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✨✧ KoKo PopBrand New Beat (club mix parts 1 & 2) ... 12-inch
Motown, 1985. Very Good+ ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Koko TaylorGood Advice/Tell Me The Truth ... 7-inch
Checker, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Koko TaylorEgg Or The Hen/Just Love Me ... 7-inch
Checker, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Koko TaylorWang Dang Doodle/Blues Heaven ... 7-inch
Checker, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Koko JonesWho's That Lady? ... CD
Motema, 2014. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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✨✧ Koko TaylorBasic Soul ... CD
Chess (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Basic soul, plenty of blues, and a fair bit of funk as well – a killer from Koko Taylor, recorded in that best style of late Chess Records! Koko sings here more like a funky female soul artist than on her later blues – and the record crackles with energy right from the start, thanks to impeccable production from Willie Dixon – who really knows how to keep things lean and mean! The core group is nice and tight – and all Chicago-bred – Joe Young on guitar, Lafayette Leake on piano, and Louis Satterfield on bass – and Gene Barge added just a bit of horns over the top, to deepen the soul of the tunes. Titles include "Pollution", "Tease Your Man", "That's The Way Love Is", "Un Huh My Baby", "It's A Poor Dog", "I Need More & More", and "Let Me Love You Baby". CD
 
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✨✧ Luther IngramLet's Steal Away To The Hideaway/Do You Love Somebody (plus bonus track) ... CD
Koko/Kent (UK), 1976/1977. Used ... $9.99
Two classics from Luther Ingram! First up is Let's Steal Away – a masterfully mature record that really helped take southern soul to the next level in the mid 70s! The music has a slow-building, sensuous sort of feel that's really great – a classy, sophisticated approach, but one that still has enough roots in the older modes to keep things real – a balance that's struck wonderfully by arrangers Johnny Baylor and John V Allen. Recording was done in Muscle Shoals, but at a level that really gets past some of the more standard modes that were being trotted out for more crossover artists – almost like they were holding back the best, waiting for Luther. Titles include "Sweet Inspiration", "Let's Steal Away To The Hideaway", "All That Shines", "I've Got Your Love In My Life", "It's Too Much", and "I'm Gonna Be The Best Thing". On Do You Love Somebody, Luther Ingram takes things deep deep deep – working up that more sophisticated groove developed on earlier albums, into a slinky southern style that's totally great – and pretty darn standard-setting all these many years later! As before, Ingram's working with producer Johnny Baylor – who also handled the arrangements with help from Tommy "Bump & Hustle" Stewart – really capturing a new level of maturity that was happening in the southern scene of the time – a wave perhaps inspired by Al Green's hits, but which really pushed forward in new directions for itself. Titles include "Time Machine", "Do You Love Somebody", "Do You Think There's A Chance", "Sorry", "Get To Me", "Faces", "Ain't Good For Nothing", and "Funny People". CD also features a bonus track – "I'll Love You Until The End (version 2)". CD

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✨✧ Luther IngramI've Been Here All The Time/If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right ... CD
Koko/Kent (UK), 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Both classic albums from Luther Ingram – issued back to back on a single CD! I've Been Here All The Time is a tremendous little set from Luther Ingram – proof that the singer had way more to offer than just his famous southern soul singles! The record's got a really deep feel from the start – kind of a slow-burning sound that moves way past easy soul music styles, and offers up Ingram as one of the most mature singers of his generation. The Bar-Kays handle some of the backings, and they're also quite good here too – much rootsier at times than on their own records, but still with a hint of funk as well. Titles include "Ghetto Train", "I'll Just Call You Honey", "Since You Don't Want Me", "I'll Love You Until The End", "Be Good To Me Baby", "Ain't That Loving You", and "You Were Made For Me". The second album is wonderful mellow soul from Luther Ingram – and a record that gave the south one of its greatest soul anthems of the 70s! "If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right" is one of those genre-defining tunes – a slow-burning track that shows a new level of maturity for southern soul in the 70s – sweetly sad vocals from Luther right out front of the mix, supported with bubbling backings that ooze sex throughout – and a message of pride in the face of love that had an undeniable impact on a whole generation. The rest of the album's equally great – done with slightly fuller backings at times, and a more familiar Memphis soul groove at others – a perfect showcase for the mighty talents of Ingram at this high point of his career. In addition to "If Loving You Is Wrong", other titles include "Dying & Crying", "I Remember", "I Can't Stop", "Love Ain't Gonna Run Me Away", and "I'll Be Your Shelter". 21 tracks in all – and 14 pages of detailed notes and photos! CD
 
