The reissue of a 1973 showcase for Urbano de Castro, Os Kiezos and Jovens do Prenda — the hottest names in Angolan dance music at that time.
Ghanaian highlife bombs: giants like K. Frimpong, African Brother Nana Ampedu, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley (with The Complex Sounds); unfamiliar names like Los Issufu and his Moslems, Waza Afrika, Funky Afrosibi.
A staggering third helping of raw Benin funk. Check YouTube for a totally knockout film of the band performing the second track, Houzou Houzou Wa.
Afro-Funk mixed with traditional Islamic rhythms and Afro-Latin sounds spread by visiting Cuban ensembles — and most of all the Mandingue melodies and guitar techniques of Mali and Guinea.
The first album, straight no chaser, from 1973 — superlative Beninese Afrobeat.
Afro-Funk, boogie and dancefloor prog banged out zealously by Rob ‘Roy’ Raindorf and an army band named Mag-2, from Ghana.
The master accordionist of Colombia’s Musica Tropical movement.
Much better sound than the first volume, and presented in the fine style of this label, with a 44-page booklet full of great photos, low-down and interviews.