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Colourful Environment (reissue)
Cat: LIVST 006CD. Rel: 21 Aug 18
International
  1. Funky City
  2. Baby, My Love For You
  3. Ere Aladun
  4. Adua (Prayer)
  5. Colourful Environment
  6. I Still Love You
  7. Agberede
 in stock $15.76
Antologia Vol 1
Cat: BJR 056CD. Rel: 01 Apr 22
International
  1. Vence Vitoria
  2. Carambola
  3. Saozinha
  4. Epa Sa Cata Pabo Manda Mum
  5. Ple Can
  6. Zun Zon Pedlelu
  7. 12 De Julho
  8. Qua Na Bua Nega Fa
  9. Cumamo Bivalemo
  10. Pedlelo
  11. San Tome Plodozu
  12. Gina Me Mu Mole
Tags: African | Afro Funk
 in stock $12.78
Antologia Vol 1
Antologia Vol 1 (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: BJR 56. Rel: 01 Apr 22
International
  1. Vence Vitoria (3:33)
  2. Carambola (8:14)
  3. Saozinha (7:13)
  4. Epa Sa Cata Pabo Manda Mum (6:40)
  5. Ple Can (7:18)
  6. Zun Zon Pedlelu (5:33)
  7. 12 De Julho (4:38)
  8. Qua Na Bua Nega Fa (4:51)
  9. Cumamo Bivalemo (8:32)
  10. Pedlelo (6:04)
  11. San Tome Plodozu (5:53)
  12. Gina Me Mu Mole (7:46)
Tags: Afro Funk | Rumba
 in stock $26.57
Queens & Kings
Cat: SOS 176CD. Rel: 07 May 20
International
  1. Matanbaye
  2. Gbemegiwo
  3. Womba
  4. Danmalio
  5. Babanato
  6. Dabina Meka
  7. Tou Tou
  8. Fela Tribute
  9. Dunia
Tags: African | Afrobeat | European | Afro Funk
 in stock $13.04
African Experimentals 1972-1979
Cat: ASVN 068. Rel: 25 Oct 18
International
  1. Jokenge (3:08)
  2. Push Am Forward (3:39)
  3. Mr Who You Be (5:11)
  4. Gowa (3:24)
  5. Sonjo (4:03)
  6. Money Palava (4:42)
  7. Dem Kick (6:11)
  8. Money Nor Bataya (6:15)
  9. Mother In Law (4:41)
Review: After forming from the ashes of a lauded jazz group in 1972, Sierra Leone's Afro National went on to release countless killer singles and albums that effortlessly joined the dots between jazz, highlife, funk and more traditional West African sounds. Here, the laudable Africa Seven label celebrates the band's legacy not by gathering together their most famous tracks, but rather cuts with the most insatiable dancefloor chops. The hits come thick and fast, from the punchy Afrobeat/highlife fusion of opener "Jokenge" and the rolling, low-slung goodness of "Mr Who You Be", to the jaunty, celebratory brilliance of the Juju-influenced "Sonjo" and fuzzy sweetness of the compilation's closing track, "Mother In Law" (which, incidentally, is far more enjoyable than any weekend visit from the in-laws).
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Tags: Afrobeat | Highlife | Afro Funk
 in stock $19.67
Aynotche Terabu
Aynotche Terabu (limited 7")
Cat: AFR 45015. Rel: 14 Jun 16
International
  1. Mahmoud Ahmed - "Aynotche Terabu" (with Equators Band) (4:02)
  2. Girma Beyene - "Ene Negn Bay Manesh" (2:24)
Review: The Afro 45's / Mr Bongo lineage has produced some of the hottest, most sizzling funk reissues from around the globe, and this tasty two-header from Mahmoud Ahmed - who has appeared heavily on Portland's monumental Mississippi label - and Girma Beyene, two greats of the African soul / funk heritage. Ahmed's "Aynotche Terabu" is backed by the Equators Band, and the man's voice rides like crispy waves over the dusty percussion and charging trumpets of the outfit; Beyene appears with a less moody but equally brilliant jazz-leaning piece named "Ene Negn Bay Manesh", bringing through the spirot of greats such as Mulatu and the rest of the African luminaries.
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Tags: African | Afro Funk | Afro Jazz
 in stock $9.19
Black Voices (reissue)
Cat: COMET 082LP. Rel: 10 Jan 18
International
  1. Asiko (7:55)
  2. Get Together (5:55)
  3. Black Voices (7:34)
  4. The Same Blood (8:12)
  5. Asiko (In A Silent mix) (9:29)
  6. Black Voices (We Are We Play mix) (5:51)
  7. ARIYA (Psychedelic Juju mix) (7:02)
Review: Since its release in 1999, Tony Allen's Black Voices album has earned a reputation as an overlooked modern classic. While a scaled-down reissue appeared on Kindred Spirits in 2014, this edition marks the first "full repress" of the original double-album version. The Doctor L-produced set remains hugely alluring, thanks largely to the warm and attractive mixture of Allen's loose and languid Afrobeat rhythms, fluid jazz and jazz-funk instrumentation and vocals that recall the legendary drummer's work with Fela Kuti. Like the original set, you'll find a number of tasty dancefloor reworks nestled on the second disc, with the fuzzy and disco-fied PsychojujuMix of "Ariya" - complete with rubbery bass and sweaty drum solos - standing out.
