Raw Benin soul, from the early-seventies 45s of Theophile Do Rego. Folk rhythms on modern instruments, John Lee Hooker here and Fela there, afro-cuban claves, and straight-up James Brown style funk.
Addo-Nettey was a conga player and singer for Fela’s Africa 70 when he cut this heavy afro-funk album in 1973, with the Martin Brothers Band from Portharcort, for the Tabansi label.
Following Alan Lomax, Daptone placed a small local ad, asking singers to show at Mt Marian Church a certain Saturday. This marvellous record of acappella gospel is the result, including everyone who showed up.