My fellow musiclovers, so happy to hear you feel at home.
Today's contribution starts out a bit crackly but the noise
doesn't bother me very much. Canadoes appear on RAS
from Nigeria, it is one of those Ghanaian highlife groups
that went there to get their stuff to sound different. This
one is for you Kwabena, it rocks like no other and
I'm quite sure you'll like it.
Get it & Spread it..
P.S. two things, always nice to have a little puzzling to do,
label says it's from 1981 and backsleeve says from 1982.
And then, front cover states it should be LIVE, but
it absolutely does not give me that impression,
what do you think ..?
1 Enowaa ko hene
- Ayikoo dum
- Konsuo nanaa
2 Fine woman
3 Me nyame bra
1 Verckys - Seliba
2 Sparrow - Benwood dick
3 Yamoah's Band - Asem sebe
4 Abelardo Barroso y la Sensación - Bruca maniguá
5 Orchestre du Bawobab - Senegaal sunugaal
6 Nguashi Ntimbo & l'Orchestre Sentima - Trop bon pt.1
7 Nguashi Ntimbo & l'Orchestre Sentima - Trop bon pt.2
8 Orchestre Conga Succes - Helena tuna mama bebe
9 Empire Bakuba - Mwana-gabon
10 African Brothers Band Int. - Me nye osansani
11 Le Peuple - Massavi fololo y' africa
12 Duo Los Compadres - El gato y la gata
..know something, I'm getting tired of my own writing,..
it really sucks..I can't tell you anything useful, don't know
anything about the band,..just know what my ears tell me
..azucar, this vallenato is pure Colombian treasure..
..nothing else..I'll shut up now, go listen..
1 El picaflor
2 Corazon adolorido
3 El pobre no se endereza
4 Lluvia de amor
6 Enamorao con pena
8 Pajaro sorprendido
10 El regaño
Within one week we lost two Africans of great significance, first
Tabu Ley Rochereau, one of the most influential singers of the
continent and yesterday, Nelson Mandela, no need to explain
he was one of the most important African leaders.
Youssou N'dour made this ode to the great leader in 1985.
1 Nelson Mandela
2 Moule moule
4 The rubberband man
6 Donkaasi gi
We find them all over the world, here in Amsterdam I heard them
for the first time when I was a little boy. It provides us with the
warmest sounds such as zydeco, forró, cumbia and like here,
in Haitian compas. I am talking about the accordeon off course.
This instrument practicly always turns a smile on my face, check
this lp by Les Vedettes d'Haiti, just what we need to warm
our autumn bones on a day like this.
1 Ti po a
2 Marie marthe
4 Ti jeanne
5 Le mal existe
6 Photo copie
Last saturdaynight the world has lost a great artist. Tabu Ley Rochereau
was a legend, at the age of 73 he died at the Saint-Luc hospital in Sint-
Lambrechts-Woluwe near Brussels, Belgium. He suffered from a stroke
some years ago and never really recovered. "His condition got worse a
lot since last monday.", his son in law Jean-Claude Muissa stated. Pascal
Tabu was born november 13, 1940 in Bandundu, Belgium Congo in those
days. He wrote his first song barely 14 years old for African Jazz. The lp
we've got here today is on Ngoma, a real gem.
Give it a couple of spins and remember
Tabu Ley Rochereau,
pass it on as much as you can..
P.S. This is a RE-POST.
3 Kashama nkoy
4 Caroline mama
7 Mon mari est capable
8 Bel Abidjan
We had some from Kenya and from Colombia and Congo,
today it is Ghana's turn to get a 'Seven 7" singles' compilation.
I recently found some so here they are. ET Mensah's tracks are
a bit noisy but the rest sounds fairly okay. Hope you like them,
1 Ramblers Dance Band - Oburoni woewu
2 Ramblers Dance Band - Antie christie
3 Dr. K. Gyasi's Noble Kings - Sama awo deme
4 Dr. K. Gyasi's Noble Kings - Sei na'zo
5 Ashanti Brothers - Me yonko awisia
6 Ashanti Brothers - Kae owuo
7 E.T. Mensah & his Tempos Band - Odo anigyina
8 E.T. Mensah & his Tempos Band - Abele
9 Yamoah's Band - Atemmuda
10 Yamoah's Band - Oyefo
11 Abongo Boys led by Sammy Kwampoh - Anka meye bi
12 Abongo Boys led by Sammy Kwampoh - Menko ofie ho
13 EK's no.1 Band - Efa woho ben ?
14 EK's no.1 Band - Ma agyanka nesu nye wosu
Who remembers les Mangelepa ? It is one of those Congolese
groups that moved to Kenya and made lots of records there. This lp
is from 1989 and was released by Gramma and produced by Bothwell
Nyamhondera & Henry Peters. Label and first producer
I only knew from Zimbabwan artist Thomas Mapfumo, now
with Mangelepa. They call this music Kwasa-Kwasa
dance, a type of soukous also made by for
instance Pépé Kallé, listen
and dance away..
1 Orchestre Kamale - Ayindjo
2 Angel Viloria - A lo escuro
3 Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe - Ndidi kanma
4 Akwasi Yeboah - Asuso atue
5 Sonora Ponceña - Suena tu bongo
6 Osvaldo Nunes - Bota samba nisso
7 Zaïko Langa-Langa - Viya
8 Jerry Hansen & the Ramblers Dance Band - Agboo ayee
9 André Pamomiel - Tedy na nga
10 Lord Nelson King Liar
11 Docteur Nico et l'African Fiesta Sukisa - Bandake mboka
12 Kongo Vox - Ambroise mon amour
13 Bezerra da Silva e Reyjordão - Lei de madeira
14 Victoria's King Jazz - Susana
15 Empire Bakuba - Trop c'est trop
On 'Blackspot', a division of Decca West Africa we find this
fine collector of Congolese tracks. It is a Nigerian pressing
and part from a little hum in between the numbers it sounds
swell. We know at least one of the tracks from albums that
have passed by in the past but most songs are new here.
Funny variation appears to be track #8 by Dr. Nico, his
'Dragon le montre' sounds a lot like Johnny Bokelo's
'F.C. Dragon' which we know from Deram's 'Stars
from Zaïre vol.4'. Compare them if you've got it.
..Dragon Oye !..First of the treasures I found
at this weekend's fair. You know the drill,
get it & spread it !
1 l'Orchestre Conga 68 de Johnny Bokelo - Tambola na mokili
2 Orchestre Vévé - Fifi
3 Orchestre OK Jazz - Lumumba heros national
4 l'Orchestre Comete Mambo Techeza - Monthana
5 Mando Negro Kwala-Kwa - Awouba
6 Orchestre Cercul Jazz - Sapato
7 Orchestre Conga de Johnny Bokelo - Tolela ba oyo bakenda
8 Dr. Nico & l'African Fiesta - Dragon le montre