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Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffaloes

Uganda (Dawn of Rock) – Vinyl LP/CD

Uganda (Dawn of Rock) – Vinyl LP/CD
Uganda (Dawn of Rock) – Vinyl LP/CD
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£33.99

*PLEASE NOTE: This is a pre-order of this record, and will be shipping 30th September*

If you order additional products from our site they will be sent out with 'Uganda (Dawn of Rock)' so please place a separate order for those.

1. 動物達と夜明け = Wanyamana Mapambazuko / 2. 求愛 = Na Tu Penda Sana / 3. 戦い = Vita / 4. ピグミー = Pygmy

Available as a VINYL LP housed in a REPLICA BOXSET or CD.

The respected Japanese jazz drummer Akira Ishikawa was not messing around when he recorded the 'Uganda (Dawn of Rock)' album with his band the Count Buffaloes. For this offering, originally released in 1972 on Toshiba Records, Akira Ishikawa takes us on a deep tripped-out journey. 'Uganda (Dawn of Rock)' is a fusion of progressive and psych rock with African percussion workouts, dergy-wah wah blues-funk, and jazzy sensibilities; with different genres morphing and uniting as they progress.

A long way from his funk and afrobeat album 'Back To Rhythm’, re-issued on Mr Bongo in 2019, this record has a darker, deeper, abstract and experimental stoned tone with the listener being pulled into its vortex for the ride. This record doesn’t pull any punches.

For this album, Akira is joined by Hideaki Chihara on bass, guitarist Kimio Mizutani, sounding at times like an early 70s Peter Green, percussionist Larry Sunaga and composer Takeru Muraoka.

The album has become highly sought-after amongst psych, prog and acid rock collectors and due to the rare nature of original copies they come at a hefty price tag.

We are delighted to present an officially licensed re-issue of this underground Japanese rock rarity.

Available as a replica of the original Boxset version.