The Serpent’s Mouth

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band

The Serpent’s Mouth

  • Label: Big Crown
  • Catalogue number: BC055LP
  • Format: LP
  • Genres: Afro, Afro Disco, Afro Funk, Beats, Calypso, Funk, Instrumental
  • Origin: United States



  1. Xxplosive

  2. Touchdown

  3. Burn

  4. Real Hot

  5. Hoola Hoop

  6. Crockett’s Theme

  7. 1 Thing

  8. Bocas Del Dragon

  9. Maracas Bay Boogie

  10. Bushfire

  11. I Love You

  12. The Serpent’s Mouth

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German funkateer Bjorn Wagner launched the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band in 2007 following months spent learning to play steel drums during an extended stay in Trinidad and Tobago. Album number two, "The Serpent's Mouth" combines killer grooves - a mix-and-match fusion of funk, soul, hip-hop and jazz-funk - with a hint of humid tropical music and the distinctive melodies of oil barrel steel drums. There are, of course, nods to reggae and calypso (see "Real Hot") and a few eyebrow-raising cover versions, of which their rendition of Jan Hammer's "Crockett's Theme" from "Miami Vice" stands out.

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