Includes tracks by Alan Stivell, Youssou N'Dour, Brigid Boden, Modena City Ramblers, Baka Beyond, Cheb Mami, Aine Minogue, Capercaillie, Sibeba, Na Lua, Kila, Rita Eriksen, and Oysterband. CD
(Out of print.)
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Manu Dibango —
Afrovision ... CD Diggers Factory, 1978. New Copy ...
About August 20, 2021
A funky gem from reedman Manu Dibango – a set recorded hot on the heels of his huge Soul Makossa hit, and done with a similar blend of African roots and 70s funk! The main focus here is on the instrumentation – not just Manu's saxophone lines, but also some great keyboards too – and some especially nice guitar that both riffs along with the rhythms, then takes off on solo moments that often have some cool processing that makes the sound nice and flangey! The production is a bit tighter than before, but that only seems to sharpen up all the elements even more – making for a massive groove that rolls all the way through cuts that include "Big Blow", "Baobab Sun 7", "Afrovision", "Aloko Party", and "Dakar Streets". CD
Orchestra Baobab —
Pirates Choice ... CD World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1982. Used 2 CDs ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hardly a pirate album at all – and instead one of the first big global moments of fame for the mighty Orchestra Baobob – a Senegalese combo who'd really been honing their craft during the 70s! The album has the group working with all the soulful currents of their early work – and especially that inflection from Cuban styles that made some of the groups in Dakar so unique – a special trans-Atlantic handshake between the nations that really helped these guys take off once they got exposure on a record like this! Titles include "Coumba", "Utru Horas", "Werente Seringe", "Ray M'Bele", "Toumaranke", "Ngalam", and "La Rebellion". CD
(Out of print, penmark through slipcover barcode.)