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El Rego Et Ses Commandos - El Rego (2011)
Artist: El Rego Et Ses Commandos
Title Of Album: El Rego
Year Of Release: 2011
Label: Daptone Records
Genre: Funk / Soul / Afrobeat
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Bitrate: Lossless
Total Time: 40:58 min
Total Size: 188 MB


01. Feeling You Got (3:45)
02. Zon Dede (3:24)
03. E Nan Mian Nuku (4:32)
04. Djobime (2:34)
05. Dis-Moi Oui (3:02)
06. Hessa (2:59)
07. Kpon Fi La (3:56)
08. Do Do Baya (3:30)
09. Vive Le Renouveau (4:39)
10. Achuta (2:23)
11. Cholera (2:49)
12. Ke Amon-Gbetchea (3:26)

Pioneer Benin funk and soul musician Theophile Do-Rego, known to most as "El Rego," along with his crackerjack band the Commandos, blended hard American R&B, soul, and funk with rhumba trappings, Latin percussion, wah-wah guitar, a whole lot of amazingly wild accordion, thick basslines, and traditional tribal rhythms to form a raw and exciting musical template from the mid-'60s through the early '70s. This set from Daptone Records selects several of the sides el Rego et Ses Commandos recorded and released during those years, and assembled by Afro-soul collector and DJ Frank Gossner, it makes for a fun, joyous, and combustible playlist and functions as well as a solid introduction to this charismatic performer. Things dig right in with the opening track, "Feeling You Got," and keep roaring from there. A delight. -- Steve Leggett ~

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