Global A Go-Go presents:

This week on Global A Go-Go (Sunday January 8, 1:00-3:00 PM on WRIR, for two weeks afterwards at wrir.org/listen, check your local listings for airing on other radio stations, and any old time at my podcast site), I’m wrapping up a 3-week-long look at my favorite recordings of 2022 by playing my favorite compilations and reissues of the year.
 
When every year begins, I think to myself “Well, this just might be the year when cratediggers start running out of worthwhile historical recordings to reissue and compile.” And when every years ends, I say “Well, it was another big year for compilations and reissues — those cratediggers really found some great ones this year.”

2022 was one of the best years for historic recordings yet. I personally added more than 50 compilations and reissues to my own personal collection last year. Narrowing those down to a top ten and ten additional honorable mentions required a sharp pencil. Tune in this week and hear the results.

Without further ado, here are my top compilations and reissues of 2022:

Top Ten Compilations & Reissues of 2022
1. Lee “Scratch” Perry (Jamaica) | King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces From The Upsetter Ark-ive) | Trojan
2. Vibro Success Intercontinental Orchestra (Central African Republic) | Drunkard | Dig This Way
3. Le Super Djata Band Du Mali (Mali) | En Super Forme Vol. 1 | Numero Group
4. various artists (Perú) | 14 MAGnificos Bailables | Vampisoul
5. Son Palenque [Kaine Sound Band] (Colombia) | Es La Idea | Palenque
6. África Negra (São Tomé & Príncipe) | Antologia Vol. 1 | Bongo Joe
7. Viviano Torres & Ane Swing (Colombia) | Joyas Champetuas De Todos Los Tiempos | Palenque
8. various artists (Perú) | Perú Selvatico: Sonic Expedition Into The Peruvian Amazon 1972-1986 | Analog Africa
9. Tinariwen (Mali-Algeria) | Kel Tinariwen | Wedge
10. Los Caramelos De Aucayacu (Perú) | El Sabor El Sabor Dulcíssimo | Discos Fantástico

Honorable Mention
Lucho Bermudez Y Su Orquesta (Colombia) | The Coastal Invasion | Radio Martiko
Bio Ritmo (RVA USA) | Salsa System EP | Electric Cowbell
Ernesto Djédjé (Côte d’Ivoire) | Roi De Ziglibithy (Limited Dance Edition Nr. 15) | Analog Africa
Abdullah Ibrahim (South Africa) | Water From An Ancient Well | Yellowbird
Marcos (Cabo Verde-Portugal) | Saudade | Comets Coming
Pablo Moses (Jamaica) | Revolutionary Dream | Baco
various artists (Mexico) | Saturno 2000: La Rebajada De Los Sonideros 1962-1983 | Analog Africa
Idrissa Soumaoro Et L’Eclipse De L’I.J.A. (Mali) | Le Tioko-Tioko | Mr Bongo
Üç Hürel (Turkey) | 3 Hür-El | Turkofon
Celestine Ukwu (Nigeria) | No Condition Is Permanent | Mississippi

My top 20 compilations & reissues are available as a Spotify playlist: bit.ly/3QBN6Y9

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Playlist:

    Time: January 8 - 9:00:00 am
  • Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Oliver Lake, “Separation”

    from Matador Of 1st & 1st

    Passin Thru - 1996

    USA

  • Time: January 8 - 9:01:00 am
  • Global a Go-Go

    Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, “Global a Go-Go”

    from Global a Go-Go

    BMG Rights Management (US) LLC - 2001

    England UK

  • Time: January 8 - 9:06:00 am
  • Water From An Ancient Well

    Abdullah Ibrahim, “The Wedding”

    from Water From An Ancient Well

    Tiptoe - 1986

    South Africa-USA-Panama

  • Time: January 8 - 9:08:36 am
  • King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces From The Upsetter Ark-ive)

    Junior Byles, “Place Called Africa”

    from King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces From The Upsetter Ark-ive)

    Trojan Records - 2022

    Jamaica, 1971

  • Time: January 8 - 9:11:13 am
  • King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive)

