Friday, August 20, 2010

Afro-Caribbean Funk

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)

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the saucer people said...

I visited this blog yesterday but after spending most of the day re-playing the Rising (Power Disco Power) track, I thought the least I could do is come back and thank you for posting such a wonderful track.

"WJW & Roots Trunks & Branches"! I think that is the best named band I have heard all year....if this track is anything to go by, its kinda inexplicable this fell down the memory hole...definitely an album that is worth a re-issue as I have got a feeling it would do really well this time around...maybe it just got swamped as there were a lot of cool compilations coming out 2006/2007.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing all this wonderful tracks.
keep on!

Anonymous said...

I was a little disappointed with this realease; felt the first volume was much stronger.