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Acid Jazz presents one of Afrobeat's most mysterious and rare records by a former schoolteacher, boxer, Jacques Chirac's bodyguard, and Beninese musical visionary: Ferry Djimmy - Rhythm Revolution. 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. Ferry Djimmy's life story is one of the most extraordinary you're ever likely to hear. Born in 1939, Jean Maurille Ogoudjobi (the nickname Ferry comes from 'ferry djimmy' being short for 'please forgive me' in Yoruba as he was a very smart but unruly kid), Ferry had 43 siblings. By the late 1950s, he started a career as a schoolteacher. As a tall and imposing young man, Ferry also started a parallel career as a boxer. When he wasn't teaching or fighting, he also caught up with the emerging night scene in the city of Cotonou, where local folklore, Congolese rumba, highlife and Cuban adaptations were favoured by local audiences as well as some blues, jazz and rhythm'n'blues.
Acid Jazz presents one of Afrobeat's most mysterious and rare records by a former schoolteacher, boxer, Jacques Chirac's bodyguard, and Beninese musical visionary: Ferry Djimmy - Rhythm Revolution. 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. Ferry Djimmy's life story is one of the most extraordinary you're ever likely to hear. Born in 1939, Jean Maurille Ogoudjobi (the nickname Ferry comes from 'ferry djimmy' being short for 'please forgive me' in Yoruba as he was a very smart but unruly kid), Ferry had 43 siblings. By the late 1950s, he started a career as a schoolteacher. As a tall and imposing young man, Ferry also started a parallel career as a boxer. When he wasn't teaching or fighting, he also caught up with the emerging night scene in the city of Cotonou, where local folklore, Congolese rumba, highlife and Cuban adaptations were favoured by local audiences as well as some blues, jazz and rhythm'n'blues.
676499063347

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Format: CD
Label: ACID JAZZ
Rel. Date: 07/08/2022
UPC: 676499063347

Rhythm Revolution
Artist: Ferry Djimmy
Format: CD
New: Available $14.98
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

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

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Acid Jazz presents one of Afrobeat's most mysterious and rare records by a former schoolteacher, boxer, Jacques Chirac's bodyguard, and Beninese musical visionary: Ferry Djimmy - Rhythm Revolution. 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. Ferry Djimmy's life story is one of the most extraordinary you're ever likely to hear. Born in 1939, Jean Maurille Ogoudjobi (the nickname Ferry comes from 'ferry djimmy' being short for 'please forgive me' in Yoruba as he was a very smart but unruly kid), Ferry had 43 siblings. By the late 1950s, he started a career as a schoolteacher. As a tall and imposing young man, Ferry also started a parallel career as a boxer. When he wasn't teaching or fighting, he also caught up with the emerging night scene in the city of Cotonou, where local folklore, Congolese rumba, highlife and Cuban adaptations were favoured by local audiences as well as some blues, jazz and rhythm'n'blues.
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