Aba Shanti - Tune IDs

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Aba Shanti - Tune IDs

Postby jamdung » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:37 pm

Greets b&f

I went to the Leicester dance on Friday with Aba playing a 6 hour dubplate session. It was a mammoth session, a masterclass of roots and steppas combined. I took quite a few videos and a few of them I would love to know some tune ids for. Here are two of them, I think they might be by Patrick Andy and Sister Aisha although I am going only on what I think I heard Aba say in the dance. Anyone know the names of the tunes etc.

1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfUPzcEV8Mc

2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPSxpOv_Leg

anyone know?

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Re: Aba Shanti - Tune IDs

Postby message_music » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:00 pm

first one is a somewhat infamous 70s dubplate called called i know africa shall be free . . . . i say infamous cos theres alot of debate about the artist but to my ears its not patrick andy.

second one is disciples and dayjah - different view.

would of been good to of checked aba at leicester but i had other commitments the next day so couldent make the journey from southall .... went to see him the previous week and teachings and thought he rocked the place. think its fair to say abas top of the chain at the moment, since carnival last year everytime iv seen him hes been on serious form. Just think university of dub needs a bit of freshening up ... maybe one less sound on the night or a couple different sounds.
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Re: Aba Shanti - Tune IDs

Postby Jah_Wisdom » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:14 pm

First One - Free Africa - Horace Andy

Been issued on a 7".
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Re: Aba Shanti - Tune IDs

Postby jamdung » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:27 pm

Many thanks people,

yeah would agree with that fair and square. i tend to prefer sessions with more than one sound but with aba playing like this on his own then i welcome these sessions. the night is more of a journey, flows better and you get to delve more deeply into their collections. oftentimes when aba plays other sounds i found his selections are top class, but quite formulaic. he often plays the same tunes in the same parts of the respective dances. this night however he was drawing for all sorts of tunes, many of which i had never seen him play before, or heard ever. so was a ruff night. took many vids if you wanna check some of them out.

thanks again, bless
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Re: Aba Shanti - Tune IDs

Postby KingSimeonSound » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:55 pm

Regarding that first tune... I'm sure there was a big old thread on here trying to get to the bottom of who the vocalist was. I'm pretty sure Horace said it was not him and it turned out that it was Horace Ferguson... If that was the same tune. and my memory is still working.

It sounds like there is a crowd who are seeking more music satisfaction, which I think you get more of when 1 or 2 sounds play... I do agree, the three sounds thing has it's own pattern, I've enjoyed plenty, but it doesn't give sounds much of a challenge, when as little as 14 tunes might be played by each, all night.
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