CHAPTER ONE by BLO

SKU72644
ArtistBLO
TitleCHAPTER ONE
LabelMR BONGO
Catalog #MRBLP 106 / M62316
Genre
ReleaseW 37 - 2013
FormatVinyl - UKLP
Import
 € 21,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Preacherman
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/72644_chapter_one/1_preacherman.mp3
  2. Time To Face The Sun
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/72644_chapter_one/2_time_to_face_the_sun.mp3
  3. Beware
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/72644_chapter_one/3_beware.mp3
  4. We Gonna Have A Party
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/72644_chapter_one/4_we_gonna_have_a_party.mp3
  5. Don't
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/72644_chapter_one/5_dont.mp3
  6. Chant To Mother Earth
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/72644_chapter_one/6_chant_to_mother_earth.mp3
  7. We Are Out Together
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/72644_chapter_one/7_we_are_out_together.mp3
  8. Miss Saggit (instrumental)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/c/72644_chapter_one/8_miss_saggit_instrumental.mp3

Description

Reissue from Blo's debut album, originally released by EMI in 1973!

Blo were remarkable for a variety of reasons: they were arguably the first rock trio to emerge from Africa and its members – Berkely ‘Ike’ Jones on guitar, Laolu ‘Akins’ Akintobi on drums and Mike ‘Gbenga’ Odumosu on bass – had a pedigree like few others at the time having worked as part of Ginger Baker’s band Salt in the years leading to their formation in 1972.

Historical facts aside the album’s enduring appeal and significance still resides in the music: eight tracks of infectious afro-rock that took the band’s afro-beat foundations and melded them with the western psychedelia, rock and funk of the late 60s resulting in one of the finest African fusion albums. Making the most of the band’s trio format, Chapter One features outstanding guitar work from Jones, fuzzy, raw and reminiscent of the western greats, backed by the funky interplay of Akintobi’s drums and Odumosu’s bass. Many of the album tracks are remarkable in how they balance a clearly rock inspired drive with an otherworldly, psychedelic vibe. While officially featuring only one instrumental track, the Arabic-tinged Miss Sagitt, vocals are far from the album’s most prominent element, instead functioning more like an additional rhythmic element that the trio deploys in just the right amount.

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