Cora Funk (Fred Wesley and Lamine Conte, 1978)

(Eboni ER-00005).

The introduction of cora and djembe in an american disco-funk production is not always easy to achieve coherently, but here the blend of influences works pretty well, with strong african influence, thanks to top class musicians involved:

Lamine Konte (Senegal): voice, composition, cora
Fode Drame (Senegal): cora
Aisha Kone (Ivory Coast): bckg vocals
Amadou Doucoure: guitar
Fred Wesley: trombone
Gregg Middleton: bass
Wes Blackman: guitar
Hiroshi Upshir: keyboards
Ernie Fieds Jr: sax
Nolan Smith: trumpet
Nii Aye Yaw Aseidu: Djembe

Cora Funk - Sabuma :

Like several Eboni LPs, cover design is realized by M. Greenfield.