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Manfredo FestManifestations ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
An incredible batch of Brazilian fusion – cut by keyboardist Manfredo Fest, and one of the few records he ever waxed in the US during the 70s! The record mixes Fest's soaring Brazilian groove with a tight soulful set of arrangements by Jerry Peters – a bit club-oriented, with a similar sound to some of the other records on the Tabu label at the time, but always sensitive to Fest's playing and writing – especially his Brazilian roots! The record features wonderful vocals by Roberta Davis – a very soulful singer who had a hip wordless style that was similar to Tania Maria's at the time – breezy, scatting, and very nice. Her work really makes the record sparkle, working perfectly with Fest's jazzy electric keyboards in a perfect way! Titles include "Jungle Kitten", "Koko & Leeroe", "Arigo", and "Who Needs It". Sweet reissue – in book-style cover, with new liner notes and an interview with Jerry Peters. CD

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VariousAnn Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972 ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1972. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 18.98
A classic set from this legendary Detroit festival – a mighty assemblage of roots and jazz performers that was put together by John Sinclair! The event was legendary at the time – and has lived on strongly via this great recording by Atlantic – one that really gets at the special fire of all the performers, and their very enthusiastic welcome by the audience too! Most of the material here is blues – but the set features a key track from Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra – a performance of "Live Is Splendid" from the Space Is The Place Suite. Other tracks include "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" by Dr John, "Road Runner" by Jr Walker, "Wang Dang Doodle" by Koko Taylor, "Gambler's Blues" by Otis Rush, "Ain't That Loving You" by Bobby Blue Bland, "Honey Bee" by Muddy Waters, "Form Kinetic" by CJQ, "Dust My Broom" by Johnny Shines, and "Goin Down" by Freddie King. CD

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VariousFree Soul – The Treasures Of Tabu ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $23.99
A deeper set of grooves than usual from Tabu Records – not just the label's hits or disco singles, but a well-chosen batch of tracks that fits nicely with the other collections in the Free Soul series! Most numbers here are mellow or midtempo – and they step around with a mix of modern soul and 80s groove styles, often with some really sweet touches on the instrumentation that come as a nice surprise. Tabu was definitely one of the classiest soul labels of its generation, and that really comes through here – in a sweet batch of 18 tracks that includes "Just Be Good To Me" by SOS Band, "Changin" by Sharon Ridley, "Destiny" by Woods Empire, "Waiting For Someone" by Brainstorm, "Koko & Leeroe" by Manfredo Fest, "Look At Us Now" by Alexander O'Neal, "For Lovers Only" by General Caine, "Brand New Day" by Brainstorm, "Tell Me If You Still Care" by SOS Band, "Saturday Love" by Cherrelle, and "Anything For You" by Anacostia. CD

