King Kooba ‎– Indian Summer

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1 Honey Locust
Guitar – Nigel PriceKeyboards [Additional] – Oliver ParfittVocals – Charlie Tate, Mellisa Heathcote*
7:24
2 Losing You
Guitar – Jean-Claude KingHorns – The Easy Access OrchestraVocals – Nomvula MalingaWritten-By – R Lamb*
4:50
3 A Man Like Andre
Saxophone [Barritone Sax] – Andy Ross (2)
4:26
4 Indian Summer
Vocals – Gina Rene
12:08
5 Blue Mosque 3:11
6 Barefoot
Rap – Roots ManuvaScratches [Cuts] – DJ StixWritten-By – R Smith*
3:39
7 If I Could
Guitar – Orlando 'The Don' Lund*Vocals – Nomvula Malinga
5:27
8 Salutation 6:27
9 Public Service
Guitar – Nigel Price
7:23
10 Want Your Love
Guitar – Jean-Claude KingWritten-By – E Buttonz, N Malinga*
6:31
11 You Don't Know
Scratches [Cuts] – DJ StixVocals – Cleo Bailey
4:28
12 Dreaming Of You
Vocals – Cleo Bailey
6:46

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  • Barcode (Text): 6 00353 02222 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 600353022225

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none King Kooba Indian Summer (CDr, Album, Promo) OM Records none US 2002 Sell This Version
OM 122 VLP King Kooba Indian Summer(2xLP) OM Records OM 122 VLP US 2002 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

August 5, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

After their previous so-so third album NUFOUNDFUNK, King Kooba refinds its footing with INDIAN SUMMER, which manages to blend the hip-hop sensibility of their third album with the melodic and jazz elements that made their first two albums stand out. "Honey Locust," for example, is a beautiful rattling lounge piece, while "Losing You" and "If I Could" are R&B tracks that stand above anything on NUFOUNDFUNK. "Indian Summer" is a long deep house track and pulsates with the best of them, and "Blue Mosque" has sporadic Arabic instruments playing over a broken beat. "Salutation" has a rattling rhythm underscoring the long string pulls and horns that contrast with the jazzy interlude in the center of the track. "Public Service" continues the jazzy feel with some simple guitar chords and a vocal sample of two folks talking about jazz. And, finally, "Want Your Love" and "You Don't Know" combine the two competing strands of the album (the jazzy breaks and the R&B) into a cohesive whole. It's a welcome return to form for King Kooba.