Space Jungle Luv (CD)


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Format: CD 
Label: Strut 
Year: 2002 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS: 

1 River Luv Rite 
2 Follow Me 
3 Soul Love Now 
4 Space Jungle Funk 
5 The Connection 
6 Love's Messenger 
7 Love's Messenger (Instrumental) 
8 F# 
9 Bootsie's Lament 
10 African Rhythms Chant 
11 Got To Be Right On It 

Originally released in 1976. 

PERSONNEL: 

Congas – Rafael Solano, Richard "Dick" Watkins 
Drums – Ronnie Toler 
Electric Bass, Percussion – Muzi Nkabinde 
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar – Melvin "Slyp" Glover 
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Eka-Ete 
Percussion – Richard "Dick" Watkins 
Producer – Jimmy Gray 
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Saxophone, Flute, Percussion, Vocals – Plunky Nkabinde 
Timbales – Alfredo Mojica 

Magical, mystical, Afrocentric, progressive -- words that could be used to describe any number of musical compositions by Sun Ra or his cosmic brothers and sisters, from John to Alice Coltrane, early '70s projects on record labels like Detroit's Tribe or Houston's Lightnin' or the interests of one Washington, DC native named Jimmy Gray that centered under one, perfect moniker: Black Fire. 

Gray spent nearly three decades pushing boundaries as a Black American promoter, distributor and, finally, record label owner. Together with Oneness of Juju's leader James 'Plunky Nkabinde' Branch, Gray oversaw sixteen releases on Black Fire Records between 1975 and 1996. 

As its title suggests, "Space Jungle Luv" marked a more cosmic direction for the Black Fire stalwarts, with Plunky's electronically processed sax providing the futuristic effect. The CD edition has 5 crucial bonus tracks.

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