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Saturday, June 30, 2012

VA - Legends Of Benin (Analog Africa 2009)

An Uncle Roddus Album Review

1. Dadje Von O Von Non - Gnonnas Pedro & His Dadjes Band
2. Feeling You Got - El Rego et Ses Commandos
3. Honton Soukpo Gnon - Antoine Dougbé
4. E Nan Mian Nuku - El Rego et Ses Commandos
5. Tin Lin Non - Honoré Avolonto & Orchestre Poly-Rythmo
6. Okpo Videa Bassouo - Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos
7. Ya Mi Ton Gbo - Antoine Dougbe & Orchestre Poly-Rythmo
8. Nou Akuenon Hwlin Me Sin Koussio - Antoine Dougbé
9. Djobime - El Rego et Ses Commandos
10. Na Mi Do Gbé Hué Nu - Honoré Avolonto
11. Vimado Wingnan - El Rego et Ses Commandos
12. Dou Dagbé Wé - Honoré Avolonto & Black Santiago
13. Kovito Gbe De Towe - Antoine Dougbé
14. La Musica en Verité - Gnonnas Pedro & His Dadjes Band

Analog Africa's compilations of Afro centric funky rock are second to none along with Strut and Soundway Records and fortunately my favourite CD shop happens to stock quite a selection from all these labels. This one has been on my list to purchase for some time and although I did have a digital copy, I hadn't had the time to give it much attention. Listening to the new CD copy, I knew some of the tracks already but the rest are new to me and only after a couple of listens the Wow factor is firmly in place and Analog Africa has hit the jackpot again. A fantastic compilation and most worthy of a 5/5 rating.

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