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Geraldo Pino & the Heartbeats
The long-lost hero of Afro Soul Funk

Geraldo Pino (aka Gerald Pine) is one of the hidden heroes of African popular music. A singer, guitarist and bandleader from Sierra Leone, Geraldo had a major influence on the burgeoning soul/funk/Afrobeat scene in West Africa during the 1960s and 70s. He made a huge impression on the young Fela Kuti who praised him effusively but his music has remained largely unheard for the past 30 years.

Pino’s party grooves and the Funk Imperative which underlines his musical philosophy make these dance tracks sound just as vital today as they did back then.



Geraldo Pino & the Heartbeats

  1. Heavy, Heavy, Heavy
  2. Let Them Talk
  3. Africans Must Unite
  4. Shake Hands
  5. Power To The People
  6. Let's Have a Party
  7. Born To Be Free
  8. Man Pass Man, Iron de Cut Iron
  9. Right in The Centre
  10. On The Spot
  11. Black Woman Experience
  12. Afro Soco Soul Live

Released simultaneously with reissues of the original LPs on Soundways SNDWLP005 and SNDWLP006



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