Cymande (Color Vinyl Gatefold LP)

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Format: LP
Label: Partisan 
Year: 2023 

Media Condition: New
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New


A1 Zion I
A2 One More
A3 Getting It Back
A4 Listen
A5 Rickshaw

B1 Dove
B2 Bra
B3 The Message
B4 Rastafarian Folk Song

Originally released in 1972. This edition pressed on translucent "orange crush" color vinyl.

Alto Saxophone, Flute, Bongos – Mike Rose
Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Derek Gibbs
Bass – Steve Scipio
Congas – Pablo Gonsales
Drums – Sam Kelly
Guitar – Patrick Patterson
Tenor Saxophone – Peter Serreo
Vocals, Percussion – Joey Dee, Ray King

With the release of their self-titled debut album, Cymande emerged as innovators of the black British music scene. Taking influences from their Guyanese and Jamaican roots, the band fused reggae bass lines, Afro-tinged Nyabinghi percussion, psychedelic touches, and American style funk instrumentation into a unique sound they’ve since dubbed as “Nyah-rock.”

Cymande’s massive influence can be heard in the dozens and dozens of samples taken from their albums over the last four decades, from pioneering DJs like DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash, to De La Soul, The Wu-Tang Clan, Gang Starr, The Coup, Sugar Hill Gang, Norman Cook/Fatboy Slim and The Fugees -- to name a few.

Originally released in 1972, ‘Cymande’ has been heralded as the best Brit funk album of all time, boasting perhaps their best-known funk anthem “The Message,” as well as the oft-sampled tracks “Bra” and “Dove.”

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