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Options February 2, 2009

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Artist Track
Otarus  adenomo   Options
Dan Sonny Odogbo  iyoddo eyaih ughe   Options
de Frank  afe ato yen bio   Options
the White Eagles  sabagreia ebiama   Options
Celestine Ukwu  asili   Options
Peacocks Guitar Band  enwegh mmanu   Options
African Brothers International  obre twa owou   Options
Okukuseku's Band  okokohwedee   Options
Kyreremateng Stars  yere ko buo meka ho   Options

Listener comments!

  Fri. 2/6/09 2:53pm Edmund:

Amazing stuff without exception! Thrilling!!
  Sat. 2/7/09 10:19am Psychedelic Pete:

in-f@@king-credible!!! stuff - i just discovered this show because he took over for mr Finewine. Dig this stuff - that Otarus sounds like an African Van Morrison. Thanks Franco - too bad youre leaving. and your selection of funk on soulville was some top notch stuff that ive never heard before- awesome!!
  Sat. 2/7/09 10:21am Psychedelic Pete:

boy that was a tough math question when youre on LSD
  Sat. 2/7/09 12:06pm Frank:

hey Pete, thanx for listening. On the Psych Rock tip, you might want to check out the Afro Rock specials from December 29th & January 19th. Especially the Psychedelic Aliens and Ferry Djimmy...


  Sat. 2/7/09 12:08pm Calumbinho:

Yet another great show... it really is too bad you're leaving, but I hope we'll hear from you in the blog. And another thing: I get the feeling you don't take requests, but if you're willing to make a good-bye exception, I'd be thrilled to hear some more Kanaga de Mopti - particularly tracks "Gambari", "Sory Bamba" and "Sare Mabo", which I've only had the chance to hear with really lousy sound quality, but seem quite amazing. Thanks a lot for the music in any case, and have a great adventurous year!
  Sat. 2/7/09 7:52pm Frank:

All 3 tracks are on the same album, I'll play whichever you choose.


  Sun. 2/8/09 7:57am Calumbinho:

Tough choice... Maybe "Gambari", but if you prefer either of the other two, you're the DJ (and I'm so happy you are! :) Thanks a lot!!
  Wed. 2/25/09 6:02pm Dashiell:

Is there ANYWHERE I can find an mp3 of "afe ato yen bio"? Or was that on vinyl?
  Thu. 2/26/09 8:27pm Frank:

Hi Dashiel, I only play original vinyl... I don;t think this track has ever been re-released on CD nor is it available on mp3.


  Wed. 5/26/10 6:24pm sam:

afe ato yen bio is available on http://katonah-privatepress.blogspot.com/2010/04/de-frank-and-professionals.html

I would love to have a mp3 rip of all the LP, anyone?
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