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West African pop music from the 1970s. (Visit homepage.)

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Options November 10, 2008

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Artist Track
Amadou Balake  wayisjelequeyele   Options
William Onyeabor  something you will never forget   Options
Pax Nicholas & the Nettey Family  na tee know de road of teef   Options
K. Frimpong & Vis a Vis  aboagyewaa   Options
Eric "Showboy" Akaeze  suck it to me - mo lowo ni bank   Options
African New System  monguélé   Options

Listener comments!

  Tue. 11/11/08 1:45pm Cyril:

Hi Frank, awesome selection as usual. thanks a lot
  Tue. 11/11/08 3:06pm Kostas from Greece:

Hi Frank,as always another excellent collection...
I have download all your voodoofunkmixes,I have learned a lot about African music from you and I am very happy to meet you via Internet.
All the best!!!
From were is this last band:African New System?
  Tue. 11/11/08 5:18pm Frank:

Thanx for the feedback! African New System are from Congo.
  Wed. 11/12/08 10:17pm Omar:

As a fan of Afro-Cuban and the early 70s Fania records sound, your amazing show on West African 70s pop music has opened my musical mind to a new genre. Thanks a bunch!
  Thu. 11/13/08 9:13pm Charles:

Wow, this is one of the most exciting podcasts I've run into for a very long time! Á lot of this is new to me but I love it. Thanks.
  Thu. 11/13/08 10:16pm ryan:

I just discovered this podcast a few days ago, but I'm loving every minute of it. Thanks so much for putting this together.
  Wed. 11/19/08 6:23pm brian:

Hi Frank, do you have any more William Onyeabor songs or know where any of his music is available to buy? I found a rip the atomic bomb lp and I bought two mp3s from amazon (the only two by him they had), but his stuff seems really hard to find. I've only heard a handful of his songs, but I love what I've heard and am dying for more. I love the show and look forward to it all week.
  Wed. 11/19/08 10:56pm Frank:

Hey Brian,
I guess you already found all that's available by online or in stores. I have a few more of his records and might play some more stuff by him on future shows. The LP Crashes Of Love from which "something you will never forget" is from actually exists in two versions: One that is recorded with a full band (that's where the track I played on the show is from) and then William O. recorded the whole thing again with all moogs, organs and drum machines resulting in a simular feel as his "Atomic Bomb" LP. I don't like the "electronic" version too much that's why I sold both copies that I had. The LP I kept seems to be even rarer as the other one and both covers look very much alike.
  Tue. 12/2/08 11:40am coco:

hello frank, i always followed your journeys but never came here before. Excellent radioshow! i have a question about those two releases of WO "crashes". The one you played is this one from 1977 and the other one from a later date? As Atomic bomb is from 1978 there can't be much time between these. looking forward to any information.
@brian see: http://www.discogs.com/artist/William+Onyeabor
as we try to clear the Wilfilms gaps
  Sun. 12/7/08 10:22am Frank:

Hi Coco.
I don't have a copy left of the "electronic" version of crashes in love.
The one that I played on the radio show was pressed in 1977 according to the information on the label. The "electronic" version comes in a cover with a slightly darker blue background and with less text in the lower banner.
  Tue. 1/13/09 2:32pm coco:

hello frank, thank you for the info. hav a good time in africa, and if you find a copy let me know, cc
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