted to invite Pat back into the studio with Ebo Taylor and Tony Allen to recreate and expand on some of the vibes they had recorded together during a lost session in 1977,” Ben explains. Recorded in Accra, the result was the critically acclaimed self-titled debut album ‘Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band’ in 2015. Pat and the Kwashibu Area Band (named after Kwame’s neighbourhood in Accra) hit the road in October 2015.After a memorable performance at WOMEX in Budapest, they never looked back. The next two years took them around the world to play at major venues and festivals including Glastonbury, Roskilde, WOMAD, Sakifo, WOMADelaide, Sines and many more. “We could see there was something for everyone in our music. People of all ages, colours and trends were dancing together!’ explains Kwame, the mastermind behind the band’s unbelievable precision and killer live show.The new album is called ‘Obiaa!’ which means ‘Everybody!’. Tracks include the modern parables ‘Onfa Nkosi Hwee’ warning against arrogance and ‘Odo Ankasa’ about the value of real love and trust as well as a great new cover of Thomas’ Afro-disco favourite ‘Yamona’. “Playing highlife around the world taught us what we had to do to move our sound forward,” continues Ben. While simultaneously looking back towards the classic days of highlife and forward to a fresh revival of the guitar band sound, this album cements Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band’s position at the pinnacle of modern African music.‘Obiaa!’ is released on all formats on 4th October The album features exclusive cover artwork by Lewis Heriz with photos by Marie Weikopf and Michelle Chiu and is mastered by Édouard Bonan at Ed-Room Studio in Paris.-Brand new album from Ghana’s original highlife master-Produced by Kwame Yeboah and Ben Abarbanel-Wolff and recorded at Jochen Stroeh’s Lovelite Studios-Mastered and cut by The Carvery with illustrated design by Lewis Heriz-Full worldwide PR campaign + European tour during Oct / Nov 2019-2LP IN SINGLE SLEEVE, 12” SHEET INSERT

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1. Onfa Nkosi Hwee
2. Yamona
Side 2
1. Bubu
2. Atesem
Side 3
1. Obi Nfreno
2. Odo Ankasa
Side 4
1. Okomfe Bone
2. Ntobuase
3. Obinim

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Afro-Latin Soul

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Strut continue their essential work with the “Godfather Of Ethio Jazz”, Mulatu Astatke, with the frst offcial reissues of his early classics ‘Afro Latin Soul’ Volumes 1 and 2 from 1966, recorded as The Ethiopian Quintet. Arriving after Astatke’s life-changing years studying at Berklee College in Boston, the albums were the frst experiments in his pioneering sound, fusing Ethiopian cultural music with Afro Latin and jazz forms. “I have always felt a deep connection between Latin and African music,” he explains. “I travelled to Cuba and listened to their musicians, the tempo, rhythm and feeling was very similar to different African forms. In the mid-‘60s, I formed a band called The Ethiopian Quintet in New York comprising Ethiopian, Latin and Afro-american musicians - the band included trumpeter and pianist Rudy Houston who later played with Yambu and Felix Torres who played with La Sonora Poncena.” Supported by Worthy Records’ Gil Snapper who offered to record the quintet,Astatke began to experiment during two separate sessions: “We created a different feel and different arrangements. On the frst recording, I played an adaptation of an ancient Ethiopian warrior song, ‘I Faram Gami I Faram’ - the lyrics were translated so that the singer could sing it in Spanish. Some compositions were important steps for me: ‘Mascaram Setaba’ (‘Summer Is Coming’) ‘Shagu’ and ‘Almaz’. With the second album, a personal favourite is ‘Girl From Addis Ababa’ which worked very nicely as a fusion of Ethiopian modes and R&B rhythms.”Astatke would start to perfect his Ethio jazz sound on his later album for Worthy in 1972, ‘Mulatu Of Ethiopia’ (STRUT129) but the two volumes of ‘Afro Latin Soul’ stand as important recordings documenting his early career. “It was a very interesting time to be in New York during the mid-‘60s. I was there at the same time as Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba and Fela Kuti and we each tried to play our part in putting Africa on the map of contemporary jazz.” ‘Afro Latin Soul’ Volumes 1 and 2 come in their full original artwork and are painstakingly remastered by The Carvery. All formats feature personal liner notes by Mulatu Astatke.- First official reissue of landmark Mulatu Astatke albums from 1966- Early Ethio jazz / Afro Latin experiments from the early days of Astatke’s career- Fully remastered by The Carvery- Package includes new liner notes by Mulatu Astatke- Essential addition to Strut’s Mulatu Astatke official reissue seriesSINGLE LP WITH 12” INSERT SHEET

