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  • 01. Living With Friends
    02. Te Revior
    03. Rain
    04. She's Got All I Want
    05. Free Love
    06. Revolution
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    BETA YAMA GROUP, THE

    Free Love

    [engl] It’s hard to get a handle on Nigerian musicians Nash Dodoo, Charlie Cuul and Jonas Caulley. In 1980 they released an album of face-melting gospel boogie as the BML chapels. And in the same year, calling themselves the Beta Yama Group, they put out Free Love, a belated love letter to San Francisco’s Summer of Love and an album altogether focused on more worldly concerns. Free Love is a small slice of Haight-Ashbury transported to the Polygram Studios in Lagos. ‘Te Revoir’ is Mamas and Papas jamming with Sergeant Pepper’s Beatles. ‘Free Love’ offers a respectful nod towards Je T’aime-era Serge Gainsbourg. Sure, ‘Revolution’ gets hard and funky and ‘Rain’ flirts briefly with a calypso reggae sound, but the majority of the album is cheesecloth and flowers in your hair. Insanely rare – and worth buying for the freaky cover art alone – Free Love is a funky, reverb heavy call for love, peace and sweet, sweet loving. What more could you want from an album?
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    02.03.2017
    EAN
    EAN 0710473190664
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    02.03.2017
    EAN
    EAN 0710473190671
     

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