Do Ya Hear Me! (Naffi Years 1979-1983)
Welcome re-press of this sweet post-punk vocalist's heartfelt reggae/funk with analogue dubs. A unique slice of late-70s/early-80s niceness from Brenda Ray, whose previous EM release, Walatta [EM1071CD], has been embraced by a large number of listeners. Recorded in North West England, D'Ya Hear Me! is warm-hearted, open, fresh and slyly experimental. With a true D.I.Y. soul, these thirteen tracks, originally released in various formats by Ray a.k.a. Brenda Kenny a.k.a. Natalie Sand a.k.a. Polly Rith'm, and her musical friends under the moniker(s) Naffi/Naffi Sandwich, were recorded in a simple home-made studio, to tape. Far from media-crazed London, Naffi created a musical world free from lust for the spotlight, focusing solely on the music, and the results are fittingly pure.
- 01 The Scream
- 02 D'Ya Hear Me! (original version)
- 03 Naffi Take Away
- 04 Krazee Music
- 05 Krazee Version
- 06 Take Me In Your Car (original full length version)
- 07 Maybe It's Because I'm Not A Londoner (longer version)
- 08 Moonbeams
- 09 Rahmatullah
- 10 Everyday Just Another Dream (longer version)
- 11 Yummy Yummy Ya!
- 12 Spring Thing Hippy Dread
- 13 D'Ya Hear Me! (demo)
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