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 in stock $22.24
NEPA: Never Expect Power Always
Cat: COMET 102. Rel: 07 Oct 21
International
  1. NEPA (Never Expect Power Always) (7:37)
  2. NEPA (dance dub) (7:40)
  3. When One Road Close (Another One Go Open) (6:47)
  4. Road Close (dance dub) (6:43)
  5. Olokun (3:45)
Review: Heroic Nigerian drummer Tony Allen put out this landmark album in 1984, but the sounds bare all the hallmarks of his best 70s material. The grooves are super chunky and many say the title track here is one of Allen's best ever tunes. It has a punchy hook and political sentiment that really resonates while the rest of the tunes are not too shabby either. There wired up with electronics next to the trumpets, drums and percussion and have a super cool Celluloid Electric Africa vibe as a result. A regal and dub version is included of that title track meaning this reissue won't hang around for long.
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Tags: Dub | African | Afrobeat | Afro Funk
 in stock $27.34
Rejoice
Rejoice (180 gram vinyl LP with obi-strip)
Cat: 405053 855749. Rel: 20 Mar 20
International
  1. Robbers Thugs & Muggers (O'Galajani) (4:36)
  2. Agbada Bougou (5:23)
  3. Coconut Jam (3:22)
  4. Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same) (3:49)
  5. Slow Bones (5:48)
  6. Jabulani (Rejoice, Here Comes Tony) (5:36)
  7. Obama Shuffle Strut Blues (4:39)
  8. We've Landed (4:39)
Review: Two titans of African music come together for a collaboration that will sadly never be repeated after the passing of the late Hugh Masekela. Allen's instantly recognisable drumming and Masekela's iconic trumpet are a match made in heaven - after all their paths first crossed back in the 70s thanks to Fela Kuti's galvanizing energy. Forget the throwback stuff trying to capture the spirit of the originators, this IS the originators sounding cool and deadly in every way. Funk lovers, Afrobeat heads, curious ears and dancing souls take heed - this right here is an unmissable transmission from two grandmasters in their field.
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 in stock $23.50
Rejoice (Special Edition)
Rejoice (Special Edition) (2xCD in hard-back book sleeve)
Cat: 405053 8647952. Rel: 22 Oct 21
International
  1. Robbers Thugs & Muggers (O'Galajani)
  2. Agbada Bougou
  3. Coconut Jam
  4. Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same)
  5. Slow Bones
  6. Jabulani (Rejoice, Here Comes Tony)
  7. Obama Shuffle Strut Blues
  8. We've Landed
  9. Robbers Thugs & Muggers (O'Galajani) (Cool Cats mix)
  10. Agbada Bougou (Cool Cats mix)
  11. Coconut Jam (Cool Cats mix)
  12. Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same) (Cool Cats mix)
  13. Slow Bones (Cool Cats mix)
  14. Jabulani (Rejoice, Here Comes Tony) (Cool Cats mix)
  15. Obama Shuffle Strut Blues (Cool Cats mix)
  16. We've Landed (Cool Cats mix)
Tags: African | Afrobeat | Afro Funk | Afro Jazz
 in stock $14.30
Jealousy (reissue)
Cat: COMET 094. Rel: 21 Sep 20
Funk
  1. Jealousy (11:25)
  2. Hustler (13:03)
Tags: African | Afrobeat | Afro Funk
 in stock $26.32
Progress (reissue)
Cat: COMET 095. Rel: 21 Sep 20
Funk
  1. Progress (9:39)
  2. Afro Disco Beat (instrumental) (11:52)
Tags: African | Afrobeat | Afro Funk
 in stock $26.32
No Discrimination
Cat: COMET 097. Rel: 20 May 21
Funk
  1. No Discrimination (8:18)
  2. Road Safety (8:08)
  3. Ariya (8:42)
  4. Love Is A Natural Thing (9:09)
Review: Comet Records continue their Afrika 70 reissue series with more from the pioneering and visionary Tony Allen and The Afro Messengers. It focuses on his best material from the late 70s, remasters it all and presses it nice and loud. The No Discrimination LP is as relevant now as ever in terms of its messaging, and musically it also holds up. The lyrics are socio-politically charged. The drumming is tight as hell and though this marks Allen's first solo album away from Fela's band, it finds him in fine form as he takes afrobeat into the future.
