One of the group's strong suits is their expressive use of wind instruments, mostly brass, and "Oranges" provides the juiciest example herein. I am intrigued by the lyrical concept of "Phallus C", but the words are hard to make out and nowhere could I find them online.
It almost sounds like an indictment of stereotypes around penis length and girth based on race, but musically leaves me cold. Lyrics aside, this one is worth it for the organ work even relative to the keyboard standards set earlier in the disk. I don't imagine I will be crisscrossing these rhythms with high frequency, but I can certainly understand the buzz and the role this band could play as a portal to the world music scene for progressive aficionados.
Review by Sinusoid Prog Reviewer. Osibisa have self-professed on their debut album that their music is ''criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness'' and have promised to make us happy when we listen to their music. For this music lover, mission accomplished.
This is by and far the happiest band I've ever come across, even beating out Yes at times. Like the debut album, Osibisa plays upbeat jazz-rock laced with African percussions and rhythms as well as Latin music ideas that spark of Santana. If you've ever gotten curious and listened to ''The Beautiful Seven'', it starts the album very well.
The first half is nearly mystic with some of the most gorgeous ensemble vocals I've heard; I can tell that these guys are having fun as well as taking their happiness somewhat seriously. They convince you LP) they know what they're doing vocally, and that intangible works better on me as a listener than any type of skill.
To icing the African Jive - Osibisa - Osibirock (Vinyl, it segues right into a powerful, flute driven jam that signifies everything great about this group. Some direct correlations with the debut album are the tracks ''Rabiatu'' sounds a bit like ''Ayiko Bia'' and ''Phallus C'' combined and ''Move On'' sounds like ''Think About the People''; it made sense when I found out Wendell Richardson wrote both.
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Osibisa biography Founded in London, UK in - Still active as of OSIBISA means Criss-Cross rhythms that explode with happiness, and what a precise name, the first thing that anybody who listens this band admires is the fantastic rhythm section, combining drums and bass with tribal percussion instruments in a delightful way, even Uriah Heep couldn't resist the chance to add their percussion to the song Look at Yourself.
But if this was their only particularity, LP), they wouldn't be added to Prog Archives, this group of talented African and Caribbean musicians blend African chants with Psychedelia in the most incredible and skilled way, long before the term World Music was coined, it's so well crafted LP) nothing sounds artificial, the music flows from start to end with joy for live and sadness of centuries of oppression and adding a spectacular show on stage.
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Main Album Osibirock Release Date November 7, Label One Way Records. Release Info Studio Recording. Track Listing. Who's Got the Paper. Atinga Bells. African Jive. We Belong.
Jul 12, · The only vocals on the side appear on the first track, the Santana-like "African Jive" and last only a minute or so. Nonetheless, the second side is unique and supremely entertaining. Finally, in the last track on the album, "Home Affairs", in the last minute and a half or so, musical nirvana is reached, as all the elements of the band's music. Osibisa - Happy Children vinyl African LP. $ + $ shipping. DR. JOHN: Remedies LP (yellow lbl, minor cw, some tearing ol) Soul. $ + $ shipping. Picture Information. [SOUL/FUNK]~EXC LP~OSIBISA~Osibirock~[Original ~WARNER BROS~Issue] $ shipping: + $ shipping. Report item - opens in a new window or tab Seller Rating: % positive. Nov 08, · UK / Africa Our new desktop experience was built to be your music destination. Listen to official albums & more. Happy Children () Osibirock () Welcome Home () Osibirock is the fifth studio album by British Afro-pop band Osibisa released in by Warner Bros. Records K and WEA International WE Issued in CD format by One Way Records The self-titled "Osibisa" album was the only one I ever owned by this British/African band, way back in the early s. The music world was wide open back then, with all sorts of combinations of instruments popping up--lead flute, violin, horn sections/5(51). Highlife Worldbeat African Traditions West African. Submit Corrections Album Moods. Organic Atmospheric Freewheeling Reverent Sophisticated Laid-Back/Mellow Sensual Joyous Searching Spiritual Relaxed Find album release information for Osibirock - Osibisa on AllMusic. Find album release information for Osibirock - Osibisa on AllMusic. Jun 13, - Explore Frederick Reed's board "OSIBISA" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Best song ever, Youtube, Kule pins. Osibirock Nice clean vinyl housed in a smart cover. A big crossover hit for Osibisa – a record that has the group softening up their groove slightly from the heady days of the Roger Dean album covers, yet still retaining enough Afro Funk to keep things interesting! Jan 29, - Explore Nadind Torres's board "Osibisa" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Album cover art, Cover art, Album covers.7 pins. OSIBISA – Osibirock  * THE MUSIC. When Osibisa was formed in lates London by 3 musicians from Ghana and 3 from the Caribbean, their infectious blending of cross-cultural rhythms with rock was refreshing, engaging and new. The band was the first to bring African music textures to the Western High Street and they enjoyed some success.
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