Sweetmary – Congossa
From Sweetmary – The Song Of Freedom
Released on Jengou Records, France
In our opinion, listening to some quality classic Afro Boogie tunes from time to time won’t hurt anybody… And laying hands on a tight Boogie 12″ is always a nice feeling !
Congossa by Sweetmary is no more than this, but playing it out loud on a good soundsystem is more than pleasing ! The man behind the production and the arrangements of this tune is not really an outsider : Ekambi Brillant, who worked and established a long and fruitful collaboration with Slim Pezin in the 1970’s, knows a thing or two about making tight arrangements… The Cameroonian producer got together a bunch of super good musicians (Just check this impressive rhythm section !!!) to provided a super tight Afro Boogie song on the B-side of a somewhat boring Song Of Freedom, and you can really feel that Congossa does not pretend to be more than a studio jam, but the fact is that IT’S MORE than a plain jam ! The musicians are having fun on this one but the master of Makossa, Ekambi Brillant, provides a super great production, mastering the recording of Sweetmary‘s voice and even adding some delay on the voice !
This one will definitively provide the best vibes for your Friday night party !!!!