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Monday, October 13, 2008

My Day Sucked Until I Heard This

posted by on October 13 at 16:34 PM

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Dahomey’s “Gbeti Madjro” offers yet more proof that Africa could hold its own in the funkadelic realm. This decade has seen an outpouring of reissues that have excavated incredible slabs of mantric, post-James Brown/Meters/George Clinton motion from the ’60s and ’70s. The Strut, Soundway, Analog Africa, and Soul Jazz, and Sublime Frequencies labels (apologies to those I’ve forgotten) have been doing exceptional jobs of searching for gems, curating compilations, and issuing single-artist works.

You may go broke trying to keep up with these archival releases, but your soul will be immeasurably richer for the expenditure.

Tip: Brian Go.

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Dahomey - “Gbeti Madjro”

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