"Time for something a little different – hard-grooving funk from an African-American group that migrated in 1971 to Paris’ African-migrant melting pot, the Barbesse district.
Originally formed as the "Bobby Boyd Congress" in New York, the band morphed into the Lafayette Afro Rock Band, and became the house session band at the ParisSound studio of Pierre Jaubert.
This 1974 recording made in Paris was originally entitled ‘Soul Makossa’, but it was issued in the USA by Makossa in Brooklyn, New York as “Movin & Groovin”. Breaks from the track‘Hihache’having been frequently sampled, including by Janet Jackson. (Makossa and IC collaboarted on Oluko Imo's "Praise Jah" and continue to work together).
The Lafayette Afro-Rock Band band included: Michael McEwan – composer arranger and acoustic guitar, Lafayette Hudson –bass guitar, Frank Abel – keyboard, Arthur Young – horns and percussion, Donny Donable – drums, Keno Speller – percussion, Bobby Boyd – vocals, Rony James Buttacavoli – horns." Chris Albertyn