Record Of The Month - Nov 98
Chaino - Africana & Beyond (Dionysus)
Another great reissue from Dionysus, officially on their Bacchus Archives imprint. Chaino is an African percussionist who recorded a bunch of drum-heavy exotic music back in '58 or so, when people were having fun indulging their primitive, tribal urges at tiki-themed cocktail parties. 27 tracks on this cd, broken into Exoticana, Rock 'n Rollana, and Africana with lots of cool percussion and plenty of grunts and growls from Chaino himself.
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