Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pacheco y El Conde - Los Compadres, Fania 1972

I think I've got to make up a bit with all Latinlovers in our
community. It's been a while since we had some nice salsa.
In 1972, Johnny Pacheco and Pete 'El Conde' Rodriguez were
at the peak of their career. There are no other musicians
credited here, a shame because they really deserve to be.
Very fine album by the man without whom Fania wouldn't have
been the same, Johnny Pacheco is the Man.

tracks;

1 Dulce con dulce
2 Mujer ingrata
3 Moreno
4 Baldemira
5 Recordando a Carmelina
6 Soy el mejor
7 Yolanda
8 Solito
9 Agarrate de la brocha
10 De que te vale

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz - Sweet Mother, AIT 1976

Did you like Prince Nico Mbarga ?
This is a special album, the song 'Sweet Mother', how strange
this may seem, is the biggest African song of all time.
Not one other African song sold so many copies throughout
the world. It's not that special on first hearing.
Prince Nico's music in general however is great, I love it.
And how about you ?

tracks;

1 Sweet mother
2 Wayo inlaw
3 Aki special
4 Christiana

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Super Biton - Nyangaran Foli, Syllart

I was saving the best for last, it's always nice to have something
left. In this Syllart series,'Mali Stars' here's another LP
by 'Super Biton de Segou'. Backcover states that they own their
name to 'Biton Coulibaly', the founder of the Bambara empire,
who made the city of Segou into it's capital. Super Biton uses
standard electric instruments and horns but it's music draws
from traditional rhythms and melodies. Who can tell us from
which year this one is ?

tracks;

1 Nyangaran foli
2 Garan
3 Babu
4 So karafe
5 Alioune Sissoko

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Horace Andy - Skylarking, Studio One 1969

Who is the reggae singer with the sweetest voice on earth ?
Horace Andy is the name, this is an early recording called
after his huge hit, 'Skylarking'. You might know him by his
collaboration with the English group 'Massive Attack'.
This is an album, produced by the legendary Cocksone Dodd
on his Studio One label. A must have.

tracks;

1 Where do the children play
2 Just say who
3 Love of a woman
4 Skylarking
5 Mammie blue
6 Please don't go
7 Every tongue shall tell
8 Something on my mind
9 See aman's face
10 Don't cry
11 I'll be gone
12 Got to be sure

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Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz - Free Education, Rounder 1982

Prince Nico Mbarga scored his first huge hit in 1976 with the song
'Sweet Mother', this album was originally released one year later,
in 1977. The copy we have here is a 'Rounder' re-release from 1982.
I quote a line from the backcover; "...if you don't start dancing
five minutes into the first song, check your pulse to ascertain
whether you're still alive..."
This is African music with stunning guitarwork and great rhythm.

tracks;

1 Free education in Nigeria
2 Onye ori obi
3 Simplicity
4 Nature

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Kitch - Curfew Time, Trinidad Records 1971

Lord Kitchener's or Kitch's albums you don't find every day.
I got kinda lucky, last week I already posted 'Spirit of Carnival'
which I recently found and today here's 'Curfew Time'. I bought
this one last sunday when I explored some of my favourite
Amsterdam recordshops. Curfew Time is from 1971, it's Calypso
at it's best.

tracks;

1 Curfew time
2 Play Mas'
3 Whait teacher
4 Let them crow
5 P.P. 99
6 Mas' at Madison
7 True confession
8 Ah go tell granny
9 Jealous Cathy
10 Black power

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Global Sampler vol. 6





Dear fellow groovers, here's Global Sampler vol. 6, each
album on this blog is represented by one of the tracks on
these Samplers, I hope you find what you're looking for.
Enjoy,

tracks;

1 Willie Colon & Ruben Blades - Buscando Guyaba
2 Os Originais do Samba - Cachaça no tanque
3 Laba Sosseh - Ngombelle
4 Pacheco - Soy hijo del Siboney
5 Bopol Mansiamina - Bonjour le soleil
6 Lord Kitchener - Kitch take it easy
7 Angel Viloria y su Conjunto Cibaeño - El jarro pichao
8 Gregory Isaacs - No speech
9 Sam Mangwana - Celica souvenir
10 The Latin Brothers - Pegaso
11 Lolo Lolitta & Tchico - Zena-Maiga
12 Arsenio Rodriguez y su Conjunto - Pucho Marquez
13 Thomas Mapfumo - Congress
14 Raymond Naptali - Loving feeling
15 Aracy de Almeida - A melhor do planeta
16 Isaura Garcia - Eu sei sofrer

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Vicentico Valdes - Alegre y Sentmental, UA Latino 1968

One of the bigger names regarding Bolero is certainly Vicentico
Valdes. Having played with for instance La Sonora Matancera
his romantic tenor voice is known across the United States, Europe and South America. Put on this record and dance
around the room with your lover. Check out those deep horn
sounds on track 1.

