Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday Flashback: Pamoja: Oooh, Baby

Here's a rare funky Northern soul groove that has recent come back on radar. It's been many years since I've heard this record and am enjoying to hear it again. Pamoja (means "together" in ki-swahili) was a group from Chicago that consisted of songwriter and arranger Keith Stevenson and his former wife, who originally released "Oooh, Baby" as a b-side in 1975 on his own Keiper Production label. Originals of this record are very hard to find because there were only 1,000 pressed for the Chicago area. However, in 2009, Lotus Land Records & Tapes reissued the 45 RPM single with one of Stevenson's other tunes called "Paradise" with a group he later formed called Jewel.

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