When you get up in the morning, you must have a song - Ray Charles

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dollar Brand - African Portraits

I have been digging this guy's recordings so much lately that it was a welcome surprise when, as I was filing away some vinyl that I ran across this. I was a bit stunned. I had forgotten even finding it.
Sometimes life is a grand!

A solo outing from Toronto in 1973, this is the second of two volumes. There is no apparent breaks between songs so each side is presented as originally recorded. A superb recording. From Canada! Who knew?

Dollar Brand - African Portraits

1. Cherry / Bra Joe From Kilimanjaro

2. Blues For Hughie / Kippie / Gafsa - Life I s For The Living, Death Is For Us All / Little Boy / Easter Joy / Jabulani / Xaba

Abdullah Ibrahim - piano

recorded 2/18/73, Toronto

Sackville ST3009


mela.... said...

Thanks so much.
I'm a fan of Abdullah / Dollar but had no news of the existence of this album.
It's fantastic!
Eternally grateful

rm said...

Thank you very much

JP said...

Just discovered your blog and I've been downloading a few things here and there. I've been deep into Abdullah Ibrahim lately, but I've never come across this one before so I was really glad to see the link still active. It's really beautiful, like al of his other of his solo performances I've heard. Thank you!

Adrian said...

Unfortunately the link is gone....

Hookfinger said...

New link....