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The Good Samaritans (Limited Dance Edition No​.​20)

by Analog Africa

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Charlie Moonbeam
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Charlie Moonbeam Easily one of the most listenable and danceable records in the vast and impressive Analog Africa catalog.

This eco funk music from Nigeria will bring joy and high vibes to any room! Favorite track: Gaskya-Kace.
Markus Bader
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Markus Bader This one is another true masterpiece in a line of many AA releases. Thank you so much for bringing this back!! Danceable beast that does not sound too 80's to fit my taste... ☺️
And a very special thank you to Olesja and all the other guys whose names are not on the front cover!!!!!
By the way: sound quality is unbelievable good, and the cover looks great with its imported parts from the original 1982 release! Thanks, thanks, thanks!!!!
David Rankin
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David Rankin If you're not moved by this you might have to consider seeing a specialist. Utterly irresistible. Analog Africa struck gold again Favorite track: Ughamwen-Rhienenemwen.
Family Feet
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Family Feet February 2023 - Very good. Favorite track: Bi Enu Ba Sahun.
Sjef Rolet
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Sjef Rolet This might just be the best dance record I've ever heard period. Thank you so much Samy/AA for dropping this in such good condition! Favorite track: Onughara.
Kevin White
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Kevin White Hot DAMN. I love all the Analog Africa shit, but this record just combines ALL that high-life energy with some funkier beats than you normally get from the high-life genre. Come on, now! Absolutely stunning dancefloor bombers!
Onughara 05:04
Ekhueghamunu 06:27
Gaskya-Kace 05:40


Put your dancing shoes and be ready to kill the dancefloor, the intoxicating highlife music known as Edo Funk from Benin City, Nigeria is back. Following the planetary success of our "Edo Funk Explosion Vol.1" project we have now unearthed "No Food Without Taste If By Hunger" by "The Good Samaritans", one of the most obscure Nigerian album ever recorded. Originally released in 1982, the bands first album is full of bouncy basslines, raw trance-like grooves and tripped-out psychedelic guitars, a funk experience unlike any other.

"The Good Samaritans" is Philosopher Okundaye’s own Edo-Funk project, under which name he produced four albums, all recorded at Phonodisk Studio in Ijebu-Igbo east of Lagos with a 24 track. Okundaye who played many instruments, engaged the right musicians for each project and mixed the whole thing himself, is known as the composer of a large part of Benin City’s celebrated hits in the 80s. His name keeps popping up but somehow his role in the scene remains a bit hazy, giving the character an image of something like the gray eminence of Edo funk.

Due to its private pressing in a probably very small edition, "No Food Without Taste If By Hunger" is very difficult to find. With this reissue limited to 2000 copies - newly mastered by Nick Robbins and approved by Philosopher Okundaye himself - "The Good Samaritans" make a welcome and long-overdue return to turntables around the world in a beautiful Silk-Screen printed cover and an orange colored vinyl pressed on 180g high quality vinyl. This is funk stripped down to its primal essence, driving rhythms mixed with highlife horns, sweet keyboards and psychedelic guitar riffs, pushing the limits of dance moves towards cosmic dancefloors.


released March 3, 2023


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