And now more immediate items.... I have here a compilation which I have had sitting around as an idea for a little while but as I have been able to track down a whopping 3 songs from the list the idea has been scrapped, but here are some of the albums I am looking for to create this wonderful 80s African juju-synth-funk compilation, the main artist behind the genius tracks that have yet to be comped and featuring a style like nothing else I've heard is the inimitable WILLIAM ONYEABOR. The man is a genius. Everyone knows his classic album 'Atomic Bomb' but very few are familiar with Crashes in Love and Good Name. The only thing I can compare the production style to is certain RD burman billywood soundtracks but its so much more than that. So anyway, I will give you a couple sound clips from Good Name, and then show you the album covers. I have all of Dizzy K's discography, he seems to be one of the few artists on here whose music can be tracked down easily. Of extreme desire to obtain is the N'Draman Blintch - Hit Track Self-Destruction LP, if you have this please let me know.
(update while writing this, a fellow has made a tribute comp to william onyeabor! hurrah! tho my comp would only have 2 tracks by mr. onyeabor, it is good to see that someone has made a comp totally devoted to his unique genius. Find it here: http://dailyleftover.blogspot.com/2009/12/tribute-to-william-onyeabor.html
William Onyeabor - From Good Name:
Abidjan City Breakers!