Various – Original Raw Soul III

Now-Again | Dec. 15, 2011 | Catalog |

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A Soul-Saints Production.
Mastered by Dave Cooley for Elysian Masters, Los Angeles, CA.
Art direction by Lewis Heriz, London, UK

Tracklist:
1. New Process – Bus People Theme
2. Poets Of Rhythm – Summerdays (Inst.)
3. Transgressors – Will Power
4. Bajka – A Vision 1/3
5. Karl Hector & The Malcouns – J.B. R.I.P.
6. New Process – Freedom
7. Mercy Sluts – $600 Song
8. Karl Hector & The Funk Pilots – Funky Sex Machine
9. Bajka – The Only Religion That I Believe
10. Whitefield Brothers – The Bastard
11. Polyversal Souls – Muswell Hill Run
12. Transgressors – Money For Born, Money For Die
13. Karl Hector & The Funk Pilots – Free I Wanna Be
14. Whitefield Brothers – Savannahstan
15. Neo Hip Hot Kiddies Community – Hip Walk
16. Poets Of Rhythm – Flight To St. Vincent
17. Mercy Sluts – Banana Republic

1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 13, 16 , 17 produced by J. Whitefield, B. Baral, M. Whitefield (The Soul-Saints);
3, 12 by J. Whitefield, W. Holland, M. Whitefield; 4, 9, 11, 15 by M. Whitefield;
5 by J. Whitefield, Z. Curulija, T. Myland ; 10 by Whitefield Brothers; 14 by J. Whitefield

CD, ltd. ed. LP. 2012. NA5088. Released in conjunction with Transgressors “Will Power/Money For Born Money For Die” 7″. 2012. NA 7025.

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South Africa’s Mail & Guardian on the Zamrock resurgence: “Up From The Underground.”

Now-Again | Dec. 14, 2011 | News |

Last year, American journalist Chris Smith journeyed to Zambia to interview WITCH’s Emmanuel “Jagari” Chanda, Amanaz’s Keith Kabwe and the select few remaining Zamrock musicians he could find. He recently published his story in South Africa’s Mail & Guardian. An excerpt is below; follow the link to the full story. Fill yourself in as we ready our 4CD/6LP WITCH anthology – scheduled for release in May of 2012.

” Although sub-Saharan Africa isn’t much known for rock ‘n roll, for a brief period in the late 1960s and 1970s, young guys from Nigeria to South Africa picked up guitars and started playing like Deep Purple. The lion’s share of these groups hailed from Zambia. The biggest band was the Witch, and Jagari, an Africanisation of Mick Jagger’s name, was the lead singer. Fusing the pop sensibility of the Stones, the fuzzed-out guitars of Cream and homegrown kalindula rhythms, the Witch toured all over Southern Africa, from Botswana to Kenya, playing to thousands at stadium shows. ‘The Witch were the band,” says Errol Hickey, the Zambian entertainment impresario and former chairperson of Lusaka’s Radio Phoenix. “They blew people’s minds, eh?’ ”

Read the full article: “Up From The Underground” by Chris Smith (South Africa Mail & Guardian, Sunday, 11.25.11).
More info on our Zambian “Zamrock” reissues here.

Egon’s Funk Archaeology At NPR: Storage Unit Funk With Stanton Davis and Madlib

Now-Again | Dec. 9, 2011 | Picks |

The latest post in Egon’s NPR series Funk Archaeology allows a peek into a record excavation mission with the producer Madlib: excavating jazz trumpeter Stanton Davis’ New Jersey storage unit. Yeah, the fellas struck gold. Read more below – and download one of Egon’s finds, the hitherto unknown Christ Gabriel Jazz Missionary Group’s soul-jazz stomper “Christ Place.” Hallelujah!

Link: Excavating Stanton Davis’ Storage Unit Funk: Egon’s Funk Archaeology at NPR
Download: Christ Gabriel Jazz Missionary Group: “Christ Place.”
More: Egon’s Funk Archaeology at NPR.

Chrissy Zebby Tembo and Ngozi Family – My Ancestors

Now-Again | Dec. 3, 2011 | Catalog |

Read more about our Zambian Psych reissues here.

1. My Ancestors
2. Trouble Maker
3. Lonely Night
4. Coffin Maker
5. Oh Yeh Yeh
6. Fisherman
7. I’ve Been Loosing
8. Feeling Good
9. Gone Forever

No NA Catalog Number. CD released in conjunction with Shadoks. 2012.

Original session produced by Chris Editions.
This reissue annotated and researched by: Egon
Produced for reissue by Shadoks.

Paul Ngozi – The Ghetto

Now-Again | | Catalog |

Read more about our Zambian Psych reissues here.

A1 In The Ghetto
A2 Help Me
A3 Anasoni
A4 Who Will Know
B1 Suicide
B2 Bamayo
B3 Can’t You Hear Me
B4 Ulesi Tileke
B5 Jesus Christ

No NA Catalog Number. CD released in conjunction with Shadoks. 2011.

Original session produced by MoTaxis.
This reissue annotated and researched by: Egon
Produced for reissue by Shadoks.

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