Monday, June 17, 2013

Once Again I'm Free

{out of print}

The follow-up to Cymande's now recognized Rastafarian funk cult classic debut ("Bra", "The Message"), Second Time Around barely crept into the Billboard Top 200 LP chart in June of 1973 despite higher production values and a US Tour, opening for Al Green and Mandrill.

    In 1974, the 11 piece band , made up of British musicians from much sunnier climes , toured Europe with The Chi Lites and Eddie Kendricks before disbanding. Some of the songs on Second Time Around appear on the CD version of Cymande's debut...but not "Crawshay".

Cult status was confirmed by Cymande's (pronounced Sah-mahn-day) songs appearing in Spike Lee's Crooklin and sampling by the Fugees on The Score.

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