Analog Africa West African Shock Waves, Ghana & Togo 1972-1978 (w/ Book) 2LP / CD

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Mind-blowing compilation of vintage afro sounds courtesy of Frankfurt's excellent Analog Africa imprint. Afro-Beat Airways: West African Shock Waves Ghana & Togo 1972-1978 features an impeccable selection of rare organ-driven Afro-beat, cosmic Afro-funk and raw, psychedelic boogie, primed and ready to scorch your ears and the dancefloor. To put these tracks together, Samy Ben Redjeb, founder of Analog Africa, crisscrossed the lengths of Ghana and Togo in search of the producers and artists ‚Ä or their relatives. In the process he recorded a dozen interviews, scanned 90 pictures and transferred 120 master tapes! The result is this amazing collection of songs totaling in 73 minutes of heavy West African sounds AND a 44-page full color booklet that highlights each artist with photos and anecdotes. Features tracks from K.Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas, Apagya Show Band, Rob, Cos-Ber-Zam, De Frank Professionals, Uppers International, Ebo Taylor and many more. Anyone with even a passing interest in vintage African Music would do well to check this out! Recommended.

  • music label: Analog Africa 2012
reviewed by Extravagant Traveler 05/2012