SAH BI, JESS -& PETER ONE- - OUR GARDEN NEEDS ITS FLOWERS

SAH BI, JESS -& PETER ONE- - OUR GARDEN NEEDS ITS FLOWERS

LP (12"/10" Album)

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Label: AWESOME TAPES F

Release date: 17/08/2018

Barcode: 0843563102459

Catalog no.: ATFALP0000033

Item ID: 466185

First official international release of this massive album of- West African country folk music with an ambient vibe. In the 1980s, Abidjan's Jess Sah Bi and Peter One became one of the most popular musical acts in not just the Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire), but broader West Africa, eventually performing with a full band to stadium-sized audiences at home and throughout Benin, Guinea, Mali and Togo. Although they'd been popular radio and television performers for several years prior, the catalyst for Jess and Peter achieving this new level of stardom was their debut album, 'Our Garden Needs Its Flowers', recorded and released in 1985. In contrast with the heaving funk, disco and reggae sounds of the day, 'Our Garden Needs Its Flowers' was a lush fusion of traditional Ivorian village songs and American and English country and folk-rock music. Jess and Peter sang in French, English and Gouro, delivering beautifully harmonized meditations on social injustice and inequality, calls for unity across the African continent, an end to apartheid in South Africa and the odd song for the ladies, all set against lush guitar riffs, rustic harmonica and rollicking feel-good rhythms. Surprisingly, it's the first time the album has been re-released in a high-fidelity, legally licensed form.

Also available: OUR GARDEN NEEDS ITS FLOWERS (CD).

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