Dee Dee Bridgewater’s 1974 album Afro Blue reissued on Mr Bongo

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People Make The World Go Round.

Singer Dee Dee Bridgewater’s 1974 debut album, Afro Blue, is being reissued via Mr Bongo this June.

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Recorded in Japan, Afro Blue features collaborations with Cecil & Ron Bridgewater, Motohiko Hino and producer Takao Ishizuka.

The album also includes Bridgewater’s versions of The Stylistics’ ‘People Make The World Go Round’ and Mongo Santamaria’s ‘Afro Blue’.

Originally released via Japanese label Trio Records in 1984, Mr Bongo’s reissue of Afro Blue marks the album’s first international vinyl release.

It follows Mr Bongo’s reissue of Marumo’s Modiehi earlier this year.

Head here to pre-order a copy of Afro Blue in advance of its 19th June release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

Side A

1.Afro Blue
2. Love Vibrations
3. Blues Medley (Everyday I Have The Blues / Stormy Monday Blues)

Side B

1. Little B’s Poem
2: Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head
3: Love From The Sun
4: People Make The World Go Round