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Song of the Day 4/8/09: Peter King - Shango

 

DJs spend hours of the day digging in crates just to find a gem like Peter King's "Shango." Ushered in by the flute, the tambourines follow, signaling the beginning of King’s afrobeat-funk, “Shango!” and here we go! There is a gentle playfulness with this song that is simple and inviting. This song is thick with horns going wild over looping guitar riffs. Peter King was a big player in the 1970s combining afrobeat with a James Brown-like funk. While Fela Kuti or Tony Allen are more recognizable names, Peter King should not be overlooked.

- David Johnson-Igra

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