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1. I Faram Gami I Faram
2. Mascaram Setaba
3. Shagu
4. One For Buzayhew
5. Alone In The Crowd
Side 2
1. Almaz
2. Mulatu's Hideaway
3. Askum
4. A Kiss Before Dawn
5. Playboy Cha Cha

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Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics (OST)

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Strut repress a classic from 2010, The Heliocentrics’ groundbreaking studio collaboration with Lloyd Miller, ‘(OST)’.Recorded following their award-winning collaboration with Ethio jazz pioneer, Mulatu Astatke (Mojo magazine Top 50 of the year 2009, Sunday Times World Music Album of the year), pioneering UK collective The Heliocentrics resurfaced with another fascinating jazz enigma, ethno-musicologist, jazz maestro and multi-instrumentalist, Lloyd Miller. Learning various instruments and immersing himself in New Orleans jazz through his father, a professional clarinet player, Lloyd Miller first trained himself in the styles of George Lewis and Jimmy Giuffre and cut his first Dixieland jazz 78 rpm record in 1950. During the late ‘50s, his father landed a job in Iran and Miller began to develop a lifelong interest in Persian and Eastern music forms, learning to play a vast array of traditional ethnic instruments from across Asia and the Middle East.He toured Europe heavily, basing himself in Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Germany (where he played with Eddie Harris and Don Ellis) and, most famously, in Paris where he worked with leftfield bandleader Jef Gilson, a phenomenon in French jazz during the early ‘60s. Miller returned to the Middle East during the ‘70s, landing his own TV show on NIRTV in Tehran under the name Kurosh Ali Khan. His show became a national fixture and ran for seven years. More recently, his mid-‘60s album ‘Oriental Jazz’ has become a collector’s favourite.Emerging from an acoustic jazz session in 2007 set up by Jazzman, the Heliocentrics collaboration was recorded at the band’s Quatermass Studios in East London during January and February 2010, a fresh, freeform mix of Eastern arrangements, jazz and angular psychedelics. The recordings involved a number of ethnic instruments that Miller played and studied throughout his career including the oud, Phonofiddle, Indian santur, Chinese shawm and wooden flute. Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics’ ‘(OST)’ will be repressed on its original 2LP format, 1000 copies only.

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1. Electricone
2. Nava
3. Mandala
Side 2
1. Spiritual Jazz
2. Bali Bronze
Side 3
1. Fantasia (part 1)
2. Modality
3. Salendro
4. Pari Ru
Side 4
1. Lloyd's Diatribe
2. Fantasia (part 2)
3. Chahargah
4. Sunda Sunset

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Disques Debs International - An Island Story: Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise 1960-1972 Volume 1

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1. Daniel Forestal Et Sa Guitare - Ces P'Tits Je T'aime
2. Casimir Letang - Travail Z'enfants! Chantez Apres!
3. Cyril Diaz Et Son Orchestre - Feeling Happy
4. Georges Tinedor Et Manuela Pioche - Collie Et Zanno
5. Henri Debs Quintet - Douce Kombass
6. Joseph Lacides - Mr Morin
Side 2
1. Geno Exile - Lan Mise
2. Dolor Et Les Diables Du Rythme - Salvana
3. Syndey Leremon Et Ses Amis Du Calvaire Baie-Mahault - You You Matayango
4. Raymond Cicault Et Son Orchestre Volcan - A Mon Ami Lucien Jolibois
5. Orchestre Esperanza Et Jean Leroy - Ou Pas Bel
6. Henri Debs Sextet Et Paul Blamar - Moin Ce On Malere
Side 3
1. Le Ry-Co Jazz - Si I Bon Di I Bon
2. Remy Mondey - Meringue Mondey
3. Henri Guedon Et Les Contesta - Van Van
4. Les Shupa Shupa D'Haiti - Batterie Shupa
Side 4
1. Paul Blamar Et Vello - Lovency
2. Eric Virgal - Stanislas
3. Les Aiglons - Les Aiglons Ka Satisfait
4. Tutus De La Guyane - Nanao Nanao
5. Guy Conquette - Assez Fait Cancan

