Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut.
Ranked #59 in the Soul Strut 200
Niagara's debut is one of crate digger folk lore. Formed by German drummer extraordinaire Klaus Weiss in 1970, the band was a juggernaut of drums adopting a mix of afrobeat, rock, and jazz. Niagara's primitive approach was embodied by an album cover adorning a dripping, sweat-drenched breast. Their debut contains only two songs which are all percussion and beautifully hypnotic, weaving through different tempos and styles. The most well known the track is "Sangandongo", a tribal drum-a-thon that drops into a frenzied b-boy open drum groove at about the 8 minute mark and does not let up. Their next album S.U.B. would eventually add more instrumentation and adopt a funkier rock sound.