What Colour Our Flag

What Colour Our Flag

by Galliano
     
 
Led by white-boy rapper Rob Gallagher, the band Galliano uses WHAT COLOUR OUR FLAG to delve into the jazz world. Jazz, or Galliano's interpretation of it, is infused here with douses of dance hall, soul, and hip-hop, courtesy of guest slots by '70s vibraphone legend Roy Ayers and keyboardist Mick Talbot from the Style Council. The result is

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Led by white-boy rapper Rob Gallagher, the band Galliano uses WHAT COLOUR OUR FLAG to delve into the jazz world. Jazz, or Galliano's interpretation of it, is infused here with douses of dance hall, soul, and hip-hop, courtesy of guest slots by '70s vibraphone legend Roy Ayers and keyboardist Mick Talbot from the Style Council. The result is mix of danceable tunes that works well both in a club setting and at home. Standouts include the reggae toaster's delight, "Jus Reach," the live version of the amusing "Stoned Again," and the single "Prince of Peace." Galliano remains singularly eclectic in its musical output, but its flag will always be raised in favor of good music.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
These tracks were originally recorded during 1991 and 1992 in London when the group called itself the Galliano Project. They blended strident protest poetry and commentary with Afro-Latin and African rhythms, hard bop, jazz-rock, funk, and pop arrangements. The results were spectacularly uneven; some selections had riveting lyrics and exciting performances, while others were musically dreary, with rambling verse or unimpressive vocals. But the 14 songs presented here are noteworthy even when they fail, for they're a product of musicians and performers trying something inspiring and frustrating, risky and calculated. Their efforts deserve careful scrutiny, even if they don't always merit praise.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/22/1994
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731451222023
catalogNumber:
512220

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Performance Credits

Galliano   Primary Artist
Shirley Lewis   Background Vocals
Phillip Bent   Flute
Leyla Arab   Vibes
Roy Ayres   Vocals,Vibes
Gil Cang   Drums
Joe Cang   Bass,Vocals
Booie Boy Gallagher   Percussion,Berimbau
Paul Lewis   Background Vocals
Linda Muriel   Vocals
Geoff Gascoyne   Bass
Steve White   Drums

Technical Credits

C. Robinson   Composer
Bagga   Engineer
Chris Bangs   Composer,Producer
Booie Boy Gallagher   Producer
Mick Talbot   Composer,Producer
Jackie Mittoo   Composer
Alex Osman   Engineer
P. Sanders   Composer
L. Thomas   Composer
N.C. Weir   Composer
Rob Gher   Composer,Producer
Andy Hughes   Engineer

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