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sufi
21-10-2004, 10:11 AM
I got a copy of this album - i got the track listing but no other info
& my goodness its' a lovely one -
Orchestre Regionale du Kayes - that's a place in Mali..
& some other splendid tracks

anybod know where this compilation originated??? are there any more like this???

i'd love to see the sleeve
i checked goog but it have nothin.........#


thanking
soof
xxx

Diggedy Derek
21-10-2004, 10:23 AM
Can you list some of the artists and titles? It sounds very interesting...

Woebot
21-10-2004, 10:32 AM
It sounds very interesting...

does dunnit!

sufi
21-10-2004, 11:04 AM
can do better than that actually
enjoy (http://83.216.135.129/mp3/the%20psychedelic%20sounds%20of%20west%20africa/) :D

mms
21-10-2004, 11:07 AM
smart,
i'm really looking forward to that.

btw gents
have you checked out this guy's audio blog from africa?
http://mattgy.net/audioblog/

tayste

stelfox
21-10-2004, 11:22 AM
that blog looks 'kin excellent. well found. i saw manu dibango on saturday and sunday night at the barbican as part of the black president thing that a couple of friends of mine were responsible for (ahem, yes, matthew!). he was great. v cool old dude. also have to say that baaba maal damn near took my head off. he has a truly amazing live voice; much more impressive than on record.

sufi
21-10-2004, 12:01 PM
that blog looks 'kin excellent
seen
thanks

i know s'one else who'll appreciate also

Diggedy Derek
21-10-2004, 05:38 PM
Downloaded the first track, and it's absolutely blazin'. I'm not sure where these tracks might originate from, although I know a man who I can ask. It sounds pretty similar to the sort of Senegalese and Malian stuff I spent much of last year digging.

There's a Senegalese band called Etoile 2000 who are fantastic afro-psychedelia from around 1981. Some of their work was reissued on the Dakar Sound. It's breathtaking stuff.

Generally I'd massively recommend the Music In My Head (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000DD9W/qid=1098380192/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_10_2/026-3103000-9493207) compilations (there are two). There's sound clips on line there, so check them out.

Digging around last year, I more or less picked up the entire pre-solo works of Youssou N'Dour with Etoile De Dakar. Truly one of the most incredible bands of all time.

be.jazz
22-10-2004, 09:36 AM
Gotten through most of it, it's all awesome. I wonder, though, about the "psychedelic" tag: who's finding this music psychedelic? Track 7 is pretty traditional, for example, perfect stuff to dance to.

Clubberlang
22-10-2004, 04:39 PM
"anybod know where this compilation originated??? are there any more like this???"

Isn't the World Psychedelic Classics thing Luaka-Bop? Os Mutantes was Volume One. The website doesn't list this, but it sounds like something they would put out.

redcrescent
22-10-2004, 08:38 PM
are there any more like this???

You might want to look up...

Ouelele
Africafunk 1 + 2
Nigeria 70
Booniay - a compilation of West African funk
Club Africa 1 + 2
Ghana Soundz 1 + 2
Bilongo
Mandingo
Racubah
Afro Rock Vol. 1
The Danque - a compilation of West African funk
Afrojazzfunk 1 + 2

Those are just the ones I can name offhand. I'm sure there's plenty more.

satanmcnugget
22-10-2004, 09:13 PM
geezus! thanks for the amazing music, sufi!!!! :D

machine hugger
23-10-2004, 06:24 AM
seconded!

be.jazz
23-10-2004, 10:17 AM
Isn't the World Psychedelic Classics thing Luaka-Bop? Os Mutantes was Volume One.
The Shuggie Otis "Inspiration Information" reissue was Volume 2.

kevdub
08-12-2004, 11:30 AM
i still have not been able to find that psychedelic sounds of west africa anywhere (except for the one guy who put it on his ftp - thanks!!, although i admit i'm looking for it on vinyl. sweeeet stuff.
i looked at luaka bop's site and it's not there either. but i followed the shuggie otis thread as well and it led nowhere. the music's hot, but it's not to be found on vinyl.
oh well. and sufi, you were right on with all of those afro funk comps. great records, for sure!

baboon2004
08-12-2004, 11:45 AM
There's a Senegalese band called Etoile 2000 who are fantastic afro-psychedelia from around 1981. Some of their work was reissued on the Dakar Sound. It's breathtaking stuff.

Generally I'd massively recommend the Music In My Head (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000DD9W/qid=1098380192/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_10_2/026-3103000-9493207) compilations (there are two). There's sound clips on line there, so check them out.

Digging around last year, I more or less picked up the entire pre-solo works of Youssou N'Dour with Etoile De Dakar. Truly one of the most incredible bands of all time.


