Various Artists

Various Artists: The Robin Imamshah Files

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Product Type: 7-INCH SINGLE
Artist: Various Artists

Artist: Various Artists
Title: The Robin Imamshah Files
Product Type: 7-INCH SINGLE

Three 45s (singles) in an exclusive slipcase, strictly limited to 500 copies, worldwide.Recorded in Port of Spain, Trinidad 1976-79.Reissued here for the first time, ever!Including the first solo recordings of Carl & Carol Jacobs.I Wanna Give You Everything is a cult anthem on the Northern Soul scene.At the beginning of the 1970s young musicians from the Carribbean Trinidad and Tobago began questioning the basic musical order. Calypso music, well-tried and getting a bit long in the tooth, had started it's international triumphal procession during the 1950s. It was soon to be enhanced by American Soul, Funk, Rock, and Psychedelia laying the foundation for a new musical direction called, Soca', the Soul of Calypso.Schoolmates Robin Imamshah and Carl 'Beaver' Henderson became part of the new movement, commonly founding their school band, Last Supper. In 1976 they recorded Black Ball at the K. H. Studio in Port of Spain, a blend of Funk, Psychedelic Rock and Calypso. The song is dealing with the story of a legendary pool shooter, a popular figure in Trinidad's pool halls. Trinidad Boogie is the next single release, mixing Funk, Calypso and Indian music. Robin wrote the song after Funky Nassau by The Beginning Of The End had overrun the international charts.When Trinidad Boogie became popular on Trinidad, musicians and studio owners recognized Robin's potential and asked him to write songs and produce. A year later he wrote I Wanna Give You Everything along with bassist Angus Nunes for vocalist Hazel Ramberransingh. The disco track was inspired by the Sound of Philadelphia. Today, this 45 ranks high on the playlists of Northern Soul DJs.Also in 1977, Robin wrote and produced Dance My Blues Away for Marina which was released on the Richie's Music label. This song could also originate from New York's disco label P & P Records...To this day, Robin continues writing and producing for Various Artists.

Tracks:
1.1 Last Supper - Black Ball
2.1 Last Supper - Trinidad Boogie
3.1 Hazel Ramberransingh - I Wanna Give You Everything
4.1 Marina - Dance My Blues Away
5.1 Shandileer - Shake
6.1 Starphire - Zap Bang Shang a Lang

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