Jablonski - Soul Makossa (Jamaican Funk, 1973?)

(Randy's VC-011).

Randy's is a well known name for reggae aficionados, as Vincent Randy Chin (+2003) produced and recorded music in his Kingston studio (16-17 North Parade) from the early 60s. Alton Ellis, Sly Dunbar, Augustus Pablo, Gregory Isaacs and many other major figures of jamaican reggae and dub music played there.

But in parallel some funky productions were released as influence from the US was growing and corresponded also to a market locally. This is case of this 7 inch on which Jablonski delivers a heavy cover of "Soul Makossa", backed by the studio band "The Randy's Allstars". It's impressive to notice how funky they can play on this track, although their main style is reggae... 

Jablonski - Soul Makossa :

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Enjoy some tropical & funky sound from Cabo Verde: HERE.