Thursday, July 19, 2007

Deep in the Congo

Here's a red hot midtempo Carl Craig re-touched Afro Dub monster which came out in 2003 on Honest Jon's, though the original is from 1977. The Congo's 'Congoman' gets lovingly licked by Carl who masterfully brings out the tracks best features. The edit also featured on Chicken Lips' DJ Kicks album on K7. You get the slightly more vocal heavy B side edit. Honest Jon's are such a good label, they have that re-issues aspect to a lot of their releases but always take it further, they're certainly not just into re-issues and handle everything from Rock to Funk to Hip Hop, Soul and more. Candy Staton's 'His Hand's' album from last year was all new material and her first in many years, they also bagged the latest Tony Allen album which was brilliant (I'm a huge fan). Check out the Spanky Wilson 'Westbound Years' cd and give them some love here.

The Congo's - Congo Man (Carl Craig Edit) (B Side Version)

6 comments:

andrew allsgood said...

Duuuuude!
R U reading my mind???
This was looking like the first track on my mix for you............
Damn, this is like some psychic business going on here.
I'm getting suspicious ; )

xo

aa

christopher keyz said...

Damn!!! Sorry dude, I can't be held responsible for my mind reading talents, I just upgraded to the reading peoples minds who are over seas plug in... Hey start with it anyway!!!

andrew allsgood said...

I think I will!
Have you heard the Congos' Heart Of The Congos full length?
One of my all time fave reggae records produced by Lee Perry (I believe). The Blood And Fire re-issue on CD has all the versions on a bonus disc.
Row Fisherman Row, keep on rowing along!
Boo ya!

aa

christopher keyz said...

I haven't heard it, though I've heard it's fantastic. Mine's 'Handsworth Revolution' by Steel Pulse, not exactly underground, but it slays me everytime!

Anonymous said...

Now you're both scaring me...Andrew did you leave a comment on DJH about a deep reggae record? Well I started searching for it and then "rediscovered" the Congos as a consequence.

THEN I thought I should post the CC mix on Honest Jons...ouch my brain hurts.

Top quality selection as always CK.

Jez / Innersounds

christopher keyz said...

Jez - it's freaky!!!! Zietgeist!!!! Uncanny!!