Congo Funk! :: Sound Madness From The Shores Of The Mighty Congo River (Kinshasa/Brazzaville 1969-1982)

Another banger from Analog Africa: their latest compilation, Congo Funk! – Sound Madness from the Shores of the Mighty Congo River (1969-1982), abounds with a surprising and exhilarating collision of rumba, psych, and funk. Homespun, lean, and occasionally blown out in garage bliss, the spirited sounds cultivated here represent the resulting explosion of Congolese rock bands following James Brown’s 1974 performance in Zaire in promotion of Muhammad Ali and George Foreman’s famed heavyweight bout, The Rumble in the Jungle.