Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Feet on Fire [Sterns Africa, 1992] B+

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Feet on Fire [Sterns Africa, 1992]
Samba Mapangala is no titan--just a persistent pro with studio smarts whose career path took him to East Africa instead of France. A women's wedding song retrofitted with male chauvinist lyrics provides a stolen high. There are telling touches from English session men playing sax and accordion. And the record is definitely his kind of soukous anyway. B+