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African Force

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Brain Damage
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Sokoto
5:03
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Ansoumania
6:03
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Adoa
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African Force
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 5   Total Length: 34:57

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12 credits !!

METALMIKE

Why is emusic doing this ? They want to make me pay double the credits because it's live ? I wonder if anybody does pay double ? I WILL NOT

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why the hell is this a 12 credit album download?

adamwayneparks

is the title track worth 8 credits? come on emusic.

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The World in a Drum

By Richard Gehr, Contributor

Drums are the alpha and the omega of music. "In the beginning there was rhythm!" wailed Ari Up of the Slits with theological conviction. Beats figure as prominently in contemporary music - at least since the invention of disco - as they did to our cave-dwelling ancestors. But is anything in the world more boring than a drum solo? Generally acknowledged as having originated with Gene Krupa on Benny Goodman's 1936 recording of "Sing, Sing,… more »

They Say All Music Guide

Ginger Baker will forever be best known for his influential drum work as part of British blues-rockers Cream. But as most serious admirers of the drummer know, Baker subsequently tackled countless other styles. Case in point, African Force. Joining Baker is a supporting cast of percussionists with a tribal drumming background, and expectedly, this style is reflected throughout the album. In fact, it sounds very comparable to David Byrne’s solo albums and also Paul Simon circa his Graceland period, especially on such tracks as “Brain Damage” and “Sokoto,” while the over-epic twelve-minute album-closing title track adds some funk bass to the mix. For those who think that all of Baker’s work sounds like Disraeli Gears, you’re in for quite a surprise with African Force. – Greg Prato

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