Various - Love's a Real Thing / The Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa w/ DL
Love's a Real Thing
The Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa
First time on LP!! includes download card.
Love's a Real Thing draws from across West Africa, focusing on the thrilling juncture of Africa's musical history where experimentation was the rule and Africa, unbeknownst to most Westerners, experienced its own psychedelic era, complete with attendant social upheaval, flared pants, fluorescent colors, odd hairdos, and generation gap. Simply put, this is a fantastic introduction to a broad range of vintage West African sounds 8.5! Pitchtfork
These twelve astonishing tracks are drawn from a broad spectrum of early 70s West African psychedelic classics. Yet the fact that they scarcely registered on the Richter scale of contemporary underground music must surely be one of the greatest ironies of modern popular music, given that western counterculture drew so heavily on the musical, aesthetic and visual traditions of Africa.
Musically, the transatlantic links are strong and obvious; from the urban black American soul and funk of James Brown, through the West Coast sounds of Hendrix, to the deeper grooves of Cuban rumba and Latin percussion. During these years a nod in the direction of Detroit, Los Angeles or Havana was still more important than learning the latest lines from Lagos, Kinshasa or Accra.
Minsato Le, Mi Dayihome – Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Dahomey
Love’s a Real Thing – Super Eagles
Keleya – Moussa Doumbia
Ceddo End Title – Manu Dibango
Porry – Sorry Bamba, Sorry Bamba
Guajira Van – No. 1 De No. 1
Better Change Your Mind – William Onyeabor
Allah Wakbarr – Ben Ofoedu, Ofo & The Black Company
Awon-Ojise-Oluwa – Gaspar Lawal,
Zinabu – Bunzu Sounds
Ifa – Tunji Oyelana & The Blenders
Sanjina – Orchestre Regional de Kayes