Tuesday, May 11, 2010
In the mid-1980s there were a number of good African record shops in the Washington DC area. When this album came out, it was played frequently, and at high volume, in all of the stores. I bought a copy the moment I first heard the looping guitar riffs of Popolipo and Petit Poisson and funky basslines of Oncle Bapius and Felly Eloko.
Featuring an all-star Zaiko lineup, the songs on this record were strikingly original and hold their appeal to this day. L'AMOUR C'EST DIVIN remains a longtime favorite of mine that I can play again and again.
I have only one other album by Klay, one he recorded with Dindo Yogo. Otherwise, I know very little about him. If you know anything about Klay, please share what you know!
Thanks in advance.