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Tala A.M. : Black Gold
Kemayo : Kag Am
Manu Dibango : Mimbo
Jake Sollo : Father Time, Mother Nature
Sookie : Choco Date
African Souls Band : Nande
Manu Dibango : Ceddo
Manu Dibango : Les Cavaliers
Manu Dibango : Le Reve De Dior
Manu Dibango : La Boisson
Manu Dibango : Marabout
Manu Dibango : Ceddo
Jake Sollo : Father Time, Mother Nature
Jake Sollo : Say No More
Jake Sollo : Weebo-Me Weebo
Jake Sollo : Pas Du Tout
Jake Sollo : Five o Five
Jake Sollo : African Gypsy
Jake Sollo : Show Me How
Jake Sollo : Greetings
Tala AM : Arabica
Tala AM : Black Gold
Tala AM : Sugar Lump
Tala AM : I Know What You Want
Tala AM : Soweto
Tala AM : 20 Ans
Jake Sollo : Hot N Spicy
Jake Sollo : Jaqueline
Manu Dibango : Qui Est Fou De Qui?
Manu Dibango : Bokilo's Boogie
Manu Dibango : Mimbo
Manu Dibango : Mouvment Forward
Manu Dibango : Besoka
Manu Dibango : Angola
Manu Dibango : Sun Explosion
Manu Dibango : Tropical Garden
Manu Dibango : Ah! Freak Sans Fric
Manu Dibango : Oh Koh
Tala AM : Intro
Tala AM : Hot Koki
Tala AM : Black Gold
Tala AM : Sugar Lump
Tala AM : Gotam
Tala AM : Arabica
Tala AM : Black Woman
Tala AM : Ma Ka La
Tala AM : Nom Te Ma
Tala AM : Tcham Tcham
Tala AM : Mwouop
Tala André Marie : Black Woman
Tala André Marie : Ma Ka La
Tala André Marie : Ke Sin Bi Som Mo
Tala André Marie : Gotam
Tala André Marie : Gue Ping
Tala André Marie : Gorée
Tala André Marie : Tamo
Tala André Marie : Singha
Tala André Marie : O Ba Djui Tala
Tala André Marie : Tcham Tcham
Tala AM : Hot Koki (JKriv Edit)
Tala AM : Hot Koki (EVM128 Remix)
Tala AM : Hot Koki (Ben Hauke Remix)
Tala AM : Black Gold (Peza Rework)
Tala AM : Hot Koki
Jake Sollo : 404
Jake Sollo : I Am Somebody...I Know !
Jake Sollo : Raise Your Hands
Jake Sollo : I Just Wanna Dance
Jake Sollo : Coming Home
Jake Sollo : Where Is Love
Jake Sollo : Deiyo Deiyo
Manu Dibango & Hal Singer : The Soukouss 1
Manu Dibango & Hal Singer : The Soukouss 2
Jake Sollo : Boogie Legs
Jake Sollo : Tinini Yanana
Jake Sollo : Everyday
Jake Sollo : My Best Friend's Girl
Jake Sollo : Shake Your Ya-Ya
Jake Sollo : My Shining Star
Manu Dibango : Ceddo
Manu Dibango : Les Cavaliers
Manu Dibango : La Reve De Dior
Manu Dibango : La Boisson
Manu Dibango : Morabout
Manu Dibango : Ceddo (Cenerique de fin)
Uta Bella : Nassa-Nassa
Uta Bella : Enyin
Uta Bella : Eben Reggae
Uta Bella : Te Mbele
Uta Bella : Cameroon Paradis
Uta Bella : Awoe
Uta Bella : I Want To Find Love
Uta Bella : Metek
Momo Joseph : Love Africa Soul
Momo Joseph : Cameroun Airlines
Momo Joseph : Cameroun Airlines (Nik Weston Edit)
Jake Sollo : Shockproof
Jake Sollo : Boats Without A Hope
Eko : Osi Bakela Mba
Eko : M'Ongele M'Am
Eko : Attends Moi
Eko : A Noba See'Am
Eko : Fantaisie Bantou
Eko : Nkati
Eko : Mehiyo Memi
Momo Joseph : Africain
Momo Joseph : N'Gon Le Bek
Momo Joseph : Out Side No Fine
Momo Joseph : War For Ground
Eko : Nalandi
Eko : Ye Wa Ben Ma
Eko : Dibwaha Mba Djombe
Eko : Take Me As I Am Now
Eko : I Mbwiyo
Eko : Mba Pe Na Senge Bwan
Eko : Kilimandjaro My Home
Eko : Ba Dihani
Eko : Bona Bami
Eko : Manyaka
Eko : Oa Mene
Eko : Wa Tu Wa
Eko : Na Senjindi
Eko : Njuke Bonene
Momo Joseph : Love Africa Soul
Momo Joseph : Cameroun Airline
Momo Joseph : Oh Momo

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"Africa Airways Four (Disco Funk Touchdown - 1976 - 1983)"

Welcome aboard for the 4th installment of Africa Airways, fasten your seat belts and enjoy the trip.