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Tags: African | Afrobeat | Afro Funk
 in stock $27.58
It's Time
Cat: SLW 105LP. Rel: 19 Aug 16
International
  1. It's Time (6:47)
  2. Live & Lets Live (8:11)
  3. Room Enough For Us (feat Ray Lugo - Terrificos mix) (6:39)
  4. Shakedown (8:31)
  5. Lost (8:33)
  6. Siempre Presente (DJ Farmo Fiesta remix) (4:40)
 in stock $20.43
Samba
Samba (limited 7")
Cat: AFRO45 001. Rel: 14 Apr 22
International
  1. Amazones De Guinee - "Samba" (4:53)
  2. Moussa Doumbia - "Samba" (5:28)
Review: Mr Bongo kickstarts a new Afro 45s series with serious intention; all-girl troupe from Guinea Amazones De Guinee take the lead with a live recording from Paris, 1983. Taken from their Au Coeur De Paris album, it's the perfect example of a live recording with the balance of musicianship and crowd participation precision tuned. Flip for the previously rare 1980 recording by Ivory Coast's Moussa Doumbia whose smoky vocals and JB-level shrieks hit hard over a clam-tight Afrofunk rhythm. What a way to start a new series.
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Tags: African | Afro Funk
 in stock $9.19
Simigwa (remastered)
Cat: MRBLP 175. Rel: 31 Oct 18
International
  1. Kwaakwaa (5:19)
  2. Akoko Ba (5:27)
  3. This Hustling World (4:17)
  4. Toffie (6:52)
  5. Adwoa (4:09)
  6. Fa No Dem Ara (4:39)
Review: 1975's "Simigwa" album not only launched the career of Afro-funk fusionist and eventual Highlife great Gyedu Blay Ambolley, but also inspired a Ghanaian dance craze. The album was co-produced by another Highlife great, Ebo Taylor, and has long been exceptionally hard to find on vinyl. For this official vinyl reissue on Mr Bongo, Ambolley's landmark set has been fully re-mastered for the very first time. It sounds spectacular, with great clarity on the ear-catching brass solos, serious weight to the bass and superb stereo separation. Highlights include - but certainly aren't limited to - the Afro-blues brilliance of "Toffie", the jaunty dancefloor fuzziness of "This Hustling World" and the heavyweight swing of ear-catching opener "Kwaakwaa".
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Tags: African | Afrobeat | Highlife | Afro Funk
 in stock $20.19
Amandla (reissue)
Amandla (reissue) (limited 180 gram vinyl LP with obi-strip)
Cat: TWM 64. Rel: 11 Feb 21
International
  1. Everybody's Trying (To Put Me Down) (4:48)
  2. Motherless Child (3:42)
  3. Afrodisco (3:26)
  4. Dreaming & Scheming (5:42)
  5. Zimbabwe (3:59)
  6. Children Of Today (4:50)
  7. Amandla (6:29)
 in stock $18.14
Amandla (reissue)
Amandla (reissue) (180 gram clear vinyl LP limited to 100 copies)
Cat: TWM 64LITA. Rel: 11 Feb 21
International
  1. Everybody's Trying (To Put Me Down) (4:48)
  2. Motherless Child (3:46)
  3. Afrodisco (3:25)
  4. Dreaming & Scheming (5:42)
  5. Zimbabwe (3:59)
  6. Children Of Today (4:54)
  7. Amandla (6:29)
 in stock $25.81
Fu Chronicles
Fu Chronicles (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: DAP 060LP. Rel: 04 Feb 20
International
  1. Amenawon (8:17)
  2. Lai Lai (8:55)
  3. MTTT (part 1) (2:28)
  4. MTTT (part 2) (4:56)
  5. Fight Am Finish (6:28)
  6. Koto (10:00)
Tags: African | Afrobeat | Afro Funk
 in stock $18.39
Black Is Beautiful (reissue)
Black Is Beautiful (reissue) (limited LP with obi-strip)
Cat: TWM 42. Rel: 15 Jan 20
International
  1. Don't Huzzle For Love (3:40)
  2. Please Yourself (4:34)
  3. Don't Be Mischevious (7:16)
  4. Enyim (5:11)
  5. Today Is The Tomorrow (4:28)
  6. I'm Sorry (I Made You Cry) (6:50)
  7. Black Is Beautiful (4:36)
  8. Ndi Nkwa (5:00)
Tags: African | Afrobeat | Afro Funk
 in stock $31.68
Niwanji Walwa Amwishyo (reissue)
Cat: NA 5202LP. Rel: 24 Feb 21
International
  1. Who's That Guy? (4:41)
  2. Niwanji Walwa (2:18)
  3. Pano Calo Chapanshi (3:12)
  4. Musaniseke Vigamba (2:45)
  5. Yangu E Mwebaleya (3:13)
  6. Let's Get Up Brothers (3:27)
