Ferry Djimmy - Rhythm Revolution

Ferry Djimmy - Rhythm Revolution

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This item is scheduled to be released on 1st July 2022.


Read the man's bio. Let is sink in. Drop the needle.


Rhythm Revolution is one of Afrobeat’s most mysterious and rare records by a former schoolteacher, boxer, friend of Fela Kuti and Muhammad Ali - later Jacques Chirac's bodyguard - and Beninese musical visionary: Ferry Djimmy.

The album was originally recorded in the mid-1970s in support of Benin’s revolutionary leader Mathieu Kérékou. Rumour has it that less than two hundred copies survived a late-‘70s fire.

It is one of the toughest and deepest slices of African funk ever cut, combining raw African rhythms with distortion, energy and wit. In spite of obvious nods to James Brown, Fela Kuti, George Clinton and Jimi Hendrix, Ferry managed to create something very unique.

Presented as a deluxe double LP, or gatefold CD option with booklet, including extensive sleeve notes by Florent Mazzoleni, and a selection of previously unseen photographs.


1. Be Free
2. Atakpa DC 9
3. When I Come in the Road
4. Brest DC10
5. Yong Revolution
6. Carry Me Blak
7. Antiga
8. Ichango
9. A Were We Coco
10. Egbemi Black
11. Love Love
12. Start to Pray
13. Oluwa Loranmi Nichai
14. Toba Walemi
15. Chikri Man
16. My Dad Has Me to Kanm

Artist: Ferry Djimmy
Label: Acid Jazz
Catalogue: AJX2LP633
Barcode: 5051083176767
Format: 2LP or CD
Release Date: 1st July 2022

This product is a pre order and is scheduled to be released 1st July 2022.

This product is available on preorder with a limited discounted price.


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