Africano / Why Can't We Live Together
12" | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
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Release:US – Reissue
The Label: TK Records in essence represents the city of Miami when it came to Soul/R&Band the early stages of Disco. In 1974, George McCrae gave the label its first #1 Discohit with Rock Your Baby. A little more than a year after McCrae's hit, the record labelstruck gold with KC & The Sunshine Band with five #1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100.Needless to say at the height of the genre’s cultural domination TK did pretty well.Timmy Thomas: Without a doubt, he’s most famously known for the hit song Why Can’t WeLive Together. The record topped the U.S. Billboard R&B chart, made the top three in theBillboard Hot 100 and was charted in top 10 in many countries including the UK. A staplein the R&B scene, he had a succesful solo career until the mid 80s, later focusing onthe writing and production side of the business.Why Can’t We Live Together: It may have been his biggest hit, but also one that keepsresonating to this day. A response to the devastating news coming from the war inVietnam, its words “No more wars, we want peace in this world, and no matter what color,you’re still my brother.” are indicative of a time marked by the horrors of war abroad,and the racial discrimination in America. Written and Produced by Timmy Thomas himselfsolely on a Lowrey organ, and an early rhythm machine, the song however was far fromsimple as its emotive message continues to provide a profound context. And even thoughit’s been covered over the years by many artist including Sade and Joan Osborne, WhyCan’t We Live Together has managed to come back on the charts again in 2015, as theinstrumental backing to Drake’s Hotline Bling, which has now sold over 2 Million copiesin the U.S. Alone. Once a hit, always a hit.Africano: When it comes to this Deep Disco cut, Africano is one of those tracks thatprobably never got much shine in America, but has since become a dancefloor favorite ofunderground disco DJs worldwide. Curiously, years after its release, its biggestsupporters were Italian DJs like Danielle Baldelli, Mozart and Gianni Maselli who duringthe 80s played Disco, African records, American R&B, and reggae to create what has beensince become known as the Afro-Cosmic scene at the height of Club culture in thediscothèques of Northern Italy.