For his release on Mr Bongo we have gone back to the original source - Labi Siffres classic 1975 release *Remember My Song*. This is his fifth album and features The Vulture . Sadie and the Devil and I Got The. sampled by Eminem. Jay-Z. Wu-tang Clan. Atmosphere. The Beatnuts and Frankenstein. amongst others. Co-produced by Derek Lawrence and Big Jim Sullivan - a prolific session musician. artist and producer - who also worked with artists such as David Bowie. Serge Gainsbourg and Frank Zappa. Brian Bennett of The Shadows. Chas Hodges and Dave Peacock aka Chas n Dave also feature on this funk masterpiece from 1975. This LP is reissued in new and improved sleeves (made in Japan) and features label designs as per the original 1975 release.
Born in London, 1945, Labi Siffre's recording career has spanned over 30 years and produced a body of work that has attained anthemic status across the world. He has had two number one hits (directly and indirectly) and is considered by those in the know to be one of Britain's most important musicians of the past fifty years. So it's a strange modern quirk that his actual voice is rarely heard, as it is from covers and samples of his work that he is best known. You may recognise his genius being sampled by Eminen for 'My Name Is' or the Madness cover of his song 'It Must Be Love' that was a huge pop hit across the world.
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