Sagram – Pop Explosion Sitar Style (1970)
Title: Pop Explosion Sitar Style
This rare 1970 exploito sitar psych album was actually the work of the legendary British psych band the Magic Carpet, released when they were known as Sargam, a spelling the tiny Windmill record label somehow couldnt get right.
Which was the least of their problems, really, considering this record was released without the bands permission in the first place, and the suave and smug dude cozying up with the horny belly dancers on the cover wasnt even in the band!
Fans of the Magic Carpet should know what to expect here then, six lengthy exotic sitar excursions featuring the talented sitar playing of Clem Alford, with guitars by Jim Moyes and tabla by Keshav Sathe.
As a member of Magic Carpet and Magic Carpet II, and on his solo recordings, British sitarist Alford has explored the fusion of Indian music with folk, jazz, and rock. Although he initially studied bagpipes, Alford began playing the sitar in the mid-60s, inspired by Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi Shankar.
ts true cosmic bliss-out music, sans vocals, but if anyone can take you there, these guys can. A sitar trip to a higher key. You provide your own girls. (kaptainsanity)
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