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jeudi 3 février 2011

Boogie Boogie: West African Synthie Nuggets #1

Love it or hate it, African Boogie music is largely underrated... I believe few blogs around have accorded and shown interest & with most record labels exclusively focusing on Fela's contemporeans & heritage it seems there is no place for those cheesy pieces of west african pop-funk songs.


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Dizzy K. - Fummi Love

Dizzy K. (Fofola) who is generally considered as an iconic african Boogie figure cut 6 records, all of them engineered by the mighty Tony Okoroji (music producer but also "auteur" for the afro pop gem "Mama & Papa") whome I believed had a huge influence on Dizzy's electrofunk compositions due to surprising similarities between both artists.

Today Mr. Fofola (now a Londoneer resident), is making a living as a succesfull gospel interpret...

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> For some more "sweet Dizzy K. music", have a visit at "With Comb & Razor" who uploaded a couple more songs.



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Al Diamond - Tashi Mu Taka (Hausa)

> Sorry guys but I wasn't able to find serious informations, any comments regarding Al Diamond would be greatly appreciated.



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William Onyeabor - Let's Fall In Love

As taken from the B side of african synthi wizard W.O.'s LP: "Good Name". A two track killer Lp (his biggest record on demand) which despite of not being considered by specialists as real Boogie musics is full of bizarre & progressive synth driven funk songs just like his latter efforts.

> The long promised Onyeabor's anthology post should come soon.



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Emma Dorgu - I Missed My Favourite Tune

As far as I know and considering the record list on discogs "Girl" is Emma Dorgu's lattest record. Pretty different from his earlier LPs & much less sophisticated african disco-funk style songs, by far my favourite record. There is also an instrumental dub mix for the song on the B side.

> An E.D.'s song can be found on the recently released compilation "Lagos Disco Inferno" as compiled by Frank from Voodoo Funk.

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7 commentaires:

  1. great stuff. hey, no not nyet has posted at least three great onyeabor albums:

    http://nonotnyet.blogspot.com/2010/09/william-onyeabor.html

    would totally love to get more from that dude. he is all wizard!

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  2. hi, you're the guy from Ghostcapital, nice to hear from you !

    I didn't know for that no not nyet blog already, thanks for the tip

    Yes post should follow

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  3. Hé oui, On peut maintenant trouver tout onyeabor sur des blogs assez facilement.

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  4. non en fait 3 albums sur 9 seulement sont dispos

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