Rough Guide to African Disco

The Rough Guide to African Disco

     
 

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Though the iconic imagery of the disco era feels distinctly tied to the United States, the style had a wide-reaching influence that made it all the way to Africa. While Africa was already no stranger to the pulsing rhythms of funk, Afro-beat, and highlife, the rise of disco added a slick sheen to the music, with musicians from all over the continent incorporating…  See more details below

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Though the iconic imagery of the disco era feels distinctly tied to the United States, the style had a wide-reaching influence that made it all the way to Africa. While Africa was already no stranger to the pulsing rhythms of funk, Afro-beat, and highlife, the rise of disco added a slick sheen to the music, with musicians from all over the continent incorporating elements of the genre into their sounds. This era is the focus of The Rough Guide to African Disco. Delivering two discs of solid jams along with a liner-note essay that helps to contextualize the whole scene, the good people at World Music Network once again help to make the world a little bit smaller, and a whole lot funkier.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/30/2013
Label:
World Music Network
UPC:
0605633129625
catalogNumber:
1296
Rank:
95165

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. A Brand New Wayo  -  Mixed Grill
  2. Yesu San Bra  - Pat Thomas
  3. Come On Home  -  Lijadu Sisters
  4. Kazet  -  Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens
  5. Kwedini  - Yvonne Chaka Chaka
  6. Ohue  - Simbad Edit
  7. Be Africa  -  Bibi Tanga & the Selenites
  8. Yekey Tenge  - Manu Dibango
  9. Dance the Body Music  -  Osibisa
  10. Tsa-Oo  -  Mango Groove
  11. Oh Yeh Soweto  -  Teaspoon & the Waves
  12. Love is a Natural Thing  -  Tony Allen & the Afro Messengers
  13. Toitoi  -  Marumo

Disc 2

  1. In the Midnight Hour  -  Maloko
  2. Stand By Me  -  Maloko
  3. Wonderful World  -  Maloko
  4. Words of Love  -  Maloko
  5. In the Midnight Hour  -  Maloko
  6. Direct Me  -  Maloko
  7. Soul Man  -  Maloko
  8. Cold Sweat  -  Maloko

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Lijadu Sisters   Composer
Herb Alpert   Composer
James Brown   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Ben E. King   Composer
Wilson Pickett   Composer
Otis Redding   Composer
Pat Thomas   Composer
Tony Allen   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Obed Ngobeni   Composer
Manu Dibango   Composer
Lou Adler   Composer
Sol Amarfio   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Vincent Nguini   Arranger
West Nkosi   Composer
Teddy Osei   Composer
David Porter   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Mac Tontoh   Composer
Yvonne Chaka Chaka   Composer
Victor Uwaifo   Composer
Alfred Ellis   Composer
Frankie Francis   Composer
Alan Lazar   Composer
John Mothopeng   Composer
Munich Sibiya   Composer
Simbad   Composer
Candido Obajimi   Composer
Bienvenu Tanga   Composer
Arthur Simonini   Composer
Arnaud Biscay   Composer
Irène Rognier   translation
Rachel Jackson   Liner Notes
Steeve Black   Composer
Eric Kerridge   Composer
Sipho Bengu   Composer
John Leydon   Composer

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