Been a while since we've checked in on African sounds...wait, what's this? Club Cortez just posted a recently reissued Ebo Taylor cut? Well then, Ebo it is. Taylor is something of a rarity, a first generation afrobeater with newish material, albeit with a twenty year gap between his last old record and the 2010 LP Love and Death. Doesn't really matter though, this stuff is timeless. You'd be forgiven if you compared his music to Fela's, They came from the same musical space, so that's going to happen. But, according to liner notes of one compilation, he's cited influences as diverse as jazz dudes Kenny Burrell and Wes Montgomery and Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore. Regardless of who influenced him, I'd much, much rather listen to excellent afrobeat than shitty rock 'n' roll. It clears your head.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Ebo Taylor - Ayesama mp3 at Bama Love Soul
Ebo Taylor - Heaven mp3 at Dusted
Ebo Taylor and Uhuru Yenza - Love and Death mp3 at Club Cortez Go there to get it.