Someone else who's got the 'Music In my Head' CDs! Thought I was the only one for a while there. Thione Seck's 'Laye M'Boup' pretty much blew my head off - quite apart from the divine backing, the drums are ruff on that track. I searched out some other stuff by him, but nothing hit the spot quite like that.

I second the love for Etoile de Dakar - amazing band.

zyod wheeler
08-12-2004, 05:51 PM
"Psychedelic Sounds of West Africa " you talking about the peace, love & poetry comp? get it if you can. the new one focuses on brazillian psychedelic, also get this.

sufi
08-12-2004, 06:41 PM
this (http://home.connexus.net.au/~mimt/Radio%20Africa/Classics/Kayes.htm) page has a good discography for OR de Kayes + links to other deep info.....

nothin much on the compilation tho...what is "peace, love & poetry comp", please, zyod??

arcaNa
08-12-2004, 07:52 PM
"Psychedelic Sounds of West Africa " you talking about the peace, love & poetry comp? get it if you can. the new one focuses on brazillian psychedelic, also get this.
i thought it was that one too, but checking out the tracklisting fot the link sufi posted up, it seems like it's a different cd...(different artists/tracks on it)...
but yeah, the "peace,love,poetry"-comps are generally a cool showcase for obscure,weird stuff...(although as with all such compilations,they tend to be a mixed bag tho')...especially the "mexican psychedelic" one is great,my tip if you're only to buy one...

zyod wheeler
09-12-2004, 02:18 PM
ah, its not the same one, will have to check this other one out

Matos_W.K.
09-12-2004, 11:20 PM
it is in fact on Luaka Bop but I've not seen it yet myself, no other info I know of :-(

The Music in My Head/Etoile de Dakar thirded! LORD what great albums . . .

John Bitumen
09-12-2004, 11:32 PM
I got a copy of this album - i got the track listing but no other info
& my goodness its' a lovely one -
Orchestre Regionale du Kayes - that's a place in Mali..
& some other splendid tracks

anybod know where this compilation originated??? are there any more like this???

i'd love to see the sleeve
i checked goog but it have nothin.........#

i saw this in a record store, it's sleeve is pretty bizarre, some surfer girl against a blue tinted sleeve. looks more like one of those psych-punk records than your regular african reissue. and i heard it too! not entirely blown away, but a few good tracks. thanks for offering it up here soofi.

Diggedy Derek
10-12-2004, 03:36 PM
Someone else who's got the 'Music In my Head' CDs! Thought I was the only one for a while there. Thione Seck's 'Laye M'Boup' pretty much blew my head off - quite apart from the divine backing, the drums are ruff on that track. I searched out some other stuff by him, but nothing hit the spot quite like that.


I discovered those compilations completely by accident- living in Archway in London, I was talking to my neighbour who turned out to be compiler Mark Hudson. He gave me a CD, and (like you do with a new aquaintance), you think "yeah, yeah, I'll give it one listen to be polite". And that stuff damn near blew my head off.

I like the fact that it's African "pop", know what I mean? Not just dance or soul or folk music (nor merely psychedelic) but it unifies all of these things. That's my sort of pop.

dominic
11-12-2004, 01:59 AM
For NYers, I came across "Psychedelic Sounds of Africa" at Kim's Video @ St Mark's Place. Didn't buy it because most of the tracks were out of South Africa (too white & 3rd-rate) and not nearly as good as the few tracks featured from places like Zambia (brilliant & singular & informed by African rhythms). Cannot remember any names of artists/bands, but the album notes indicated that the label intends to put out more albums (from places like Zambia) in the series. So I intend to keep an eye out. The album cover, as somebody stated above, has a blonde surfer chick standing on the beach

dominic
11-12-2004, 03:47 AM
it is in fact on Luaka Bop

not the one that i saw, which John Bitumen also seems to have seen, on his side of the Atlantic, the album with the surfer girl on front . . . . the label was definitely not Luaka Bop. more like a specialist psych label, but with a very "generic" name -- which is why i'm at a loss as to its proper name

AshRa
12-12-2004, 10:22 PM
The album with the girl (wearing tights?! http://www.dustygroove.com/prip/5/9/360795i.htm) in the sea on the cover is "Love Peace & Poetry - African Psychedelic Music" on Normal Records http://www.normal-records.com/start.php. I've not really got into most of the garagey psyche on it but there is one fantastic track on there that I can't get enough of - "Cool Sounds For Heads" by Abstract Truth (cheezey name I know!) COSMIC JAZZROCK of the highest order! :o

PS Dominic you nearly hit the nail on the head with "generic" label! :D

Matos_W.K.
13-12-2004, 07:11 AM
yeah, there's a Luaka Bop comp (I read about it on Jeff Chang's blog and had seen/heard one of the tracks off an MP3 blog, forget which one--not Jeff's he doesn't upload MP3s) as well as the Normal one; they're separate.

