Tuesday, April 10, 2018
#11 Sabu "Palo Congo"
I can't begin to guess how this album was received in 1956. It starts off with more Cuban styled music but quickly moves towards a more African flavor. I know that, because of "I Love Lucy" Cuban music was kind of hot in the 50s, I have no idea if anything from Africa was. That being said, this was pleasant enough to listen to with a different kind of beat and rhythm than anything else on the list to this point. It's pushing the boundaries of very white music and I have to expect that few records were sold in its time. I could be wrong. This is exactly why I decided to do this list, to test my own tastes and exposure. While it may not be my thing, and I might never come this way again, I liked it.