Wednesday, July 30

Orlando Julius with the Heliocentrics

"... Born in 1943 in Ijebu-Ijesha in Osun State, Orlando Julius Aremu Olusanya Ekemode to crate-diggers worldwide has long been worth getting all dusty-fingered over. Julius began churning out breakbeat-laden singles in the early '60s with his 10-piece band, the Modern Aces, and when in 1966 they birthed their first long-player, Super Afro Soul, he demonstrated his uncanny skills at bridging the Atlantic by mashing Latin percussion, high-life guitars, R&B horns and a nascent funk attack—all particularly showcased on 'Ijo Soul,' a song strikingly similar to James Brown's mega-hit 'I Got You (I Feel Good).' Which came first? Sorry, do your own homework. Residing in Ibadan, Orlando used his orchestral prowess to attract musicians from all over, including one trumpet-wielding Fela Kuti."
Rich Mix
Sound Colour Vibration
YouTube: Buje Buje, ORLANDO JULIUS & HIS MODERN ACES Super Afro Soul [Full Album], Ijo Soul, Adara, Hot Sax Session, Colombia