Originally forming in 1971, Oneness of Juju are the brainchild of J. Plunky Branch. Oneness of Juju mix Funk, Free Jazz, Afrobeat and Soul to create their own unique sound which has earned them places in the DJ box of Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, Masters at Work and more.
At first they were known simply as Juju and released two breath-taking deep jazz albums on the legendary Strata East label “A Message from Mozambique” (1973) and “Chapter Two: Nia” (1974).
Their debut album as Oneness of Juju “African Rhythms” was released in 1975 on the independent Black Fire record label and 1976’s follow-up “Space Jungle Luv” continued the afro-centric spiritual jazz sound of it’s predecessor.
“Every Way But Loose” (1980), credited to Plunky & Oneness of Juju, featured a club anthem in it’s title track due to an anthemic Larry Levan Remix.
Oneness of Juju were recently featured on the “Soul of a Nation” CD on Soul Jazz Records to co-incide with the Tate Modern Exhibition of the same name.