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New Manu DibangoSoul Makossa ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record – even if it was a worldwide hit! Before this one came out, Manu was a funky sax player grooving away in Cameroun, cutting tight but obscure soulful sides. In 1972, though, he exploded with the track "Soul Makossa" – a choppy hard-riffing number that blew up on dancefloors instantly, thanks to a strong cultural colonial pipeline already laid down by the French. The track had this amazing choppy beat that was instantly copied by loads of folks – as was the "Soul Makossa" tune, which due to some sort of copyright loophole, was covered by just about as many groups in the 70s as "Der Komissar" was in the 80s! (This is also why the album has a banner on the top that says "The Original"!) The rest of the album was recorded to follow up on the strength of that single – and believe it or not, it's actually even better, as the band is completely tight, very funky, and playing with that weird mix of Afro rhythms and electric funk that was being laid down in Paris at the time (and in fact, French jazzer Georges Arvanitas actually plays on the album!) Manu's tone is incredible, and the record's a must-have in the bin of any fan of 70s Afro Funk! Cuts include "New Bell", "Hibiscus", "Lily", and "O Boso". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Manu DibangoMakossa Man (Atlantic LP) ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Used .... Out Of Stock
An album of Manu Dibango's that was released after his big hit "Soul Makossa", but which was actually recorded before, in a very heavy Afro Funk mode! Manu plays organ and piano, as well as his usual soprano sax, and the tracks include "Weya", "Tom Tom", "Pepe Soup", "Senga", "Moni", "Essimo", and "Mwasa Makossa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Labels have some marker. Cover has light wear, a promo sticker, some marker, and a cutout notch.)
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New Fania All-StarsLatin - Soul - Rock ... LP
Fania, 1974. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
After a disasterous attempt at recording a live show, the Fania All-Stars went in the studio with guests like Billy Cobham and Manu Dibango and created their funkiest album of the seventies. Although a few cuts are more Latin sounding, some of these tracks have a nice hard funky jazz feel, and sound like they could have been recorded for Prestige. There's great versions of "Soul Makossa" and "Viva Tirado", plus a very nice track called "Smoke". LP, Vinyl record album
(Multi-color label pressing. Cover has edge wear.)
Also available Latin-Soul-Rock (remastered edition) ... CD 33.99

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New VariousRough Guide To Afrobeat Revival (limited edition 180 gram vinyl plus download) ... LP
Rough Guide, 2009. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wealth of contemporary Afro Funk music – played here by some of the hippest groups in the global funk underground! Over a decade ago, the idea of "new" Afro Funk seemed an impossibility – yet recent years have shown a tremendous growth in the genre – with wonderful new recordings that easily rival the greatness of 70s classics from Fela and Manu Dibango, handled by younger musicians who are not only steeped in the classics, but who also bring something new to the table as well! Vinyl version includes "Crazy Afrobeat" by Tony Allen, "Government Magic" by Antibalas, "Ibajekbe (What If)" by Femm Namless, "Think Africa" by Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80, "Di Bombs" by Mr Something Something and Ikwunga The Afrobeat Poet and "Abbey Rockers #1" by The Superpowers. LP, Vinyl record album