Record of the Day - 07/08/2022

Doug Lucas - Niara

Doug Lucas was a creative soul who didn’t know any boundaries. He was a jazz-funk pioneer associated with groups like JJ Band, Plus, Chakachas or Mombasa. In 1975, he released his first solo album “Niara” - our Record of the Day. It was recorded in Belgium where he was an integral part of a thriving scene for many years, and it became highly sought after and hard to find over the years. The musicianship and production is astounding. He may have not become a big name in the mainstream, but he was critically acclaimed and re-discovered over and over again. Many notable artists such as Busta Rhymes, Aceyalone or Nas sampled his music. A rare gem from an era that many call especially creative and fearless. 

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