Category Archives: Afro Pop

SONG OF THE DAY Damas Swing Orchestra – Odylife

One thing I love about labels that dedicate their time and energy to unearthing obscure and rare music is that they discover so much more than I ever could and it’s thanks to them that I now have the chance … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics – Be Counted

Nigerian musical innovator Orlando Julius made his reputation internationally in the mid-’60s with his smash album Super Afro Soul, which was not only considered to be very much ahead of its time when released, but has helped to shape the funk … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Vincent Ahehehinnou – Best Woman

NOTICE: The Listening Post Blog is taking a short break and will be back on Monday 27th March! Whilst away, new sounds will continue to be sourced so that there will be plenty to share upon my return! See you … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY GOAT – Temple Rhythms

Sweden’s secret psych-rockers may have mysterious masked identities but one thing is for certain, their sound is unique and instantly detectable. This Christmas Santa Claus kindly deposited GOAT’s third studio album under my tree and I couldn’t be more chuffed … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Wanda Stafford – Blue Guitar

Jazz vocalist Wanda Stafford emerged in 1961 when she released (what has become her rare and sought-after) debut album, ‘In Love For The Very First Time’ for Roulette records. Six years later she was signed to RCA Records and it … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Xenia Rubinos – Laugh Clown

Brooklyn-based composer Xenia Rubinos released her debut album earlier this June and if you are already familiar with ‘Black Terry Cat’,  you will no doubt appreciate what I am saying when I describe this album as a passionate, powerful and personal … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Melt Yourself Down – Listen Out (THE LISTENING POST BLOG IS NOW AWAY UNTIL 21.5.16!)

As of tomorrow The Listening Post Blog will be going offline for a few days to take a short break, but fear not, I shall be back on 21st May with plenty more songs to share, you can bet your … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY King N’gom – Viva Marvillas

Analog Africa are a German label specialising in raw, funky and psychedelic tropical sounds from Africa and Latin America from the 60’s and 70’s.  Their latest release is a energised compilation titled “Senegal 70 – Sonic Gems & Previously Unreleased … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Josephine Oniyama – Pepper Shaker

Josephine Oniyama is a Manchester-based singer-songwriter who’s Jamaican and Liberian roots feature heavily in her songs, all of which cover a wide and varied array of genres, ranging from gospel and country to soul and pop. At the age of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Guy Fox – Antique Furniture

Oakland 4-piece Guy Fox have just released their long awaited debut LP ‘Night Owl’ and, upon first listen, it definitely has the potential to be worth the wait. Night Owl was recorded at San Francisco’s Tiny Telephone Studios with the … Continue reading

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