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Leggo de Lion
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Album album by Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band
Released 2007
Recorded London, England
December 2005, August 2006
Genre Jazz
Funk
Spoken Word
Afrobeat
Length 63.00
Label Kindred Spirits
Producer Anthony Joseph
Album chronology
Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band
(2006)
Leggo de Lion
(2007)
Bird Head Son
(2009)

Leggo de Lion is the first commercially released album by Trinidadian poet and lecturer Anthony Joseph and the Spasm Band. It features lyrics taken from Joseph's novel The African Origins of UFOs.

It was recorded in two sessions at Foma Studios in North London. The first session was held in December 2004. Another session followed in August 2006 from which the bulk of the album is drawn.

The track "Buddha", recorded at the initial session was the first single from the album, released together with another song from the first session "Bo Nuggy" in November 2006 by the Parisian label Heavenly Sweetness on the Spirit Lash EP. The full album was released in April 2007 by Amsterdam-based label Kindred Spirits.

Track listing

  1. Buddha (6:54)
  2. Black Dada (5:30)
  3. Extending Out To Brightness (7:10)
  4. Wallerfield (7:12)
  5. Kneedeepinditchdiggerniggersweat (10:32)
  6. On Kunu Land: Alfred Mac (11:09)
  7. Killer Joe (9:46)
  8. Hummingbird (4:12)

Personnel

  • Anthony Joseph - vocals, percussion, producer
  • Andrew John - Bass, percussion
  • Colin Webster - Tenor Saxophone & Flute, organ
  • Paul Zimmerman - Percussion

Guest musicians

  • Anjan Saha - Tablas
  • Yinka - Guitar


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