Boomkat Product Review:
Rob’s highly sought-after Afro-Funk masterpiece newly reissued by Mr. Bongo, nearly a decade in the Analog Africa edition set heads and feet on fire
'Funky Rob Way' was originally issued in an edition of 500 copies on the legendary Essiebons imprint in 1977 and copies trade for silly money these days. But it's so easy to hear why. This gear is firing hot, combining the amazing talents of ambitious front man Rob, a trained pianist, with the army band, Mag-2, lead by the talented Amponsah Rockson. Together they hatched a fier, deeeeeply funky sound blending a blazing horn section clearly nodding to the JBs, with spaced-out Moog and off course, a deadly rhythm section.
The title track is a proper Afro-funk scorcher, contrasting sharply with the mindblowing 'Forgive Us All', a downtempo, eight minute cosmic spectacular with incredible Moog drones and guitar licks u there with Funkadelic's 'Maggot Brain', only with a proper Ghanaian soul. Further in, there's the blazing horns and Moog of 'Boogie On'; the hard-hitting yet wickedly woozy cosmic funk of 'Just One More Time' and, oh my gosh, the squelchy bounce of 'More'! Don't think twice, this is an essential purchase for fans of innovative, futuristic Afro Funk of any kind!!!