Exuma – Exuma


Macfarlane Gregory Anthony Mackey, who recorded as Exuma (18 February 1942 – 25 January 1997) was aBahamian musician, known for his almost unclassifiable music: a strong mixture of carnival, junkanoo, calypso andballad.[1] In his early days in New York‘s Greenwich Village, Tony McKay (his self-given name) performed in small clubs and bars. Later, along with his then-partner and lifelong friend, Sally O’Brien, and several musician friends, Tony launched EXUMA – a 7-person group that toured and recorded albums, starting with Exuma: The Obeah Man in 1970 and ending with Rude Boy in 1986. His songs invoke influences from calypso, junkanoo, reggae, African music and folk music with his lyrics dealing heavily with Obeah. His backing band known only as the Junk Band has included names such as Sally O’Brien, Bogie, Lord Wellington, Villy, Mildred Vaney, Frankie Gearing, Diana Claudia Bunea, and his good friend Peppy Castro. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exuma_(musician))

  1. Exuma, The Obeah Man (0:00)
  2. Dambala (6:23)
  3. Mama Loi, Papa Loi (12:04)
  4. Junkanoo (16:40)
  5. Seance In The Sixth Fret (20:07)
  6. You Don’t Know What’s Going On (27:25)
  7. The Vision (31:00)

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