May 05, 2009

Afrofunk Junks Beware: Essential Releases Coming Up!

Recentley Academy Annex already treated us with the re-issue of the Nigerian highschool band Ofege, now 2 other afrofunk gems are coming up mid-late june.
SJOB Movement - A Move In The Right Direction
Extreme Afro-Funk-Rock rarity. Aside from a few scattered blog entries, we’ve never seen this one given the attention it deserves. One track from their second LP was included on Soundway’s Nigeria Disco Funk Special .
Mebusas Volume 1 - Blood Brothers
Yet another Nigerian rarity, this Mebusas LP gets its first ever reissue. Best known for their cut “Son of Mr Bulldog” which was made available on the Soundway's Afro Baby comp.
The Analog Africa label already provided us with several beautifull releases, their latest compilation African Scream Contest really hit the funky spot. The upcoming fifth collection focuses on Benin.
Various - Legends of Benin
Legens of Benin contains super rare and highly danceble masterpieces recorded between 1969 and 1981 by four legendary composers from Benin, Antoine Dougbe, El Rego, Honore Avolonto and Gnonnas Pedro, each one of them with their own distinct sound. The compilation comes with a 40 page full colour booklet with ultra rare pictures and biographies. Compiled by Samy Ben Redjeb, and of course all tracks fully licensed, release May 15th!
tracklist:
1. Dadje Von O Von Non - Gnonnas Pedro LISTEN HERE
2. Feeling You Got - El Rego et Ses Commandos
LISTEN HERE
3. Honton Soukpo Gnon - Antoine Dougbé
LISTEN HERE
4. E Nan Mian Nuku - El Rego et Ses Commandos
LISTEN HERE
5. Tin Lin Non - H. Avolonto & Orchestre Poly-Rythmo
LISTEN HERE
6. Okpo Videa Bassouo - Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos
LISTEN HERE
7. Ya Mi Ton Gbo - A. Dougbe & Orch. Poly-Rythmo
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8. Nou Akuenon Hwlin Me Sin Koussio - Antoine Dougbé
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9. Djobime - El Rego et Ses Commandos
LISTEN HERE
10. Na Mi Do Gbé Hué Nu - Honoré Avolonto
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11. Vimado Wingnan - El Rego et Ses Commandos
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12. Dou Dagbé Wé - Honoré Avolonto & Black Santiago
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13. Kovito Gbe De Towe - Antoine Dougbé
LISTEN HERE
14. La Musica en Verité - Gnonnas Pedro
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