Download exclusive mixes from the best DJs, selectors teachers and other preachers.
Grant Phabao & Djouls - African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.2
Grant Phabao and Djouls - African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.2
(MP3 Podcast on T.I.M.E.C. TIMEC114, 2006-07-31

Info :
Our second volume of afro grooves from around the world gathers some rare Nigerian funk from the Ikenga Super Stars Of Africa, The Funkees, One World and Ofege. You can now go hunting for the LPs on Ebay... We've also stumbled upon an incredible UK pressing of an LP called "The Body Music" from a band called Afro Funk which we think is from Ghana. If you have more info on this please share it with us cos' those african beats & soul have been playing repeatedly on our stereo for days now! Oddities come from Karl Denson, former sax player from late 90's US retro-funk band The Greyboy Allstars, the closing track from his fire-smoking funk album "the Bridge" from 2004 is an afrobeat monster we couldn't not play. For vinyl addicts, the track is available on a glorious 12 inch thanks to Adrian Gibson's Freestyle Records little label (UK). You will also hear that we've been diggin deep in our own crates, with "Wilderness", a track from Manu Dibango issued on a rare 1972 library album... and then reissued by our friend Manu Boubli on the mighty "Racubah" compilation. The mix closes with a sunny piece of African pop from Ghanean Kelenkye Band that should leave you eargerly waiting for a third volume of "African Mashed Potato Popcorn"... coming soon on your favorite Podcast!

Tracklisting :
01. The Funkees - Mimbo
(from 'Now I'm A Man' album, 1976 / EMI) NIGERIA
02. Ikenga Super Stars of Africa - Ojele Woman
(from 'Greedy Man' album, 1977 / Decca) NIGERIA
03. Afro Funk - Farewell to Ibusa
(from 'The Body Music' album, 1973 / Kabana) GHANA
04. One World - Happy People
(from 'Peace' album, 1974 / EMI) NIGERIA
05. Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - Elephants
(from 'The Bridge' album, 2002 / Relaxed) USA
06. Ofege - Gbe Mi Mo
(from 'Try And Love' album, 1973 / EMI) NIGERIA
07. Manu Dibango - Safari Fun
(from 'African Voodoo' library album, PSI) FRANCE
08. Kelenkye Band - Dracular Dance
(from 'Moving World' album, 1974 / Emporium) GHANA

Original Covers :
Available on

Credits :
Selected by Djouls & Calumbinho, mixed by Grant Phabao (T.I.M.E.C.)
Artwork by Djouls
Direct download: Grant_Phabao_and_Djouls-African_Mashed_Potato_Popcorn_Vol2.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT