Cymande

Cymande began in London in 1971, and disbanded after three albums in 1974. Yet while they were lamentably overlooked at the time, their sleek and infectious fusion of funk, African rhythms, reggae, Calypso, soul and jazz still sounds innovative and inspired. The adventuresome sound of Cymande stems from the roots of its members, who hailed from Jamaica, Guyana, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean; all were self-taught. The lineup featured: Ray King on vocals and percussion; Patrick Patterson on guitar; Steve Scipio on bass; Joey Dee on vocals and percussion; Mike Rose on alto sax, flute, and bongo... Read More

Genre:
Soul, Funk
City Of Origin:
London, England
Formed Date:
1971
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