  7. I Believe The Man In The Sky (5:13)
  8. Mavuto (3:56)
  9. Fwebana Zambia (3:25)
  10. Away From Home (4:41)
Tags: African | Afro Funk | Afro Rock
 in stock $28.11
Soweto (reissue)
Cat: NNR 012. Rel: 15 Oct 21
International
  1. Soweto (5:53)
  2. Maria (5:22)
  3. Rambai Makashinga (6:12)
  4. Masvingo Netara (5:10)
  5. Kashiri Kamambo (4:50)
  6. Farirai Mwana Auya (4:07)
  7. Emmah (4:22)
Tags: African | Afro Funk
 in stock $21.21
Everybody Get Agenda
Cat: SOLE 0022. Rel: 28 Jan 21
International
  1. Animal Carnival (3:53)
  2. Disrupt The Programme (4:03)
  3. Water Cemetery (4:17)
  4. Cash & Carry (3:56)
  5. Jagun Jagun (3:28)
  6. Killers & Looters (4:45)
  7. Man Know Man (4:50)
  8. Yeye Theory (feat Seun Kuti) (4:20)
 in stock $18.91
Harari (remastered)
Cat: MM 119. Rel: 18 Mar 21
International
  1. Harari (8:30)
  2. Love Love Love (4:39)
  3. Inhlupheko Iphelile (5:28)
  4. Push It On (5:36)
  5. Thiba Kamoo (4:53)
  6. What's Happening (5:51)
 in stock $24.52
Bim #1
Bim #1 (limited CD)
Cat: WTR 02CD. Rel: 25 Apr 20
International
  1. Destiny
  2. Teoun Teoun
  3. Benin Tovile
  4. Allons Danser
  5. Achika Wogo
  6. Voodoun Space
  7. Miwahe
  8. The Benin Atmosphere
  9. Iye
  10. Achika Wogo (live At Cotonou)
  11. Allons Danser (live At Cotonou)
Tags: African | Afro Funk | French | Afro Rock
 in stock $13.80
African Disco Experimentals 1974-1978
Cat: ASVN 078. Rel: 12 Nov 20
Disco/Reediciones
  1. Love Beat (3:13)
  2. Give It Up (4:02)
  3. Disco Madonna (3:00)
  4. Lovers Concerto (vocal) (4:09)
  5. Don't Fight The Feeling (7:31)
  6. Play Me: Desires/I Wanna Love/You Are Loving Me/Burning (Parts 1-4) (16:11)
  7. Midnight (4:39)
  8. The Mystery With Me (6:09)
  9. Don't Think About It (5:28)
  10. Sookie - "Choco Date" (4:21)
  11. Tonight (4:59)
  12. Love Somebody (part 1) (10:58)
  13. Your Love (with Venise) (6:27)
  14. Let's Keep It Together (3:57)
Review: This essential compilation from Africa Seven does a terrific job in highlighting the genuinely unique, dancefloor-focused music recorded by Cameroonian musician Joe Bisso following his move to the United States in the early 1970s. Often heavily percussive, the 14 tracks combine elements of Congolese rumba, Afrobeat and Afro-funk with James Brown style heavy funk and the then emerging sound of underground NYC disco. Highlights are plentiful, from the Moog-laden, Latin-tinged-disco flavours of 'Disco Madonna' and the flash-fried disco-funk extravaganza that is 'Don't Fight The Feeling', to the solo-laden heaviness of Afro-disco banger 'Midnight' and the breathy, seductive goodness of 'Your Love (Part 1)'.
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 in stock $21.45
Village Boogie!
Cat: PMG 007LP. Rel: 06 May 16
International
  1. Igholoye (6:42)
  2. Precious Time (5:32)
  3. Step Out When You're Down (4:39)
  4. Brand New Wayo (4:53)
  5. Village Boogie (5:24)
  6. When You Know What's Wrong (4:51)
  7. Fun In The Street (4:21)
Intérprete: Iga
Tags: African | Afrobeat | Highlife | Afro Funk
 in stock $21.98
This Is Bolga!
Cat: PH 45021. Rel: 16 May 19
International
  1. This Is Bolga! (part 1) (3:35)
  2. This Is Bolga! (part 2) (3:53)
Review: German-Ghanaian group the Polyversal Souls have previously collaborated with a number of bands and solo artists from West Africa, so this hook-up with Northern Ghanaian outfit the Bolga All Stars - a collective made up of leading local kologo and frafra-gospel singers and musicians - should not come as much of a surprise. Separated into two parts for the seven-inch release, the track blends the Polyversal Souls' lolloping, late '60s style Afro-funk grooves - complete with fuzzy, period style production - and sharp horn section with glistening guitars, snaking solos and fine vocals from the Bolga All Stars. It's one of the Polyversal Souls' finest releases yet, and that's saying something.
