Last Bongo In Paris ‎– Battened Ships / Let It Be Me

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    Tracklist

    A1: Battened Ships

    B1: Let It Be Me

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    Vinyl, 7".

    Review

    Splendidly monikered French duo Last Bongo In Paris (aka Cleon & Jazzy Pidjay) have arrived on EDR packing an impressive re-edit of early Odyssey album track "Battened Ships". A hippy-funk classic, the song, a vehicle for the soaring vocals of the legendary Royce Jones, keeps the jovial flutes and yearning vibes but speeds things up a little, layering some extra breaky breaks and adding bass by Patchworks. Meanwhile "Let It Be Me" reveals the duo's penchant for Latin-tinged vintage soul.

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