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For the Love of Money


Artist: Zack & Geebah
Label: BBE Music
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 05 July 2019

For The Love Of Money is a long-lost Afro-disco-boogie-reggae masterpiece from Liberian duo Zack & Geebah, vinyl copies of which change hands for eye-watering sums on eBay. As part of its Tabansi Gold reissue project, BBE Music gives the album a top-quality, heavy-vinyl reissue, with original artwork, for the first time anywhere in the world outside 1980s Nigeria...

Fans of '80s Afro disco and boogie are in for a treat as this album has been out of print for a very long time.

Boogie classics like ‘For The Love Of Money’ and ‘No Peace No Love’ rub shoulders with the island-funk sound of ‘Take It Easy’ and the Toots-tinged funk-reggae ‘Home Is Home’, on to the soulful mid-tempo magic of ‘My Luck Will Shine’ and ‘Rock To The Music’.

I was surprised at how well this has actually aged. Yes, it's still very much a product of its time, but you can imagine this being tweaked and updated and still being fresh and vibrant.


Nick Smithson

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