Lafayette Afro-Rock Band Darkest Light: The Best of The Lafayette Afro-Rock Band

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  • 1. Voodounon
  • 2. Congo
  • 3. Hihache
  • 4. Malik
  • 5. Nicky
  • 6. Time Will Tell
  • 7. Darkest Light
  • 8. Ozan Koukle
  • 9. There's Time To Change
  • 10. Soul Makossa
  • 11. Racubah
  • 12. Scorpion Flower
  • 13. Heels and Soles
  • 14. AIE
  • 15. Dr Beezer Soul Frankenstein Version

Wicked compilation eaturing the best tracks from The Lafayette Afro-Rock Band and the group's other incarnations as Ice, Crispy and Co, and Captain Dax!

Much-sampled 1970s afro-funk that's been used by everyone from Jay-Z to De La Soul to Public Enemy! Check the start of Darkest Light!

Highly recommended!

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