Sorry about the lack of posts lately. Real world moves have been getting in the way of my music-related ventures, but hopefully this mix will make up for that.
My obsession with African music continues with this mix dedicated to another growing obsession for 45s, all cultivated within the past year or so. It’s a mixture of sounds, ranging from traditional african, rock, funk, and afro beat. The range is wide, but overall it’s just feel good music and I thought the quote on the Orlando Julius sleeve, “The music that makes you happy,” was a fitting articulation of the sounds within.
A few of these tracks are pretty well-known, a couple of them have been recently comped, but there are more than a handful that, as far as I know, aren’t readily available. Like most African records there’s substantial crackle and pop on some of these, and the fidelity of the 45s vary from record to record. I don’t know enough about the recording process to even those things out, but honestly, there’s something very pure about listening to records in their actual state.
I hope this music makes you happy!
01. Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Satan Ke Mbiet Owo
02. El Rego Et Ses Commandos – Zon Dede
03. Orchestre Anassoa Jazz de Parakou – Winoukin
04. Orchestre Poly Rythmo – Idavi
05. Orlando Julius – Ise Owo
06. Foundars 15 – Amen (Part 1)
07. Wrinkar Experience – Soundway
08. The Big Beats – Mi Nsumoo Bo Donn
09. Dan Satch & His Atomic 8 Dance Band of Aba – Woman Pin Down
10. The Funkees – Slipping Into Darkness
11. Leo Fadaka & The Heroes – Message to Africa
12. Monomono – A Dele
13. Orchestre Poly Rythmo – Kourougninda Wende
14. The Nigerian Police Band Force 7 – Eko Ndun (Part II)
15. Rail Band – Mouodilo