Togo Soul 2

Hot Casa Records present Togo Soul 2: Selected Rare Togolese Recordings from 1974 to 1989 .

A treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings mostly recorded in Lomé during the 70’s and 80’s . A fusion of traditional voodoo chants, raw soul and even Electro Funk . Finding these tracks and their rights holders hasn’t become any easier even after few trips all over this west African country bordered by Ghana , Benin & Burkina Faso. After 8 years, We , at Hot Casa Records with the kind help of Roger Damawuzan decided to select thirteen tracks, a snapshot of some hundreds of rare and often forgotten tapes from the most prolific, professional and exciting phase of the country’s recording history included international stars like Akofa Akoussah, Gregoire Lawani to Roger Damawuzan compared as the James Brown from Lomé to forgotten tapes and brilliant songs in Mina, Kabyié and Fon language.

Many of the tracks featured here are peppered with innovation and experimentation highlighting how diverse, the music scene in Togo was at the time even if the political context influenced their creation. Many of the original albums these tracks are taken from high prices online due to their rarity and so it’s with great pleasure that we present a selection here that evokes a golden boomtime in Togolese music history.

Includes biographies and rare photos Remastered by Frank Merritt at The Carvery

Item détails
Artist : Various Artists
Title : Togo Soul 2
Label : Hot Casa Records
Réf. label : HC 79LP
Genre : Afro
Country : France
Year : 2024
Format : 2xLP
Origine : Original
Record Condition : MINT
Sleeve Condition : SEALED
Second hand : Non
Price : 32,00 EUR


Side 1
1. Ali Bawa - Yansama
2. Napo De Mi Amor - Kissakpiou
3. Alognon Degbevi & Les Veterans Jazz - Baba Na Mi
4. Mamo Lagbema - Fati Waka
Side 2
1. Koffi Ottytana Bebli - Doka
2. Gregoire Lawani - Habie
3. Deg Dos - The End Of All
4. Tomede Ehue - Bella Bellow
Side 3
1. Mawuli Decker - Hlomede
2. Palete Wawa - Assini
Side 4
1. Akofa Akoussah - Sumga Na Bacci
2. Roger Damawuzan - Miziqui
3. Agboti - Agaza Gbona

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