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Stock List - Afro-Funk-Beat-Jazz, Percussion & Caribbean Funk



Afro-Funk-Beat-Jazz, Percussion & Caribbean Funk

Fela Kuti claimed that James Brown heard his band and copied that funky sound from him, many suspect that it was the other way round. This remains open to debate but there is no doubt that both Fela Kuti and James Brown were hugely popular in countries like Nigeria and Ghana and influenced a number of bands. Many of them used funk as a base point, but added a distinctive African twist, sometimes recording straight covers, occasionally emulating Fela's Afrobeat sound, but also mixing funk with more traditional instruments and sounds.

The funky Afro sound has been a part of western club culture since Manu Dibango scored a huge hit in the clubs and discos with 'Soul Makossa' in the early seventies. Other African musicians had club hits too, such as Fela Kuti's 'Roforofo Fight' and Hugh Masekela's 'Dyambo'. These were musicians who secured record deals in the US and Europe and were able to get their music to a world audience. As in all genres of music, for the few bands that did succeed there were hundreds of others whose music was rarely heard outside their own country.

Thanks to the increasing popularity of the funky Afro sound on club dancefloors and the insatiable appetites of collectors of funk music to explore new avenues many of these old gems have been re-discovered in recent years. Some of the credit for much of this music finally being unearthed must go to Miles Cleret and Duncan Brooker who have taken on the role of modern day ethnomusicologists travelling to the heart of Africa to unearth these vinyl treasures. Their explorations have resulted in two fine compilations 'Ghana Soundz' and 'Afro Rock'. Another series of compilations that has unearthed some fine gems is the trilogy from France's Comet records compiled by Manu Boubli which featured many records from the Antillies and African artists based and recording in Europe.

We at DJ Friendly strive to bring you quality African music with a funky or dancefloor edge. From the better known masters like Fela to the more obscure artists who may have only recorded a handful of songs. We also occasionally manage to find the odd Caribbean funk gem. We also have a selection of percussion LPs that are popular sample material for producers from house to hip hop to techno.

Nick the Record




Featured Afro-Funk-Beat-Jazz, Percussion & Caribbean Funk




 Afro Funk
Body Music
UK KABANA LP - £125 VG+ cover wear

Monster Afro funk lp


  




 Alhaji K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiesta
Mo Tan Me
GERMANY AM KONTAMENS SOUND LTD. LP - £35 Strong EX / sleeve has some discolouration

Lovely highlife from early eighties


  




 Dan Satch & His Atomic 8 Dance Band Of Aba
Je Nr'Okan / Woman Pin Down
NIGERIA EMI 7 inch - £90 VG++

Raw Funky Afro Double Header


  




 El-Rego Et Ses Commandos
Djobime / Do Do Baya
NIGERIA L.A.AUX ECOUTES 7 inch - £60 EX

Awesome Funky double sider out of BENIN pressed in Nigeria


  




 El-Rego Et Ses Commandos
Zon Dede
NIGERIA L.A.AUX ECOUTES 7 inch - £60 stock copy

Another tough Funky Afro beat tune out of BENIN pressed in Nigeria


  




 Elvis Donkor
Odo Lecture
UK WELDS LP - £40 Unplayed copy!

Afro synth styles


  




 Fela & The Africa 70
Question Jam Answer Vol. 2
US MAKOSSA INTERNATIONAL LP - £40 EX light sleeve wear

Another funky joint from the king of afro beat b/w TROUBLE SLEEP YANGA WAKE AM


  




 Frankoye
Campus Life
NIGERIA COCONUT LP - £40 VG++ small tear on back cover

Nigerian afro beat LP released in 1989 but sounds tough like 70's Fela. Pressing is a little on the crackly side


  




 Harari
Harari
US A&M LP - £12 Strong EX

Funky afro disco lp produced by Sipho Mabuse - stand out cuts are PARTY & DANCE


  




 Hugh Masekela
Masekela
US UNI LP - £15 Nr. Mint - looks unplayed / light sleeve wear / tiny cut out hole

Killer afro-jazz LP Inc. THE RIOT (which Reggae fans will be familiar with) plus many other good tracks Inc. MACE AND GRENADES as sampled by Black Sheep


  




 Hugh Masekela
Reconstruction
US CHISA LP Gatefold - £25 Sealed no cut out

Another classic lp from Hugh from 1970 - Inc. a sweet cover of YOU KEEP ME HANGIN' ON as well as these two which are kinda Funky with breaks I CAN'T DANCE / MAKE ME A POTION and we also have the more Afro-Jazz sounds of SALA LE MANE & LEAVE US ALONE


  




 Manu Dibango
Makossa Man
US ATLANTIC LP - £15 Sealed

Nuther great LP from the funky afrikan man Inc. WEYA / TOM TOM / SENGA / Etc...


  




 Manu Dibango
Makossa Man
US ATLANTIC LP - £10 vg+

Nuther great LP from the funky afrikan man Inc. WEYA / TOM TOM / SENGA / Etc...


