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"Praise Drumming" finally on CD!

Bitter Funeral Beer Band's second LP from 1987 was just released.
”Bitter Funeral Beer” became an instant classic after its release on ECM in 1982. Bengt Berger and the Bitter Funeral Beer Band followed it up with ”Praise Drumming” on the Swedish label Dragon in 1987, an album that has been very hard to find on vinyl since long.
 
Dragon now releases it on cd and it has stood the test of time remarkably well with its mix of traditional music from Ghana with modern themes like ”Praise Drumming for ANC” and the funeral piece ”Pire for Palme” (the Swedish prime minister had just been shot dead while walking with his wife in the center of Stockholm). 
The musicians: 
  • Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Percussion – Björn Hellström
  • Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion – Sigge Krantz
  • Bass Guitar, Percussion – Thomas Huhn
  • Cello, Percussion – Matthias Helldén*
  • Cover [Front] – Gittan Jönsson
  • Drums, Percussion – Tomas Mera Gartz*
  • Electric Guitar, Violin, Percussion – Tord Bengtsson
  • Mastered By – Rune Persson
  • Percussion – Liselotte Norelius*
  • Photography By [Back Cover] – Kärsti Stiege
  • Producer, Liner Notes – Bengt Berger
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Jan-Erik Kongshaug*
  • Tenor Saxophone, Percussion – Ulf Wallander
  • Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Percussion – Thomas Gustafson
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Percussion – Bengt Ernryd
  • Trumpet, Percussion – Tommy Adolfsson
  • Vocals, Amadinda, Xylophone, Percussion – Anita Livstrand
  • Xylophone [Ko-Gyil], Amadinda, Percussion – Bengt Berger
The music: 
  • In A Balinese Bar (8:02) 
  • Two Ewe Songs (7:23) 
  • Upper Region (8:26) 
  • Twisted Pattern (2:30) 
  • Ammasu (5:05) 
  • Pire for Palme (5:20) 
  • Dar-Kpen Gan Da Gina (4:20) 
  • Praise Drumming for ANC (3:14) 
Here you find more info, photos, video, about the Bitter Funeral Beer Band
This is where you get in touch with Dragon Records
"Praise Drumming" can be found on iTunes and Spotify
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