Heavy horns, vocals with real flow, and some real down-home afro-beat hotness. Throw a gritty funk dance party and then all fly over to Benin to meet up with the rest of your friends, the Beninese. From the back:
A collection of super rare and highly danceable masterpieces recorded between 1969 -1981 by four legendary composers from Benin, Antoine Dougbé, El Rego, Honoré Avolonto and Gnonnas Pédro, each one of them with their own distinctive sound. This compilation comes with a 40 page full colour booklet with ultra rare pictures and biographies. Fasten your seat belt and enjoy the mind blowing sound of Benin.
1. Gnonnas Pedro Et Ses Dadjes - Dadje Von O Von Non 3:53
2. El Rego Et Ses Commandos - Feeling You Got 3:443. Antoine Dougbé - Honton Soukpo Gnon 7:054. El Rego Et Ses Commandos - E Nan Mian Nuku4:265. Honoré Avolonto Et L'Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Tin Lin Non 8:486. Gnonnas Pedro Et Ses Panchos - Okpo Videa Bassoruo 3:307. Antoine Dougbé Et L'Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Ya Mi Ton Gbo 6:348. Antoine Dougbé - Nou Akuenon Hwlin Me Sin Koussio 5:039. Honoré Avolonto - Na Mi Do Gbé Hué Nu 6:4410. El Rego Et Ses Commandos - Vimado Wingnan 3:0111. Honoré Avolonto Et L'Orchestre Black Santiago - Dou Dagbé Wé 4:2612. El Rego Et Ses Commandos - Djoblimé 2:3113. Antoine Dougbé - Kovito Gbe De Towe 6:3914. Gnonnas Pedro Et Ses Dadjes - La Musica En Verité 7:09
Much love to all four of these legends. My personal favorite sound is Gnonnas Pedro for his driving intro track, Dadje Von O Von Non, and for his wandering, building closer, La Musica en Verité.