Orchestre-Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou Dahomey - 'Gbeti Ma Djro' / 'Angelina II' (Albarika Store)
14th June 2021
Orchestre-Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou Dahomey
'Gbeti Ma Djro' / 'Angelina II'
Now here is a 45 that the whole team at 45 Live can get behind. Wails, screams, grunts and a whole lotta love underpinned by some heavy percussive soundings all bundled into a tidy 45 from Acid Jazz subsidiary Albarika Store. For a heavy dose of Afro psych-funk look no further than Benin's Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Dahomey who offer up this delectable dancefloor-friendly 45 from West Africa.
From Acid Jazz:
"Acid Jazz Records continue their exclusive licensing agreement with Albarika Store, the legendary record label that defined the sound of Benin and influenced the entire region of West Africa and beyond.
More dancefloor dynamite from Benin's almighty Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Dahomey, this time in the form of 'Gbeti Ma Djro'. Confusingly described on the centre label of the 1971 original issue as ’Soul’, this is in fact a prime slice of Afro-psych-funk complete with wails and grunts over fierce drums and picked guitar. 'Angelina II’ is a much warmer affair that rides a shuffling mid-tempo pachanga groove. Both tracks were transferred, restored and mastered from the original 1/4 inch tape."
Available now for preorder direct from Bandcamp. Do not sleep.