Wednesday, 17 August 2011

WEDNESDAY CLUB - Exuma - Dambala

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EXUMA - 'Dambala' (1972)

I first heard this in the South of France in 1972, from a friend of my Wife who could not speak English and I could not speak French, but music was our common bond. He played this track from the self titled album 'Exuma' and another album called the 'Dark side of the Moon' by a group, their name escapes me. He gave me the Exuma Album, as I was so impressed....I later passed it on to my Sister, for the same reason.

I never heard the album again for many years and it became one of my 'Holy Grails' until those 'Napster' days, when everything seemed possible. All those songs you thought were gone forever and when you heard them again, there was that hint of disappointment...'it wasn't that good really, well not as good as you remembered. This was not the case with 'Dambala', I still love it, all the voodoo, all the Darkness, all the theatre. I later managed to get the CD from some German label. I have also included another great song from the album which is probably even better..

Macfarlane Gregory Anthony Mackey was Exuma and he had his musical apprenticeship in the 60's in Greenwich Village, he has performed with Dylan and Hendrix, so he can't be all bad.   


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17 August 2011 at 09:19

Couldn't listen the second video over here but this is seriously freaky and very good. Thanks for introducing me to this.

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17 August 2011 at 13:25

SB just tried second video.....seems ok...or you can click on song below and download,,,its a good one.

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18 August 2011 at 05:26

I can't make my mind up on this one. The Pastis must have been flowing!

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22 August 2011 at 13:21

Oh dambala...it's coming back to me and I'm singing along! I remember when you revealed this song to me as your Holy Grail(second to Dambusters March)! Oh those heady Napster days.........

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