On October 25th, African soul legend El Rego released El Rego, a compilation of some of his greatest work from the 1960s and 1970s. For the first time these songs, which were hand selected by Daptone Records, are available on the same album. Gabe Roth, the co-owner of Daptone Records, explains his motivation to release such a diverse and all-encompassing compilation. "It's amazing to me that one artist could make this many records with that many different rhythms, each one of them as great as the next. I'm very proud that we were able to help bring this music to more people," he says. "It's a good deed."
El Rego is available now, but you can watch the video for the afro-beat track "Vimado Wingman" and download the MP3 for free here.