Saturday, 16 April 2011

Tony Aiken And Future 2000 - Unity, Sing It, Shout It (1976)

Another obscure record, from an obscure group and an obscure label. Players on this project all had their roots in Caribbean music, but were also involved in the New York club scene. This is "feel-good" music through and through, with elements of funk and early disco blended in an oh-so-satisfying pot-pourri. The instrumental "Time Tunnel" is an energetic, foot-tapping funky groove from start to finish, with hints of drum-and-bass (a song before its time?) "Better Days" and the title track are similarly grooving, with the addition of warm, uplifting vocals and harmonies, and a punchy horn section. If you can find it, this one's definitely worth a listen!

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