Soul Explosion

The Daktaris is a well-disciplined army of two hundred African Bull Elephants marching relentlessly up your business to the beat from Funky Drummer. Or so began the liner notes on the original pressing of this album.

Truth is often stranger than fiction. In 1998 Desco Records—a precursor to Daptone and Soul Fire records—released The Daktaris’ Soul Explosion, ostensibly as a reissue of an unearthed Nigerian LP from the seventies. Though it’s now common knowledge that the story was a bit of a hoax, the record’s significance as a seminal part of the Afrobeat and afro-funk renaissance of the last two decades cannot be denied. The roots of the Budos Band, Antibalas, and uncountable others can be traced back to this enigmatic afro-funk release.

Now, two decades later, Daptone has remastered the album from the original tapes, including a bonus track that had previously only been available on a 45, and featuring extensive all new liner notes by Bosco Mann telling the bizarre true story behind the Daktaris sessions.

- FULLY REMASTERED, including new bonus track, “In the Middle.”
-Extensive new liner notes by BOSCO MANN explaining the real story behind The Daktaris.
-Features members of The DAP-KINGS and ANTIBALAS.
-Features JOJO KUO (drummer for FELA KUTI) on vox and percussion.
-Originally released on DESCO RECORDS in the 1998, has been out of print for years.
-The spirit of the late, great Fela Kuti runs through The Daktaris’ Soul Explosion. - Jazz Times

Item détails
Artist : The Daktaris
Title : Soul Explosion
Label : Daptone Records
Réf. label : DAP049
Genre : Afro
Country : US
Year : 2019
Format : LP
Origine : Re-Issue
Record Condition : MINT
Sleeve Condition : SEALED
Second hand : Non
Price : 25,00 EUR
Out of Stock

Side 1
1. Musciawi Silt
2. Quiet Man Is Dead Man
3. Modern Technology
4. Super Afrobeat
5. In The Middle
6. Give It Up Turn It Loose
Side 2
1. Eltsuhg Ibal Lasiti
2. Daktari Walk
3. Voodoo Soul Stew
4. Upside Down

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