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Children Of The House Of God

CHIEF BEY AND ILE OMO OLOFI:

Children of the House of God

Thirty-five years ago, Bey sparked my passion for the African drum when I heard him leading Olatunji’s Drums of Passion. His work with Randy Weston and Art Blakey helped introduce the African drum into jazz. You’ll hear Bey and his 6 priest-drummers surrounding you in a burning drums-and-voice session, seamlessly merging intense Yoruba rituals with black spirituals. The recording’s detail reproduces the slap of callused hands on goatskin drumheads; the imaging pinpoints each drummer’s ceremonial dancing and swaying. (#05132)

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TRACK LISTING:

1.
INDTRODUCTION
2.
YEMOJA - Listen to Sample
3.
ODUDUWA/PRECIOUS LORD*
4.
MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS - Listen to Full Song
5.
SAMBA FOR YEMOJA - Listen to Sample
6.
MOTHERLESS CHILD
7.
ODUDUWA MEDLEY II
8.
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DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE/
WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN/ ARAYA YEMOJA
9.
OLD TIME RELIGION/ONIBODE
10.
DADDY SAYS
11.
EPILOGUE
12.
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All selections are traditional except track 3-by Thomas Dorsey and track 4-by Chief Bey and Barbara Bey (Ja-Ba-Bey Publishing)
*Amba Hawthorne Bey-Vocals