• Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Soul Makossa
    • Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Azeta
    • Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Oglenon
    • Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Voodounon
    • Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Hihache
    • Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Nicky
    • 1. Soul Makossa
    • 2. Azeta
    • 3. Oglenon
    • 4. Voodounon
    • 5. Hihache
    • 6. Nicky

    Strut proudly presents the first official remastered reissue of the funk/Afro classic, Lafayette Afro Rock Band's 'Soul Makossa' from 1973. In 1971, an undocumented seven-member Afro-American ensemble known as the Bobby Boyd Congress made a transformative journey from the United States to France. Bandleader Frank Abel recollects,"We sensed that the soul and funk market was saturated back home, and our original plan was a brief 6-month stint in Paris. Surprisingly, we ended up staying for a decade." Upon lead singer Bobby Boyd's return to the U.S., the group rebranded as Ice and crossed paths with independent producer Pierre Jaubert, a seasoned studio professional with credits on groundbreaking recordings alongside Charles Mingus, John Lee Hooker, and Archie Shepp, among others.

    This remastered reissue, the first of its kind, meticulously crafted by The Carvery from the original tapes, showcases the album in its entirety and includes the full original artwork.

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