Sunday, July 26, 2009
GERALDO PINO AND THE HEARTBEATS - HEAVY HEAVY HEAVY: COOL PROTO-AFROBEAT FROM AFRICA
Here's a cool album (I'm not positive if it's a compilation or not) by an African Guy named Geraldo Pino, who the great Fela Kuti himself cited as an enormous influence and inspiration for his musical output. It shows, you can definitely hear a lot of the elements that would come to make Afrobeat what it was sort of coalescing on Heavy Heavy Heavy. It's generally funky as hell and there's even some psych rocky stuff going on. Even completely disregarding how highly Fela thought of him and its infulence on future music, this is just some killer stuff and a great collection of songs just on its own merit.
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