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The Rough Guide To African Disco

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The Rough Guide To African Disco
The Rough Guide To African Disco


As the 1970's dawned, the all-glittering, all-dancing sounds of disco were reverberating right around the globe. In Africa local creative scenesters put their own spin on the disco sound, mashing together the rhythmic pulse of funk, soul and Latin with African grooves; soukous, Afrobeat, township jive and more. This collection features Osibisa, Tony Allen, Mango Groove, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and others.

Bonus CD: Vincent Nguini and Maloko - 'Soul on Fire'

Hear the works of Wilson Pickett, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and James Brown as they have never sounded before! This vintage release sees Cameroonian guitarist Vincent Nguini arranging eight classic tracks in soukous style. The retro sound is complete with heavy, brassy horns. Players include Congolese guitarist Syran Mbenza and saxophonist Fredo Ndoumbe-Ngando.


  1. Name
  2. Mixed Grill - A Brand New Wayo
  3. Pat Thomas - Yesu San Bra
  4. The Lijadu Sisters - Come On Home
  5. Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens - Kazet
  6. Yvonne Chaka Chaka - Kwedini
  7. Sir Victor Uwaifo/Frankie Francis & Simbad Edit - Ohue
  8. Bibi Tanga & The Selenites - Be Africa
  9. Manu Dibango - Yekey Tenge
  10. Osibisa - Dance The Body Music
  11. Mango Groove - Tsa-oo
  12. Teaspoon & The Waves - Oh Yeh Soweto
  13. Tony Allen & The Afro Messengers - Love Is A Natural Thing
  14. Marumo - Toitoi
  15. In The Midnight Hour (Medley I)
  16. Stand By Me
  17. Wonderful World
  18. Words Of Love
  19. In The Midnight Hour (Medley II)
  20. Direct Me
  21. Soul Man
  22. Cold Sweat
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