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Although Norman Connors is mostly known for being a smooth RnB ballad vocalist, his first album was something entirely different. "Dance of Magic" is psychedelic fusion/free jazz and features members of Herbie's Sextet, the first Return to Forever band and Miles' 70s electronic oriented records. Norman is the drummer on here.



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During an era when strange records were abundant due to free jazz musicians discovering LSD, Khan Jamal's "Drum Dance to the Motherland" stands out as one of the strangest. Here we have a free fusion jam subjected to constant dub echo excursions that sound like a cross between King Tubby, Sun Ra and Syd Barret's Pink Floyd. This once super rare oddity has been re-issued on vinyl complete with the original album artwork and everything.





KHAN JAMAL - Drum Dance To The Motherland cover






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Lyman Woodard was a keyboardist and arranger who worked for Motown as well as many top notch RnB musicians. His first solo album "Saturday Night Special" is a crate digger's dream. The album opens with orchestrated psychedelic RnB, but as things progress Lyman gets into some fairly heated fusion jams with plenty of hot Hammond B3 playing. 
The orchestrated parts can recall David Axelrod and Isaac Hayes, while the B3 led psychedelic jazz rock bears some resemblance to early Brian Auger. The late night sound to the production recalls another crate digger gem, Cymande's self-titled album.




LYMAN WOODARD - The Lyman Woodard Organization : Saturday Night Special cover


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