Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Shanti - Shanti (1971)


From San Francisco, this Californian-meets-India group played a very relaxed mystic blend of music, alternating instrumental cuts with vocal songs. Adding instruments such as sarod, dholak and tablas to their regular guitar/bass/drums line-up Shanti created an exotic, rootsy aura, never mind the spiritual lyrics. Zakir Hussain also played with Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead on his Rolling Thunder album.


1 comment:

Mike's Massive Ink said...

just found this album at a thrift store - it is unreal. Love it... great grooves. I knew when I looked at the group photo on the back of the album that there was a chance it would be good. Its seriously one of my favorite albums now. Surprised me!