Ranky Tanky

Ranky Tanky: Ranky Tanky

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Product Type: VINYL LP
Artist: Ranky Tanky

Artist: Ranky Tanky
Title: Ranky Tanky
Product Type: VINYL LP

Vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release. Gullah comes from West African language and means a people blessed by God. Ranky Tanky translates loosely as Work It, or Get Funky! In this spirit this Charleston, SC based quintet performs timeless music of Gullah culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. South Carolina natives Quentin Baxter, Kevin Hamilton, Charlton Singleton, and Clay Ross first came together in 1998, fresh out of University, to form a seminal Charleston jazz quartet... joined with celebrated vocalist Qiana Parler. The Gullah lyrics and melodies that Ranky Tanky uses range from traditional spirituals, to children's rhymes and dance music. Ranky Tanky's use of instruments like the electric guitar and trumpet are novel additions to Gullah music, which was historically performed using only a cappella voices and body percussion.

Tracks:
1.1 That's Alright
1.2 Turtle Dove
1.3 Been in the Storm
1.4 Ranky Tanky
1.5 O Death
1.6 Knee Bone
1.7 You Gotta Move
1.8 Watch That Star
1.9 Sink Em Low
1.10 Join the Band
1.11 Go to Sleep
1.12 You Better Mind
1.13 Goodbye Song

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