Rob (LP)

Rob

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1
Stock Status (?)
In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
World Music, Africa
Label
Mr Bongo
Released
February 15, 2019

Format: Vinyl (LP)

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Description

The Accra-born pianist and frontman only released a few albums in small quantities, yet two of them are among the most sought-after records from 70's Africa. This was the first.

So what do we know? After learning his craft in Benin and playing with the likes of Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, ROB returned to Accra to write his own material and find a sound.

Hooked on the driving funk and raw soul of stars such as James Brown and Otis Redding, he would often imitate his heroes on his father's piano during school holidays.

The title track sets the pace with a JBs-like rhythm, ROB almost shamanic with his sparse yet commanding vocal. The organ and wah-wah guitar spin us out before those imperious horns bring us back in.

And what better way to close this set than with 'More', swept up in a call and response between Rob and his backing singers as a 'Blow Your Head' synth flares and the brass blasts. Good times guaranteed.

As the man himself says, "Funky music is in my blood. What you hear is the coming out of my mind." No one sounds like Rob, because there is no one like Rob.

More Info

Key Value
Catalogue number MRBLP166
Barcode 7119691259215
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 200g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 302mm x 3mm x 302mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Funky Rob Way -
2. Forgive Us All -
3. Boogie On -
4. Just One More Time -
5. Your Kiss Stole Me Away -
6. More -