Haastrup, Joni / Wake Up Your Mind
Album:Wake Up Your Mind Collection:World
Artist:Haastrup, Joni Added:Nov 2011
Label:Tummy Touch Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-12-04 Pull Date:2012-02-05 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Feb 5Jan 29Jan 22Jan 15Jan 1Dec 25Dec 11

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 26, 2014:Fishbowl
Free My People
4.Jan 31, 2012:AudioVault
Wake Up Your Mind
2.Jul 24, 2014:The Sunset Life
5.Jan 28, 2012:At the Cafe Bohemian
Free My People
3.Feb 04, 2012:New World Disorder
Free My People
6.Jan 28, 2012:New World Disorder
Watch Out

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2011-11-23 
Joni Haastrup – Wake Up Your Mind
Reviewed by Sadie O., 11/23/11
Fine 70’s Afro-funk, recorded in London in 1978 by a Nigerian vocalist. Good reminder that Fela was far from the only singer singing songs of freedom in Africa.
1. 4:55 ***midtempo Afro-funk, heavy on the bass, spoken invocation for freedom – then gets more complex beat and great soulful vocals in English. Nice!
2. 6:15 ***faraway solo vocals and musical flourishes intro, then midtempo swingy bass-heavy Disco-funk with lots of horns and wailing vocals in English.
3. 6:00 **cool, swingy-jazzy groove, breathy female backing vocals, sweet soulful vocals in English. Sharp-edged guitar solo, lots of hand percussion.
4. 6:15 **sounds of crowd going nuts for a few seconds, then upbeat Afro-funk with hyperactive bassline, vocals in English about sports stars. Nice blatty sax solo and waiting guitar.
5. 4:04 **I think the female backing vocals are imitating the O-Jays? Anyway, it’s uptempo Disco, Nigerian style.
6. 6:13 ***thundercrash, pause, then uptempo Afro-funk, vocals in English.

Track Listing
1.Free My People 4.Champions And Superstars
2.Greetings 5.Do The Funkro
3.Wake Up Your Mind 6.Watch Out