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Tags: African | Afro Funk | Afro Jazz
 in stock $9.46
Inye
Inye (LP + insert)
Cat: HC 52. Rel: 04 Oct 17
International
  1. Inye (5:29)
  2. Hustle (4:09)
  3. Ye Ye Ye (4:32)
  4. Africa Is Hot (4:20)
  5. Why? Why? (4:58)
  6. Aga Mimi (3:34)
  7. Inye (7" version) (3:08)
Review: Hot Casa's latest deluxe reissue should delight all those who enjoy Afro-funk fusion from the early 1980s. It comes from Togolese artist Itadi K Bonney and is thoroughly obscure even by Afro reissue standards (if you can find an original copy for sale, it will cost you the best part of L900). Bonney and his backing band recorded and released it in 1983, filling the album with rich political soul, William Onyeabor style Moog motifs and thrillingly loose fusions of U.S funk, boogie and contemporaneous African dancefloor styles. This edition not only comes with an insert containing a rare interview with the now sadly departed singer, but also two previously unreleased tracks. In other words, it should be an essential purchase.
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Tags: Afrobeat | Afro Funk | French
 in stock $26.84
C'est Quoi C'est Quoi
Cat: BAC 007. Rel: 29 Mar 22
Funk
  1. C'est Quoi C'est Quoi (4:47)
  2. C'est Quoi C'est Quoi (Gimme riddim dub) (5:01)
Review: Bosq's Bacalao label is back with more of that supreme feel-good gear to bring about sunnier days. The artist frequently spotted on Ubiquity knows exactly how to craft a sumptuous groove with a particular focus on Latin music and Afrobeat, and he's doing that with flair and precision on 'C'est Quoi C'est Quoi'. The track features French poet Pat Kalla on vocals, and it's leaps off the 7" primed for festival deployment. If you want to get the crowd locked in and heads down, the 'Gimme Riddim Dub' on the flip may be more your bag, but either way the musicality springs forth from this perfect nugget of globally-minded funk.
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Tags: Afro Funk
 in stock $10.73
Lunar Tredd
Lunar Tredd (limited gold vinyl LP)
Cat: MOSHILP 109X. Rel: 03 Sep 21
International
  1. Can't Control We (1:28)
  2. Can't Control Me (4:11)
  3. Hiyah Man (6:21)
  4. Call My Name (6:22)
  5. Santana's Daughter (5:37)
  6. Singo (4:27)
  7. Caribbean Bluez (In The Shadow Of Windrush) (5:00)
  8. F Pan Landing (4:08)
  9. Coming Home (5:43)
  10. Woonya Waa (4:49)
Tags: African | Afrobeat | Afro Funk
 in stock $21.45
Buari (reissue)
Buari (reissue) (limited LP)
Cat: LNSD 820. Rel: 07 May 21
International
  1. Karam Bani (4:23)
  2. Then Yebtheyet (5:14)
  3. Ku Ka Maria (2:48)
  4. Advice From Father (4:45)
  5. Iro Le Pa (4:46)
  6. Ye Koaba (4:22)
  7. Peace (3:02)
  8. Oh! Africa (5:33)
Review: Produced and sleeked out at Opal Studios in NYC, back in 1975, Buari's self-titled LP has been a cornerstone of international highlife music since it was first released. The original is now an arduous item to find at a decent price, so we thanks the Be With label for having repackaged an essential Afro LP that is a must have for anyone into anything outside a constant beat drum. "Karam Bani" opens with a forceful helping of funk, percussive to to the max, and this same hypnotic groove formula is present across the entirety of the A-side, making this a sampler's dream come true
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 in stock $24.01
Feelings/Jam Busters
Cat: BBE 583ACD. Rel: 17 Sep 19
International
  1. Music
  2. Feelings
  3. Anokwar (Truth)
  4. Yayo Papa (Good Friend)
  5. Let's Go Funky Town
  6. Minsumobo
  7. Sophisticated Jammer
  8. Karambani
  9. Power To My People
  10. Rhythm Of Africa
Review: Recorded in 1983 and '84 respectively, "Feelings" and "Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters" were the last albums recorded by Sidiku Buari, a New York based musician who turned to music after a promising career as an athlete in his native Ghana. He initially rose to prominence making highlife and afro-disco, but by the early '80s Sidiku was in full-on Afro-boogie and electrofunk mode, offering up tracks rich in colourful synthesizer lines, punchy electronic drums and righteous vocals in his native tongue. There's much to set the pulse racing across both slabs of wax, from the squelchy, club-ready brilliance of "Music" and "Anokwar (Truth)", to the slap bass propelled flex of "Minsumobo", dub disco grooves of "Karambani" and flute-laden breeziness of "Rhythm Of Africa".