    Lee "Scratch" Perry & Max Romeo, “Chase the Devil / Disco Devil (with The Full Experience)”

    from King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive)

    Trojan Records - 2022

    Jamaica, 1976

  • Time: January 8 - 9:16:56 am
  • Revolutionary Dream

    Pablo Moses, “Corrupted Man”

    from Revolutionary Dream

    Baco Records - 2021

    Jamaica, 1975

  • Time: January 8 - 9:23:41 am
  • Saturno 2000: La Rebajada De Los Sonideros 1962-1983

    Los Ecos, “La Fuga Del Bandido”

    from Saturno 2000: La Rebajada De Los Sonideros 1962-1983

    Analog Africa - 2022

    Perú, 1975

  • Time: January 8 - 9:28:00 am
  • Perú Selvático - Sonic Expedition into the Peruvian Amazon 1972 - 1986 (Analog Africa No.36)

    Fresa Juvenil De Tarapoto, “La Palmerita”

    from Perú Selvático - Sonic Expedition into the Peruvian Amazon 1972 - 1986 (Analog Africa No.36)

    Analog Africa - 2022

    Perú, 1980s

  • Time: January 8 - 9:31:12 am
  • El Sabor Dulcíssimo

    Los Caramelos de Aucayacu, “El Pecado Original”

    from El Sabor Dulcíssimo

    Music Shop - 2003

    Perú, 1983

  • Time: January 8 - 9:34:52 am
  • The Coastal Invasion

    Lucho Bermudez Y Su Orquesta, “Arroz Con Coco”

    from The Coastal Invasion

    Radio Martiko - 2022

    Colombia, 1967

  • Time: January 8 - 9:43:34 am
  • El Rey del Caribe

    Ane Swing, “Muyu Muyu”

    from El Rey del Caribe

    Palenque Records & Ane Swing - 2022

    Colombia, 1980s

  • Time: January 8 - 9:46:59 am
  • Son Palenque (Kaine Sound Band), “Bonojaya (feat Betilsa)”

    from Es La Idea

    Palenque - 2022

    Colombia, 1986

  • Time: January 8 - 9:51:08 am
  • Salsa System (EP)

    Bio Ritmo, “Madrugador”

    from Salsa System (EP)

    Bio Ritmo - 2006

    RVA USA

  • Time: January 8 - 9:58:12 am
  • Ñiko Estrada Y Su Sonora, “La Malanga”

    from 14 MAGnificos Bailables

    Vampisoul - 2022

    Perú, 1970

  • Time: January 8 - 10:06:32 am
  • Celestine Ukwu, “Ilo Abu Chi”

    from No Condition Is Permanent

    Mississippi - 2022

    Nigeria, 1974

  • Time: January 8 - 10:12:15 am
  • Antologia, Vol. 1

    Africa Negra, “San Tome Plodozu”

    from Antologia, Vol. 1

    Les Disques Bongo Joe - 2022

    São Tomé & Príncipe, 1983

  • Time: January 8 - 10:18:05 am
  • Saudade - EP

    Marcos, “Graça Bali”

    from Saudade - EP

    Groovie Records - 2022

    Cabo Verde-Portugal, 1984

  • Time: January 8 - 10:25:00 am
  • En Super Forme, Vol. 1

    Super Djata Band, “Sisse Na Djolo”

    from En Super Forme, Vol. 1

    Numero Group - 1982

    Mali

  • Time: January 8 - 10:30:44 am
  • Kel Tinariwen

    Tinariwen, “Matadjem Yinmexan”

    from Kel Tinariwen

    Wedge - 2022

    Mali-Algeria, 1991

  • Time: January 8 - 10:34:56 am
  • Ernesto Djédjé, “Golozo”

    from Roi De Ziglibithy (Limited Dance Edition Nr. 15)

    Analog Africa - 2022

    Côte d'Ivoire, 1979

  • Time: January 8 - 10:47:54 am
  • Vibro Success Intercontinental Orchestra, “The Drunkard”

    from Drunkard

    Dig This Way - 2022

    Central African Republic, 1978

    Global A Go-Go    January 8th, 2023

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