Top 10 vinyl records for September: from feminist soul to Manu Dibango in Jamaica
Each month, "l'Obs" offers you a selection of the most beautiful nuggets pressed on LP.New releases, of course, but also new releases, forgotten reissues, rarities, maxi, 45 rpm.In short, the cream of the crop.cream.The proof by ten.
Win a vinyl of the late Manu Dibango ("Gone Clear") by participating in our competition in partnership with Diggers Factory:
# 1.Manu Dibango, the Jamaican stopover
In 1976, “Papagroove” looked for himself.Three years after “Soul Makossa”, the Cameroonian saxophonist and singer tried to reinvent himself and tried his hand at reggae.Direction Kingston, therefore, at Dynamic Sound Studios, to imagine “Gone Clear”, first of two sunny chapters by Manu Dibango.Recorded with Sly & Robbie, the pope of Afro-jazz lays the roots of an almost fusion genre.Ray Lema: “Today's world is mixed, culture pure no longer exists "
He even redefines the codes of his 1973 hit, "Soul Makossa", mutated into "Reggae Makossa", endowed with a bewitching and swaying slowness.When "Goro City" interweaves the witches of funk and reggae in an African version supported by Manu Dibango's clarinet for more than eight minutes An album as a musical comma in the career of the one who passed away on March 24, in Melun, from the Covid-19 suites, but now reissued by Diggers Factory, in 1000 copies gatefold format, for his memory and our greatest listening.
# 2."Soul District", make way for women in soul!
Soul music has been very masculine from its inception; sacred monsters such as Ray Charles, James Brown, Bobby Womack, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Curtis Mayfield, modeled by Berry Gordy's Motown Records empire, have developed this African-American popular music emerging in the late 1950s.
Posted Date: 2020-09-09