Here's a YouTube playlist of these songs for continuous listening
MAVIS JOHN - Use My Body [Kalinda,1980]
I feel sweaty every time I hear this one whether its hot out or not. Outrageously funky tune out of Trinidad and Tobago.
TRIO TENURA - A Gira [Polydor, 1973]
Undeniable Afro-Brazilian Funk.
One cool ass youtube comment explains that the "rhythmical pattern of this song is based on the Ijexá rhythm that is part of the bahian Candomblé rite." Giving in to curiosity you might find yourself on the Candomblé Wikipedia page learning that the word means "dance in honor of the gods" and that "Candomblé developed in a creolization of traditional Yoruba, Fon, and Bantu beliefs brought from West Africa by enslaved captives in the Portuguese Empire. Between 1549 and 1888, the religion developed in Brazil, influenced by the knowledge of enslaved African priests who continued to teach their mythology, their culture, and language."
JACOB DESVARIEUX - Emotion [GD Productions,1983]
Tropical boogie with a vocoder to boot. Off the first solo album from the prolific Jacob Desvarieux
JERRY AND THE CHAMPIONS - It's Summertime [Clayboard Records,1984]
Local (for me) San Francisco Bay Area boogie cheese. Little known rarity turned scene classic thanks to Dam Funk's. It makes me feel good.
SAMMY MASSAMBA - Azali [SM Productions,1990]
1990 - a bright tune out of South Africa. Don't know much about this one other than the fact that I want to play it anytime I'm at the park on a hot day.
NJOROGE BENSON - Nyinukia [Odyssey]
Early 90s dance music out of Nairobi. A nice heavy bass line with beautifully bright horns. Recently reissued on Afro7 with a limited pressing of 350 copies. The dirtbag price gougers on discogs listed and priced the record, at 3x the price, a week before Afro7 even shipped out the pre-orders.