Saturday, September 15, 2012

El Rego
"El Rego" (Vinyl)

Part of the Dap-tone label's ongoing crusade to bring the world some of forgotten names in funk and soul, "El Rego" is a kind of greatest hits collection from one of the biggest names in afro-soul that you've never heard.

Recorded in the 60's and 70's, these songs sound like they were taped in dusty basements and tents with only the barest of recording necessities.  Out of tune and only ever slightly together, Rego's band, the Commandos blazes through its tunes with the precision of a mule-drawn rickshaw.

None of this can distract from the simple enjoyment and infectious groove these African musicians are slapping together.   You can read more on El Rego at the Dap-tone website:

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