Friday, June 07, 2013
Calypsoul 70 on wax!
This killer comp came out a while back on Strut, got a ton of great tunes, including a steel drum version of 90% of me is you (listen below). Love it. Out on limited edition vinyl.
"For this month's webshop exclusive, we're releasing the first ever vinyl edition of a Strut favourite. CALYPSOUL 70 revisits the 1970s period when pan bands, Calypsonians and local island combos from across the Caribbean were fusing their island sounds with US R'n'B and funk, echoing the strong social messages of the US black American Civil Rights leaders and, in the case of several islands, celebrating independence.
Tracks range from heavy tropical funk by The Revolution Of St Vincent and Magic Circle Express, big band street march blasts by The Hondells and Clarence Curvan and hard percussive message music from Lancelot Layne. Packed full of rare tracks, this is a killer comp, compiled by Duncan Brooker, that digs deep.
This exclusive webshop issue is initially available in 180g vinyl (100 copies only) and comes with a bonus CD of the full album." Buy it here