African Head Charge

African Head Charge

Profile:
Experimental/tribal percussion act with a heavy dub and 'world' music slant led by percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah.

Has had various members since forming in 1981 but Bonjo I has been a constant feature. Most of the actual music in the early days was written by Adrian Sherwood and the band was basically a vehicle for his more experimental side for the then fledgling On-U Sound label.

However, as the band developed throughout the 80's, Bonjo's role became more prominent. By the time of the 5th album, the classic 'Songs Of Praise', he was vocalist as well as main multi-percussion instrumentalist. He also became the primary songwriter. Despite this other writers also became involved, most notably Skip McDonald of Tackhead.

African Head Charge (with an ever changing line-up) are active to this day and do live shows throughout the world.
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African Head Charge Discography

Albums

ON-U LP 13 African Head Charge My Life In A Hole In The Ground (Album) On-U Sound ON-U LP 13 UK 1981 Sell This Version
ON-U LP19 African Head Charge Environmental Studies (Album) On-U Sound ON-U LP19 UK 1982 Sell This Version
ON-U LP 27 African Head Charge Drastic Season (Album) On-U Sound ON-U LP 27 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ON-U LP 40 African Head Charge Off The Beaten Track (Album) On-U Sound ON-U LP 40 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ON-U LP 50 African Head Charge Songs Of Praise (Album) On-U Sound ON-U LP 50 UK 1990 Sell This Version
ON-U CD 14 African Head Charge Pride And Joy - Live (Album) On-U Sound ON-U CD 14 UK 1991 Sell This Version
ON-U LP 65 African Head Charge In Pursuit Of Shashamane Land (Album, Single) On-U Sound ON-U LP 65 UK 1993 Sell This Version
JAZID 129 LP African Head Charge Akwaaba (Album) Acid Jazz JAZID 129 LP UK 1995 Sell This Version
Bonjo 3 African Head Charge presents Noah House Of Dread African Head Charge presents Noah House Of Dread - Heart 2(CD, Album) Bonjo I Records Bonjo 3 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Bonjo 2 African Head Charge Presents Bonjo In Africa* African Head Charge Presents Bonjo In Africa* - Sankofa(CD, Album) Bonjo I Records Bonjo 2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ON-U 0093LP, LP 18693-1 African Head Charge versus Professor Stretch African Head Charge versus Professor Stretch - Drums Of Defiance (Album) On-U Sound ON-U 0093LP, LP 18693-1 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Bonjo 5 African Head Charge Live Goodies(CD, Album) Bonjo I Records Bonjo 5 UK 2001 Sell This Version
BRC-112 African Head Charge Vision Of A Psychedelic Africa (Album) Beat Records BRC-112 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
On-UCD1015 African Head Charge Voodoo Of The Godsent (Album) On-U Sound On-UCD1015 UK 2011 Sell This Version
none African Head Charge My Life In A Hole In The Ground / Environmental Studies / Drastic Season / Off The Beaten Track(2xCDr, Promo) On-U Sound none UK 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PT 43846 Gary Clail & On-U Sound System Featuring Bim Sherman And African Head Charge Gary Clail & On-U Sound System Featuring Bim Sherman And African Head Charge - Beef (Adrian Sherwood's Remix Of The Remix) RCA PT 43846 UK 1990 Sell This Version
ON-U S 11 African Head Charge Mama Shante Garden(7", Single, Ltd) On-U Sound ON-U S 11 UK 1993 Sell This Version
ON-U DP 31 African Head Charge Touch I (EP, Maxi) On-U Sound ON-U DP 31 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Bonjo I 1T African Head Charge Sankofa Dub / Yenko Dub(12", Promo, Gre) Bonjo I Records Bonjo I 1T 1997 Sell This Version
BRDP-001 African Head Charge Ready You Ready(12") Beat Records BRDP-001 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
BRE-20 African Head Charge In Charge - Live In Japan(CD, EP) Beat Records BRE-20 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
Dock 02 African Head Charge Stebeni's Theme (St. Echo Mix)(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl, Ltd) Dock Records Dock 02 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
SB006 Mutabaruka and African Head Charge Mutabaruka and African Head Charge - What Is The Plan?(7", Single) Sound Boy SB006 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

ON-U CD2 African Head Charge Great Vintage Volume 1(CD, Comp) On-U Sound ON-U CD2 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ON-U CD3 African Head Charge Great Vintage Volume 2(CD, Comp) On-U Sound ON-U CD3 UK 1989 Sell This Version