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 in stock $10.77
Revolution: Live Disco Show In New York City
Cat: BBE 612ACD. Rel: 29 Jan 20
International
  1. Keep The Rhythm Going
  2. Ofey Karambani
  3. This Is Music
  4. Disco Soccer
  5. Revolution
  6. Together We Can Rebuild It (Ghana Motherland)
  7. Merry X'mas N' Happy New Year
  8. Happy Birthday
Review: To conclude their must-have series of reissues of disco-era albums by NYC-based Ghanain Sidiku Buari, BBE Music offers up a freshly re-mastered edition of 1979's "Revolution (Live Disco Show In New York City)". Whether or not the first four tracks were genuinely recorded at a "disco show" - even BBE doesn't know for sure - they certainly sound like straight-to-tape performances that brilliantly mix and match elements of Afrobeat, Juju, disco and heavy funk. The second half of the set was definitely recorded in a studio and includes cuts either closer in style to Ghanaian popular music of the period ("Revolution") or that fuse Buaki's usual sound with different influences (see the clear reggae influences of "Together We Can Rebuild It (Ghana Motherland)" and the quirky "Merry Xmas & Happy New Year").
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 in stock $12.25
Feelings/Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters
Cat: BBE 583ALP. Rel: 17 Sep 19
International
  1. Music (5:52)
  2. Feelings (4:41)
  3. Anokwar (Truth) (8:04)
  4. Yayo Papa (Good Friend) (16:30)
  5. Let's Go Funky Town (6:03)
  6. Minsumobo (6:22)
  7. Sophisticated Jammer (4:18)
  8. Karambani (5:49)
  9. Power To My People (4:33)
  10. Rhythm Of Africa (3:18)
Review: Recorded in 1983 and '84 respectively, "Feelings" and "Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters" were the last albums recorded by Sidiku Buari, a New York based musician who turned to music after a promising career as an athlete in his native Ghana. He initially rose to prominence making highlife and afro-disco, but by the early '80s Sidiku was in full-on Afro-boogie and electrofunk mode, offering up tracks rich in colourful synthesizer lines, punchy electronic drums and righteous vocals in his native tongue. There's much to set the pulse racing across both slabs of wax, from the squelchy, club-ready brilliance of "Music" and "Anokwar (Truth)", to the slap bass propelled flex of "Minsumobo", dub disco grooves of "Karambani" and flute-laden breeziness of "Rhythm Of Africa".
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 in stock $22.24
Disco Soccer (reissue)
Disco Soccer (reissue) (gatefold heavyweight vinyl 2xLP)
Cat: BBE 587ALP. Rel: 15 Oct 19
International
  1. Kokosi (Let's Make Love) (4:17)
  2. I’m Ready (5:30)
  3. Feed My Body (3:13)
  4. It’s What’s Happening (4:39)
  5. Hard Times (3:58)
  6. Born With Music (3:14)
  7. African Hustle (3:11)
  8. Kinyi Ai Kawali (3:18)
  9. Adesa A (3:38)
  10. Minyo (3:09)
  11. Games We Used To Play (3:34)
Review: BBE continue to explore the little-known catalogue of Ghanaian athlete-turned-musician Sidiku Buari, whose West African style takes on disco and boogie made him a surprise star on the New York underground in the late 1970s. Here they offer up a fresh pressing of "Disco Soccer", a brilliantly vibrant and over-the-top set of NYC disco floor-fillers that's been stretched out across two slabs of wax (the original album was a single LP) to ensure a more dancefloor-friendly cut. Highlights include the bass-heavy, Moog-laden hustle of "I'm Ready", the Patrick Adams-esque brilliance of "Hard Times", the intoxicating, high-octane thrills of "African Hustle" and the pitched-down sweetness of "Games We Used To Play".
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 in stock $23.50
Son Of January 15
Cat: JETRECO 2. Rel: 21 Jan 20
International
  1. Sorrow Pass Sorrow (12:29)
  2. Gbomojo (8:27)
  3. Son Of January 15 (9:41)
  4. La La La (10:40)
Tags: African | Afrobeat | Afro Funk
 in stock $29.39
The Original Sound Of Burkina Faso
The Original Sound Of Burkina Faso (limited gatefold green vinyl 2xLP + 24 page booklet)
Cat: MRBLP 152G. Rel: 30 Apr 21
International
  1. Abdoulaye Cisse - "Jeunesse Wilila" (5:46)
  2. Abdoulaye Cisse - "Tieba Lou Tounouna" (5:22)
  3. Bozambo - "Kombisse" (3:23)
  4. Amadou Balake - "Whiskey Et Coca-Cola" (8:23)
  5. John Oumar Nabolle - "M'Ba Lale" (3:30)
  6. Pierre Sandwidi - "Boy Cuisinier" (5:14)
  7. Tidiani Coulibaly & Dafra Star - "Sie Koumgolo" (4:08)
  8. Amadou Balake - "Super Bar Konon Mousso" (5:26)
  9. Mangue Konde Et L'Orchestre Les 5 Consuls - "Pop Konde" (4:56)
  10. Youssouf Diarra Dit El Grand Ballake - "Djanfa Magni" (6:34)
  11. Amadou Balake - "Wayisjelequeyele" (6:20)
  12. Amadou Balake - "Aminata Du The" (4:34)
  13. Abdoulaye Cisse & Super Volta - "A Son Magni" (3:56)
 in stock $23.77
Thousand Finger Man
Cat: 18066. Rel: 01 Jan 90
Disco/Reediciones
  1. Jump Back
  2. Come On Choo-Choo Train
  3. Soul LImbo
  4. Tony's Theme
  5. Hallelujah! I'm Comin' Home
  6. Thousand Finger Man
 in stock $14.57
Alech
Alech (12" + booklet)
Cat: HABIBI 004. Rel: 08 Dec 16
International
  1. Alech (3:25)
  2. Hanen (4:56)
  3. Alech (instrumental) (3:24)
  4. Hanen (instrumental) (4:53)
Review: Late 70s funk fusion from Tunisia: capturing the moment leading Tunis bands Dalton and Marhaba Band joined forces for some legendary disco fusion. "Alech" ignites with a Doobie Brothers style shiny guitar, big slap bass and soaring synth work while "Hanen" is a little more introspective and soulful with its honeyed harmonies and cascading chord sequence. Complete with instrumentals.
