Gypsy Fari Gypsy Fari

Release date:
January 19, 2024
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Soundway presents a crucial 45 by cult reggae outfit Gypsy Fari. A project born in the south side of Chicago after a chance meeting between St Kitts expat Leroy Webster and local music grad Kevin Coleman - the pair set out to blur the boundaries of genre with their unique brand of music, spearheaded by Webster's Caribbean roots and fused with the soul and blues the Midwest is famous for. This long-lost gem comes via their debut recording, layed down at Curtis Mayfield’s legendary Curtom Studios. Chi-Town Reggae fills the A-side - a super-charged blend of reggae and disco-funk, led by Websters infectious vocal, steeped in soul and powered by a relentless rhythm section. Hail Jah follows closely, written on the hilltops of the outskirts of Kingston, Jamaica, it’s a deadly roots reggae missile that pays homage to Websters beginnings. Once dubbed by a local news outlet “Gypsy Fari are to Chicago reggae what Muddy Water is to Chicago blues” - Now remastered and made available for the first time since its initial release in 1979.

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