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POAO!

THE PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA
“Do Anything Go Anywhere”


I’m a little slow getting to the new releases lately. Here’s one that dropped a couple of weeks ago. It’s the hip new thing after they amazed everyone at WOMADELAIDE.

CHRIS HAD THIS TO SAY:
An incredible debut album from this perfect Melbourne afrobeat collective. Hot on the heels of their impeccable vinyl-only release Two Sides of the Truth/Do Anything Go Anywhere, (picttured right) The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra have made an album to command the attention of world music fans, hip hop aficionados, jazz cats, funk and soul freaks and indie hipsters alike. There are strong echoes of the Afrobeat movement from the 1960s-70s, as well as the influences of the African diaspora in Australia over the past decade, yet this is boundary free, totally modern music that sounds as fresh in the clubs as on the streets of Melbourne where it was born.

Do Anything Go Anywhere delivers seven irresistibly loose-limbed, exotic jams which resonate with ferocious grooves, positive messages, conscious hip hop and gutsy soul. Lyrical odes to the power of resistance and the spirit of the African and Australian people hit home with smoking hot sing song vocals, heavy duty horns, gritty guitar grooves, jazzy solos, all snaking out on top of the infectious polyrhythms of the percussion section. EXTREME LOCAL PRIDE

REX HAD THIS TO SAY:
12″ Cover artwork is crazy. Props to Suzie Bates. I haven’t seen the CD cover yet, but I’ll insert it into the blog once I get my hands on it.

Limited Edition 12″ still available in strictly limited quantities. Includes instrumental versions… nice.

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Daptone Gold!


On November 24th Daptone Records will release DAPTONE GOLD a collection of some of the label’s rarest and most favorite singles and deep cuts on CD and a lovingly packaged double LP, which includes a poster, a sticker and some amount of gold foil. The always fiery Lee Fields appears three times: once on a duet with Sharon Jones, again on his own “Could Have Been”, and on “Stand Up,” previously only available as a 45 RPM single.

Thanks to Daptone & Reverberation we’re proud to you you offer a little taste right here. Available as downloadable MP3, it’s the full unadulterated version of Lee Fields “Stand Up”. Surely one of the dopest 45’s to come out Daptone HQ over recent years, this Lee Fields tune is a future soul monster. Press PLAY, don’t delay, DO IT TODAY!

STAND UP: Lee Fields

Hopefully we’ll have this instore real soon CD & vinyl of course. Watch the newsletter and website for more updates. This LP set is sure to be an invaluable DJ tool for years to come. Don’t let it pass you by – every tune here is a winner – just like we’ve been trying to tell you all along. S.O.U.L.
You listened to the tune yet?

Features: Introduction by Binky Griptite ● Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings “I’m Not Gonna Cry” ● The Budos Band “Up From The South” ● Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens “What Have You Done” ● Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – “How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?” ● Lee Fields “Could Have Been” ● Antibalas featuring Mayra Vega “Che Che Cole Makossa” ● The Budos Band “Budos Rising” ● Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings “Got A Thing On My Mind” ● Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band “The World” ● Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings “Make It Good To Me” ● Lee Fields and Sugarman & Co. “Stand Up” ● Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens “What Is This” ● Binky Griptite with the Sugarman Three “A Lover Like Me” ● Menahan Street Band “Make the Road by Walking” ● Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings “Tell Me” ● Sugarman & Co. “Down To It” ● The Dap-Kings “Nervous Like Me” ● Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings “Giving Up” ● The Budos Band “Ghostwalk” ● The Gospel Queens feat. Cynthia Langston “I Need You To Hold My Hand” ● Binky Griptite & the Mellomatics “The Stroll Pt. 2” ● Sharon Jones & Lee Fields “Stranded In Your Love”.
Holy Cow!

Like it says in the tags for this post ——> RECORD OF THE MONTH. Certified goodness.

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