Snake (album)

1972 album by Exuma
Snake
Exuma - Snake (1972) cover art.jpg
Studio album by
Exuma
Released1972 (1972)
StudioBell Sound (New York City)[1]
Length39:50
LabelKama Sutra
ProducerExuma
Exuma chronology
Do Wah Nanny
(1971)
Snake
(1972)
Reincarnation
(1972)

Snake is the fourth studio album by Bahamian folk musician Exuma, released in 1972 through Kama Sutra Records.[2][3]

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[4]

Upon its release, Lynn Van Matre of the Chicago Tribune called the album "Wholly weird and mostly wonderful."[2] In a retrospective review, J. Chandler of AllMusic commended the album's cover artwork but wrote that the album's music content "is pretty indistinguishable from the rest of the low-budget drugged out hippie Hare Krishna rock-jazz chant music being made at the time."[4]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Exuma.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Obeah, Obeah O"3:50
2."Snake"2:50
3."Don't Let Go"2:33
4."Attica Part 1"7:00
Total length:16:13
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."Thirteenth Sunday"3:27
2."Subway Bound for Hell"3:40
3."Happiness and Sunshine"5:54
4."Summertime in New York"3:37
5."Andros Is Atlantis Rising"3:37
6."Exuma's Reincarnation"3:22
Total length:23:37

Personnel

Adapted from the album's liner notes.[1]

  • Exuma – lead vocals, guitar, background vocals, cowbells, calling bells, triangle
  • Yogi Achmed Benn Mansel – background vocals
  • Sally O'Brien – background vocals
  • Tonice Gwathney – background vocals
  • Barbara Simon "Omolaye" – background vocals
  • Michael O'Neil – background vocals, congas, saxophone
  • Michael B. Olatunji – talking drum, African congas, African shaker
  • Michael Laneve – timbales
  • John Russo – electric bass, violin, lead guitar (on "Don't Let Go")
  • George J. Clemmons "Duke" – upright bass
  • Jeffory Miller – set drums
  • Stanley Wiley – piano
  • Akinjorin Omolade "Juice" – lead saxophone, African drums
  • Jerry Gongales – trumpet
  • Carl Jennings – trumpet
  • Cuchlow Eliebank – steel pan
  • Dave Libert – piano (on "Don't Let Go", "Happiness", and "Sunshine")

References

  1. ^ a b From the album's liner notes.
  2. ^ a b Matre, Lynn Van (March 19, 1972). "Good 'Uns". Chicago Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. Archived from the original on August 12, 2022. Retrieved August 12, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Paton, Diana; Forde, Maarit, eds. (2012). Obeah and Other Powers: The Politics of Caribbean Religion and Healing. Duke University Press. p. 77. ISBN 978-0822351337.
  4. ^ a b Chandler, J. "Exuma - Snake". AllMusic. Retrieved August 12, 2022.
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