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Keziah Jones - Rhythm Is Love [Best Of] (2004) Lossless

16-06-2015, 17:04
Blues | Soul | Funk | World | FLAC / APE

Keziah Jones - Rhythm Is Love [Best Of] (2004) Lossless

Artist: Keziah Jones
Title Of Album: Rhythm Is Love [Best Of]
Year Of Release: 2004
Label: Parlophone Music
Country: Nigeria
Genre: Blues, Funk, Soul, Afro-Pop
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Bitrate: Lossless
Time: 1:17:11
Full Size: 500 mb

Keziah Jones (born Olufemi Sanyaolu on January 10, 1968 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a singer-songwriter and guitarist. He describes his musical style as “Blufunk”, which is a fusion between raw blues elements and hard, edgy funk rhythms. Also his African roots and soul music can be considered a major influence on his sound.

He is known for his distinctive style of guitarplaying, above all his percussive right-hand technique which is similar to bass player's slapping technique. He's also famous for playing most of his live shows with a bare torso.

Son of a chief in a Yoruba tribe and successful industrialist, Keziah (Olufemi) spent his early childhood in a large family in the semi-Muslim part of Nigeria, close to the city of Lagos. From a young age he was being prepared to follow his father's footsteps and was expected to have an academic career. Therefore his father enrolled him in a Public School in London and Keziah left Nigeria 8 years old to be educated in England.

"I had to find a way out of all that bullshit, and music was it!" By the age of 13 he discovered the old school piano and taught himself how to play and write songs. Three years later he switched to the guitar, neglecting his studies more and more. After scraping through exams he went against his father's wishes and family tradition even more by skipping school and trying out his songs in the streets, clubs and London Underground, constantly avoiding the police, the Immigration Departement - and his own relatives.

Keziah led a bohemian life for several years instead of the one envisaged for him. "Lose all time, love your mind, free your soul!" (from his song Free Your Soul). Busking from London to Paris, accompanied by his guitar, he acquired an excellent reputation as a musician and performer with a unique style. It was when playing in small clubs and cafes in the London Covent Garden district and Portobello Road that he was discovered by his future manager Phil Picket. Picket got him touring all around the UK together with Phil "Soul" Sewell on bass and Richie Stevens on drums. Their energetic shows in 1990 caused a sensation and allowed them to record a first album


1. Rhythm Is Love
2. Million Miles From Home
3. Beautiful Emilie
4. I'M Known
5. Neptune
6. Kpafuca
7. Don'T Forget
8. Femiliarise
9. The Wisdom Behind The Smile (Cash)
10. Functional
11. All Praises Éc
12. Where'S Life?
13. Speech
14. The Invisible Ladder
15. Hello Heavenly
16. Wet Questions
17. April Again (Bonus Track)
18. Our Lady Soul (Acoustic) (Bonus Track)
19. Solitary (Acoustic) (Bonus Track)

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