KOSMO's VINYL of the Week:
This week we are in Livingston Recording Studies, West London for Hugh Masekela and Tony Allen's "Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same)" from their album "Rejoice", released this year on World Circuit...
"Trumpeter Hugh Masekela and drummer Tony Allen are two giants of African music who had never recorded together before this. Recorded in 2010, it was only finished after Masekela's death at age 78 in 2018. Sadly it was to be the final studio album for both of them, with Tony Allen leaving us this April, in Paris, aged 79.
This cut is a tribute to Allen's long time associate Fela Kuti, with Masakela, also a friend of Fela's, taking the vocal as well as playing horn. I might have missed this if it wasn't for my Man in Manchester, Dave Bennett, again !" - KV
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