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Various - The Rough Guide To African Rare Groove Vol. 1 FLAC album

Performer: Various
Genre: Latin / Soul and Funk / Folk and Country
Title: The Rough Guide To African Rare Groove Vol. 1
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 18 Apr 2015
Style: African, Afrobeat, Highlife, Rumba, Funk
Label: World Music Network, Music Rough Guides
Catalog Number: RGNET1323LP
FLAC version ZIP size: 1243 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 2150 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 2008 mb
Rating: 4.0
Votes: 067


1Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7Oyeye4:22
2International Orchestra Safari SoundHoma Imenizidia7:06
3Gentleman Mike Ejeagha & His Premier Dance BandIkpechakwa A-Akem Kpee6:16
4Francis BebeyNdolo2:57
5Orchestra Marrabenta Star De MoçambiqueElisa Gomara Saia5:15
6Yam Yam Feat. Les MangelepaKai Kai5:33
7Ayaléw MèsfinHasabé3:58


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
RGNET1323CDVarious The Rough Guide To African Rare Groove Vol. 1 ‎(CD, Comp)World Music Network, Music Rough GuidesRGNET1323CDUK & Europe2015


  • Compiled ByDJ Jams O'Donnell, Phil Stanton
  • CoordinatorBrad Haynes
  • Legal [Licensed From]Jacqueline Bebey (tracks: B4)
  • Mastered ByLaurence Cedar, Laurence Cedar
  • ProducerPhil Stanton
  • Sleeve NotesDominic Raymond-Barker


Limited (1200 pressed) Record Store Day release, although there are no RSD stickers or logos on the packaging.

From the back outer sleeve:
"From bright Nigerian highlife horns to Ethiopian fuzz-tone guitar riffs, this Rough Guide presents a broad selection of rare African grooves. Hard to find but easy to dance to."

"This limited edition LP includes a FREE download card giving you high quality mp3 versions of all the tracks from this record, as well as bonus African Rare Groove tracks."

Track A1 licensed from Premier Music Ltd. | Track A2 published and licensed from Piranha Musik | Track A3 licensed from No Nation Ltd. | Track B1 licensed from Buda Musique / Amha Records | Track B2 published by Jahazi Media and licensed from Buda Musique / Jahazi Media | Track B3 published by Premier Music and licensed from Premier Records Ltd. | Track A4 licensed from Jacqueline Bebey


  • Barcode: 6 05633 63232 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped): 127257E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped): 127257E2/A


  • Licensed From – Premier Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Piranha Musik
  • Licensed From – Piranha Musik
  • Licensed From – No Nation Ltd.
  • Licensed From – Buda Musique
  • Licensed From – Amha Records
  • Published By – Jahazi Media
  • Licensed From – Buda Musique
  • Licensed From – Jahazi Media
  • Published By – Premier Music
  • Licensed From – Premier Records Ltd.
  • Pressed By – GZ Media – 127257E


This LP has used tracks from fairly poor quality sources. The mastering process for vinyl (from whatever source the tracks were taken) has, apparently, had no effect on quality and the outcome is a tinny unlistenable sound. I DJ this type of music, the sleevenotes are written by a good friend and former colleague, and I bought the album 'on spec'. I was extremely disappointed not only at the painful sound quality but also the uninspired & patchy selection. If I were wearing my cynical reviewers hat I'd say this LP was a sly attempt to cash in cheaply on the burgeoning vinyl market. It certainly caught me out. If you're looking for good quality, well-chosen & well-mastered vinyl re-issues there are far better options open to you elsewhere.

100% agree; had high hopes when I got it, turned out to be a very uninspired mix with lousy quality