We’ve been globe trotting this week! Yesterday we were cruising the psych/funk/prog underground with Those Shocking Shaking Days (Now-Again), and today we’re checking the West Indies scene on the new West Indies Funk comp from Trans Air Records.
After the deep excursions found on their Disc’o’Lypso comp, Trans Air are back at it with the heavy West Indies Funk. The warm sounds and breezy rhythms of the islands come to life on 11 choice cuts from a selection of top talents, ranging from the Esso Trinidad Steel Band’s steel drum-infused cover of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” to the smooth, sweet harmonies of Wendell Stuart on “My World Is Empty Without You,” to the thick bass and funky organ of “Car-dova” by Syd Jones & the Troubadours.
Sporting double wax and re-mastered audio (from the original tapes!), consider this a postcard from some Caribbean funk dream world!
For audio samples and to order West Indies Funk (Trans Air Records), click HERE!