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VariousAfrica Airways 1 & 2 – Funk Connection 1973 to 1980/Funk Departures 1973 to 1982 ... CD
Africa Seven (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 13.99
A totally sweet set of grooves from the African scene of the 70s – and one that's a fair bit different than most of the other collections we've got on our racks! The styles here are a bit more offbeat, and a bit less familiar – not straight Afro Funk, but also not some of the popular genres of the time either – and instead often a compelling fusion of American funk, club, and disco with some very unusual local modes of expression – often with electric instrumentation that can come across in really great ways with weird production – making for unusual sounds on the keyboards and guitars. There's a bit more polish to the work than some of the rougher Afro groovers from the time – but never in a way that's ever too slick, just kind of a European mix of African roots and 70s funkier styles. 2CD set features all the tracks on the previous vinyl volumes – with titles that include "Give It Up" by Jo Bisso, "Jangolo" by Jo Tongo, "Kag Am" by Kemayo, "Africa Africa" by Ekambi Brilliant, "Black Gold" by Tala AM, "Father Time Mother Nature" by Jake Sollo, "Choco Date" by Jake Sollo, "Nande" by African Souls Band, "Mbongui" by M'Bamina, "Na Real Sekele Fo Ya" by Pasteur Lappe, "Don't Do It" by Bongi Makeba, "Get It On The Music" by Bozambo, "Tata Ngoh" by Misse Ngoh, "Toyota Fantasy (John Bryan edit)" by Miriam Makeba, "Piani" by Jo Tongo, "Aboki" by Ekambi Brilliant, and "Kilowi Kilowi" by M'Bamina. CD

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VariousAfrica Airways 5 – Brace Brace Boogie 1976 to 1982 ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
Africa Airways takes to the skies again – and delivers a wonderful batch of funky soul tracks from the end of the 70s and start of the 80s! The work here is from a period when groups from Nigeria and other scenes were starting to absorb a lot more direct influences from American soul – especially clubbier modes of the disco generation, which were used to create a homespun variety of boogie – in a mode that really dominates this set! Lots of these tracks have upbeat vibes, tight rhythms, and strongly soulful elements in the lead – and titles include "Fine Biscuits" by Dikalo, "Angona Mana" by Mekongo President, "Chibidaba Chibidaba" by JK Mandengue, "Sugar Lump (edit)" by Tala AM, "French Girl" by Fotso, "Dashiki (inst)" by Mulamba, and "Too Young" by Jide Obe. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousReturn To The Mother's Garden – More Funky Sounds Of Female Africa 1971 to 1982 ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet set of female grooves from 70s Africa – served up here in a variety of different styles, but mostly with a definite influence from American soul! Many of these tracks have great funky instrumentation – the sort that resonates strongly with mainstream R&B in the same decade, with lots of boogie and club in the rhythms – and plenty of great vocals over the top! A few tracks hit modes that are maybe more west African, yet still maintain a strongly soulful quality – and all together, this batch of tracks may make the best compilation so far from the ultra-hip Africa Seven label. Titles include "Just A Boogie" by Nayanka Bell, "Talking About Music" by Nana Love, "This Time Around" by Theadora Ifudu, "Enjoy Your Life" by Oby Onyioha, "N'Ziketio" by Diane Solo, "Lokognolo" by Bebe Manga, "Salif" by Sissi Massila, and "Nobody Can Stop You" by Christy Essien. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfro Exotique – Adventures In The Leftfield 1972 to 1982 ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
A set that definitely lives up to its title – as all the tracks are from the more exotic, unusual side of the Afro Funk spectrum – including some great 70s experiments with American soul, Cuban percussion, and even a touch of reggae too! The package is lean on notes, but has a really great array of selections – interesting tracks that break way past the usual, with titles that include "The Coffee Cola Song" by Francis Bebey, "On My Way" by Aura, "Lamento Cubano" by Amara Toure & Orchestre Massako, "Eben Reggae" by Uta Bella, "Coconut" by Dan Lacksman, "Pesse Mi Buntare" by Yta Jourais, "My Girl Reggae" by Black Reggae, "Let My Music Take You" by Nel Oliver, "L'Enfant Et La Gazelle" by Myriam Makeba, and "Soledad" by Chakachas. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Pacific ExpressOn Time ... LP
Gull (South Africa), 1978. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Warm 70s soul from Pacific Express – a South African group, but one who maybe have more of a west coast American vibe than you might expect! The music here is really well put-together – maybe on the more soulful side of the AOR spectrum, but without any of the too-polished modes you'd get on a major label – just a strong focus on tuneful instrumentation and rock-solid hooks on most of the tunes! There's plenty of jazzy instrumentation in the mix – including nice use of Fender Rhodes, and some work on tenor sax by South African jazz legend Basil Coetzee – on titles that include "I Hear Music", "Dream", "Give A Little Love", "Saturday Night", "Angel Of Love", "We Got A Good Thing Going On", "The Way It Used To Be", and "Reaching Out For Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent UK reissue on World Seven, sealed! Shrinkwrap has a sticker remnant.)

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✨✧ VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz Vol 3 ... CD
Ubuntu (Netherlands), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe our favorite volume so far in this excellent series – a set that focuses on early 60s work from South Africa, with a vibe that really showcases that great sound that would soon explode globally – as artists like Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba got wider exposure! Yet the music here is hardly as commercial as sounds from those two – as the overall production and presentation is nice and rootsy – lively rhythms topped with jazzy instrumentation and these especially wonderful vocals that dip, turn, soar, and fly – all at a level that would become cliche in the world music boom decades later, but which still sounds beautiful here at the roots. All tracks were hand-picked from the archives of the International Library Of African Music – and titles include "Nylon" and "Intogeymy" by The Lower Buttons, "Seven Stiches" and "Rock Phata 1001" by Kid Ma Wrong Wrong, "Lulu Part 4" by Bra Sello, "Mangothobane" and "Wamuhle Lomfana" by Flying Jazz Queens, "Kudala Ngizula" by Cowboy Superman & His Cowboy Sisters, and "Nice Time" by Que Sisters. CD
 
 
 



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