When I was recently in Paris, I came across a lesser known African compilation that was released a few years ago called Rare Afro & Caribbean Funk Volume 2. This vinyl-only compilation was released by a label called Mokili Productions and like the title suggests, the record consists of some funky hard-to-find African and Caribbean cuts from some obscure groups like Jojo L'Explosif, Black Santiago, W.J.W. And Roots Trunks & Branches, and Super Tentemba Jazz to name a few. From the first listen, I was immediately impressed with this collection of tracks and I became surprised by the fact that this compilation didn't seem to get more praise or exposure when it was released back in 2007. Regardless, it's a great compilation that I would like to see reissued again in enough quantities to hopefully get the kind of exposure and credit that it definitely deserves. Enjoy!
W.J.W. And Roots Trunks & Branches - Rising (Power Disco Power)