“Soul Love Now” And the Legacy of Black Fire Records’ Jazz

By Daniel White · August 10, 2020 I  BANDCAMP

On the night of October 28th, 1975, Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium was packed. Oneness of Juju had made the drive from Richmond to play this show, which was no ordinary gig: this was Howard University in the ’70s, the Mecca of Black culture and thought. Oneness of Juju’s bandleader, James “Plunky” Branch, was going to give the crowd a show to remember.

“The most spiritual music in the ancient African days was the music that made you move.” Plunky tells the audience before the band launches into “African Rhythms,” the lead track from their newest album of the same name. “We created this piece so we would have a piece of music that was spiritual, informative, and at the same time, something you could get off to.”

Oneness of Juju celebrated in African Rhythms 1970-1982 reissue on Strut

With sixteen tracks including the classic disco cut ‘Every Way But Loose’.

Lazlo Rugoff  I April 20, 2020  I THE VINYL FACTORY

Oneness of Juju’s compilation African Rhythms 1970-1982 is being reissued by Strut Records on 3xLP this July.

Oneness of Juju, originally known as Juju, were formed in San Francisco during 1970, and have undergone multiple name...