Rob Rob (Funky Way)

    Mr Bongo

    The Accra-born pianist and frontman, ROB, only released a few albums in small quantities, yet two of them are among the most sought-after records from 70’s Africa. This was the first. Driving funk and raw soul, good times guaranteed. As the man himself says, “Funky music is in my blood. What you hear is the coming out of my mind.” No one sounds like Rob, because there is no one like Rob. The RSD edition features replica original artwork, obi strip and red vinyl. Vinyl Red PLUS Tip On sleeve.

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