1. Oscar D'Leon "Sonero Del Mundo" all tracks, especially Traicionera.
2. Johnny Almendra Y Los Jovenes Del Barrio "Evolucionando" The big track is Telephone, a scorching syncopated smooth slice of modern Charanga with screamingly powerful lyrics sung in England and Spanish. A DJ must.
3. Negrocan "Cada Vez b/w Superstition" Deep South 12"
4. Melody Makers "Works To Do" Ghetto Youths United 7" pre. Big tune. Ziggy on form and very popular.
5. El General "Club 555" The track is Panama Nice. Reggae Espanol from one of the leading lights of the style.
6. Positive Black Soul "Salaam" The impressive debut from Senegal rap combo. Conscious lyrics, interesting beats.
7. Projecto Uno "In Da House"
The world wide mega hit is El Tiburon. Miami Bass meets Latin rap.
8. Kibwe "Casamance" African rare groove. A legendary obscure record from Senegal.
07 May 1998: Kibwe is currently in L.A. and is playing a couple of gigs there in July. He is actually from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), not Senegal. Casamance is the name of the town on the West Coast of Senegal that Kibwe sings about. His email address is:
9. Walter Wolfman Washington "Good And Juicy" Get On Up (The Wolfman's
Song) is the one, a funky percussion workout from this New Orleans
guitarist. Never fails on the floor. Very very funky.
10. Victor Manuelle Ahora Me Toca A Mi starts off with a lengthy
percussion intro before hitting a full on modern pop salsa groove.