little francisco greaves - moving grooving / hiko iko - soundwaySNDW7008 - uk7'
1. Moving Grooving
2. Hiko Iko (7 inch Exclusive)
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A Panamanian double header featuring the once forgotten big man of Panamanian soul – stand up Little Francisco Greaves! Tip!
This sweet soul inspired double header harks back to
Panama in the late 60’s, a time when musicians fearlessly combined and brilliantly executed styles that reflected their multicultural environment.
‘Moving Grooving’ and ‘Hiko Iko’ are both ultra rare hand clapping, foot stomping soul workouts courtesy of the Greaves brothers, Frankie and Franklyn. ‘Moving Grooving’ is featured on Soundway Records’s third release in the Panama series titled Panama! 3, compiled by Quantic and Roberto Gyemant AKA Beto.
Both tracks were originally served up on a super limited 45 on Segraves Records in 1969 and highlight the massive influence of American soul music on musica Panameña during and after the black power cultural movement in the US. A reference to the early work of the godfather of soul, James Brown, may seem a tad lazy but it's about as honest as it gets.