King Wellington / Frends | Shango / Mystery Music

Tracklist:

King Wellington - Shango

Frends - Mystery Music

Soundway presents a double-sider of raw, West Indian funk from 1977. Led by King Wellington's 'Shango', the stand-out cut harvested from his Sooner Or Later LP gets the 45 treatment it deserves. Inspired by the Shango ritual with its roots in Yoruba culture, traces of Calypso music are driven by hypnotic bass and Wellington's signature vocal, making up a musical blend only found in the Caribbean.

On the B-side, 'Mystery Music' fronted by Canadian musician Tony Springer, embarks on a dreamy, dynamic and even a touch psychedelic trip. Steel pans coupled with floating horns, electronic keyboard effects, crisp drums and subtle guitar licks cook up a soundscape baked by the Trinidad sun. Two rare gems on 7” reissue.

Regular price £11.99
Label
Soundway Records