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VariousLa Noire Vol 1 – Have Mercy Uncle Sam ... LP
Doghouse & Bone (France), 1960s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
A rollicking set of classic and should-be classic tunes on Chess, King, Fame, Jubilee and other iconic labels – plus some comparably rare gems – all in touch with the bluesy roots, and laying the groundwork for the soul scenes to come! This first La Noire compilation has one killer tune after another, many from that pivotal early 60s period when the influences of the grander rhtyhm & blues orchestras of the preceding decade were finding their way into a stripped down to the bare essentials sound – with crack rhythm sections, tight horns, and masterful vocals. Includes tracks by solo legends like Bobby Bland and Koko Taylor, the tight group sounds of The Spellbinders, The X-Cellents, and much more. Great stuff! Includes "Just You And I" by Guitar Red, "You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover" by Dell Mack, "Don't Cry No More" by Bobby Bland, "Can't Stay Away From You" by Tarheel Slim and Little Ann, "Hey, Little Willie" by The X-Cellents, "Wang Dang Doodle" by Koko Taylor, "Uncle Bud" by Billy Bland, "Ride On Red, Ride On" by Louisiana Red and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousOn The Corner – Fantastic Fusion Grooves From The Jazz Funk Masters ... CD
Blue Note (UK), 1970s. Used 2CD ... $9.99
The sweet sound of 70s Blue Note – a really wonderful stretch for the label, and a time when the company was stretching out in a range of sublimely soulful directions! This period's probably best known for the influence of Larry Mizell on some of the label's key players, but it's also got plenty more to offer too – Brazilian influences in the rhythms, electric undercurrents in the instrumentation, and some especially soulful vocals on some of the best-remembered tracks. Old players are born anew, new players rise to lofty heights, and the whole thing's an amazing discovery in jazz – filled with key tracks that do a better job of summing up 70s Blue Note than our few worlds ever could! 20 tracks in all – including "Chicago Damn" by Bobbi Humphrey, "Koko & Lee Roe" by Gene Harris, "Love So Far Away" by Donald Byrd, "Fun House" by Bobbi Humphrey, "Cheshire Cat" by Ronnie Foster, "Kumquat Kid" by Eddie Henderson, "People Make The World Go Round" by Bobby Hutcherson, "In Pursuit Of the 27th Man" by Horace Silver, "You're Everything" by Carmen McRae, "Route" by Moacir Santos, "Sassy Soul Strut" by Lou Donaldson, "Always There" by Ronnie Laws, "Essence Of Mystery" by Alphonse Mouzon, and "Motherland" by The Waters. CD

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✨✧ Don & DeweyDon & Dewey ... LP
Specialty, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest doo wop duos from the 50s – a pair of singers who arguably paved the way for countless male soul duets in the 60s, given their dynamic energy! Titles include "Jungle Hop", "Pink Champagne", "The Letter", "Mammer Jammer", "Koko Joe", and "Justine". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker Story (2015 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Savoy, 1945/Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Well, it's not the whole Charlie Parker Story – but the album does feature some great material from a very famous session, recorded on 11/26/1945, originally issued on 78s, along with extra tracks, compiled here in one of Savoy's posthumous Bird LPs from the early 60s. The group includes Miles Davis on trumpet, Bud Powell on piano, Curley Russell on bass, and Max Roach on drums – and titles include original and alternate takes of "Thriving From A Riff", "Meandering", "Koko", "Now's The Time", and "Billie's Bounce", all in early famous versions! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tommy TateHold On – The Jackson Sessions Rare & Unreleased ... CD
Soulscape (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of early material from singer Tommy Tate – most of it pulled from demo tapes at the Malaco Studios in Jackson, and some of it previously unreleased! The music here really shows a great evolution in styles – as the earliest tracks show Tate coming off his role as the singer for The Imperial Showband, with a more popular 60s soul style – and the later tracks have Tommy deepening strongly, into the mature southern soul modes of his KoKo Records period. Like so many other releases on the Soulscape and Grapevine labels, this set's way more than a reissue collection – and much more of a discovery in soul – a rare look into the vaults, and a batch of material that really deserved better circulation at the time. The package features some compelling notes on Tate's career, and comes with a whopping 23 tracks that include "The Whole World Is The Same", "Friend Of Mine", "My Wife", "I'd Really Like To Know", "Do You Think There's A Chance", "Cold & Lonely Man", "Solid Straight & Sound", "So Hard To Let A Good Thing Go", "Hold On", "All A Part Of Growing Up", "Get It Over Anyway", and "Peace Is All I Need". CD

