Sunday, 8 August 2010

Cymande - Brothers on the Slide

Album:Promised Heights (Janus,1974) Chart Pos:N/A

Like Curtis Mayfield gone rasta.

Cymande(pronounced Sah-mahn-day)came from Brixton via West Indies, their musical output was mostly ignored until the rare groves scene of the late 70's/early 80's. The song Brothers on the Slide has one of the funkiest bass lines ever committed to tape. Its no wonder that hip-hop acts like De La Soul and The Fugees went on to sample their material.

Unfortunately much of their materiel is OOP but some compilations available second-hand for under a tenner.

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