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Mr Bongo x OkayAfrica Guest Mix: Ebo Taylor mixed by Chris Read

Mr Bongo x OkayAfrica Guest Mix: Ebo Taylor mixed by Chris Read

Playing tracks by

Ebo Taylor, Ebo Taylor & The Pelikans and Ebo Taylor & Uhuru-Yenzu.

Chart positions

This upload was 1st in the #world music chart and 5th in the #afrobeat chart.

After putting together two volumes of Brazil 45s mixes for Mr Bongo, I was thrilled when they asked me to put together this mix of material from the wonderful Ebo Taylor in support of his new album. Like most music from his generation, my first point of discovery was through samples so this mix includes tracks like 'Come Along' (as sampled by Ghetto Concept, whose track 'Certified' I also included) alongside a selection of favourite cuts from his back catalogue. A couple of years back I had the pleasure of DJing in support of one Ebo's live shows in London - It was an education in Afrobeat and the Highlife sound and I can only hope that I might have the same energy and enthusiasm for music that his live performances and his new album exhibit after 8 decades.

Comments

KellyAnderson

Nice one!! Thank you :)

Mr. Maniacal

nice