SMITH,LONNIE - AFRO-DESIA Vinyl LP

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SMITH,LONNIE - AFRO-DESIA Vinyl LP

SMITH,LONNIE - AFRO-DESIA Vinyl LP

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Expected: 3/9/24

The second in our Mr Bongo series opening the vault on classic recordings from the fabled Groove Merchant Records catalogue. This time the spotlight turns to the Hammond B3 organ maestro Lonnie Smith, as we proudly present a reissue of his cosmic jazz-funk journey, 'Afro-Desia'.Originally released in 1975, this much-loved album was produced by Groove Merchant label owner Sonny Lester and features the mysterious 'Compliments Of A Friend' on guitar. Considering Smith was part of George Benson's quartet in the '60s, that not so discreet veil appears to have been lifted on who this 'friend' might be. However, presumably due to contractual reasons, Benson had to remain covert for this recording. The lineup doesn't stop there though, with the likes of legendary bassist Ron Carter and Grammy award winning saxophonist Joe Lavano joining the outfit.

Track List:

1.1 Afrodesia
1.2 Spirits Free
1.3 Straight To The Point
1.4 Favors
1.5 The Awakening

Label: Mr Bongo

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