Give the Drummer Some's
10 Favorite Downloads from the MP3 Blogosphere
(see Comments, below, for helpful info about downloading)
For a change of pace, the miner decided to stick with a single continent this week, with all selections hailing from the source of the original funk. Yes, it's African danceables galore in this haul of downloads. Highlights include a campaign tune from a Beninese pop star who ran for president (G.G. Vikey), afro-soul out of Italy from a multinational crew (African People) and enchanting mixes of country-esque numbers (yup!) from Nigeria (Naija to Nashville). So pull up a stool in this here virtual shebeen and slurp the head off these sonic suds.
Lead Singer's (First) Name Is Jagger
Kelenkye Band ~ "Moving World"
(Blog: Prog Not Frog)
From the album: No One Is Born to Suffer (mp3)
"Country" Music, Mostly from Nigeria
Various ~ Naija to Nashville: Mix #1 & Mix #2
(Blog: With Comb and Razor)
Doubtfully African, Definitely A-Funk'n
African People ~ "Stop Pushing"
(Blog: Diggin' the Crates)
[7 more Sub-Saharan stunners, after the jump]
Hey Hey With the Funkees
The Funkees ~ "Now I'm a Man"
(Blog: DeltaT Goes Back)
[Note: Use Badongo or Megaulopad]
From the album: Too Lay (mp3)
Senegal's Socially Conscious Pop Star
Ouza ~ "Wethe"
(Blog: Global Grooves)
Campaign Song from Benin Presidential Hopeful
G.G. Vikey ~ s/t
(Blog: World Service)
22 Band ~ "Venez Voir"
(Blog: Matsuli Music)
From the album: Kanaworebe (mp3)
Good Old Yoruba Soul Music
Ade Wesco & His Destiny Dandies ~ "Aye Wa Adun"
Ghana Fly Now
Afro Funk ~ "Body Music"
From the album: Try and Try (mp3)
W. Marsalis Appears on One Track...and It Doesn't Suck!
Aleke Kanonu ~ "Aleke"
(Blog: Arkadin's Ark)
Listen for music from these and other incredible finds on
Give the Drummer Some, Fridays on WFMU, 9 to Noon (ET).
Check out every installment of Mining the Audio Motherlode