CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
View larger image       Image note

Appia Kwa Bridge

LP (Item 602235) Comet/Strut (UK), 2012 — Condition: New Copy
2LP Gatefold
Out Of Stock

LP, Vinyl record album


4.80 32

Proof that Afro Funk never dies – as long as you know where to look! This set by Ebo Taylor is a contemporary recording, but it's got a damn sharp groove – and hits as hard as any dusty old gem you might find from the 70s – with just the right production to make all the core elements come out right! Comet Records had a hand in the production, and they work the same kind of magic with Taylor that they've used on Tony Allen – really helping an Afro Funk legend come back out on top, and avoid any of the watered-down world music cliches that might otherwise hurt a record like this. Rhythms are super-funky, and produced with some great grit in the grooves – and Taylor's vocals and guitar sound wonderful – if anything, only deepened with the passage of time. Titles include "Ayesama", "Abonsam", "Barrima", "Appia Kwa Bridge", "Assomdwee", and "Yaa Amponsah".  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


You might be interested in


CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy
Ebo Taylor at his finest – stepping out here in a wicked set of work from the 70s – filled with upbeat rhythms, sweet instrumental touches, and a heck of a lot of soul! There's a bubbling undercurrent in the rhythms that's almost Caribbean at times, yet the overall groove is a lot ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2 LPs & CD
A cool collection of funky grooves from the Caribbean – tracks that take a strong influence from American soul and funk, then blend it heavily with hip rhythms from the islands! A few of the names here are familiar, but most are relatively obscure – and put together, the tunes on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Strut (UK), 1966. New Copy 2 LPs & CD
A landmark album of Afro Soul! Orlando Julius was one of Nigeria's biggest soul artists in the 60s – and has been credited with virtually inventing the Afro Funk sound, and for being the inspiration to some of James Brown's funkier work of the late 60s! Julius came to the US at the end of ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Black Hippies
Academy, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
Hardly the kind of hippies that were always hanging around when we were growing up – as these guys are super tight, super funky, and right on the money throughout – grooving hard in one of the most searing styles of Afro Funk we've ever heard! Older psych modes are turned towards the ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kusini
Delta Sigma Theta, 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic bit of rare funk from Manu Dibango – originally scored for a film that starred Greg Morris, Ruby Dee, and Ossie Davis – but every bit as funky as Manu's own work of the time! The tunes are all very firmly in the best style of his earliest work of the 70s, with loads of ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Chapter Two – Nia
Strata East, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
The rare second album from Juju – the avant jazz collective who'd later morph into funk band Oneness Of Juju, but who still sound pretty revolutionary here! There's a bit more focus than before – still energy that's a lot like the best righteous jazz groups coming out of Chicago or St ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Message From Mozambique
Black Fire, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
The first album by the group that later went on to become Oneness Of Juju! The album was recorded with a group that featured Plunky Nakabinde and Lon Moshe on reeds and percussion – plus Babatunde on congas and drums – and the overall sound is very much in kind of an Art Ensemble Of ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Daptone, 2012. New Copy
Amazing sounds from one of the best funky combos anywhere – ever! Antibalas have certainly risen to fame in the years since we first heard their Afro-styled grooves – working famously in the Fela musical, and reaching generations of ears with their own brilliant records. Yet ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Mississippi/Domino Sound, 1960s. New Copy
Seminal sounds from SE Rogie – one of the most important palm wine artists to emerge from Sierra Leone in the 60s! Rogie sings in this wonderfully fluid style alongside his well-plucked guitar – which rings out with these bright tones that really illuminate the lyrics, but also ... LP, Vinyl record album
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Wide Hive, 2014. New Copy 2LPs
Roscoe Mitchell returns to a mode that he explored freely back in the 70s – loose, improvised collaborations with other musicians – done at a level that offers up a richly organic blend of sonic elements and musical moments! Some of Mitchell's later work has been more structured, but ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



Top