25 February 2007
SAHIB SHIHAB - COMPANIONSHIP
Ramsone Knowling has re-upped my origina rip of this Sahib Shihab monster for your delectation after spotting a few requests for it in the comments boxes of this blog-Great work Ransome and thanks a lot.Two files-HERE & HERE.
Here's a real rarity and my number one desert island disc - it's this little beauty on German Vogue from Sahib Shihab.This also contains my favourite tune "Om Mani Padme Hum" penned by the wonderful Francy Boland.This double album has it all from frantic banging percussive workouts to modal numbers to beautiful ballads,all performed by Francy,Kenny Clarke,Jimmy Woode,Fats Sadi,Benny Bailey,Ake Persson and even Milt Jackson on vocal on one track.It's a staggeringly good piece of music and worth every penny of the HUGE price tag it commands.
Ripped @ 256 from vinyl-no reissue apart from the infamous late 80s bootleg which got pulped .