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Artist: AMBOLLEY, GYEDU-BLAY
Title: Simigwa
Format: LP
Label: Academy
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Gyedu-Blay Ambolley unleashed his unique brand of simigwa music on an eager yet unsuspecting world in 1975 with the release of this, his debut album. Suffused with his larger-than-life personality, this LP is an absolutely irresistible manifesto of his heavy afro-funk simigwa philosophy. This record spawned a genuine dance craze in Ghana and is even considered a foundational record of the hip lifestyle of hip hop that is popular in Ghana today. Long sought-after by collectors, Academy LPs and Voodoo Funk have teamed up once again to revive this incredible record from the vibrant musical scene of 70s West Africa. Mastered from the original master tapes and featuring the rather remarkable original sleeve, this is an ultra high-quality reissue that continues the reputation weve built with our previous releases. This is a limited, one-time only pressing of 1500 LPs." -Academy.

Artist: CUTLASS DANCE BAND
Title: Dont Commot Me / Obiara Wondo
Format: 7"
Label: Academy
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Though we were able to license these songs from the band, we were not able to get much in the way of information about this devastating early 70s Afro funk 45 by the enigmatic Cutlass Band. What we do know is that both sides are prime examples of the heavy, raw sounds that Academy and Voodoo Funk have been seeking out for their ongoing 45 series. With restored sound faithful to the original release and artwork derived from original sources, this single is a proud addition to our previous releases." - Academy.
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Artist: LOS ISSIFU AND HIS MOSLEMS
Title: Tanga Beat
Format: 7"
Label: Academy
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Starting his career with the Cafe De France Band in 1967, Los Issifu traveled around Ghana and Burkina Faso singing with various groups for almost 10 years before returning to his hometown of Ashanti Mampong in the north of Ghana to form the band heard on this 45. Pulled from his extremely rare Tanga Beat LP, the two songs here are prime examples of the raw, gritty Afro funk that Academy and Voodoo Funk have been issuing in their collaborative 45 series. It doesnt hurt that Kana Soro leads off with a massive break either. As usual, this fully licensed release features vibrant restored sound and artwork derived from the original sources." - Academy.
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Artist: MEBUSAS
Title: Blood Brothers
Format: LP
Label: Academy
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"A large and multitalented group, THE MEBUSAS Blood Brothers album (1973) reflects the diversity of its members. Elements of soul, funk and psychedelic rock as well as Latin, Caribbean and African music come together in a powerfully unique album recorded in Nigeria. This is the first ever reissue of their only LP." - Academy.
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Artist: PSYCHEDELIC ALIENS, THE
Title: Psycho African Beat
Format: LP
Label: Academy
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
LP version. Includes 12-page booklet with historic photos and liner notes written by band leader Ricky Teifer. "Most anticipated African release ever! Like most stories involving aliens, this one seems, well, made up. But it really happened. For a few years in the late 60s to early 70s worlds collided and aliens walked among us. Psycho African Beat is the complete recorded output of this amazing group and their unprecedented music that combined elements of American soul , funk, garage rock and psych with African rhythms and melodies -- and made music. This magical moment lasted for three short years producing only three releases: One four-song EP and two 7"s. Today, these three original releases are the most sought after and most elusive African funk records. It took Frank Gossner (Voodoofunk.com, Soulpusher, DJ Franco) four years, nine visits to Ghana , and dozens of newspaper ads and radio announcements to track them down. Official release of these long lost gems, licensed directly from the band. Sharp!" - Academy.
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Artist: PSYCHEDELIC ALIENS, THE
Title: Psycho African Beat
Format: CD
Label: Academy
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Most anticipated African release ever! Like most stories involving aliens, this one seems, well, made up. But it really happened. For a few years in the late 60s to early 70s worlds collided and aliens walked among us. Psycho African Beat is the complete recorded output of this amazing group and their unprecedented music that combined elements of American soul , funk, garage rock and psych with African rhythms and melodies -- and made music. This magical moment lasted for three short years producing only three releases: One four-song EP and two 7"s. Today, these three original releases are the most sought after and most elusive African funk records. It took Frank Gossner (Voodoofunk.com, Soulpusher, DJ Franco) four years, nine visits to Ghana , and dozens of newspaper ads and radio announcements to track them down. Official release of these long lost gems, licensed directly from the band. Hardcover, book-bound CD with a 32-page booklet. Sharp!" - Academy.

Artist: V/A
Title: Lagos Disco Inferno
Format: Double LP
Label: Academy
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Welcome to the Lagos Disco Inferno, the first compilation of rare, Nigerian Disco to be released outside of Africa. Compiled by Frank Gossner (of Voodoofunk.com fame), this record contains 12 tracks that represent the sound of Lagos in the late 1970s. Dean Disi (Music Journalist and formerly Director of Lagos based label TYC Records) wrote the liner notes for this album: it was the era of sheer ecstasy. The music not only represents the vibrancy of youthful expressionism of the time but is also deeply rooted in African rhythm though not traditional in phraseology. This collection of songs marks the development of Nigerian urban pop culture. There was diametric difference in the music of the discos and the music play by the groups. Disco music as played by the DJs was essentially western. The fans could connect with this easily. It was hip, urban and stimulating. The young Nigerian groups were hooked on it and tried to play it but with a distinctive African stamp of their own.�?� Some of the artists on this record were stars of their times while others remained in obscurity. Lagos, a uniquely vibrant, gritty, energetic and sometimes quite dangerous tropical metropolis has always been much more than just a city. A state of mind where third world poverty met the oil boom, where African traditions clashed with Western decadence. Make no mistake, this stuff will have you dance in a feverish rush in no time." - Academy.
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