  




 Monomono
The Dawn Of Awareness
US CAPITOL LP - £50 EX in shrink with cut out hole top right

Great afro funk from JONI HAASTRUP Inc. AWARENESS IS WOT YOU NEED/TIRE LOMA DA NIGBEHIN


 




 Onyeka Onwenu
For The Love Of You
NIGERIA EMI LP - £40 EX

1982 Nigeria disco boogie sound Inc. 'AM ON TO YOU


  




 Tau Ea Lesotho
Nyatsi Tloha Pela'ka
SOUTH AFRICA KAYA LP - £25 Mint in shrink

unusual sound where traditional meets Funk with harmonica Inc. NYATSI TLOHA PELA'KA / PULENG / BATHO KE BAO / Etc..


  




 The Inne Lawes
Nzimande Soweto Soul Music
SOUTH AFRICA CBS LP - £500 Strict VG / plays great / sleeve wear

Legendary Mod style Soul-Funk sound out of SA 1969. Strict VG - plays great - check the clip!


  




 The Soul Throbs
Millie Come Back
SOUTH AFRICA SOUL SOUL LP - £42 EX

Great Soul - Funk out of SA 1975 Inc GYPSY WOMAN / LITTLE GIRL


  




 Various Artists
Assalam Aleikoum Africa 2 - Trad & Modern Folk Music Of West Africa
US ANTILLES LP - £20 Strong EX

Great Comp. from 1976 with funky afro tracks YEYE MOUSSO by MOUSSA DOUMBIA & ANOUMAN SANDOFIA by BONY PASCEL & LES CANTADORES DE LA CAPITALE


  




 Wognin Pedro
Bassa Bassa
FRANCE DISCOGRAM LP - £28 Nice Nr. Mint copy! sticker on back cover

Title cut is the one!


  




17 further items in stock

Afric Simone - Boogie Baby
NORWAY GOODWILL LP - £10 vg+
Afro disco lp from 1978 Inc. HIPI TUMBI SAZA / COFFEE TEA OR ME / MARIA MADALENA / TUMBI MAMA
 

Black Blood - Black Blood
US MAINSTREAM LP - £8 Nr. Mint / sticker on cover / light sleeve wear
This must have been pretty big at the time of release as it was released in quite a few countries. Inc. A.I.E. (A MWANA) / EWOHE DANCE / AVENUE LOUISE / CHICANO / MAMA IKO NA KIA as well as an Afro Gospel tune JESUS HE IS MY BROTHER
 

Franco Et L'Orchestre T.P.O.K. Jazz - Et L'Orchestre T.P.O.K. Jazz
FRANCE AFRICAN LP - £15 Nice clean vinyl / small sleeve wear
 

Guem - Rythmes Africains, Afro-Cubains Et Orientaux
FRANCE CHANT DU MONDE LP Gatefold - £20
Nothing but drums and percussion cleanly recorded waiting to be fed to your sampler
 

Guem - Special Percussions - 15 Bases Rhytmiques
FRANCE CHANT DU MONDE LP Gatefold - £20
Nothing but drums and percussion cleanly recorded waiting to be fed to your sampler
 

Henri Gruel - Musiques Des Aventures De Tarzan
FRANCE PATHE LP - £30
Not strictly afro but check out the jungle grunts on the funky LA DANSE DES GRANDS SINGES NUS
 

Hugh Masekela - The Promise Of A Future
US UNI LP With Official sleeve Sticker - £7 VG+ light sleeve wear
Inc. GRAZING IN THE GRASS as sampled by Nice & Smooth & ALMOST SEEDLESS as sampled by Rumpletilskinz
 

Julien Babinga - Conga-Congo Kimbwa
FRANCE APIA LP - £25
Top notch percussion LP with a fierce Batucada entitled BRESIL
 

King Sunny Ade - Conscience
NIGERIA SUNNY ALADE LP - £10 nice clean copy!
Nigerian issue LP from the King of the talking drum - from 1983 - his nice drum machine period.
 

Lamine Konte - Baara Soundtrack
FRANCE ESPERANCE LP - £12
Check the lovely funky afro jazz Instrumental cut with guitar solo which is MAMADOU
 

Mustapha Tettey Addy - Master Drummer From Ghana
US LYRICHORD LP - £12 Seam split - vinyl is clean
Drums - drums and more drums - works best on OO-YA!
 

Olatunji / Morehouse College Glee Club - In Memorian 1894-1984
US MOREHOUSE COLLEGE 2xLP - £30
This lp wouldn't jump out at you until you notice the Nigerian master drummer Olatunji is present & adds his wall of drums to 3 tunes KERE-KERE / SHANGO & BETELEHEMU
 

Pierre Verany - Mamba Percussions
FRANCE PIERRE VERANY LP Gatefold - £18 VG / sticker & writing on label
Inc. the floorshaking batucada tune SAMBA!
 

Plunky and Oneness Of Juju - Make A Change
US BLACK FIRE LP Promo - £18 Strict VG / sleeve has some discolouration
Inc. the original version EVERYWAY BUT LOOSE
 

Plunky and Oneness Of Juju - Every Way But Loose (Make A Change)
US SUTRA LP Promo - £10 G+ / sleeve wear
Same lp as MAKE A CHANGE but renamed & re-released on SUTRA. Inc. the original version EVERYWAY BUT LOOSE
 

Sakhile - Sakhile
US JIVE AFRIKA LP - £8 Nr. Mint!
Sweet South African Afro Jazzy sound from 1982
 

Various Artists - Africa Dances
US AUTHENTIC LP - £25 STOC - front EX
Features an awesome Ethiopian funky soul tune LOVE IS LOVE by ALEMAYNO ESHIRTAY GROUP
 

 

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