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Alpha Blondy - Cocody Rock

Alpha Blondy - Cocody Rock

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SKU: QQ7EMD-6OTN-00

  |  UPC: 054645242615

Vocals are in the French, English Dioula and Creole Patois languages. Backing bands are The Wailers (on "Cocody Rock" & others) & Alpha's Light.
Alpha Blondy's 1983 first album, a smash hit featuring an all-local band the Natty Rebels, had all the accessibility and directness that made him an international star. Two cuts are agreeable reggae in English; the rest is Afro-reggae and a lot more interesting for that. In some ways Blondy's music is typical of the Ivory Coast: light, accomplished, and geared to a regional rather than local audience. Though the notes don't tell you so, Cocody Rock is a re-release of Blondy's 1984 second album, recorded in Paris and Kingston with a mix of African and Jamaican musicians (plus Kassav's Jocelyne Beroard on backup vocals). Pre-superstar Blondy, it has the freshness you'd expect from somebody pretty much just starting out. He sure believes in touching all the bases. Besides its so-so title song, Cocody Rock has something for both Muslims and Christians as well as a hilarious cut claiming Ivory Coast's ultra-conservative president as a Rasta. ~ John Storm Roberts

  • Format: Vinyl
  • Genre: Pop
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