El Rego / El Rego
Album: El Rego   Collection:World
Artist:El Rego   Added:Nov 2011
Label:Daptone Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-11-27 Pull Date: 2012-01-29 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jan 29 Jan 22 Jan 15 Jan 1 Dec 18 Dec 4
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 10, 2022: Some Songs Without Words
Vive Le Renouuveau
4. Jan 25, 2012: Everyday Commotion
Feeling You Got
2. Aug 23, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
E Nan Mian Nuku
5. Jan 21, 2012: Global Warming at the Cafe Bohemian
Feeling You Got
3. Jan 28, 2012: At the Cafe Bohemian
Zon Dede
6. Jan 11, 2012: Over The Hump

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-11-25
Benin’s “Godfather of Funk.” He was active with his band, “Ses Commandos” in the 1960s and 70s. This is hot, high powered African R&B/soul with a big sound. Some tracks have that sort of muted “recorded a long time ago” sound, but that just adds to the coolness. Every track deserves some love.

1. Hot and fast w/big guitars, horns, and vocals. Yow!
2. Funky guitars, big voice, percussion. Such great stuff.
3. More relaxed with a down & dirty Afro groove.
4. Fun, fast, wicked energy.
5. Driving hipness with fiery energy and a soulful groove.
6. Blues-infused funk, call-response vocals, wickedly hip.
7. Relaxed, mostly midtempo w/great use of sax.
8. Nicely jamming Afro funk w/great work from the band.
9. Downtempo w/some great guitar work. So cool!
10. Great upbeat funk featuring some great drumming.
11. Upbeat wiggle. Probably the happiest song ever about cholera.
12. Slow duet for drum/vocals. Dramatic but way cool.

Track Listing
1. Feeling You Got   7. Kpon Fi La
2. Zon Dede   8. Do Do Baya
3. E Nan Mian Nuku   9. Vive Le Renouuveau
4. Djobime   10. Achuta
5. Dis-Moi Oui   11. Cholera
6. Hessa   12. Ke Amon-Gbetchea