African Rhythms

ONENESS OF JUJU

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The debut LP from Oneness of Juju--formerly Juju--is a funk and proto-gogo tour de force, an album that is a rallying cry as much as it is a party starter. We have it on turquoise smoke vinyl.
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Record icon Color Turquoise Smoke
Other Features
Release Type Reissue
Foil Stamped Yes
Numbered Yes
Pressing Location Gz
Label Black Fire
BY THE NUMBERS
1LP
Format
500
Total Pressing Quantity
12
INCH
Vinyl Size
33 1/3
RPM
Speed
1975
Original Release Year
DESCRIPTION

It takes only 90 seconds of “African Rhythms” for you to realize you’re listening to something different, something distinct. Layers of percussion — including the insane bongo line — give way to a spoken word intro. Then a bass line so bouncy it could serve as a gymnastic trampoline comes in, followed by improv saxophone wails and chants. It’s like a Fela Kuti album played by Parliament, a go-go album made by a drum circle. Those 90 seconds have been a favorite of crate-diggers and comp makers for the better part of 45 years, and they come from Oneness of Juju, a Richmond, Virginia, band spearheaded by their saxophonist James “Plunky” Branch.

Originally started in San Francisco in 1969 as an avant-garde jazz group playing over African, Afro-Cuban, and Afro-Brazilian rhythms and in...

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