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African Rhythms & Blues 2

   Artist: Mombasa
Label: Sonorama (Germany)
Orig. Released: 1976
Catalog No.: LPSONO30
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP

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Description
This is the second internationally famous and sought after Afro Jazz LP by Mombasa. And like the first legendary album already reissued by Sonorama in 2006, it was released on the german Spiegelei- abel in small amounts only and has completely vanished from markets and memories: Pulsating African rhythms with funk bass and heavy brass sounds. Stunning afro beat production that belongs to the best recordings in the genre. Essential and ultra hard to find album with tons of true killer afro funk breaks. --sonorama.de
Track Titles
01. Yenyeri 6:51
02. Holz II 5:31
03. Shango II 8:40

01. Nomoli 9:43
02. African Hustle 5:41
03. Al Rahman 4:48


 

Liner Notes
FROM ORIGINAL LINER NOTES OF “AFRICAN RHYTHMS & BLUES 2” (1976): “MY THANKS FIRST TO THE FOUR MARVELOUS MUSICIANS WHO MADE THIS RECORD POSSIBLE. AGAIN THANKS TO PRESIDENT IKEDA FOR BEING. THE ENERGY AND DIRECTION INSTILLED IN ME THROUGH HIS GUIDANCE. NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO.” (LOU BLACKBURN) (SONORAMA JANUARY 2008) EXCECUTIVE PRODUCTION FOR REISSUE: EKKEHART FLEISCHHAMMER, FINAL MASTERING FROM MASTER TAPE: JURY LUTZ, ORIGINAL COVER PHOTO: FRIEDHELM HOLLECZEK, ORIGINAL COVER DESIGN: CHARLES H. HOELLERING, REPRODUCTION OF ORIGINAL COVER BY PATRICK HAASE, BIG THANKS TO H. MANFRED SCHMITZ, WITHOUT WHOM THIS LIMITED REISSUE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE. SPECIAL THANKS TO “HEDI” AND GEORGE NEDELTSCHEV AND WOLFGANG MAUS. IN THE NAME OF LOU BLACKBURN, WHO PASSED AWAY FAR TOO EARLY, WE RECOMMEND DONATIONS TO THE OPTIONS CARE CENTRE IN FAVOUR OF ABUSED OR HIV-POSITIVE WOMEN IN SOUTH AFRICA: OPTIONS CARE CENTRE 122 YORK STREET PO BOX 758 GEORGE 6530, SOUTH AFRICA FON/ FAX +27 - 44 874 7414 GERMAN REPRESENTATIVE: STEFAN.BURK@BURK-AG.COM
Musicians
MOMBASA 1976 WAS: LOU BLACKBURN: JAMAICA, 14 YEARS U.S.A., THERE WITH LIONEL HAMPTON, DUKE ELLINGTON, COUNT BASIE, QUINCY JONES A.O. SINCE 1971 IN BERLIN, WITH KURT EDELHAGEN FOR SFB RADIO AND TV. IN 1973, LOU FOUNDED MOMBASA. DOUG LUCAS: ARKANSAS, TEACHER OF MUSIC, IN EUROPE SINCE 1968. SESSIONS WITH J.J. BAND, BARRY WHITE, GEORGE MCCRAE. BOB REED: NEW YORK, STARTED WITH LATIN GROUPS, IN EUROPE SINCE SEVEN YEARS, HERE WITH WYOMING ELECTRIC JUNGLE AND EQUINOX. DON RIDGEWAY: SAN FRANCISCO, IN USA WITH PEOPLE`S CHOICE, SINCE FOUR YEARS IN EUROPE, WORKED WITH JIMMY SMITH, FOX HUNTERS... ALAN TATHAM: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA, SINCE 14 YEARS IN EUROPE, STUDIED MUSIC IN VIENNA, STUDIO MUSICIAN IN LONDON AND VIENNA.