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ARTIST
TITLE
Soul Rock
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
HC 038LP HC 038LP
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RELEASE DATE
11/13/2015

This incredible Afro-soul album was recorded in Italy in 1974 by two Nigerians, vocalist Ezy Hart and saxophonist Isaac Olashugba. Both were ex-members of Fela Kuti's highlife jazz band the Koola Lobitos, as well as The Don Ezekiel Combination, and, after recording a few Christian funk albums and touring all over West Africa, they finally settled in Italy. They later toured through Italy, Switzerland, and Monte Carlo. The Funky Fella, a group of 12 top Italian musicians including Maestro Leoni from the Rifi label, produced three albums with Ezy & Isaac. Soul Rock is the first, and it's a soul masterpiece. The album highlight is "Bawagbe," a tuff, hypnotic Afro-soul groove with Yoruba chants, ruff congas, horns, funky breaks, and a wicked percussion breakdown of rattling cowbells. A unique collectors' item for lovers of Afro-funk. This first-ever reissue also includes a bonus track called "I'm Ready for You Baby," taken from a rare 1976 7". The holy grail of Afro-Italian funk, this is a must-have for your Afro-soul collection. Includes inner sleeve with photos and interview.