Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffaloes - Uganda (Dawn Of African Rock)
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For this offering, originally released in 1972 on Toshiba Records, Akira Ishikawa
takes us on a deep tripped- out journey. 'Uganda (Dawn of Rock)' is a fusion of
progressive and psych rock with African percussion workouts, dergy- wah wah
blues-funk, and jazzy sensibilities; with different genres morphing and uniting as
they progress. A long way from his funk and afrobeat album 'Back To Rhythm',
reissued on Mr Bongo in 2019, this record has a darker, deeper, abstract and
experimental stoned tone with the listener being pulled into its vortex for the ride.
This record doesn't pull any punches.
For this album, Akira is joined by Hideaki Chihara on bass, guitarist Kimio
Mizutani, sounding at times like an early 70s Peter Green, percussionist Larry
Sunaga and composer Takeru Muraoka.
The album has become highly sought- after amongst psych, prog and acid rock
collectors and due to the rare nature of original copies they come at a hefty price
We are delighted to present an officially licensed re- issue of this underground
Japanese rock rarity.