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“The Message”: Nyah Rock from the UK

K-Tel put out a 70s hits package called Super Bad and wisely decided to include Cymande‘s moody and mysterious 1972 hit, “The Message“:

“The Message”     Cymande     1972

Says Discogs:

“Formed 1971 in London, England, disbanded 1974. Cymande played what they themselves called NyahRock: a mixture of funk, soul, reggae and African rhythms.”

Wikipedia claims group members to be from Guyana, Jamaica & St. Vincent.   Pronounced Sah-MAHN-day.

“The Message” would reach #48 on the pop chart, #22 on the R&B chart in 1973.
K-Tel's Super Bad

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