FILE UNDER: AFRO FUNK BARCODE: 3760179353037
FRANCIS THE GREAT - RAVISSANTE BABY (LP) label: HOT CASA (HC-035)

 

 

Tracklist

A : Ravissante Baby (Negro Phasing) : 12.08
B : Look up In The Sky (Negro Nature) : 12.49

One of the most amazing Afro-Funk album ever!
Rare funk & Avant-Garde soul from a seven years old kid singer featuring the best of French and Cameroonian musicians diaspora, recorded in Paris in 1977.
The album contains two nicely dramatic tracks:
“Look Up in the sky (Negro nature)” is a stretched funk groove with psyche synth by Michel Morose, bubbling bassline by the great Victor Edimo, the famous Toto Guillaume on guitar, and a brilliant poetic song by Francis The Great, who at that time studied in Menilmontant (Paris).
“Ravissante Baby (Negro Phasing)” is a long hypnotic funky soukous track with a tremendous lead guitar and a long spoken-word and soulful kid vocal about the beauty of nature.
Originally produced by his father, a great impresario of African artists in Paris during the 70s, and coordinated by his mother, this album is unique, fresh and out of genre in a way! It’s universal Funk!