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Samuel Windsor Kempton Slip On Size 9.5
Samuel Windsor Kempton Slip On Size 9.5
Offered by Samuel Windsor Clothing
Price: £100.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 27 April 2015
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Fantastic, smart shoes! Great quality and workmanship!


Whom God Would Destroy
Whom God Would Destroy
Price: £2.22

5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, 25 Feb. 2015
Well-written, imaginative and entertaining. Lots of interesting ideas and characters. I liked it very much!


The Pearl
The Pearl
Price: £19.46

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It works!, 5 May 2004
This review is from: The Pearl (Audio CD)
I played this CD quietly during a writing class I teach - the students (adults) seemed to produce a lot more work than usual even though you could see that nobody was actively listening. I also enjoyed the CD - reminiscent of Music for Airports but somehow more satisfying. A wonderful CD to do something else to, to daydream to, to give up smoking to, or to play in an uncluttered room.


Guitar Paradise of East Africa
Guitar Paradise of East Africa
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £45.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars open a beer, fire up the barbecue..., 1 Aug. 2003
...and relax, listening to some wonderfully mellow guitar playing. As the long tracks develop, the guitars come to the front of the mix, the rhythm and lead lines intertwining with great style and charm.
Kenyan guitar is less frantic than Soukous but no less infectious. It's a very organic sound - no synths or drum machines, and the earthy bass-heavy recording adds to the appeal.
The other CD in this series is also a five star set. Buy!Buy!!Buy!!!


Makorokoto
Makorokoto
Price: £6.21

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll never hear a fresher guitar sound.., 1 Aug. 2003
This review is from: Makorokoto (Audio CD)
This album is quite simply a MUST for anyone with even the remotest interest in African music. The Four Brothers create a rapid, hypnotic beat - listen to it on headphones to fully appreciate how the guitars lock together.
On each track, as the singing stops, there is a drum break and you know you're in for yet more of the sweetest guitar licks you can imagine in the "seben" or instrumental section.
I was lucky enough to see them play a few years ago - they put a smile on everyone's face. Both the other albums (Bros and Manga Manga) are excellent.


Makorokoto
Makorokoto
Price: £6.21

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars guitar frenzy, 26 July 2003
This review is from: Makorokoto (Audio CD)
I picked this up on spec and it has been a firm favourite ever since. Anyone who is entranced by the rhythm/lead guitar interplay of African music will be well satisfied, if not enraptured by this purchase. Every note of the inventive instrumental sections rings clear as a bell. The songs are without exception exhilarating, memorable and beautifully recorded.
I was lucky enough to see these guys play a few years ago and my autographed copy of Makorokoto is one of my most prized possessions. Even people who have no interest in African music have asked me about this CD. Get it get it get it!!!


Belle Epoque: Kinhasa 1970;Dar Es Salaam 1979;Nairobi 1982
Belle Epoque: Kinhasa 1970;Dar Es Salaam 1979;Nairobi 1982
Offered by rbmbooks
Price: £24.78

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time Travel, 1 Mar. 2003
Every time I listen to this magnificent album, I am struck by how much there is to savour. The long tracks unwind gracefully and hypnotically, sweet vocal harmonies leading into compelling passages of a raw, insistent guitar. Fan Fan learned his craft in Franco's TPOK band, but his own guitar style is mesmerising in a unique way.
For long summer evenings, there are few CDs which compare - I guarantee you will be transported back in time to Africa of the 60s and 70s and will wish, as I always do, that you could be out there listening to this blissful music unfold.


North Marine Drive
North Marine Drive
Price: £7.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High Wattage, 20 Jan. 2003
This review is from: North Marine Drive (Audio CD)
I first heard "Some things don't matter" on a Cherry Red compilation in 1983. The chord sequence was so beautiful that I had to buy the album it was taken from - the wonderful, satisfying "North Marine Drive".
All the songs thereon are simple, memorable and beautifully played. There are few records which capture the feelings of early love so deftly. The pathos of Last Train...the exhilaration of Box Hill. This man can play the guitar.
The four bonus tracks with Robert Wyatt combine the mysterious, quintessentially English element of both artists' best work. Buy and play and play and play. This is composition at its finest.
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