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Fishman

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Strut presents an exclusive release for Record Store Day, an 11-minute previously unreleased version of folk-soul gem ‘Fishman’ from 1972 by legendary Caribbean funk band The Beginning Of The End.Unearthed recently from the band’s tape archives, ‘Fishman’ paints a warm picture of life in Nassau. As The Beginning Of The End’s bandleader Ray Munnings remembers, “There was this guy that would walk through the streets early morning – you’d hear him calling ‘Fishmaaan, Fishmaaan!’ He had the catch, fresh from the boats so you could buy grouper, goggle eye and snapper there on your doorstep. The song is a nice way of remembering that slice of island culture from the early ‘70s.”This newly unearthed version builds from the 45 version, with the band solo-ing and jamming freely: “it’s great to hear this version after 55 years,” Munnings continues, “we would always stretch out in the studio. We were a tight unit with my two brothers and I at its heart. We just naturally played long during our sessions and it’s great to hear the end part here too – we just started talking together, laughing about cooking up some conk stew!”This new release features the rediscovered full length version and the 45 version, originally released as a B-side to ‘Doin’ The Funky Do’. It also includes the in-demand full length edit of the band’s rare groove classic, ‘Funky Nassau’ built from the Part 1 and Part 2 versions. ‘Fishman’ is released on Strut on Record Store Day (21st April 2018) featuring a strong new cover design by Bethany Porteous. All tracks are remastered from the original reel to reel tapes by Peter Beckmann at Technology Works.- First ever release of extended 11-minute version of The Beginning Of The End’s ‘Fishman’- Includes in-demand full length edit of the band’s rare groove classic ‘Funky Nassau’- Remastered from original tapes by Peter Beckmann at Technology Works- Release previews full Beginning Of The End reissue programme during 2018

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1. Fishman (Full Lenght version)
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1. Funky Nassau (Full Lenght version)
2. Fishman (original 45 version)

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Agboju Logun

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BACK IN STOCK Strut present a brand new 12” reissue of Shina Williams’ monster Nigerian disco anthem ‘Agboju Logun’, pairing the rare original album version (released on Phonodisk Nigeria) with the more sparse 12” remix which surfaced later internationally on Earthworks. This is the third release on STRUT'S new Original Masters Series.Back in 1979 when Shina Williams’ ‘Agboju Logun’ frst appeared on his ‘African Dances’ LP, Williams knew well that the track was breaking new ground. “I want to show the whole wide world that Africa is alive with modern musicians to reckon with anywhere,” he stated. Now an accepted Afro disco classic of its time, ‘Agboju Logun’ did indeed bring together the cream of Nigeria’s players as a oneoff supergroup in one inspired session. As a long-standing and well respected highlife musician and vocalist, Williams called in the ‘A’ list: Tunde Martins from Afro Collective played bass guitar, the brilliant Biddy Wright (player on albums by Lijadu Sisters, Blo and many more) contributed the famous synth lines and handled production, Fred Fisher was on trombone and Saliu Alabi played talking drum.Enjoying limited success upon its release in Nigeria, ‘African Dances’ nevertheless gained some international attention when Earthworks’ Jumbo Van Renan licensed two tracks from it for an international 12” single release in 1984, remixing ‘Agboju Logun’ in a more stripped back mix for dancefoors. However, it was the period following Fela Kuti’s death in the late ‘90s that truly ignited interest in archive African grooves for a new internet generation. Strut’s frst ‘Nigeria 70’ compilation featured the track in 2000 and it has been a staple in DJs’ crates ever since. ‘Abboju Logun’ is released in a picture jacket 12” featuring original artwork and all musicians’ credits and is fully remastered by The Carvery.- First offcial reissue of 12” version and LP version together- Restored by See Why Audio and remastered by The Carvery- Sleeve features original Phonodisk artwork and musicians’ credits- Essential reissue of Afro disco classic

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Tracklist: 

Side 1
1. Agb'oju L'ogun (12" version)
Side 2
1. Agb'oju L'ogun (LP version)

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