DavidD
13-12-2004, 08:19 AM
Jeff does mp3s on stickershock...

iueke
13-12-2004, 04:06 PM
on the same tip i recommend:

ASSALAM ALEIKOUM AFRICA "progressive and popular music from west Africa" vol 1 & 2 (antilles)

sufi
21-01-2005, 04:20 PM
Isn't the World Psychedelic Classics thing Luaka-Bop? Os Mutantes was Volume One. The website doesn't list this, but it sounds like something they would put out.spot on!
Love’s A Real Thing, World Psychedelic Classics 3: The Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa (http://us.v2music.com/site/product.asp?ID=1002)
big up from man like sfj (http://sfj.abstractdynamics.org/archives/004384.html)
release date apparently not til march 2005 oops!

http://us.v2music.com/fileUp/_imageResizeCache/product-1002_1103319867_1103319867_IC2.jpg
A hip-shaking, foot-tapping compilation of psychedelic West African rock music. Delving deep into West Africa’s funky polyrhythmic take on psychedelia, this album is the third in the critically and commercially acclaimed World Psychedelic Classics series.
The twelve tracks on the record explore West Africa’s groove-heavy assimilation of the psychedelic revolution, albeit a few years (and a couple thousand miles) removed from 1967’s Summer of Love. Spanning countries such as Mali, Gambia, Benin, Nigeria, Ghana, and Cameroon, this collection spotlights a time of incredible creative fermentation, reflecting on colonialism’s more fortunate byproduct: the fascinating and unique intersection of hallucinogenic, distorted Western psychedelia and local, traditional African music. This phenomenon of Afro-Rock is what lies at the heart of Love’s A Real Thing.
The record kicks off with the funk/soul inflections and James Brown-style shrieks of Benin’s Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Dahomey, followed by Gambia’s Super Eagles, with their electric keyboards, sitar-like guitar and affinity for pedal effects, updating progressive fusion with African roots in the title track. Known for wearing Sergeant Pepper-style uniforms, Super Eagles was a hugely popular group – their cover of Hey Jude was as well known in Gambia as the original. Cameroon’s Manu Dibango provides insight into the altered state element of psychedelic music through a moody, atmospheric marimba-based theme from the Senegalese film “Ceddo.” Representing Mali, Sorry Bamba’s masterful arrangement of keyboard, brass, and electric guitar, “Porry,” modernizes a comic, self-aggrandizing drinking song.
No. 1 de No. 1 de Guinea’s elaborates a transcendentally rhythmic groove with Cuban-influenced trumpet and Hendrix-styled guitar, and, given the time, an unusually restrained and effective use of the wah-wah pedal in “Gualira Ven.” From Nigeria, Lagos-based William Onyeabor’s “Better Change Your Mind” juxtaposes politically conscious lyrics condemning the imperial powers of the time with a thumping bass and soaring keyboards. A frequent collaborator with ex-cream drummer Ginger Baker in the early 70s, Nigeria’s talking drum specialist Gasper Lawal concocts a dreamy percussion-heavy chorus-chanting paean with “Awon-Ojise-Oluwa.” Closing out the record, ten-piece Malian band Orchestre Regional de Kayes, led by Harouna Barry, hint at yet another cultural transmigration with the Arabic-tinged vocal rounds of “Sanjina.”
Luaka Bop’s celebrated World Psychedelic Classics series began in 2000 with Volume 1: Brazil, a compilation of the inimitable genre-melding Brazilian band Os Mutantes, entitled Everything Is Possible! Volume 2: California Soul, released in 2001 as the third solo record from multi-instrumentalist Shuggie Otis (Inspiration Information), successfully reintroduced Shuggie to the world at large. tracklist here (http://www.giantstep.net/releases/655) suggests my copy is missing a track or 2 so maybe not closure after all....

sufi
21-01-2005, 04:24 PM
meanwhile, in same vein, been appreciating at super high volume the utterly fantastic:
Super Biton de Segou & Super Mama Djombo#
highly recommended! :D

sufi
19-05-2006, 04:26 PM
I have another ID request:
i have this album called 'Afro Mix'
it's lush, really afro = kinky funky & jazzy, kinda 70's feel but with some groooovy disco echo effects, i can't tell if it's one group or several, some sounds solid west african afrobeat, maybe tony allen or even fela hisself, some swahili lyric, some sunny ade influence, some could even be saff afrikan for all i know???.... my question of course, what is dat pleeeeease???

