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Twenty First Century Twenty First Year

Various Artists Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 26, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Luaka Bop
  • ASIN: B00265SCI4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #315,883 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Editorial Reviews

Well, it is the 21st Century and concurrently our 21st year of existence. The congruence of these two 21 s (as Tom Ze says, it is when you become a legal man) seemed like something we should tell folks about. Not many record labels, especially ones that start out as a ''give'' on a major label solo artist deal, last this long. That could make us the kind of label that is incredibly safe, but since we really haven't been incredibly safe we must instead be incredibly lucky. We thought we d celebrate 21 years with the 'Twenty First Century, Twenty First Year' compilation of some our greatest ''hits''. - Love, Luaka Bop

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Luaka Bop started life as the pet record label of David Byrne as an outlet for his Brasilian musical discoveries but it wasn't long before it developed into one of the finest independent record labels on the planet, defying pigeon holes, albeit with a fondness for all things Brasilian, to become a home for interesting music rather than any particular genre.

Yale Evelev was brought in as co-owner and chief A&R man in 1990 and between them Byrne and Evelev have steered the Luaka ship on an idiosyncratic music course over the last 21 years, a major achievement for any label, especially considering the recent turbulent times for record sales which have hit the independent sector hardest.

Uneasy major label connections were finally severed in 97 with the demise of V2 records and with it a welcome relief from label pressure to sign the next Talking Heads rather than re-issue forgotten soul oddities like Shuggie Ottis, revive the career of ignored Brasilian psychedelic mavericks like Tom Ze or release snappily entitled compilations like the legendary `The Only Blip Hop Record You Will Ever Need Vol. 1'.

This compilation is a timely reminder of what a creative led record label looks like after 21 years. The one and only Jorge Ben kicks off proceedings with his breezy samba soul before Shuggie Otis reminds us why he could have been one of the soul greats. Mr. Byrne contributes with the spoken word soulful summer listening of `Fuzzy Freaky' and Marcio Local, one of the present kings of samba soul, drops a track from his excellent recent album.

The compilation is worth the price alone for the incredible Afro funk of Moussa Doumbia which somehow had evaded my radar.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Luaka Bop August 19, 2010
By Jordan
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very interesting Cd but loved every song. worth buying, great collection of music, sounds like all different cultures. its wonderful
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