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amazing repackaging job that is sure to please audiophiles the world over. Russell’s first entry into the marketplace was called one of the most startlingly origi- nal debut albums ever and it was the culmination of many years’ apprenticeship behind-the- scenes of the music business. As one of the most accomplished musicians to emerge from the Song For You” and “Delta Lady” that sound even better today than ever before - thanks to the care taken by Marshall Blonstein and his team at Audio Fidelity. Soul rocker Kwame Binea Shakedown was born in West London with native origins in Ghana. Kwame’s music is cultur- ally diverse with a heavy dose of funk, rock, roots and soul. His Kwame’s music is culturally diverse with a heavy dose of funk, rock, roots and soul ‘60s music scene, Leon Russell proved equally accomplished as a singer, guitarist, keyboard player, composer and producer. On this album he’s joined by none other than George Har- rison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Joe Cocker, and many more as they tear through the rockin’ and piano infused “A NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 6 debut album Roots Rock N Uni- versal Love has all of these ele- ments in songs that are catchy and compelling often punctu- ated by horns. This ten-track CD was produced by Vernon Reid of Living Colour who also co-wrote and plays on the lively “Love Sur- real”. Other highlights include the up-tempo opener “Ain’t Your INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 45