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 in stock $17.64
Disco Groove (reissue)
Cat: CGI 7031. Rel: 01 Feb 22
Funk
  1. Disco Groove (3:55)
  2. Spouge Beat (3:09)
Review: Wirl, Palo, Trex, and Ted & Way were the original labels that put out these super rare, super obscure and super funk gems as part of eight majestic tunes on various 45rpms back in the 70s and 80s. Now, Common Ground International brings otters two of them on this reissued 7". A-side pearler 'Disco Groove' is just that - it has disco rhythms with an afro touch, plenty of big and characterful horns and silky synths fleshing out the beats. ON the flip is the more international sounding 'Spouge Beat' which is infectiously funky.
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 in stock $14.30
Funky Highlife
Cat: MRBCD 099. Rel: 15 Nov 12
International
  1. Asafo Beesuon (medley)
  2. Beebi A Odo Wo (medley)
  3. Yebeyi Wo Aye (Ebibrim Blues)
  4. Do Me Ma Mondo Wo Bi
  5. Matow Aboa
  6. Araba Lucy
  7. Fawakoma Ma Me
  8. Se Menya Wo A
  9. Efi Na Matase
  10. Ye Wo Abo Awokanka
  11. Medzi Makoma Ma Wo
  12. Nyama Mna Wo Nkoso Nyimpa Rebre
Tags: African | Afrobeat | Highlife | Afro Funk
 in stock $8.17
Jungle Magic
Cat: PMG 019CD. Rel: 28 Jul 16
International
  1. Jungle Magic
  2. Mr Teacher
  3. Rain Sun & Love
  4. Love Forever
  5. Fireman
  6. Beautiful Continent
Review: Many African disco enthusiasts will already be familiar with the title track of Benis Cletin's 1979 debut album, Jungle Magic, thanks to the fine re-edit Sofrito released back in 2011. Few, though, will have heard the whole album, which here gets a well-deserved reissue on CD. Cletin's take on Afro-disco-calypso-funk fusion is undeniably sweet, with cuts such as "Mr Teacher" and "Love Forever" balancing the needs of dancefloors with a cheery looseness that's never less than intoxicating. Highlights include the urgent, synth-laden Afro-funk grunt of "Fireman", and the touching, down-tempo tribute to Africa, "Beautiful Continent".
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 in stock $9.71
A Life In The Limelight: Lagos Disco & Itsekiri Highlife 1976-1981
Cat: KALITACD 004. Rel: 31 May 19
Disco/Reediciones
  1. Ere Yon
  2. Re Hese
  3. It's All For You
  4. Sogio
  5. Gossiper Scandal Monger
  6. Iyo-Re
  7. Elelemi
Review: She may be best known as a TV and radio presenter, but Nigerian star Julie Coker also enjoyed a short but successful music career. She released two albums of note - highlife-focused 1976 debut "Ere Yon (Sweet Songs)" and 1981's more disco-centric "Tomorrow" - both of which now fetch eye-watering sums online. This fine retrospective showcases cuts from both of those sets, with the many highlights including the spacey, delay-laden highlife cheeriness of "Re Hese", the Clavinet-sporting disco-funk-goes-pop bounce of "It's All For You", the low-slung but rising, gospel influenced brilliance of "Gossiper Scandal Monger" and the heavily percussive, off-kilter goodness of album closer "Iyo-Re". You might also notice the intro of 'Ere Yon', which was recently sampled to great effect in Anderson .Paak's "Saviers Road"!
