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