Various Artists

Togo Soul 2

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Hot Casa Records

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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


A1. Ali Bawa -Yansama
A2. Napo De Mi Amor - Kissakpiou
A3. Alognon Degbevi & Les Vétérans Jazz - Baba Na Mi
A4. Mamo Lagbema - Fati Waka
B1. Koffi Ottytana Bebli - Doka
B2. Gregoire Lawani - Habie
B3. Deg Dos - The End Of All
B4. Tomede Ehue - Bella Bellow
C1.Mawuli Decker - Hlomede
C2. Palete Wawa - Assini
D1. Akofa Akoussah - Sumga Na Bacci
D2. Roger Damawuzan - Miziqui
D3. Agboti – Agaza Gbona

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