Afro RockVolume 1 - A Collection Of Rare And Unreleased Afro-Beat Quarried From Across The Continent
The album is testament to the determined work of Brooker following several research trips, especially to East Africa – Kenya and Zaire. It brought to light East Africa’s finest funk band, Air Fiesta Matata, led by the recently deceased Steele Beautttah, ‘The Nigerian James Brown’ Geraldo Pino from Port Harcourt in Nigeria, and the storming Afro jam ‘Yuda’ by Dackin Dackino, a previously unreleased gem from Zaire discovered on a discarded reel. The album has remained influential since its release with tracks appearing on other Afro compilations and on TV and film – Jingo’s ‘Fever’ featured in Kevin McDonald’s 2006 hit film, ‘Last King Of Scotland’.
Out of print since 2002, the album is being reissued on Strut in its original form with an extra bonus track, a dynamite unreleased psychedelic cut by Kenya’s Ishmael Jingo. Three further bonus cuts, previously only available on a Japanese version of the compilation, ‘Deep Funk Africa’, will be available digitally. The CD package features the original sleeve notes by Duncan Brooker along with new additional notes providing further background to the album and tracks.
|Titel:||Volume 1 - A Collection Of Rare And Unreleased Afro-Beat Quarried From Across The Continent|
|Format:||Vinyl 2LP, Vinyl, LP|
|Pressung:||EU – Original|
|Gewicht:||500g (plus 250g Verpackung)|