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James Brown Ride On / Psychedelic Afro Shop

A 2 track funk single (2m 20s) — released July 7th 2014 on Mukatsuku

The second limited edition 10 inch on the Mukatsuku label is from legendary Nigerian musician Orlando Julius who begun in the 1960's fusing traditional African sounds and rhythms with those of American Soul & R & B. This single as a 10 inch includes two of perhaps his best funk tracks ' James Brown Rides On' flipped with 'Psychedelic Afro Shop' with tough brass stabs, driving bass lines and irresistible, tough afro beat drums. We struggled to get hold of a mint original copy of the original 45 and when we did it was in an overly played condition coming from the collection of digger & DJ , Huw 72. We took the vinyl to Sean P known for his excellent sound restoration skills who begun painstakingly working with the files to bring the vinyl playback to something close of it's original audio quality. It was a tough job. The original 7 inch bizarrely had both sides cut at 45rpm but both A & B sides ran to 6 and half minutes each which is extremely difficult to achieve when you consider that the original 45 was so damn loud. It's worth noting that African pressings in general are often of a certain noisy quality. I've had sealed African records before that have never been played but sound like someone is frying eggs in the background when the needle hits the record !

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