Afro-Beat Airways

August 9, 2010 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 2, 2010
  • Label: Analog Africa
  • Copyright: (c) Analog Africa
  • Total Length: 1:18:34
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  • ASIN: B003YZK5GC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,805 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By MV on October 2, 2010
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'Afro-Beat' is a fantastic compilation, and I encourage everyone to give it a try. You've probably heard enough praise for this eclectic compilation, which was on a few best-of-year lists; my only word of caution is: Don't download it as MP3 format from Amazon.
The quality is horrible. (142kbps). The tracks sound distorted and garbled. While the price may be tempting, this album deserves to be heard in higher quality. Spend the extra dollars on the CD verision. Your ears will thank you for it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Scott McWade on August 30, 2010
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Ghana and Togo nuggets from the 1970's diamond mine. Very danceble. A little more psychedelic than ASC, with lots of crazy keyboards. Analog Africa's usual high quality product but this is the finest since ASC. So, if you're into this kind of thing, and you'd have to be to shell out for it, this is another stellar entry in their growing catalog. When you think about it, the cost of these is nominal considering the gargantuan efforts that go into unearthing these gems, presenting them with such attentive documentation, great sound and then going the whole magilla by making sure the royalties are properly administered. The journey continues, Cheers !, Afrobeaters.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Hilton Royale on September 8, 2010
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4 - 4.5 stars.
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 all are 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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dan the man on October 23, 2010
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I own many afrobeat records and this is by far one of the best compilations out there. All the tracks are solid and the quality is superb. If you enjoy getting your funk and groove on then this is right up your alley. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David coppinger on April 30, 2014
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I bought this CD at the same time as Haiti direct and Diablos Del Ritmo.( not afrobeat, I know...maybe an unfair comparison)
This would come in as 3rd in a race.!
If you own lots of afrobeat, you are going to buy this anyway, just to add to the collection.
But if you do not have any music by Ebo Taylor, or K Frimpong, for example, I would get one of them first.
Maybe starting with Ebo Taylor....Love and death
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