tracks;

1 Yo soy de Canaveral
2 Amar es mucho
3 Me enamore de ti
4 Como el viento
5 Intranquilidad
6 Mentiras al oido
7 Toma mi corazon
8 Perlas de pensamiento
9 Quisera saber
10 Primavera en Portugal
11 Decidete
12 Aqui de pie

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Kitch - Spirit of Carnival, Charlie's Records 1978

From Trinidad comes this Soca album. The word 'soca' stands for
'Soul Calypso'. Kitch is the man who was there, developing it.
The overall spirit on this album is good, it gives us some
tracks that still contain a lot of the old Calypso feeling.
It has one track however, he could have left away for my part.
Track no. 8 does not really belong here.
Aldwin Roberts is his real name, listen to 'Kitch'!

tracks;

1 Soca Millicent
2 The spirit
3 Dog bite you
4 Symphony in G
5 Take de phone out me house
6 Suzie
7 Pan 'round the neck
8 Disco love
9 Town bunnin down
10 The carnival is over

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Orchestre Régional de Sikasso,
Musicaphon 1970

This is Orchestre Régional de Sikasso, the fourth album in
this series that I have. I believe there's one more at least by
Orchestre Régional de Mopti. If any one has it..
To be more complete I added some backcover information below.
tracks;

1 Récital
2 Mali sènèkèlaw
3 Nafarima
4 Batuta mori


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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Gasper Lawal - Kita-Kita, 12" single, Cap Records 1981

I was going to make some nice posts today, at least I thought
I would. Work is coming in between again. If you run your own
business, and staffmembers turn sick..., you know.
To post a little something I ripped this 12" single,
really didn't have more time.
The coming days are not much different I'm affraid.
I wish I could take a month off, I'd stuff you all. Ha ha.
This is Gasper Lawal, a West African ( I think Malinese )
who went to the UK in the sixties and practically played
with all rock artists around.
He is his own man with his own unique style, Check this out.
P.S. At the first opportunity I'll rip Ochestre Régional
de Sikasso for you, it's No.4 in that Malinese series.
Probably tuesday, untill then.

tracks;

1 Kita Kita
2 Oro-Moro

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Nazaré Pereira - Amazônia, Cezame 1979

Forró is music from Brazil's North-East, a very pleasant style
that makes you feel at home right away. Accordeons always
seem to give me that warm kind of feeling you have with
friends and family. Anyway, this is Nazaré Pereira, a singer
with a very nice round voice. And 'Amazônia' an album, perfect
for a quiet sunday afternoon. By the way, if you like Forró,
take a look at 'Forró em Vinil' a very nice page you find
in my list of favourites at the side-bar. Listen.

tracks;

1 Riacho do navio
2 Baia veia Baia
3 Xapuri do Amazônas
4 Sodade meu bem, sodade
5 Flecha de fogo
6 O Baiao em Paris
7 O que vier eu traço
8 Forró no escuro
9 Nuvens que passam
10 Kalu
11 Boi bumba

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P.S. there seems to be something wrong at 'Forró en Vinil', sorry.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Byron Lee - Jump Up, Atco 1967

THIS IS A REPOST !

I got a few comments on this LP that was posted already some
time ago at Global Groove. There seemed to be something wrong
with the quality, so I decided to rip it again to the latest
standards. Cover scans are also better.

This is an oldie. From 1967 this is Byron Lee with some very
happy music. Jump Up is Calypso related and originally not
from Jamaica. But Byron Lee controlled all Caribbean styles.
If you need to upgrade your party summerstyle, this one is
guaranteed 100 % Jump Up !

tracks;

1 Riverbank Jump Up
2 Benwood Dick
3 El negrito
4 The road march
5 Jamaica Jump Up
6 Happy wanderer
7 Elaine, Harry and mama
8 Second hand piano
9 St. Thomas
10 Village ram
11 Surprise merengue
12 Laziest man

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Orchestre Régional de Kayes,
Musicaphon 1970

For all lovers of Mali music, here's number 3 out of the 4
that I own in this series. This is Orchestre Régional de Kayes,
lead by bandmaster 'Harouna Barry'. The fine voice we hear
belongs to 'Touré'. Enjoy it.

tracks;

1 Sanjina
2 Kayi
3 Nanyuman
4 Duga
5 Malisajo
6 Tèrèna
7 Badage

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Martinho da Vila - Maravilha de Cenario, RCA Victor 1975

Martinho da Vila is back with a true beauty.
From 1975, this is 'Maravilha de Cenario', only the best
musicians were good enough for this session.
A piece of Samba you don't want to miss.
Posted by many already, but this one deserves it.

tracks;

