On March 8, 2005, Luaka Bop Records startles the music world from its slumber once again with the release of Love's A Real Thing, World Psychedelic Classics 3: The Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa, a hip-shaking, foot-tapping compilation of psychedelic West African rock music. Delving deep into West Africa's funky polyrhythmic take on psychedelia, this album is the third in the critically and commercially acclaimed World Psychedelic Classics series.
The twelve tracks on the record explore West Africa's groove-heavy assimilation of the psychedelic revolution, albeit a few years (and a couple thousand miles) removed from 1967's Summer of Love. Spanning countries such as Mali, Gambia, Benin, Nigeria, Ghana, and Cameroon, this collection spotlights a time of incredible creative fermentation, reflecting on colonialism's more fortunate byproduct: the fascinating and unique intersection of hallucinogenic, distorted Western psychedelia and local, traditional African music. This phenomenon of Afro-Rock is what lies at the heart of Love's A Real Thing.
A1. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo DeCotonou Dahomey - Minsato Le, Mi Dayihome 3:19,
A2. Super Eagles - Love’s A Real Thing 2:59,
A3. Moussa Doumbia - Keleya 6:41,
B1. Manu Dibango - Ceddo End Title 5:09,
B2. Sorry Bamba - Porry 8:17,
B3. Orchesta Number One De Dakar - Guajira Ven 5:11,
C1. William Onyeabor - Better Change Your Mind 8:23,
C2. Ofo And The Black Company - Allah Wakbarr 3:30,
C3. Gasper Lawal - Awon-Ojise-Oluwa 6:21,
D1. Bunzu Sounds - Zinabu 3:21,
D2. Tunji Oyelana And The Benders - Ifa 5:00,
D3. Orchestre Régional De Kayes - Sanjina 6:00.
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