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Lonnie SmithAfro-Desia

Label:
Groove Merchant – GM-3308, Groove Merchant – GM 3308
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
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Tracklist

A1Afrodesia9:18
A2Spirits Free15:00
B1Straight To The Point6:54
B2Favors
PerformerA Friend*, Jimmy Haddad*, Joe Lovano
Written-By [Uncredited]John Coltrane
10:00
B3The Awakening8:00
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℗ 1975 Groove Merchant International, Inc.
Distributed by PIP Records—A Division of Pickwick International, Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.

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“Compliments Of A Friend” reportedly refers to George Benson, who presumably could not be credited for contractual reasons.
Tracks also known as “High On You” (A1), “Apex” (B1), “Impressions” or “Flavors” (B2), “Good Morning” (B3).

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Track A1 of this first pressing differs from the repress.
The mixdown is completely different and doesn't have any vocals.

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Catalogue# on cover: GM-3306
Catalogue# on labels: GM 3308

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): GM 3308-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): GM 3308-B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side hand-etched runout inscription): GM 3308 A-1 Al Brown FW/NYC
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side hand-etched runout inscription): GM 3308 B-1 Al Brown FW/NYC
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 11)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Afro-Desia (LP, Album, Gatefold)Groove Merchant, Groove MerchantGM-3308, GM 3308US1975
Afro-Desia (LP, Album, Gatefold)Groove Merchant, Groove MerchantGM-3308, GM 3308US1975
Afro-Desia (LP, Album, Unipak)Groove Merchant, Groove MerchantGM-3308, GM 3308Canada1975
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Afro-Desia (LP, Album, Gatefold)Groove Merchant, Groove MerchantGM-3308, GM 3308US1975
New Submission
Afro-Desia (LP, Album, Gatefold)Groove Merchant, Groove MerchantGM-3308, GM 3308US1975

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Edited 6 months ago
Great album. It's different from Smith's other albums, which tend to be straight forward soul jazz and jazz-funk. This album is more spacey and has Latin influence.