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Charles Blackwell & Unknown - Taboo
7" Vinyl
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Charles Blackwell & Unknown


TT Shakers

Released: 16th March 2015 | 2 track classic r&b single

Charles Blackwell's uptempo dance floor targeted rendition of 'Taboo' is a swinging orchestral piece with a very big sound indeed. The song was originally recorded in the '30s by the Lecuona Cuban Boys, and 'Tabu' or 'Taboo' quickly became a staple of exotic jazz and more in the years that followed. Given possibly a thousand interpretations, onthe flip we pick another cool version of the song. This time heavy on the drums and bongos, with the infamous melody played out on a distant organ with accompanying horn stabs. Lifted from an uncredited acetate, this appears on vinyl for the first time ever!