Lafayette Afro Rock Band

Lafayette Afro Rock Band

 

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Lafayette Afro Rock Band was an American funk rock band formed in Roosevelt, Long Island, New York that relocated to France in 1970. Though almost unknown in their native United States, they are now universally celebrated as one of the standout funk bands of the 1970s and admired for their use of break beats.[1] The band also recorded as Ice and as Krispie and Company (or Crispy and Company).

Upon their relocation to Paris, the local music scene influenced the group's work, and they adopted the name Lafayette Afro Rock Band after releasing their debut LP. The band's next two LPs, Soul Makossa and Malik, respectively included the songs "Hihache"and "Darkest Light," which would be sampled in numerous culturally significant hip-hop compositions. Following collaborations with Mal Waldron and Sunnyland Slim, the band's popularity waned, leading to their breakup in 1978.

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10 Unreleased Afro Funk Recordings
Album
10 Unreleased Afro Funk Recordings is an album by musical group Lafayette Afro Rock Band, released on January 1, 2005.
The Ultimate Collection
Album
The Ultimate Collection is an album by musical group Lafayette Afro Rock Band, released on January 1, 2005.
Red Match Box
Album
Red Match Box is an album by musical group Lafayette Afro Rock Band, released on December 7, 2011.
Darkest Light
Album
Darkest Light is an album by musical group Lafayette Afro Rock Band, released on January 1, 1974.

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