A Hip-shaking, Foot-tapping Compilation of Psychedelic West African Rock Music. Delving Deep Into West Africa's Funky Polyrhythmic Take on Psychedelia, this Album is the Third in the Critically and Commercially Acclaimed World Psychedelic Classics Series.
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5.0 out of 5 starsBest of the BunchMarch 9 2005
By Joshua R. Davis - Published on Amazon.com
This is volume three in Luka Bop's World Psychedelic Classics Series which easily bests the Shuggie Otis comp from a few years ago and equals the Os Mutantes one from 2000 ( I think).
The music and CD packaging is first class all the way. The CD is even enhanced to include a video/ film from Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Dahomey.
Though this may be a psych comp the music is very much a funk-jazz or soul jazz thing.The artists within borrowed from contemporary North American funk and Cuban rhythms popular in the late 60's and 70's and came up a sound that is best described as a rush to the head and body. If you have any love for African music or any kind of music please get this CD. Luka Bop has out done itself this time. Now can they release another Bollywood compilation.
On a side note the Moussa Doumbia track is edited. What happened to the guitar solo, free jazz sax and the intense screaming that round out the song? I have an mp3 from the original record and it is life changing.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starsbizarre findSept. 13 2005
By mamaRosa - Published on Amazon.com
I'm a dj in Hawaii and just happened to spot this treasure. It is bizarre and historically interesting as well. Unlike much other music i have heard- African beats mixed with the influence of early James Brown and psychedelia of the sixties..mind blowing!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starsFunky For the MoneyOct. 18 2005
By S. Prokopchak - Published on Amazon.com
If you like funk, or rock, or jazz, or just love good music you will like this CD. It is like a mix between James Brown and Jimi Hendrix. Every song is amazing and they are all different. Sure you may not understand the language, but funk is international. Hands down worth the price.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starsLooking for something different?June 23 2005
By musichead - Published on Amazon.com
If you like funk and you are tired of the same James Brown and P-Funk tracks, check out this album. It will be like nothing you've ever heard, certainly new and inventive. Be not mistaken though; there are some hard hitting, greasy funk tracks mixed in with a sound people would orientate with African rhythms. A very good album and worth the scratch. Also, somebody bashed teh Shuggie Otis comp- not sure how a person could like Love's a Real Thing and not like Shuggie Otis. Personally, I recommend the Shuggie Otis as well. But start of with this cd.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 starsNeat CollectionDec 15 2006
By Scipio - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I won't say this is the best "world music" CD I've ever heard, or even the best Luaka Bop production, but it is very good and very unusual. Let's say certainly well above average - as are the lengths of many of the songs. The music is hard to compare to anything else... maybe psychedelic reggae? Maybe not. Anyway, if you're broad-minded, musically speaking, chances are you'll like it, so buy it.