The Rough Guide to African Disco

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All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/30/2013
  • Label: World Music Network
  • UPC: 605633129625
  • Catalog Number: 1296
  • Sales rank: 89,980

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Brand New Wayo - The Mixed Grill (5:01)
  2. 2 Yesu San Bra - Pat Thomas (3:51)
  3. 3 Come On Home - The Lijadu Sisters (5:16)
  4. 4 Kazet - Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens (3:46)
  5. 5 Kwedini - Yvonne Chaka Chaka (4:37)
  6. 6 Ohue - Simbad Edit (5:37)
  7. 7 Be Africa - Bibi Tanga & the Selenites (4:15)
  8. 8 Yekey Tenge - Manu Dibango (5:57)
  9. 9 Dance the Body Music - Osibisa (3:48)
  10. 10 Tsa-Oo - Mango Groove (4:15)
  11. 11 Oh Yeh Soweto - Teaspoon & the Waves (4:14)
  12. 12 Love is a Natural Thing - Tony Allen & the Afro Messengers (9:08)
  13. 13 Toitoi - Marumo (3:38)
Disc 2
  1. 1 In the Midnight Hour - Maloko (4:02)
  2. 2 Stand By Me - Maloko (3:22)
  3. 3 Wonderful World - Maloko (4:28)
  4. 4 Words of Love - Maloko (2:39)
  5. 5 In the Midnight Hour - Maloko (4:24)
  6. 6 Direct Me - Maloko (5:51)
  7. 7 Soul Man - Maloko (3:45)
  8. 8 Cold Sweat - Maloko (5:02)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
The 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
Laurence Cedar Mastering
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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