Andre Tanker

River Come Down

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After dropping Andre Tanker’s wonderful “Back Home” on our toes, Jamwax now hit us with "River Come Down" in its 12'' version.

Originally released on the Contraband label in 1979 and recorded at famous Semp studio in Trinidad, “River Come Down” is a blend of islands funk, soul, disco, soca with also a touch of gospel: “River, the river come down, the river come down, the river down...wind blow like a hurricane...the river come down, washing the right, washing the wrong, washing the weak, washing the strong, the river come down...”
On the other side you will find an obscure synth instrumental released on an impossible to find 7'' in 1986. “Movin Round” was produced by Andre Tanker for Horace Wilson's Turn of The Tide. This song was absolutely under the radar and remains a strong banger for any dances.


Patrick says: Massive tropical disco/Island funk scorchers here from Jamwax, as they reissue two of Andre Tanker's top tonkers on one club ready 12". On the A-side, "River Come Down" rolls its low slung groove along like the deepest Black funk, while the flip breezes in with drum machines and tropical flavours - perfect for any Badarou fans out there.


A1. River Come Down
B1. Movin Round

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