When I read about a new Analog Africa compilation my heart starts pounding a bit faster, as "African Scream Contest", "Legends of Benin" and both volumes with Poly-Rythmo are all essential albums for funk and afrobeat headz. Their latest release is another fine entry in the series, this time they they deliver a bit more straight- forward package of funk and afrobeat from Ghana and Togo, and as always a lot of the songs are organ-driven, slightly psychedelic groovers. It varies from slowburning afrobeat numbers to the frenetic funk of Marijata. There are some songs that doesn't do that much for me, but even those songs contain moments were they really lock in and hit a groove. Highlites include K. Frimpong, Ebo Taylor, Orchestre Abass, Cos-Ber-Zam and Apagya Show Band.
A friend tipped me off to "Come Along", Ebo Taylor and the Pelicans and I discovered this album. All lovers of funk, soul, jazz, perscussion and horns should have this album in their collection. Incredible groove, see if you can sit still and not smile whilst listening to it!