Chaino – Unbridled Passions Of Love's Eerie Spectre
Label:Spectre – SPECTRE-4
Used LP 1957
Disc:VG+ (good shape and looks great, only minor surface noise as "vintage" record)
Jacket:VG+ (there are cracks on the side that seems to be due to age (not split) we guess, minoe wear. strongly good category, we judge VG+)
Exotic piece in 1957 by by percussionist Leon "Chaino" Johnson, born in Philadelphia and raised in Chicago. Although it's known as exotica release, it's completely African percussion music. With producer Kirby Allan, bongos, congo drums, steel drums, gourd drums, noise makers, etc. are used to create a sensual and wild work that sometimes his chants and growls. It's a true rhythmic treasure trove with different developments and instrumental configurations. It is said that the 1958 release is the first work, but not sure about the truth of that. At that time, it seems that a fictional biography was created and promoted that he was an orphan of a lost tribe in Central Africa who was rescued by missionaries after the tribe was massacred. He went on to lead a bizarre life, appearing in movies, going to jail, and becoming homeless, while continuing to perform. Spectre Original in great condition.