October 17 2011
Clearly not tired of the afrobeat theme of the week, Sound Travels kept the funk pumping well into the weekend with an ezplosion of rhythms and beats from Motherland. Once again, vintage was the key as we dug into a whole host of cuts from forgotten (and undiscovered) funk masters. While there were a fer bigger names in the set, many of these artists' works are coming to this market for the first time as a result in newfound fascination for deep funk from music connoisseurs the world over. Here's what I played on Sunday...
Letta Mbulu "What's Wrong With Grooving" Ouelele
Hugh Masekela "Afro Beat Blues" The Chisa Years
Ebo Taylor "Victory" Love And Death
Tidian Kone & Orchestre Poly-Rythmo "Djanfa Magni" African Scream Contest
Jean Guehi "Essemon Moupoh" Ivory Coast Soul
The Sweet Talks "Mampam Sukuruwe" The Kusum Beat
Segun Damisa & The Afro-Beat "Percussion Interlude" Nigeria Dey Cry
Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band "Bukom Mashie"
Gabo & His Orchestre Poly-Rythmo "It's A Vanity" African Scream Contest
El Rego "Hessa" El Rego
Segun Bucknor & His Revolution "La La La"
Orchestra Baobab "Kelen Ati Leen" Senegal 70
Bunzu Sounds "Zinabu" World Psychedelic Classics
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo "Lion Is Burning" Cotonou Club
Oghene Lologbo & Afrobeat Academy "Open Your Eyes" We Love Afrobeat!
Daktaris "Super Afro-Beat" Soul Explosion
Antibalas "WW IV" Ouelele
Ernesto Djedje "Zadie Bobo" Ivory Coast Soul
Gougoumangou "Wazi Doble" Ivory Coast Soul