Thursday, May 02, 2013

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - The Skeletal Essences Of Afro Funk 1969-1980 Vol.3 (2013)

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - The Skeletal Essences Of Afro Funk 1969-1980 Vol.3 (2013)


Artist: Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou
Title Of Album: The Skeletal Essences Of Afro Funk 1969-1980 Vol.3
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Analog Africa
Genre: World, Afro-Pop, Fusion, Funk, Afro-Beat
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Total Time: 74:14 Min
Total Size: 179 Mb

Tracklist:

01. Ne Rien Voir Dire Entendre
02. Houzou Houzou Wa
03. Adjro Mi
04. Karateka
05. Akoue We Gni Gan
06. N’goua
07. Honton Kan Do Go Me
08. A O O Ida
09. VI E Lo
10. Pourqoui Pas?
11. Akue We Non Houme
12. Ai Gabani
13. Ecoute Ma Melodie
14. Min We Tun So

Benin-based West African funk fusionists Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo de Cottonou have enjoyed a long career; amazingly, they're still recording now, some 43 years after forming. This excellent retrospective from Analog Africa takes a closer look at their "glory years" between 1969 and '80, putting more flesh on the bones with a superb 44-page booklet featuring interviews with band members. Their style - a riotous, Hammond-heavy mix if funk, high life, Afrobeat, juju, jazz and Rhumba - is distinctive. What makes the compilation more essential, though, is the unashamed quality of the tracks; you'll find few deeper, sunnier Afro tracks than the brilliant "Min We Tun So".


1 comment:

Petty Vendetta said...

Searching for some Juju and hit on this recent post- any chance of a re-up?


-PettyV