El Rego

El Rego

by El Rego & the Commandos


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El Rego

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/2011
Label: Daptone
UPC: 0823134002326
catalogNumber: 23
Rank: 144026

Album Credits

Performance Credits

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

Sugarman   Executive Producer
Roth   Executive Producer
Frank Gossner   Introduction
Théophile Do-Rego   Composer,Liner Notes

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