Thursday, March 29, 2007

back from Cotonou

March 29th 2007

This trip was the most successful one so far. By now I have a well established net of buyers in Cotonou who scout the region from there to the north of Benin as well as to the capitals of neighboring countries Nigeria, Togo and Ghana.

Most days were spent cruising around Cotonou on the back of Abel's scooter:

One of the highlights was meeting Gilles, the son of Gnonnas Pedro who you can see below with a friend, holding two of his fathers records

I also met Gustave Bentho, the bass player from Poly Rythmo but I didn't bring my camera that day... next time!

Here are some of the LPs I found:

Some of the 45s, I'm only posting the ones with picture sleeves:

I'll start working on a new mix next week!


tourdefunk said...


gute Ausbeute!

Die Tohon Stanislas habe ich auch, aber leider in schlechter Condition. Ebenso die Melome Clement, welche ich auf jeden Fall besser finde. Wie ist die Christy Essien? Würd mich mal interessieren...



Frank said...

the Christy Essien LP is really good... two strong club tracks, one of which will be featured on the next mix!

mattgy said...


nice digging. Love the docteur's "musiclinique".

Matt, from Benn loxo

Anonymous said...

hello frank your mixes are so great fantastic tunes nowhere else to get them really looking forward for the new 1 to come up

femi adeyinka said...

thanks fella could you please forward the email or the website of satel studios in cotonou to me.thanks for sharing all those stuffs with us.
my e mail address is