Track of the Day 12 – Abel Lima E Les Sofas’ ‘Corre Riba Corre Baxo’ (1977) (Afrika New)

A fairly prolific Cape Verde outfit with eight known LPs and a single to their name, Abel Lima E Les Sofas released their first album ‘Nos Bida’ in 1977 on the label Afrika New (the only record ever released by the label). The LP is now highly sought-after, containing various great tracks including the standout ‘Corre Riba Corre Baxo’ which we have chosen to highlight here. Fantastics vocals paired with lots of high-hats provided by drummer Serge Neves, the great catchy riff-laden rhythm guitar of Afonso Evora and the hypnotic bassline of Bernard Brito coming together to produce such a great song. The album was supervised by the ever-masterful Eko Roosevelt (who himself is now gaining recognition for his great work with various appearances on recent reissues and compilations). Check it out below!

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