Frank Gossner on a pile of records in Africa. He played some of them last weekend at Sunday Best.
It’s too bad that summer’s coming to an end, because fall’s arrival means an end to the Sunday Best parties. Just last week we mentioned them, and already they’ve had another stellar guest: Frank Gossner of Voodoo Funk. His set consisted of African disco, along the lines of his compilation record, Lagos Disco Inferno.
Gossner is a fiend for African vinyl, as the above photo shows, and he spent three years in the motherland searching for rare records throughout Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Benin. Earlier this year, he went back yet again for a couple months to search around Ghana and Nigeria. He also facilitated the re-release of an afrobeat record on Daptone by Pax Nicholas & The Nettey Family.
Digging (and we mean digging literally!) through so much music, it would be pretty hard to stay confined to one genre. So it’s not surprising that he recently dropped five new mixes of various styles. Below is the hour-long afrobeat selection.
Frank Gossner’s 08/2010 Afrobeat Mixtape
00:00 – Eric Akaeze — “Bar Beach Show”
07:37 – Mad Man Jaga — “Mama Wam”
12:46 – Orlando Julius — “Kete Kete Koro”
18:18 – Tunji Oyelana & the Lijadu Sisters — “Ojo”
24:31 – Eji Oyewole — “Gele Odun (Oil Boom)”
34:20 – Pierre Antoine — “Kalabuley Woman”
45:56 – Cross River Nationale — “Nyong Eyen Unen”
51:58 – Masisi — “Uchum”
57:21 – Aigbologa Bucknor — “Katakata”