Honest Jons logo

Raw, funky, sweet Afro-beat, Afro-rock and highlife originally issued by Orbitone in 1973. The Nkengas became well-known as the Ikenga Super Stars Of Africa. (We included them on Lagos Chop Up.)

Edire Etinagbedia’s second EMI album, from 1978: a Benin-City blend of highlife, Afrobeat and reggae, with satisfaction-guaranteed funky horns, call-and-response vocals and psychedelic guitar.

Rocking, fuzzed-out funk and afro-beat recorded by West Africans in London in 1975. Excellent.

A Brooklyn-1973 brew of Compas — carnivalesque Haitian party music — and other Carib styles, mixed with funk, soul, psych. Treated guitars, ain’t-no-stoppin’ percussion.

A seventies bolt from the blue by this graduate of the Uhuru Dance Band. ‘New Dimensions in African Hustle! Reggae! Native! Soul!’ Not to mention the monster funk.

Marvellous selection of Afro-Peruvian music including giants like Nicomedes Santa Cruz, Chabuca Granda, and Zambo Cavero, with the cajon (wooden box drum) in full effect in lando, festejo and vals styles.

Heavy blend of Afrobeat, Afrofunk and Caribbean styles. From 1979, the last of PK’s London recordings, before his return to Nigeria that year. With notes and photos newly supplied by the artist.