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One of Bagging Area’s favourite records from last year was Pilooski’s ten minute re-edit of Nora Deans’ Angie La La (or Ay Ay Ay as it’s sometimes called). Here’s the original, written by Duke Reid, a spooky, trippy, psychedelic reggae song with a ghostly but sultry vocal and tropical birds squawking and flapping about. It’s very odd, very brilliant and sticks in your brain for days. The internet turns up almost nothing about Nora Dean. She was born in 1952, she recorded several solo songs and as part of vocal reggae groups, and was born again in the late 70s. None of this matters- just listen to this bizarre and bewitching record.

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