Monday, June 13, 2016

Anthony 'Reebop' Kwaku Bah "Same" 1973

Anthony 'Reebop' Kwaku Bah was born in Ghana 1944, and he was one of the most aclaimed drummers and percussionists of the seventies - he was a member of both Traffic and Can, and he was also involved with Erc Clapton's Rainbow Concerts in 1973. He also was a well hired studio player trough his career, played with acts like Nick Drake, Tim Hardin and The Rolling Stones (plus many others). This LP was recorded in Stockholm november 1971 with the swedish musicians Janne Schaffer, Gunnar Bergsten, Bengt Dahlén, Maffy Falay and others, but it was released first in 1973. The result is an excellent mix of funky jazz, rock, soul, afro and fusion - typically it sold badly, after all it sounds simillar in parts with the late Traffic. What I heard Bah lived in Sweden most of the seventies until his too early death in 1983. It's very strange that this album never has been reissued, today it's one of the rarest and most sought after swedish vinyls. This one is groovy!