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Al Rahman! Cry Of The Floridian Tropic Son / Abdul Rahim Ibrahim (Doug Carn)

Abdul Rahim Ibrahim (Doug Carn) - Al Rahman! Cry Of The Floridian Tropic Son

Heavenly Sweetness

Following his releases on Black Jazz Records Doug Carn converted to Islam and took the name Abdul Rahim Ibrahim. Originally released in 1977 on Tablighi Records, the super rare ‘Al Raman! Cry Of The Floridian Tropic Son’ sees him fuse Islamic influenced spiritual jazz with Californian sweet soul. The result is breathtaking with immaculate cuts such as the lilting ‘Casbah’, the joyful ‘Tropic Sons’, the brooding ‘Al Rahman!’ and the Blaxploitation flavoured ‘The Watcher’.

Andy Allen, 09/08