Born In Africa
Charlie Kingue Soppo is better known as Charly Kingson, cousin of Manu Dibango and a Cameroonian emigrant in the 1970s. Kingson’s debut album ‘Born In Africa’ was recorded in Union Studios in Munich with some of the city's finest (and surprisingly funky) session musicians of the day. The LP opens up with “Nimele Bolo,” a trademark Africa Seven sound with early growling analog synths, big stabby brass and afro rhythms. On the flip side, we open up with the rolling bass and swinging brass of lead track ‘Born In Africa.’ This track was a single and it's the perfect microcosm of the album elements in one track. It even manages to name check all the big afro musicians of the time. “Nanga Boko” and it's big smiles all around for the good time synth-boogie funk. This reissue of ‘Born In Africa...