Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Francis The Great - Ravissante Baby (1977) LINK POSTED !!!!!

SUPER-SUPER-SUPER...
RARE album.
 
 
Beautiful slice of Afro
Avant Garde NY Disco sound
from a then child star.
A long heavy tune sung in French and English
that is so different. 


15 comments:

kookoo said...

Your description sounds intriguing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks.....for your hard work.

JTF said...

$800+??? Wow... Hope I get to check this out!

george e. said...

I wonder how this is going to sound... Never heared of it before!

Paul Colourzone said...

George the quality of the recording is Medium....The sound is Afro Beat, one side "Ravissante baby" is very Afrocentric and it wreaks of folksy beats African music is known for.
Now "Look Up In The Sky" is a complete other animal...It is layden with a serious Beat and synth sounds with a relelntless steady bass beat...But the most incredible thing about it happens when a little boys voice is singing "Look up, look up, in the sky" A lot of people either LOVE it or HATE it...it depends on a persons open mindedness.
Cheers.

Disco Connection said...

Never heard this one so looking forward to it. But I can wait for the cream mate as I know how long these rips take.
Regards DC2012

DreaminEyez said...

Majority of what you post I have never heard before. There is nothing like the first time you hear a song or album and fall in love with the music.

Discosl said...

Wow, this will be interesting, have not heard of this at all. I am discovering some amazing disco through this site and really appreciate your efforts in bringing this stuff to life.

Thanks again

JR-VENEZUELA said...

Gracias por el esfuerzo, tiempo y trabajo esperando que no se desanime saludos.

Dan Hanley said...

Thanks for the posts. I appreciate the hard work that goes into working the vinyl. Its always great to checkout what you have posted.

GeorgieBoy said...

"Ravissante Baby" is indeed very Afro indeed and quite charming, it has quite an earthy feel. Although it may be of a somewhat acquired taste and may take a few listens to appreciate, for me it is a definite winner!

"Look Up In The Sky" reminds me of the Avant Garde disco that Grace Jones did during the late seventies to early eighties. Quite a sublime and intoxicating piece to listen to. Thank you for posting this Colourzone. Cheers Mate!

Discosl said...

Thanks once again for posting this. Some unique disco here!

george e. said...

"Look Up In The Sky" is the track that really works for me. Love the music! Thanks for the lesson, CZ.

the saucer people said...

Afro-cosmic holy grail alert!

I would say less than five times a year, you come across a post on a blog and it literally leaves you open-mouthed in how astonishingly good it is and also baffled as to how you have never heard of it before - Ravissante Baby is definitely one of those posts.

When I think of all the Afro-disco compilations that have flooded the market, it is quite astonishing that no-one has included either track - and the fact a bootleg hasn't surfaced is even more astonishing!

There is something so sublime about tracks with child/child-like vocals - off the top of my head, I'm thinking of the instrumental version of the Northern Soul classic 'Rosemary, What Happened' - The Walter Gibbons gospel discovery 'Stand On The Word' - Gichy Dan's 'On A Day Like Today' (actually the album sounds like something Ze Records would have put out) and that track off the LEB Harmony album Childhood Forever/Kids Dance....

... actually the theme would make a great compilation!

Anyone heard the other album by Francis Mbarga called 'Crazy Tube' released in 1978? Discogs has it priced between £15 and £30 which is more than a tenth of the price of this album, which according to Discogs, the last copy sold for a staggering £392.23 which puts it up there in the original Black Devil Disco Club album and the Signus album bracket!

I can't thank you enough for this discovery, it reminds me that there is still an entire universe of dance music to discover.



dj SLT said...

Just repressed by Hot Casa Records