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✨✧ Manfredo FestManifestations ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
An incredible batch of Brazilian fusion – cut by keyboardist Manfredo Fest, and one of the few records he ever waxed in the US during the 70s! The record mixes Fest's soaring Brazilian groove with a tight soulful set of arrangements by Jerry Peters – a bit club-oriented, with a similar sound to some of the other records on the Tabu label at the time, but always sensitive to Fest's playing and writing – especially his Brazilian roots! The record features wonderful vocals by Roberta Davis – a very soulful singer who had a hip wordless style that was similar to Tania Maria's at the time – breezy, scatting, and very nice. Her work really makes the record sparkle, working perfectly with Fest's jazzy electric keyboards in a perfect way! Titles include "Jungle Kitten", "Koko & Leeroe", "Arigo", and "Who Needs It". Sweet reissue – in book-style cover, with new liner notes and an interview with Jerry Peters. CD
Also available Manifestations ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Various80s Soul Classics Vol 6 – Sweet Soul Vibes & Funky Club Tunes ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A diverse batch of 80s soul groovers – with great tunes by superstars and lesser-remembered soul heroes and heroines alike! It's jam-packed 2CD set of tunes, many of which were no doubt popular in their heyday, but they're anything but ubiquitous these days. It's got a nice mix of styles, too, with some 70s soul jazz influenced numbers – some of them by genuine 70s soul jazz figures – plus some leaner synth funk flavored tunes, bouncing clubby tunes, breezy duets and more. 24 tracks on 2CDs: "Whatcha' Gonna Do" by Average White Band, "Lies" by Shock, "Emotions' by Starpoint, "Feelin' Free" by Jermaine Jackson, "Starstruck" by Patti Austin, "Chillin' Out"by Curtis Hairston, "Love In Your Eyes" by Vaneese Thomas, "I'm In Love With You" by Koko-Pop, "I'm Freaky" by O'Bryan, "Palm Of Your Hand" by Peabo Bryson & D'Atra Hicks and more. CD

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✨✧ Lincoln Beauchamp, edBlues Speak – Best Of The Original Chicago Blues Annual ... Book
University Of Illinois, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A collection of articles from Original Chicago Blues Annual – the legendary blues publication – which ran from 1989-1995! Includes pieces from all 7 issues of the annual, with articles by Lincoln Beauchamp, Davis Whiteis, Eugene Redmond, Kalamu Ya Salaam and other important authors, with pieces on and interviews with Koko Taylor, Pinetop Perkiins, Lester Bowie, Billy Boy Arnold and many more! Paperback, 161 pages. Book
 
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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... CD
Academy, 1975. New Copy ... $11.99 17.99
A holy grail of 70s African Funk – and not just for the unusual look of the cover! The set's a really unique one – almost rootsier than most of the better-known Ghanian grooves of the time, but funkier too – with a brilliant blend of raw percussion, quirky basslines, and some smoking horn parts that are a lot more American soul and funk than the usual 70s African groove! The whole thing's stunning all the way through – a record that totally informs an understanding of its generation, yet in ways that no other record can touch. Wonderful all the way through, with not a bit of filler – and all cuts are right on the money for any fan of African funk! Titles include "Toffie", "Fa No Dem Ara", "This Hustling World", "Kwaakwaa", and "Akoko Ba". CD
(Limited to 1500 copies. CD comes with a 15 x 15 poster of the cover art.)

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Eugen CiceroRokoko-Jazz ... LP
MPS, 1965. Near Mint- ... $8.99
One of the greatest jazz-meets-classical albums from pianist Eugen Cicero – thanks to a good amount of Rokoko in the grooves! The more flowery, flourishing style of the Rokoko era proves to be a perfect foil for Cicero's incredible approach to the keys – one that lets him bring even more complicated touches to the piano, while still working with tightly jazzy rhythms from the team of Peter Witte on bass and Charlie Antolini on drums! Witte and Antolini are great throughout – keeping things tight and focused, and making the record way more than a virtuostic exploration of classical themes. As much a jazz record as the best Swingle Singers sides from the 60s – with titles that include a great original called "Bach's Softly Sunrise", plus Bach's "Solfeggio C Moll", Couperin's "L'Adoslecente", and Scarlatti's "Sonate C-Dur". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing, on the Delta imprint. Cover has some light wear.)

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VariousWorld Ends – Afro Rock & Psychedelia In 1970s Nigeria ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $21.99
One of the coolest collections of rare psychedelia we've heard in a while from anywhere in the world – this one focusing on Afro Rock & psych from 70s Nigeria – among the greatest releases to date on the Soundway label, which only does great work! The music has the touchstone elements of raw garage funk & rock sounds from around the globe at the time – fuzzed out guitars and organs, searing solos, hard grooving rhythms and passionate vocals. But the guitars and rhythms are uniquely African, too, with highlife and Afrobeat gestures along with the global psychedelic soul sounds. 33 tracks on 2CDs: "Nwantini/Die Die" by The Ify Jerry Krusade, "Rough Rider" by The Hygrades, "Yem Efe" by Tony Grey Super 7, "Ikoko" yb Eppi Fanio, "All Night Long" by Bongos Ikwue, "Babalawo" by The Thermometers, "Eti Ufok" by The Ceejebs, "Active Action" by The Action 13, "Onye Ije" by The Strangers, "Bullwalk" by The Comrades, "Egwu Aja" by Ofo The Black Company and more. Comes with a great booklet of notes and the always top shelf Soundway treatment in general. Perfection! CD

