AFRICAN  45s

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FELA RANSOME KUTI & THE AFRICA 70 - ROFOROFO FIGHT / GO SLOW (MAKOSSA) EX 50

tricky to find on 45 / stock copy


FRANKLIN BOUKAKA - NAKOKI (ASL / KENYA) VG+ 10

 

JERRY HANSEN - SISI MI (MAKOSSA) EX 25

raw Fela-style afrobeat, only released on this 45 (to the best of my knowledge) Stock copy

 

KPONTON CHRISTIAN - GBOLO AMETO (AZIZA / BENIN) VG 75

the label says "ABETI offered her orchestra to realize this 45"… obscure!

 

LANTEI LAMPTEY - KOMI KE KENAM / FISH & FUNJEE (AFRICAN MUSIC EXPLOSION) EX 60

raw afrobeat / afrofunk with breaks…

 

L'ORCH. SAFARI SOUND - KIFO CHA MBARAKA (DOROMY / KENYA) VG+ OFFERS

unique & deep soulful killer rumba tune, true favourite! stock copy w occasional light clicks mostly at intros, light warp (nap), surely one of the best copies around. Very rare

 

LOUIS WASSON - SONG OF LOVE (MAKOSSA) EX 25

Cameroons own James Brown and what a love song!


ORCHESTRE DU BAOBAB - XALAAT LAAY MBUUP (DISQUES BUUR / SENEGAL) pic cover VG+ 60

incl. the beautiful & fave soulfil killer tune "Nijaay"! This release is dedicated to their singer Abdoulaye Mboup who sadly died in an accident in '75

 

ORCHESTRE POLY RYTHMO DE COTONOU - MINKOU E SO NON MOIN (ALBARIKA / BENIN) G+ 30

fanstastic afrofunk tune with wah-wah and all! sadly with crackles & light clicks all the way through but the music is still stronger… writings on label

 

ORCHESTRE POLY RYTHMO DE COTONOU (N°8) - N'GOUA (BADMOS / CÔTE D'IVOIRE)) pic cover VG- / VG 120

b/w "HOUÈGBE N'DO NOU WE " over 10mins long "deep with a beat" afrobeat, a monster (imo) that gets better with every listen! rarely turns up in OK condition, if at all / B-side VG to mostly VG+, A-side VG- to VG / stamps on cover & label Look

 

STEEL (STEELE BEAUTTAH) - KWAHERI MPENZI (PLAYA SOUND / FR) pic cover VG+ 50

Kenyan afro disco-funk style by legendary Matata bandleader.

TRIO MADJESI - IL EST MECHANT (AFRICAN / FR) pic cover VG 20

funky rumba congo-style spread of the whole B-side…nice one!

 

SOLD OUT RECORDS (clips still work)

 

ALEMAYEHU ESHETE & ALL STAR BAND - YEWOINE HAREGITU / YELEBENE BITAYWE (AMHA / INDIA) VG / G+ SOLD

uncomped Ethiopian soul/funk killer on the B-side plays nicley up to VG+ flip is quite crackly but also clears up a bit! Listen

 

ARCHIMEDES BADKAR & AFRO70 - KILA MTU (MNW / SWEDEN) pic cover EX SOLD

clip doesn't work... will add it later! in the meantimecheck tune here on youtube

BAMOGHO S. JEAN CLAUDE & ORCH. AFRO SOUL SYSTEM - M'ZEEDEGA  (VOLTA DISCOBEL / BENIN) pic cover VG- SOLD
b/w "LALLÉ" both sides raw psychedelic afrobeat, recommended! A few clicks around 1 minute in (lcheck the clip). Lo-fi press

 

BASABASA SOUNDZ - LAVAJO (MAKOSSA) EX SOLD

stock copy

 

COS-BER-ZAM - NE NYOA (MAKOSSA) EX SOLD

insanely good afrofunk/beat feat. the mighty Orchestre Abass from Togo! stock copy

 

DAN SATCH & HIS ATOMIC 8 DANCE BAND OF ABA - JE NR'OKAN / WOMAN PIN DOWN (HMV / NIGERIA) EX SOLD

raw & heavy early afrobeat doublesider! killer

 

FERRY DJIMMY - OLUWA LORANMI NICHAI / TOBA WALEMI (PATHE / FR) VG SOLD

raw & awesome afrofunk doubsider in the unique Ferry Djimmy style!

 

HYGRADES - ROUGH RIDER / KEEP ON MOVING (HMV / GHANA) G SOLD 

crackly more at intros, plays through, B-side clears up to VG in the end, listen! Anyway, the labels are perfect to show-off on instagram :-)

 

JOCELYN PERREAU - SOUL PERO (A.I.T. / KENYA) pic cover VG- SOLD

heavy J.B. alike afrofunk from Madagascar

 

JOHNNY BOKELO ET L'ORCH. CONGA 68 - NDENKO NA NGAI OKEBA  (CONGO-DECCA /GHANA) VG SOLD

b/w "TAMBOLA NA MOKILI" rumba / lingala

 

JINGO - FEVER (AFRO-ROCK / FR) EX SOLD

incredible Kenyan funk banger, comes with og thick French company sleeve, check pic

 

MAMO LAGBEMA - SIND N'BASSA (CVD / BENIN) VG+ SOLD

raw, heavy & fuzzed-out afrobeat killer

 

MFALME - NUKU PENDA (ASANTE) EX 10 SOLD

 

MUYEI POWER - BEN BEN BEE (MAKOSSA) EX SOLD

afrofunk/afrobeat dancer, stock copy

 

NAPO DE MI AMOR ET SES BLACK DEVIL'S - LEKI SANTCHI / KISSAPIOU (DJASSOR / BENIN) pic cover EX / VG SOLD

massive togolese afrobeat/afrofunk doublesider! Kissapiou starts with light crackles that keep clearing up. Rare. Look at front & back cover

 

ORCHESTRE LES VOLCANS PORTO-NOVO - JOMIDO / MI KPLE DOGBEKPO (LES VOLCANS / BENIN) EX SOLD

in-demand doublesided afrobeat/afrolatin floorfiller that is getting tricky to find. stock copy

 

ORLANDO JULIUS & HIS MODERN ACES - IJO SOUL / ENIA LOKESIN LORO (PHILIPS / NIGERIA) VG- SOLD

Legendary afro soul tune that inspired James Brown himself according to OJ! Killer highlife on the flip / plays between vg- to vg… light crackles, a very few light wooshes. listen

 

SONNY OKOSUN "OZZIDI" - ESSELIE / MERCI (HMV / GHANA) VG SOLD

45 only release! center pushed out

 

SUNBUST - LET'S LIVE TOGETHER / BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL (RCA / FR) pic cover VG+ SOLD

awesome psychedelic afrofunk doublsider by the (misspelled) Zambian funk/rock outfit Sunburst. light warp nap. tricky one

 

SUPER COMBO - AFRO FUNK / WOKO (ROKEL / UK) VG+ SOLD

 
TABSOBA HENRI ET L'ROCHESTRE HARMONIE VOLTAIQUE - PAGH M'BOODE (VOLTA DISCOBEL / BENIN) VG+ SOLD
incredible psychedelic funky manding out of Burkina Faso / stock copy but slightly noisy press

 

TRIO MADJESI - MATSHAISHA (AFRICAN / FR) pic cover VG SOLD

very funky congolese release....

 

 

 

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