Kelenkye Band – Jungle Funk

We are always excited when unreleased music turns up here at FMF. It’s even more exciting when a guy like Deano Sounds from Cultures of Soul teams up with the authority in African music Frank Gossner to put out this two piece 45 set. Here’s what COS had to say about the release:

“With the help of Voodoo Funk’s Frank Gossner we are putting out unreleased material from the Afro Kelenkye Band. Led by Jagger Botchway, the group recorded the legendary rare Ghanaian Funk album, Moving World. Soon after the group went back into the studio to record more tracks but ran out of money. The recordings were left on the shelves until Miles Cleret from Soundway Records found them some 40 years later and brought them to Frank’s attention. The track “Jungle Funk” sees the group relax into a mid tempo Afro funk groove. “Mother Africa” is a guitar driven Afro psychedelic instrumental with a fuzzed out guitar solo. “Too Bad Girl” features a dark melody and a laid back trumpet solo. “Munchin’ Session” grooves with trumpet riffs galore. Mastered from the original reel to reel tapes and pressed on 2 x 45s and housed in a thick collectible jacket cover designed by Frank Gossner. Limited to 1,000 copies.”

You can hear samples of the records and get more ordering info here.

This record set is an absolute keeper. Be prepared to hear this on the next FMF all 45 mix.

Keep Diggin’!

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