Cymande - Cymande

•    Cymande (pronounced Sah-mahn-day) are a legendary funk group formed in 1971 in London by musicians from Guyana, Jamaica and Saint Vincent. Their name was derived from a calypso word for Dove, symbolizing peace and love.

•    The band were signed by producer John Schroeder to his Alaska label in the UK (and Janus in North America). Cymande went on to release three albums in the early-to-mid 1970s.

•    Cherry Red Records are proud to reissue all three original Cymande albums.

•    Their debut, Cymande (1972), boasted perhaps their best-known funk anthem, ‘The Message’, and the much-sampled ‘Bra’, adopted by pioneering DJs like DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash before being plundered by De La Soul.

•    This reissue boasts two non-album single edits and new sleeve-notes written with the cooperation with the band and John Schroeder.

This product is released June 30 2014 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:

1.    ZION I
2.    ONE MORE
4.    LISTEN
6.    DOVE
7.    BRA

10.    THE MESSAGE (7” Mix)
11.    BRA (7” Mix)
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