GERALDO PINO & THE HEARTBEATS - Let’s Have A Party - LP

150,00 kn

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* Nigerian funkmaster
* For fans of Curtis Mayfield, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, George Clinton, Mixed Grill, Mighty Flames
* Filled to the last groove with catchy tunes that feature awesome harmonies
* This album stands on par with all the US greats of the genre
* An original affair for fans of groovy Nigerian 70s afro-funk
* Excellent sound and performance by high-class professional musicians
* First rerelease on vinyl and CD
* Fully licensed
* Remastered audio
* LP housed in a superheavy 430g art carton cover
* Ultimate collector's item for fans of classic 70s afro-funk

It's no exaggeration to say that Geraldo Pino and his band the Heartbeats kickstarted the whole soul/funk/afrobeat scene in West Africa.  Mixing highlife, funk, and jazz, and using the latest equipment, they laid waste to all before them. In 1966 Fela Kuti was a jobbing musician, eeking out a living with highlife bands. When Geraldo Pino came to town, it changed his life. "Pino tore up the scene,” he recalls in an interview with Carlos Moore. "I knew I had to get my shit together. And fast!”. Produced by Odion Iruoje and engineered by Emmanual Odenusi, Let's Have A Party is Geraldo Pino's masterpiece. It's slick and heavy, tough and uncompromising, with musicianship that will blow your mind. It's all killer, no filler, with 'Heavy Heavy Heavy' and 'Let Them Talk' bonafide, nailed on funk classics. The Heartbeats are exactly that, a tight and efficient engine that keeps the groove moving. This is US-style funk, with an emphasis on extended percussion workouts and organ wig-outs. You can't listen to 'Power To The People' without being impressed – or compelled to dance. The extended call out to each Heartbeat in 'Let's Have a Party' is well deserved. If my house caught on fire, this is the one album I'd rescue. After one listens, I reckon you'd do the same. - Peter Moore