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The Tom - Emmanuel and Ron Experience (Acid Jazz)

The Tom - Emmanuel and Ron Experience
A: Why (The Knower)
B: When You Lose Your Groove

(Acid Jazz)

Every once in a while a record comes onto the scene which after a few bars cements your faith that there are still records out there that break the world record for arm goosebump height and this exquisite piece by The Tom - Emmanuel and Ron Experience fits into that bracket. Listen to 'Why (The Knower)' and tell me it doesn't move you. From the opening brass stabs and guitar licks you're hooked before Emmanuel K Rahim's masterful vocal soars and takes us along for the ride. The flip 'When You Lose Your Groove', further solidifies our faith in the church of The Tom - Emmanuel and Ron Experience. Groove merchants, you need to hunt this down when it drops on 7th May on Acid Jazz Records. 


From Acid Jazz
"John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Eric Dolphy, Duke Ellington and Art Blakey all feature in the story of percussionist and bandleader Emmanuel K Rahim, who had previously been known as Juan Adalbert. This somewhat obscure musician built up a substantial body of work in the 1960s and early 70s before moving to Denmark for the second chapter in his life. 

When we released Jazz On The Corner 2 last year Eddie Piller chose a fantastic track by Emmanuel K Rahim & The Kahliqs called ‘Al- Alim (The Knower)’ from his 1972 Cobblestone LP “Total Submission”. We were then alerted to the fact that Emmanuel had recorded the song as a sublime slice of spiritual soul two years earlier on his own Golden Three Records under the unwieldy name of The Tom – The Emmanuel & Ron Experience. In fact it was the flip of the crossover soul masterpiece ‘When You Lose You Groove’. Both sides were so good that we knew we had to track down the rights and on May the 7th Acid Jazz will reissue both on pristine 7-inch vinyl."