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Heavy Afro-Funk

By far, one of the most far-reaching funk albumns. Deeply layered but always comes back to the groove. What most jazz/funk fusion was supposed to be.

Awesome Album

This album is a classic, it should of went platinum a million times over, buy the songs here off i-tunes, the only other way to hear it is if you find it on vinyl.


I've been looking for this kind of music forever! I love it! I just love the richness of the drums. We need more music like this!


Born: 1927 in Ajido, Nigeria

Genre: World

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Nigerian-born drummer Michael Babatunde Olatunji grew to international fame beginning in the late '50s with his groundbreaking 1959 Capitol Records debut Drums of Passion. The album was a huge hit, remaining in print for decades and standing as one of the first examples of the American record-buying public taking an interest in international music. Jazz kingpin John Coltrane took a particular liking to Olatunji's music, and the two became friends, eventually going so far as to collaborate on the...
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Soul Makossa, Babatunde Olatunji
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  • Partial Album
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: 1973

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