Album artwork for Rhythm Revolution by Ferry Djimmy
Album artwork for Rhythm Revolution by Ferry Djimmy

Rhythm Revolution is one of Afrobeat’s most mysterious and rare records by a former schoolteacher, boxer, friend of Fela Kuti and Muhammad Ali - later Jacques Chirac's bodyguard - and Beninese musical visionary: Ferry Djimmy.

The album was originally recorded in the mid-1970s in support of Benin’s revolutionary leader Mathieu Kérékou. Rumour has it that less than two hundred copies survived a late-‘70s fire.

It is one of the toughest and deepest slices of African funk ever cut, combining raw African rhythms with distortion, energy and wit. In spite of obvious nods to James Brown, Fela Kuti, George Clinton and Jimi Hendrix, Ferry managed to create something very unique.

Presented as a deluxe double LP, or gatefold CD option with booklet, including extensive sleeve notes by Florent Mazzoleni, and a selection of previously unseen photographs.

Ferry Djimmy

Rhythm Revolution

Acid Jazz
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Album artwork for Rhythm Revolution by Ferry Djimmy
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£26.99

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Released 25/11/2022Catalogue Number

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Album artwork for Rhythm Revolution by Ferry Djimmy
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Released 01/07/2022Catalogue Number

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Album artwork for Rhythm Revolution by Ferry Djimmy
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Ferry Djimmy

Rhythm Revolution

Acid Jazz
Album artwork for Album artwork for Rhythm Revolution by Ferry Djimmy  by Rhythm Revolution - Ferry Djimmy
Album artwork for Album artwork for Rhythm Revolution by Ferry Djimmy  by Rhythm Revolution - Ferry Djimmy
Album artwork for Rhythm Revolution by Ferry Djimmy
LP+

£26.99

Reissue in original format.

Red
Rough Trade Exclusive
Released 25/11/2022Catalogue Number

AJXLP633R

Album artwork for Rhythm Revolution by Ferry Djimmy
LPx2

£31.99

Black
Released 01/07/2022Catalogue Number

AJX2LP633

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Rhythm Revolution by Ferry Djimmy
CD

£10.99

Released 01/07/2022Catalogue Number

AJXCD633

Rhythm Revolution is one of Afrobeat’s most mysterious and rare records by a former schoolteacher, boxer, friend of Fela Kuti and Muhammad Ali - later Jacques Chirac's bodyguard - and Beninese musical visionary: Ferry Djimmy.

The album was originally recorded in the mid-1970s in support of Benin’s revolutionary leader Mathieu Kérékou. Rumour has it that less than two hundred copies survived a late-‘70s fire.

It is one of the toughest and deepest slices of African funk ever cut, combining raw African rhythms with distortion, energy and wit. In spite of obvious nods to James Brown, Fela Kuti, George Clinton and Jimi Hendrix, Ferry managed to create something very unique.

Presented as a deluxe double LP, or gatefold CD option with booklet, including extensive sleeve notes by Florent Mazzoleni, and a selection of previously unseen photographs.