Track List as follows:
Fever
Africa
Kyen Kyen Bi Adi Mawv
Yala
Orera Oljigbo
Pem Dwe
Greeting
Ikon Alla
Kita Kita
Agboju Logun
Ja Fun Mi
Yebo Edi Pachanga

I did post up Kyen Kyen Bi Adi Mawv as the last post on my now demised blog (http://66.102.9.104/search?q=cache:GufohkIdcncJ:railtonroad.com/6109/+&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1) a couple of months back, and i'd love to drop some more online ... got no space or conexion right now, but lemme know if anyone's interested

love & peace
soofka

jambo
23-11-2008, 04:05 PM
Have people been checking the Analog Africa releases of 70s afro-funk from around Benin & Togo?

Afro-beat, funk, highlife, disco, soul, latin, psych...

There's a couple of mixes to be had up on their blog (http://analogafrica.blogspot.com/), I think The Wire hosted one of them originally. Also this insanely groovy video of the Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou.

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http://bp3.blogger.com/_8Z5iB5ZgqHk/R93Q1L7Ye2I/AAAAAAAAAFQ/462ESXPGbPQ/s320/Analog_Africa-Selection_Vol_1_vb.jpg
Download Vol. 1 (http://analogafrica.cybsys.net/mp3/AnalogAfricaSelectionVol.1.mp3)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8Z5iB5ZgqHk/SSbfwzg-KnI/AAAAAAAAAJM/J00o7pliIhM/s320/Analog_Africa-Selection_Vol_2-1.jpg
Download Vol. 2 (http://analogafrica.cybsys.net/mp3/AnalogAfricaSelectionVol.2.mp3)

hucks
23-11-2008, 06:11 PM
Have people been checking the Analog Africa releases of 70s afro-funk from around Benin & Togo?

Afro-beat, funk, highlife, disco, soul, latin, psych...



That is brilliant. Great work!

zhao
27-12-2008, 07:58 AM
i have 2 volumes of "psych sounds of west africa". not sure if either one is what the original post or any of the other people are on about... all i know is that it is some of the most beautiful and wickedest shit i have ever heard on this and every other earth in all the millennia of my dimensional travels.

vimothy
27-12-2008, 08:08 AM
Yeah, I've been wondering about that. Great stuff, defo.

tartablanca
27-12-2008, 12:57 PM
http://voodoofunk.blogspot.com/

Algierstwin
27-12-2008, 09:57 PM
this thread needs to blow up like no other!

zhao
30-01-2009, 09:35 AM
this thread needs to blow up like no other!

KABOOOOM! (http://differentwaters.blogspot.com/2009/01/psychedelic-sound-of-west-africa-vol-1.html)

hucks
20-03-2009, 08:21 PM
What about these African Pearls compilations,Mali 70, Congo 70 or this one (http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=161948)? Anyone know much about them, or able to recommend one above the others?

zhao
21-03-2009, 08:08 AM
What about these African Pearls compilations,Mali 70, Congo 70 or this one (http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=161948)? Anyone know much about them, or able to recommend one above the others?

wow that Guin&#233; Discotheque looks sweet. as does the Electric Mali (http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=161757).

my favorite in the Pearl series, without having heard the new ones, is the first, Congo: Rumba On the River, which is also probably the one most friendly to western ears... but all are excellent.

if you are drawn to the 70s sound, highly recomend the Nigeria Special — Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970-76 (http://www.soundsoftheuniverse.com/releases/?id=11144), improbably delicious. and the other one (http://www.soundsoftheuniverse.com/releases/?id=11954)s in this "Special" series look serious too.

hucks
21-03-2009, 09:10 AM
wow that Guiné Discotheque looks sweet. as does the Electric Mali (http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=161757).

my favorite in the Pearl series, without having heard the new ones, is the first, Congo: Rumba On the River, which is also probably the one most friendly to western ears... but all are excellent.

if you are drawn to the 70s sound, highly recomend the Nigeria Special — Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970-76 (http://www.soundsoftheuniverse.com/releases/?id=11144), improbably delicious. and the other one (http://www.soundsoftheuniverse.com/releases/?id=11954)s in this "Special" series look serious too.

That,my friend, was EXACTLY what I wanted to know. Cheers!

zhao
21-03-2009, 03:17 PM
while searching for that Nigeria Rock Special i came across a compilation this random dood made (http://www.thickjawns.com/the_jumpoff/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=157) in this area, sharing some tracks with the official release.

listening now, pretty damn sweet.

polystyle desu
21-03-2009, 03:47 PM
Oh man , more afro psy musik to catch up on ...
:D: