Wednesday, March 10, 2010
VA - Calypsoul 70 - Caribbean Soul & Calypso Crossover 1969-1979
A cool collection of funky grooves from the Caribbean — tracks that take a strong influence from American soul and funk, then blend it heavily with hip rhythms from the islands! A few of the names here are familiar, but most are relatively obscure — and put together, the tunes on the set illustrate a hugely under-tapped scene that's filled with wonderful tunes — tracks awash in jazzy rhythms, skittish percussion, and a range of styles that move past much more familiar Jamaican sounds from down south. Drums here are often quite heavy, and matched by other percussion as well — not to mention jagged guitar lines and bass bits that really send the whole thing home!
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