It's just over 3 years since we launched the Africa Seven label in Paris and London. Our first release back then (Airways One) is still our best seller and had to be repressed 4 times so far. Forty or so releases later it is time to take to the clouds again. Being the unimaginative bunch we are, the fourth installment of our African sky filled musical cornucopia is called African Airways Four (Disco Funk Touchdown - 1976 - 1983). This time around all tunes have the Disco flavour. As ever it's all about the music... the skies are wide and funky and the air is filled with musical goodness. Your flight is about to leave.
Your flight opens with a punchy disco funk assault from Paris based Cameroonian Tala AM. Here with his drive bass and guitar funk riff 1981 stomper "Get Up Tchmassi". Next up and staying with the Cameroonian connection is Eko with "Bowaa Mba Ngebe". The lyrics talk of accomplishing the things in life for your family and yourself. The sweeping strings and gloriously uplifting music matching the sentiments of the words perfectly. Uta Bella began singing in the 60's and by the time disco hit in the 70's she was already established a singer in her native Cameroon, here the locked on groove of "Nassa Nassa" is a perfect snapshot of the sound and the African disco times.
Charly Kingson (cousin of Manu Dibango) is next with his "Nimele Bolo". Recorded in Germany with the cream of Munich's session musicians the bass synth is out in force on this one. Punchy brass, rock solid grooves and jazzy Rhodes add all the right ingredients for a fine disco synth excursion. Next is the musical heavyweight from Cameroon cousin Manu with his 1978 Disco, jazz funk masterpiece "Sun Explosion".
Side two opens with a blast of Elvis Kemayo and his piano and guitar funk bomb "Biram". Next Momo Joseph gives us "Africain". Best known in France as an actor, this disco funk groover was released on his self pressed LP "War For Ground" in 1983. A true gem indeed. Nigerian, ex Funkees member Jake Sollo is next with "Tinni Yanana". Recorded in the UK in 83 its slick and smooth with a hint of "at the car wash" groove. Pierre Didy Tchakounte follows on with his soul funk 'golden years' style groover "Soul Magabe". Produced by one of our favourite Parisian producers Slim Pezin. We close off our journey with the tribal chant disco-funk special from the Monstars "Funny Saga".
Ladies and Gentleman, we have landed at your destination, please remain seated until the aircraft has reached the terminal. We look forward to welcoming you aboard Africa Airways again soon.

01. Tala AM - Get Up Tchamassi
Written & Produced by A.M. Tala.
02. Eko - Bowa’a Mba Ngèbè
Written by Eko-Roosevelt.
03. Uta Bella - Nassa Nassa
Written by Uta Bella.
04. Charly Kingson - Nimele Bolo
Written by Charly Kingson.
05. Manu Dibango - Sun Explosion
Composed & arranged by Manu Dibango.
06. Kemayo and K-System - Biram
Written, Composed and Arranged by Kemayo.
Vocals by K. System
07. Momo Joseph - Africain
Written & Produced by Momo Joseph. Arranged by Georges Deulemkam.
08. Jake Sollo - Tinini Yanana
Written by Jake Sollo.
09. Pierre Didy Tchakounte - Soul Magabe
Written by Pierre Didy Tchakounte.
10. The Monstars - Funny Saga
Written by The Monstars.
Audio Restoration By Timmy @ Tiger Bright Studios (www.tigerbright.net).
Mastered by Eugene @ Cromon Tor.
Artwork by Rich Elson.
Thanks to Roi Momo, Keith Slater, Samy Ben Redjeb, Henri Fabrice, Lord Funk, Maboul Basmati, Jo Bisso, Eko, FFL, Honey Disco and The Eternal Jean Karakos.
Compiled by John Bryan (www.johnbryan.info)
Tracks Licensed from Fiesta Records (www.fiestarecords.net), Avis / Fonior (www.fonior.net), Juliet / Fonior, Joseph Family, Metropolis / JAAS, Capriccio / Sonodisc (www.sonodisc.net)
(P) 2017 Africa Seven
www.africaseven.com

1. Tala AM - Get Up Tchamassi
2. Eko - Bowa'a Mba Ngebe
3. Uta Bella - Nassa Nassa
4. Charly Kingson - Nimele Bolo
5. Manu Dibango - Sun Explosion
6. Kemayo And K. System - Biram
7. Momo Joseph - Africain
8. Jake Sollo - Tinini Yanana
9. Pierre Didy Tchakounte - Soul Magabe
10. The Monstars - Funny Saga [No Strings Edit]


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