Guitar SafariArtist: Various Artists
Obscure gems from the '50s and early '60s. Welcome to a wild trip around Africa during its electric guitar explosion in the '50s and '60s, a period when foreign styles like Cuban mambo or American twist were absorbed and recorded with tons of guitars full of reverb and vibrato. Twangy jungle travels through calypso and jerk from Sierra Leone; Congolese rhumba, mambo, and cha-cha-cha; surf from Madagascar; Nigerian twist and rock & roll; merengue from Cameroon... Includes tracks by Bantous Mujos, Les Safari, King Kennytone, Ambiance Jazz, Catchito & Chacha Po, Orchestre Rock-a-Mambo, E.K's, Olivera & Freitas, Vedette Jazz, Freddy Ranarison, Ry-Co Jazz, and Geraldo Pino.
A1. Banous Mujos (Congo): Les Kramen A2. Les Safari (Madagascar): Ma Familleet Toi A3. King Kennytone (Nigeria): Summer Birthday Twist A4. Ambiance Jazz (Cameroon): Merengue Willy A5. Catchito & Chacha Po (Sierra Leone): Fine Fine Woman A6. Orchestre Rock-a-Mambo (Congo): Allegria B7. E.K's (Nigeria): Bra Ohoho B8. Olivera & Freitas (Congo): Kanisaka Ngai B9. Vedette Jazz (Congo): La Muyera Antonio B10. Freddy Ranarison (Madagascar): Tatsimo B11. Ry-Co Jazz (Congo): Twistez! B12. Geraldo Pino (Sierra Leone): Ye Ye Little Devil