Afro-Beat Airways: West African Shock Waves Ghana & Togo 1972-1978Various

Analog Africa
  • 1. Uppers International – Dankasa
  • 2. Apagya Show Band – Ma Nserew Me
  • 3. K.Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas – Me Yee Owu Den
  • 4. Marijata – Break Through
  • 5. Ebo Taylor & The Sweet Beans – Odofo Nyi Akyiri Biara
  • 6. Orchestre Abass – Awula Bo Fee Ene
  • 7. Itadi – Live In Other World
  • 8. Apagya Show Band – Mumunde
  • 9. Rob (with Mag-2) – More
  • 10. Cos-Ber-Zam – Ne Noya
  • 11. De Frank Professionals – Afe Ato Yen Bio
  • 12. African Brothers Band – Ngyegye No So
  • 13. Uppers International – Neriba Lanchina
  • 14. Ebo Taylor & The Pelicans – Come Along

Amazing compilation of 70's African music from the ever-excelllent Analog Africa camp!

Organ-driven Afro-beat, cosmic Afro-funk and raw, psychedelic boogie… just some of the flavours to be found on this highly danceable compilation by Samy Ben Redjeb, founder of Analog Africa.

To document these 14 irresistible tracks and the music scene from the’70s, Samy crisscrossed the lengths of Ghana and Togo in search of the producers and artists – or their relatives. In the process he recorded a dozen interviews, scanned 90 pictures and transferred 120 master tapes.

All the evidence can be seen in the 44-page full colour booklet accompanying these 73 minutes of heavy West African sounds. Afro-Beat Airways showcases an amazing diversity of local rhythms spiced with Afro-American funk, soul and jazz.

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