2014 double vinyl LP reissue of the 2005 original. Seeped in the heavy electric sounds of the '70s, this cohesive introduction to the wild music of West Africa is an experience for any psychedelia fan. There's the raucous sounds of psychedelic rock, the exuberance of soul, the sweetness of Latin rumbas and the madness of the Afro-beat, all combining to produce one powerful, provocative sound. "Guajira Van," with it's fuzzy guitar solo, is chill; "Allah Wakbarr" is more heavy, with it's acid rock guitar lead ringing as a conga drum keeps time. There's alien keyboard sounds in "Better Change Your Mind," an organ solo in "Ifa" and funky Afro-beat in "Love's A Real Thing." A great survey of west Africa altogether, this album is an excellent entry point for the new listener. Luaka Bop.
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo Decotonou Dahomey - Minsato Le, Mi Dayihome - Orchestre Poly-Rythmo Decotonou Dahomey
Super Eagles - Love S a Real Thing - Super Eagles
Moussa Doumbia - Keleya - Moussa Doumbia
Manu Dibango - Ceddo End Title - Manu Dibango
Sorry Bamba - Porry - Sorry Bamba
Orchesta Number One de Dakar - Guajira Ven - Orchesta Number One de Dakar
William Onyeabo - Better Change Your Mind - William Onyeabo
Ofo and the Black Company - Allah Wakbarr - Ofo and the Black Company
Gasper Lawal - Awon-Ojise-Oluwa - Gasper Lawal
Bunzu Sounds - Zinabu - Bunzu Sounds
Tunji Oyelana and the Benders - Ifa - Tunji Oyelana and the Benders
Orchestre Régional de Kayes - Sanjina - Orchestre Régional de Kayes
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
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