Wednesday, September 28, 2011

CD Review: El Rego's Self-Titled Release

El Rego
El Rego
Daptone Records

El Rego, known as Theophile Do Rego, was an African music legend in his native land of Benin. DJ Frank Gossner put together this incredible collection of music from 45's released in the 1960's and 70's. Twelve tracks, a twenty-page booklet, and a bonus, limited edition 45 of "Se Na Min" and "E Ma Non Tin Me." The music is largely funk, soul, afro-beat, and jazz-driven in the vein of Fela Kuti, James Brown, and John Lee Hooker. "Djobime" is a rousing tune and a sure-fire dance track. "Dis-Moi Oui" is an almost-Ethiopian influenced track with good percussion and fiery vocals. El Rego's instrumental repertoire is limited to drums, guitars, horns, keyboards, and bass, but that does not mean the music is lacking anything. In fact, each track moves with a high degree of aural fluidity unsurpassed by other musicians. If you love the afro-beat and funk styles of West Africa's coast from the 1960's and 70's, then El Rego is a must-have. ~ Matthew Forss

1 comment:

Michelle said...

DAPTONE RECORDS..emergency.
It's about DAWMANA .
Yeah...again.
And EL SALVADOR already gave the books on MANUEL.
Then in comes YEMEN with RICK'S SETAIN, it's a proverbial nightmare!
And now we got KILLA WATT having his HARRY!
Reid.
You can't trust that piece of shit and I told them so , but did you listen?
Fuck no!
You went right ahead and leased all the boats with MP 3 and Crow- SC...and now LA is snitching on everybody including the Queen!
Yeah.
The QUEEN!
So there goes QUETTO and QUETTA with EQUARING !
Brilliant.
OK.
Gotta go.
But last note - MUSSEC.
BEN is a PUSSY.