Sunday, February 28, 2010

AFRO-SPAZZ

How many African music collections thank Dr Demento in the credits?

The 1995 compilation "Money No Be Sand," on the Original Music label, is one of my favorite albums - it's completely bananas, another example of how Everything You Know Is Wrong. All Nigeria and Ghana rarities from the Sixties, it's nothing like the sterile "World Music" you'll hear oozing out of your local Starbucks. It's own liner notes describe it as "wild-and-woolly" (the
review in The Beat magazine prefers the term "nutty.")

It's delights are endless: trashy garage-rock sung in tribal tongues, James Brown rip-offs (complete with, in the song "One Early Morning," a shockingly inept drum break), a cheerful calypso describing a political assassination, curious pidgin-English lyrics, and all manner of twisting and shaking awesomeness. Oh, and a Beatles cover performed on cowbells. Beyond essential.


"Money No Be Sand"

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7 comments:

Holly said...

This is such a brilliant compilation - I really miss Original Music. Thanks for sharing!

J-Unit 1 said...

Whoo hoo a new post :) And what a post at that. Excellent share Mr. Fab!

Mr Fab said...

Yep, I'm trying to post again. I basically had to re-install every software/programs I've ever used, so I'm not all the way yet, but getting there.

Oh, and thanks to all you nice peoples who posted/emailed me congrats re: the arrival of Baby Fab - much appreciated!

-d said...

Holy crap! I've been playing this every day since I've downlaoded it from you. This makes me want it to be so much warmer outside....

Thanks a bunch for this one.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this. Awesome. And then some.

Aljaz

Galen Howard said...

Strong request for re-upload!

Anonymous said...

Reunited! I this CD stolen from me LONG time ago. Many thanks for sharing. Priceless recordings :-)