Rob

ROB

$29
A highly-sought after record from '70s Africa, the funky, fun self-titled debut from Rob sells for hundreds of dollars on the secondary market. We have a new reissue on blue vinyl.
Join the Club
This record is only available for Members. Vinyl Me, Please members receive our exclusive Records of the Month and special access to other limited titles (like this one). Starting at $25/month.
PRESALE: Purchase now and we'll ship when it's available. Estimated in early June.
NUTRITION FACTS
Record
VMP Exclusive Pressing
This record was pressed by Vinyl Me, Please and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.
Exclusive Features
Record icon Color Blue
Other Features
Release Type Reissue
Foil Stamped Yes
Numbered Yes
Label Mr. Bongo
BY THE NUMBERS
1LP
Format
500
Total Pressing Quantity
12
INCH
Vinyl Size
33 1/3
RPM
Speed
1977
Original Release Year
DESCRIPTION

The Accra-born pianist and frontman, ROB, only released a few albums in small quantities, yet two of them are among the most sought-after records from 70’s Africa. This was the first.

So what do we know? After learning his craft in Benin and playing with the likes of Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, ROB returned to Accra to write his own material and find a sound.

Hooked on the driving funk and raw soul of stars such as James Brown and Otis Redding, he would often imitate his heroes on his father’s piano during school holidays.

The title track sets the pace with a JBs-like rhythm, ROB almost shamanic with his sparse yet commanding vocal. The organ and wahwah guitar spin us out before those imperious horns bring us back in.

And what better way to close this set than with ‘Mo...

CATEGORIES
ALBUM PREVIEW
*Audio and/or tracklist may vary slightly from the vinyl version.
PERFECT PAIRINGS
Record
VMP Exclusive Pressing
The Lightmen Plus One 'Energy Control Center'
Energy Control Center
THE LIGHTMEN PLUS ONE
$40
Edit
Record
VMP Exclusive Pressing
Juju 'Live At The East: 1973'
$27
Edit
Record
VMP Exclusive Pressing
Haruomi Hosono 'Cochin Moon'
Cochin Moon
HARUOMI HOSONO
$28
Edit
MORE MUSIC, LESS STRESS
Colored record
Join the club for more perks.
Vinyl Me, Please members receive our exclusive Records of the Month and special access to other limited titles. Starting at $25/month. Check it out
Peace
We’ll make it right.
Should the unspeakable happen and you receive a damaged record, we’ll replace it - no questions asked. Learn more about our return policy here