Last Bongo In Paris – Battened Ships / Let It Be Me
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A1: Battened Ships
B1: Let It Be Me
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.