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Musi O Tunya
Give Love To Your Children

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The Zambians' second LP of funk, psych, and fuzzed-out Afrobeat. 64–page booklet includes interviews with Rikki Ilionga and co. The vinyl edition adds sides from rare sevens, 1972-6.





Bellyachers, Listen Songs From East Africa, 1938-46
The first half of the Something Is Wrong CD set, beautifully pressed and presented, with its own twelve-inch-square booklet.





Cazumbi African Sixties Garage Vol. 2
From the fuzzy garage of SA groups like The Gonks, to the raw beat of Ghana's Tall Emma, with wild representations from Cameroun, Madagascar and Mozambique, along the way. Fab.


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Dur-Dur Band Dur-Dur
Precious, late-eighties dance music from Mogadishu. Big group — three horns, four singers plus three backing, two guitars, keys, drummer, two percussionists, bassist — choca with funk swagger and highlife shimmy.



Fanafody A Collection Of Recordings And Photography From Madagasikara, Volume 2
Charlie Brooks' field recordings from 2002, featuring violin players and throat-breathing singers.



Rikki Ililonga And Musi-O-Tunya Dark Sunrise
Classic Zamrock, cooking up Hendrix and Taj Mahal, the Congolese rumba and Afro-beat.


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Rikki Ililonga And Musi-O-Tunya Zambia
Zambia's first independently released pop record. 'Loose, woozy African spinoff of the Velvet Underground: folk-rock and garage-rock that still didn’t stint on the fuzz-tone' (New York Times).



Rikki Ililonga Sunshine Love
Solo Ililonga — a combination of traditional Zambian rhythms, deep funk and unrestrained fuzz rock.




Jonas Gwangwa And African Explosion Who (Ngubani)?
A funky afro-rock classic, his 1969 debut for Ahmad Jamal’s label by this future director of Amandla (the cultural ensemble of the ANC). Tipped ages ago by the excellent matsuli.blogspot.com.



Kenya Special Selected African Recordings From The 1970s And 1980s
Kikuyu ‘liquid soul’, Luo benga with its rat-tat-tat beat and layered guitars, Swahili afrobeat, Congolese rumba, plus influences from SA and Zambia, disco and funk, coastal rhythms like chakacha. Mostly from 45s. ...



Foster Manganyi Ndzi Teke Riendzo
Sublimely convulsive Shangaan electro-gospel by a South African pastor, brimming with aching, mournful spirituality.



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