We are aware Record store day is celebrated on the 16th of April , but we believe you should buy them records all year long plus that`s our small contribution, we have designed a poster for the ETSY artist community record store day poster so here you are…AND BUY THEM RECORDS AT ONE OF THOSE OLD SCHOOL RECORD STORE located near you THAT HAS BEEN THERE FOR AGES..Like Kimber`s Stinkweeds for example..
Archive for the ‘West African pop’ Category
This is a collage of favorite album covers I have found at Voodoo Funk – my favorite West African 70`s funk site.
Film maker Leigh Iacobucci has just uploaded a longer trailer for her forthcoming documentary onto Vimeo. The quality is much nicer than on the old YouTube clip. If you can’t see the embedded video above, go watch it on Vimeo instead: Take Me Away Fast
Post production will probably take a lot of time… this will be released sometime next year.
As you can see the last posts have been all West Africa. I guess it all started for me after listening to the incredible Nigeria special compilation that had opened a new direction for me. Coming from hardcore east coast funk rooted hip hop background, and with the help of Frank & Film maker Leigh Iacobucci I got to hear those wonderful tracks… Root of evil
In 1996 I founded the infamous NYC sleazefest Vampyros Lesbos at Bar XVI in the East Village that lasted for 4 years until I moved back to Berlin where I launched the Soul Explosion, a night fueled by hard-hitting Funk 45s that soon became the best and the busiest Deep Funk party on the European mainland. In 2005 I turned the Soul Explosion over to my friend King Dynamite who to this day continues this heafy Funk night in Berlin.
Jumy of 2005, I moved to Guinea in West Africa in July 2005 and spent 3 years on an intense record digging road trip all over Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Benin. I found thousands of rare and astonishing records from the 1970s. Not only did I uncover uncountable Afrobeat and African Funk records but also loads of smoking Afro Latin and some blistering Nigerian Disco. August 2008, I returned from West Africa to NYC . – Frank
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