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ARTIST
TITLE
Sensible
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
PHS 063LP PHS 063LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/15/2019

LP version. Includes insert with liner notes and download card. Pharaway Sounds present a reissue of Bibi Den's Tshibayi's Sensible, originally released in 1983. A great mix of Zouk, Afro-funk, and boogie from the Ivory Coast circa 1983 -- Cool synths, electric guitar, Afro-Caribbean rhythms... Four long tracks, including the massive Afro-disco-boogie "Africa Mawa" plus two cool Afro/Zouk tracks and a deep ballad with psych guitar. Featuring Congolese musician Denis Bibi Den's Thsibayi and his band The Best, Sensible was recorded at Abidjan, Ivory Coast, after Denis Tshibayi was requested to play live there. M. Sacko helped with the production/editing and the album was originally released first as a tiny private pressing in the Ivory Coast and later in France on the Tangent label. During that time, Denis Thsibayi also recorded for Earthworks/Rough Trade and in the following decades he recorded with Adrian Sherwood (On-U Sound Records), Alpha Blondy, etc.