World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love's A Real Thing - The Funky Fuzzy Sounds Of West Africa - Various Artists on 2LP + Download
Reissued in Celebration of Luaka Bop's 25th Anniversary
First Time All Compilation Tracks Available on Vinyl
Originally issued on Luaka Bop in 2005, the 12-tracks on World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love's A Real Thing - The Funky Fuzzy Sounds Of West Africa 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. This was one of the first compilations of Afro Funk and helped introduce William Onyeabor’s music to the world.
Luaka Bop’s celebrated World Psychedelic Classics series began in 2000 with Volume 1: Brazil, a compilation of the inimitable genre melding Brazilian band Os Mutantes, entitled Everything Is Possible! Volume 2: California Soul , released in 2001 as the third solo record from multi-instrumentalist Shuggie Otis (Inspiration Information), successfully reintroduced Shuggie to the world at large. Volume 4; Tim Maia: Existential Soul and Volume 5: Who Is William Onyeabor.
World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love's A Real Thing - The Funky Fuzzy Sounds Of West Africa Track Listing:
1. Minsato Le, Mi Dayihome - Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Dahomey
2. Love's a Real Thing - Super Eagles
3. Keleya - Moussa Doumbia
4. Ceddo End Title - Manu Dibango
5. Porry - Sorry Bamba, Sorry Bamba
6. Guajira Van - No. 1 De No. 1
1. Better Change Your Mind - William Onyeabor
2. Allah Wakbarr - Ben Ofoedu, Ofo & The Black Company
3. Awon-Ojise-Oluwa - Gaspar Lawal,
4. Zinabu - Bunzu Sounds
5. Ifa - Tunji Oyelana & The Blenders
6. Sanjina - Orchestre Regional de Kayes