We’ve been slacking on our blasts to the past, so I’ll try to do at least one a month from now on. Before the American populous completely consumes another sub-genre of world music (I’m looking at you, Afropop), you must check out West African Cosmos. I stumbled upon this album back in 2002 (long before I’d heard of Kuti, Ade or Obey) and was blown away by every song on the record. I’ve tried to find info on the band on multiple occasions, but my research has only yielded a year (1976) and collaborations with the legendary Touré Kunda. Wuyé Wuyé is my favorite Afrobeat song of all time. Every aspect of the jam is perfect, and the horn solo at the end kills me every time. The actual album is pretty hard to find nowadays, but I’m sure there are digital copies floating around somewhere.