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 in stock $12.38
A Life In The Limelight: Lagos Disco & Itsekiri Highlife 1976-1981
Cat: KALITALP 004. Rel: 31 May 19
Disco/Reediciones
  1. Ere Yon (5:04)
  2. Re Hese (4:11)
  3. It's All For You (5:30)
  4. Sogio (3:34)
  5. Gossiper Scandal Monger (5:37)
  6. Iyo-Re (3:47)
  7. Elelemi (3:10)
Review: She may be best known as a TV and radio presenter, but Nigerian star Julie Coker also enjoyed a short but successful music career. She released two albums of note - highlife-focused 1976 debut "Ere Yon (Sweet Songs)" and 1981's more disco-centric "Tomorrow" - both of which now fetch eye-watering sums online. This fine retrospective showcases cuts from both of those sets, with the many highlights including the spacey, delay-laden highlife cheeriness of "Re Hese", the Clavinet-sporting disco-funk-goes-pop bounce of "It's All For You", the low-slung but rising, gospel influenced brilliance of "Gossiper Scandal Monger" and the heavily percussive, off-kilter goodness of album closer "Iyo-Re". You might also notice the intro of 'Ere Yon', which was recently sampled to great effect in Anderson .Paak's "Saviers Road"!
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 in stock $16.35
A Life In The Limelight: Lagos Disco & Itsekiri Highlife 1976-1981 (B-STOCK)
Cat: KALITALP 004 (B-STOCK). Rel: 31 May 19
Disco/Reediciones
  1. Ere Yon
  2. Re Hese
  3. It's All For You
  4. Sogio
  5. Gossiper Scandal Monger
  6. Iyo-Re
  7. Elelemi
Review: ***B-STOCK: Sleeve damaged but otherwise in excellent condition***


She may be best known as a TV and radio presenter, but Nigerian star Julie Coker also enjoyed a short but successful music career. She released two albums of note - highlife-focused 1976 debut "Ere Yon (Sweet Songs)" and 1981's more disco-centric "Tomorrow" - both of which now fetch eye-watering sums online. This fine retrospective showcases cuts from both of those sets, with the many highlights including the spacey, delay-laden highlife cheeriness of "Re Hese", the Clavinet-sporting disco-funk-goes-pop bounce of "It's All For You", the low-slung but rising, gospel influenced brilliance of "Gossiper Scandal Monger" and the heavily percussive, off-kilter goodness of album closer "Iyo-Re". You might also notice the intro of 'Ere Yon', which was recently sampled to great effect in Anderson .Paak's "Saviers Road"!
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 in stock $16.78
Free The System
Free The System (limited gatefold LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: RUP 018. Rel: 18 Nov 20
International
  1. WDYK (Yow Lor Chi Ham) (4:41)
  2. Guelewar (3:59)
  3. Ndanka Ndanka (5:36)
  4. Baye Fall (Skitt) (6:34)
  5. Mon Afrique (6:04)
  6. Ever Living (6:04)
  7. Free The System! (7:04)
Intérprete: Fradinho
 in stock $22.48
Lololi Lomko
Cat: MSR 023. Rel: 12 Nov 20
Funk
  1. Lololi-Lomko (4:32)
  2. Lololi-Lomko (Renegades Of Jazz edit) (4:36)
Review: Over the last couple of years, Matasuna Records has developed a tried-and-tested formula. It revolves around finding and licensing killer cuts - think funk, Afrobeat, tropical flavours and Latin beats - and then pairing them with a fresh, floor-friendly re-edit. Their latest find is something of an overlooked gem: a gorgeously sunny 1983 number from Ghanaian musician Mawuli Decker that's piled high with infectious, EWE-language vocals, Highlife guitars, spacey Moog sounds and cute electric piano solos. The accompanying Renegades of Jazz re-edit is pleasingly faithful to its source material, deftly showcasing Decker's brilliant music while beefing up the bass, subtly tightening up the drums and layering on some complimentary hand percussion.
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Tags: Afrobeat | Highlife | Afro Funk
 in stock $10.73
Afrovision
Afrovision (translucent red vinyl LP)
Cat: SMV 03LP. Rel: 07 May 21
International
  1. Big Blow (5:39)
  2. Dakar Streets (4:29)
  3. Aloko Party (5:32)
  4. Bayam Sell'am (5:50)
  5. Baobab Sun 7 (6:57)
  6. Afrovision (5:14)
  7. Big Blow (extended version) (8:00)
 in stock $17.12
Waka Juju
Waka Juju (limited hand-numbered coloured vinyl LP)
Cat: SMV 01. Rel: 06 Dec 19
International
  1. Waka Juju (4:47)
  2. Douala Serenade (6:22)
  3. Africa Boogie (4:14)
  4. Mouna Pola (5:14)
  5. Ma Marie (6:46)
  6. Manga-Bolo (5:45)
Tags: African | Afrobeat | Afro Funk
 in stock $25.81
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