african music today & el michels affair: new 7s from truth and soul

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Four of the most dance floor friendly tracks from the best-selling Truth & Soul compilation, African Music Today is finally available on a handsome picture sleeve 45 single. The full-length, which was released a year ago was curated by world famous world record collector and Soul Fire founder, Phillip Lehman.
The first song on side A features the Zafari track, King Masaru. An Ethiopian big band that was first introduced to world through their Soul Fire 45 which featured the dance floor killer, Addis Ababa. The second song on side A, percussive Movement No.1, is by the group Friends of The Family. It features a heavy drum break with gang vocals. Side B is a Mulatu inspired song by the group, The Original Brothers. The second song on side B is another track by Friends of Family which a virtuosic Kalimbo solo over a heavy drum break.

african music today

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One of the greats has passed and Truth & Soul has compiled an EP of Isaac Hayes covers to pay tribute to one of the most talented and innovative songwriters of the twentieth century. One of the creative forces behind Stax Records, Isaac Hayes has left behind a body of work that includes legendary film score, Shaft, classic albums such as Black Moses and Hot Buttered Soul, to name a few.

el michels affair – a tribute to isaac hayes

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