A damp and dreary July in England or some Bahama Soul Club? Which would I choose..? Mmm... Yeah, I'll stay at home and listen to some great funky, jazzy soul. Always a good selection and the last track was really nice.
Please don't leave it five years until the next album!
Favorite track: BONUS Blue Tides - Instrumental of Porto De Abrigo.
Kicking around for fifteen years in the inter-continental Soul Jazz scene, Portuguese based outfit The Bahama Soul Club treats the audience to purest sunshine on their new album "Sundub Society"! This is the group's sixth studio LP, which finds its spirit on the coasts of the Algarve, where it was recorded.
A commitment to a colourful community and inspired by the blissful energies of the sun drenched coast and the multicultural verve of tattooed wave riders, spiritual seekers, rainbow healers, mystic maidens and dreadlocked beauties, .... and of course the funky smell of sandy flip flops.
Lush arrangements painted with sun-soaked brushes, captivating hangout vibes, shuffling bits of Reggae, woven threads of 70s roots, traditional rhythms and beats and sounds of the South Western Algarve.
Sincere, artistic, full of spirit and definitely unique. No striving for the worldly charts. An album recorded mainly with the local legends, stoned troubadoures, poetic pirates and tough rebels.
The songs were born from a vague idea after the release of "Bohemia After Dawn", the last album on which a few artist friends from the Algarve had already contributed.
There is always a special magic in the neighborhood when sunny midday jams morph to sundown sessions to party-till-dawn skanks. We then just put those jams on tape. So, ten sundubby love songs to 'Oh, those sandy beaches!' The SUNDUB SOCIETY, my lovely family at the End Of The World: Josephine Nightingale, Tiago Saga, Ally Garrido, Naomi Falcon, Cutty Wren, Hedvig Larsson, Chicks On Beer, etc. …
released July 7, 2023
The Sundub Society:
JOSEPHINE NIGHTINGALE, ALLY GARRIDO, TIAGO SAGA, NAOMI FALCON, CUTTY WREN, HEDVIG LARSSON
The biggest praise to you guys! You have made this album spirited and artistic.
Backing Vocals - MAISHA - HANGOUT, TIL I LANDED, LAND OF THE HEALERS AND DEALERS
Add choirs - CHICKS ON BEER - THE ROOSTER CALLS, PORTO DE ABRIGO, ZAMBUJEIRA
Bass - LARS LEHMANN - SURFING ZAVIAL, HANGOUT, THE ROOSTER CALLS, ZAMBUJEIRA, PORTO DE ABRIGO
Slide Guitar - ALE RISTA - RUI’S GARAGE, PORTO DE ABRIGO
Guitar - RALLI KING - THE ROOSTER CALLS
Horns - YORK - THE ROOSTER CALLS
Cana Rachada - RUI CORREIA - RUI’S GARAGE
All songs written by Oliver Belz except
“TIL I LANDED” by Belz / Saidi-Gay
“GANJA DAY” by Belz / Falcon
“PORTO DE ABRIGO”, “JUST DANCING” by Belz / Garrido
All songs published by B.O.M.P. big-O-music publishing/Germany
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Oliver Belz at Mount Belzoni Studios, Algarve/Portugal