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Great Mix: Afro Deep by Dream in Audio

December 21, 2011

various artists – afro deep (dreamsinaudio, december 2011) mix

Dreams in Audio is “a growing mix of visual and aural nourishment that includes records, mixtapes, art, design and daily musings from around the web” run by art director, designer and fellow  DJ / record collector Brian Ho. A few weeks back he posted a deep mix of African tunes that I’ve been playing a lot… and after exchanging some friendly messages Brian gave me the go ahead to repost “Afro Deep” here.

I for one am thankful for that – this mix is a behemoth! Clocking in at 108 minutes and featuring a flowing collection of 22  songs from West-Africa.  As you can guess, most of these records are very hard to come by – in any condition. “Afro Deep” is perfect for the time of year: warm and summery, but plaintive and melancholic at the same time. This will be on repeat for some time over here, and might be for you as well. Enjoy!

01. Cissé Abdoulaye – Jeunesse Wilila
from “Djo” b/w “Jeunesse Wilila”  (Disques CVD, 1977)
02. Sandwidi Pierre – Yamb Ne Y Capitale
from “Mam Ti Fou” b/w “Yamb Ne Y Capitale” (Disques CVD, 1977)
03. Sir Victor Uwaifo – Omoseruwa
from Ekassa (Philips, 1972)
04. Sextet Camayenne – Bâra
from “Bâra” b/w “Kanimba” (Editions Syliphone Conakry, 1974)
05. El Rego Et Ses Commandos De Cotonou – Do Do Baya
from “Djobime” b/w “Do Do Baya” (African Songs LTD, 197?)
06. Uppers Chapter Two – Samari Bolga
from “Walahi Talahi” b/w “Samari Bolga” (Polydor, 1976)
07. Uppers International – Dankasa
from “Dankasa” b/w “Neriba Lanchina” (Polydor, 1976)
08. Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou – Houe Towe Houn
from “Kou Nawo” b/w “Houe Towe Houn” (Albarika Store, 197?)
09. Nyame Bekyere – Broken Heart-Aunty Yaa-Omo Yaba
from Broken Heart (Essiebons, 197?)
10. Orchestre Anassoua Jazz De Parakou Dahomey – Norou
from “Norou” b/w “Saka Ne He” (Albarika Store, 197?)
11. Orchestre Les As du Benin – Baba Na Ayele
from Tropicana Souvenir (Philips, 1973)
12. Pedro Gnonnas Et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo
from “N’gbahanouo” b/w “Okpo Videa Bassouo” (Disques Tropiques, 197?)
13. Andy Vans – Dofo Nyi Ekyir
from Come Closer (Polydor, 1975)
14. Vis-A-Vis – Kankyema Ntoaso Ne Awadee
from Obi Agye Me Dofo (Makossa, 1977)
15. K Frimpong – Aboagyewaa
from K Frimpong Backed by Vis-A-Vis (Ofo Bros, 1978)
16. Cross River Nationale – Nyong Eyen Unen
from Self Titled (Anodisc, 1977)
17. Alex Konadu – W’awu Da Ho No
from Asaase Asa (Makossa, 1979)
18. Mamo Lagbema – Sind N’Bassa
from “Sind N’Bassa” b/w “Incomparable Maman” (Disques CVD, 197?)
19. Orchestre Les Volcans de Porto-Novo – Salou
from “Salou” b/w “Seda Nou Mindé” (Palais Du Disque, 197?)
20. Leon Keita – L’amour Ne S’achete Pas
from Self Titled (Papa Disco, 197?)
21. Edzayawa – Obuebee
from Projection One (EMI, 1973)
22. Orchestre National Les Volcans de la Gendarmerie Republique Populaire du Benin – La Benin Socialiste
from Self Titled (Les Volcans, 1976)

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