There is no doubt about it, the sounds created by Los Issifu have been extremely influential ever since the early days with the Cafe De France Band. After that time, he spent almost 10 years on the road, traveling around Ghana and Burkina Faso singing with a handful of groups and spreading his infectious sound. After his time on the road, he returned to his hometown of Ashanti Mampong in the north of Ghana to form Los Issifu & His Moslems, a collection of musicians who proved to be a true beacon of light in the Afro funk movement. In his time with the group he released a handful of 45′s which to this day are held in high regard and in higher demand. Fortunately enough, the amazing sensibility of Los Issifu’s grooves are the focus of a reissue by the good people at Academy Records and you can order a copy of this marvelous 7″ today via Forced Exposure – click here for more info.
From Forced Exposure:
Starting his career with the Cafe De France Band in 1967, Los Issifu traveled around Ghana and Burkina Faso singing with various groups for almost 10 years before returning to his hometown of Ashanti Mampong in the north of Ghana to form the band heard on this 45. Pulled from his extremely rare Tanga Beat LP, the two songs here are prime examples of the raw, gritty Afro funk that Academy and Voodoo Funk have been issuing in their collaborative 45 series. It doesn’t hurt that ‘Kana Soro’ leads off with a massive break either. As usual, this fully licensed release features vibrant restored sound and artwork derived from the original sources.
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