This product is a Pre Order and is scheduled to be released 16th February 2024

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Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffaloes - Uganda (Dawn Of African Rock)


This product is available on pre order with a limited discounted price.

This record doesn't pull any punches.
The respected Japanese jazz drummer Akira Ishikawa was not messing around when he recorded the Uganda (Dawn of Rock) album with his band the Count Buffaloes. Originally released in 1972 on Toshiba Records, Akira Ishikawa takes us on a deep tripped-out journey. 'Uganda (Dawn of Rock)' is a fusion of progressive and psych rock with African percussion workouts, dergy- wah wah blues-funk, and jazzy sensibilities; with different genres morphing and uniting as they progress. A long way from his funk and afrobeat album 'Back To Rhythm', reissued on Mr Bongo in 2019, this record has a darker, deeper, abstract and experimental stoned tone with the listener being pulled into its vortex for the ride. This record doesn't pull any punches.

Highly sought-after underground Japanese rock rarity, originally released in 1972. Feat. Hideaki Chihara, Kimio Mizutani, Larry Sunaga and Takeru Muraoka. Available as Quadraphonic Boxset version & Tip-on Sleeve with OBI version.


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Release Info

Release Date: 16th February 2024
Format: LP
Label: Mr Bongo

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Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffaloes - Uganda (Dawn Of African Rock) is available for Pre Order now and has a scheduled release date of 16th February 2024.

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