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✨✧ BrasiliaRiver Wide ... CD
Kokopelli, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousFuture World Funk – On The Run ... CD
Ether (UK), 2005. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent selection of globally-conscious grooves – served up by London DJs Cliffy and Russ Jones, a pair who have been opening up our ears to new music for years! Cliffy and Russ have a great knack for breaking down boundaries in their search of a tune – not in a way that makes everything sound the same, but in a mode that effortlessly picks and chooses the best from around the globe – bringing together a world of styles, rhythms, and instrumentation into one tightly crafted set. And don't expect any sort of cloying colonialism, or overly-simplified approach to the cultures here – because Cliffy & Russ never go for that – and apart from the silly photos used of the pair on the cover, they really just kick back and let you appreciate the music on its own, filled with joy and surprise in the rich diversity of cultures and grooves! 2CD set features 22 tracks in all – including "Allez Allez" by Eastenders, "Rudie No" by Two Cultures Clash, "Dum Maro Dum (Future World Funk Hackney hi fi rerub)" by Bollywood Brass Band, "Walk & Skank" by Jah Screechie, "Sharabbia" by G Samra, "Candela" by Kokolo, "Dub Up Your Fight" by Dry & Heavy, "Dia De Desfile" by Instituto, "Greedy Little Deggy" by Uroy with Tony Tuff, "Coquenteando" by Ska Cubano, and "Kahin Deep Jale Kahin Dil" by Bally Sagoo. CD

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✨✧ VariousBeginner's Guide To Afro Lounge (3CD box set) ... CD
Nascente (UK), Late 90s/Early 2000s. Used 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A much better collection than you'd guess from the title – even if the individual CDs are named "chill", "bar", and "club" – all words we're pretty suspicious of these days in compilations! The collection is a shift in Nascente's "Beginner's Guide" series – as most of that work usually focuses on older or more "authentic" sounds – and provides a good spectrum of recent world music at a good price. This set, though, crosses into crossover territory – and features a wide range of recent club work with a strong Africanist inspiration – tracks by groups from both sides of the Atlantic, often tuned with acoustic percussion or other rootsier elements, but usually cast into a more modern house or club groove. The quality of the tunes goes way past the usual major label attempt at this sort of set, and at this price for 3CDs, you're getting a might nice deal! 30 tracks in all – with titles that include "Muddy Muddy" by Jazztronik, "Freetown" by Future Loop Foundation, "Souka Nayo (Thievery Corporation rmx)" by Baaba Maal, "Munkaroo" by Alice Russell, "Afro Rainbow" by Raw Deal, "Funkconstruction" by Funky Lowlives, "The Bushoong" by Moodorama, "In Control" by Ramses Revolution, "Bababatteur (Quantic rmx)" by Awa Band, "No Time (Moonstarr rmx)" by Afrodizz, "Funky Nassau" by Ju Ju Orchestra, "Mama Don't Want No Gun (Beatfanatic rework)" by Kokolo, "Take Your Time Change Your Mind (Faze Action rmx)" by Quantic Soul Ordhestra, and "Beng Beng Beng (Da Lata rmx)" by Femi Kuti. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... LP
Academy, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A holy grail of 70s African Funk – and not just for the unusual look of the cover! The set's a really unique one – almost rootsier than most of the better-known Ghanian grooves of the time, but funkier too – with a brilliant blend of raw percussion, quirky basslines, and some smoking horn parts that are a lot more American soul and funk than the usual 70s African groove! The whole thing's stunning all the way through – a record that totally informs an understanding of its generation, yet in ways that no other record can touch. Wonderful all the way through, with not a bit of filler – and all cuts are right on the money for any fan of African funk! Titles include "Toffie", "Fa No Dem Ara", "This Hustling World", "Kwaakwaa", and "Akoko Ba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1500 copies.)
Also available Simigwa ... CD 11.99
 
 
 



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