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Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - 55 Reissue Single Vinyl Edition
Tracklist
A1P.I.M.P.
A2Laventille Road March
A3Bacao Suave
A4Tropical Heat
A5Jungle Fever
A6Beetham Highway Ride
B1Tender Trap
B2Dog Was A Doughnut
B3Queen Of Cheeba
B4Love Like This
B5Port Of Spain Hustle
B6Round & Round

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
55 Reissue Single Vinyl Edition

Big Crown | Item No: 609343
Vinyl LP | 2018 / US – Original | New
20,99 €
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Item Description
This is the reissue coming as one LP not double vinyl. We do have some double vinyl versions left, if you would rather have that. Last batch. //// Shrouded in mystery, hailing from Hamburg, Germany, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band (BRSB) releases their long awaited debut “55” on Brooklyn’s own
Big Crown Records. Long time multi-instrumentalist and band leader Bjorn Wagner spent a few months in Trinidad & Tobago where he became fascinated
with Steel Drums. His initial intrigue with local steel pan music culture led him to learning the instrument both through help of local players and on his
own. After he became proficient on the pans Bjorn had his own instrument built from a used oil barrel by legendary pan man Louis C. Smith.
Upon returning home to Germany, Bjorn set out to blend the Tropical Steel into his already sharply honed Funk, Soul, and Hip Hop sensibilities. The
outcome is an updated take on a classic format, a truly unique sound. Their first two recordings were covers of The Meters “Look A-Py-Py” & “Ease Back”
which they self-released on a 45. Looking back on these two sides you can tell they were just getting their chops up for what was to come next. This is
evidenced by how all hell broke loose when they went on to cover 50 Cent’s hit PIMP taking the DJ and vinyl collecting communities by storm. Many
people thought the recording was the original sample and probably still do to this day when it is played.
The original Mocambo pressing sold out quickly and is now a collector’s item fetching heavy prices when it changes hands. It was this tune that made
the introduction between Bjorn and Danny Akalepse of Big Crown. They immediately hit it off and starting making plans to do a full length project with
the band.
Keeping in the tradition of Steel Drum records, 55 is a journey through re-interpolations and covers with an updated approach, pushing Steel Pan music
to uncharted territory. Flawlessly bringing previously untouched genres into the steel pan cannon ranging from Underground Hip Hop tunes to staple
Funk tracks and some of all that falls in between. BRSB’s 55 is reinvigorating tunes both well-known and helping to shed some light on tunes still largely
undiscovered. However, some of the strongest tunes on the album are original compositions, from spaced out Disco vibes on “Beetham Highway Ride”
and “Port Of Spain Hustle” to the ugly face inspiring drums of “Laventille Road March”.
Recorded to analog 8 track tape at The Mocambo Studios in Hamburg, 55 is a gritty, punchy journey in sound drawing on music from around the world,
using production aesthetics from across both eras and genres, all coming together seamlessly. If the 45s that have already come out on Mocambo, Plane
Jane, and Truth & Soul are an indication, this full length is going to be a staple to both casual listeners and Disc Jockeys alike.
Item Details
Item No:609343
Artist:Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
Titel:55 Reissue Single Vinyl Edition
Label:Big Crown
Katalog-Nr:BC013SV-LP
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:US – Original
Release Date:2018
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Funk / Soul
Available since:08.10.2018
Condition:New
Price:20,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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