El Rego

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Pioneer Benin funk and soul musician Théophile Do-Rego, known to most as "El Rego", along with his crackerjack band the Commandos, blended hard American R&B, soul, and funk with rhumba trappings, Latin percussion, wah-wah guitar, a whole lot of amazingly wild accordion, thick basslines, and traditional tribal rhythms to form a raw and exciting musical template from the mid-'60s through the early '70s. This set from Daptone Records selects several of the sides el Rego et Ses Commandos recorded and released during those years, and assembled by Afro-soul collector and DJ Frank Gossner, it makes for a fun, joyous, and combustible playlist and functions as well as a solid ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Pioneer Benin funk and soul musician Théophile Do-Rego, known to most as "El Rego", along with his crackerjack band the Commandos, blended hard American R&B, soul, and funk with rhumba trappings, Latin percussion, wah-wah guitar, a whole lot of amazingly wild accordion, thick basslines, and traditional tribal rhythms to form a raw and exciting musical template from the mid-'60s through the early '70s. This set from Daptone Records selects several of the sides el Rego et Ses Commandos recorded and released during those years, and assembled by Afro-soul collector and DJ Frank Gossner, it makes for a fun, joyous, and combustible playlist and functions as well as a solid introduction to this charismatic performer. Things dig right in with the opening track, "Feeling You Got," and keep roaring from there. A delight.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/2011
  • Label: Daptone
  • UPC: 823134002326
  • Catalog Number: 23
  • Sales rank: 140,169

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Feeling You Got (3:45)
  2. 2 Zon Dede (3:24)
  3. 3 E Nan Mian Nuku (4:31)
  4. 4 Djobime (2:33)
  5. 5 Dis-Moi Oui (3:01)
  6. 6 Hessa (2:59)
  7. 7 Kpon Fi La (3:56)
  8. 8 Do Do Baya (3:29)
  9. 9 Vive Le Renouveau (4:38)
  10. 10 Achuta (2:22)
  11. 11 Cholera (2:48)
  12. 12 Ke Amon-Gbetchea (3:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
El Rego & the Commandos Primary Artist
Roger Coffi Guitar, Group Member
Paul Hounnou Bass, Leader, Group Member
Théophile Do-Rego Vocals, Group Member
Paul Alapini Vocals, Group Member
Oscar De Souza Guitar, Group Member
Michel Diogo Saxophone, Group Member
Marcelin Kpohonon Tumba, Group Member
Emmanuel Ganssounou Trumpet, Group Member
Christian Agueh Vocals, Group Member
Baboni Oudou Flute, Saxophone, Group Member
Technical Credits
J.J. Golden Mastering
Sugarman Executive Producer
Roth Executive Producer
Frank Gossner Introduction
Théophile Do-Rego Composer, Liner Notes
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