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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Best Song Ever (This Week): Tony Sarfo and the Funky Afrosibi's "I Beg"

Posted by on Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 3:24 PM

I beg of you to devote a solid half hour to “I Beg” by Tony Sarfo & the Funky Afrosibi—which means playing it 5 times in a row—for maximum uplifting of mind and body. The cut comes from Afrobeat Airways 2: Return Flight to Ghana 1974-1983 (on the on-point Analog Africa label; hear excerpts from it here), a righteous collection of Afrobeat, funk, highlife, and other salubrious, humid groove modes.

The comp’s highlight, obviously, is “I Beg,” a slinky, hard-hitting instrumental that splits the difference among Sly & the Family Stone, Lafayette Afro Rock Band, and Phil Upchurch. If you like your music funky, hypnotic, and sexy as fuck, you’ll want to transfer this track onto as many hard drives as you own, stud(ette). This thing does not quit. I'm Ghana go search for more Tony Sarfo & the Funky Afrobisi right now.


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Fnarf 1
Analog Africa is maybe my favorite label in the world (only Soundway and Soul Jazz can touch it in the "not white people singing in English" category). That drummer is great; I wish I knew his whole name, besides Kwaku K. They sound like the J.B.'s.
Posted by Fnarf on January 8, 2014 at 2:56 PM · Report this
Mansur Shuaibu - Love And Happiness is one you might like
Sound Dimension — Granny Scratch Scratch
Brentford All Stars — Greedy G
Myriam's Quartette Solo Quintette
Posted by Ray Shackleford on February 25, 2014 at 3:25 AM · Report this

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