1 Aquaréla Brasileira
2 Você nao passa de uma mulher
3 Tempo de menino
4 Andando de banda
5 Lá na Roça ( Mês de Maria )
6 Maré mansa
7 Salve a mulatada Brasileira
8 Verdade verdadeira
9 Cresci no morro
10 Hino dos batutas de Sao José
11 Se algum dia
12 Glórias gauchas

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Orchestre Régional de Ségou,
Musicaphon 1970

To follow up l'Orchestre National 'A' de la République du Mali,
this is Ochestre Régional de Ségou. I have two others in this
series which I'll post later.
Be back soon.

tracks;

1 Korodogo
2 Da monzon
3 Lefènin
4 Batumanbe
5 Sabu man dogo
6 Mali gundo

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Errol Scorcher & the Revolutionaries - Rastafire, Ballistic Records 1978

Dear Groovers around the Globe, it's been three days, time flys.
The problem is not the music, loads of LP's are piled up,
waiting, fighting in my mind for a place on this humble
page. No, time is the problem. I am too busy doing other things.
But hey, here's some fresh input, check it out.

From 1978 this is Errol Scorcher & the Revolutionaries
with Sly and Robbie. I was 20, a rookie, as green as grass.
This LP always reminds me of those days, when we used to 'Kraak'
houses. ( a typical Dutch phenomena, 'borrow' an empty house )
With Sly and Robbie at the wheel, you can't drive wrong,
Fantastic album by Errol Scorcher, great voice, nice songs.
A huge personal favourite.

tracks;

1 Steppin' worldwide
2 Sister Pat
3 Cardiac arrest, instradub
4 Jolly bus ting
5 Show I the way
6 Heart failure, instradub
7 One man ranch
8 Rockers hat
9 Post mortem, instradub
10 Jump and prance
11 Baby mutha
12 Rigor mortis, instradub

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & his Inter-Reformers Band, Decca 1977

Being a blogger you keep learning things all the time.
Today we found out that very long titles sometimes frustrate
the process. I now understand why I was unable to rip this LP
before. It has all titles at the A-side glued together and at
the B-side, same story. So I wrote all titles in a row but
Winamp-Pro that I use to rip with, could also not handle this.
Now I found out what caused it I can finally post this LP.

Here's another great album of Juju music from Nigeria.
Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & his Inter-Reformers Band,
( Africans don't like short names ) comes in at Global Groove. Track 1 contains 6 songs in one, track 2 same thing, enjoy this.
Juju is sweet !

tracks;

1 - Igba owuro lawa
- - Agogo ti nka wakati
- - Ma jeki a pade agbako
- - E se amin ko se
- - Ai so aba
- - Alhaji fatai irawo
2 - Eiye to ba fara wegun
- - E jeki a se adura
- - Ori mi ma gbagbe
- - Keregbe to fo
- - Alhaji azeez arisekola
- - Alhaji agboola alausa

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Clara Nunes - Esperança, EMI / Odeon 1979

I felt like listening to some Samba today, so I ripped this LP
by Clara Nunes for you. Um pouco de samba nunca faz mal.
Produced by Paulo Cesar Pinheiro who also co-wrote the
opening song. Orchestrations were made by maestros Geraldo
Vespar, Ivan Paulo, Nelsinho and Sivuca, not the least
I would say. Listen to Clara Nunes.

tracks;

1 Banho de manjericao
2 Obsessao
3 Na linha do mar
4 Apenas um adeus
5 Rolou
6 Minha gente do morro
7 É favela
8 Contentamento
9 Mulata do Balaio
10 Jardim da solidao
11 Abrigo de vagabundos
12 Feira de Mangaio

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Conjunto Casino - Conjunto Casino, Ansonia

From Cuba, this is Conjunto Casino, well known for their renditions
of many styles. Founded in 1937 as Sexteto Casino and grew
stronger eversince. Ansonia guarantees a fine piece of Latin
music oncemore.

tracks;

1 Tu me brindaste tu amor
2 Basta ya de llanto
3 La cuerda floja
4 Besame o mienteme
5 Papa y Aji
6 Ven ven
7 Vivo en la montaña
8 Siempre
9 Ocoricoco
10 La naturaleza
11 Besame alma mia
12 Que titingo

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Friday, September 12, 2008

L'Orchestre National 'A' de la République
du Mali, Musicaphon 1970

Just after becoming independent in 1970, Mali's young musicians
started to form a National Orchestra. Since there were much more
good players than needed, they formed A, B and C orchestras.
This was the first of them all, lead by multi-instrumentalist
'Kélétigui Diabate'. On his West African travels he learned to play
guitar, trumpet, flute, saxophone and counter-bass. He plays the
guitar on this LP. We heard tracks 3 and 5 on the Mali Collector
some time ago already, now here's also the rest of the only album
ever recorded by this group.

tracks;

1 Malamini
2 Taara
3 Janfa
4 Son t'aw la
5 Duga
6 Saakoba
7 Nonsi komotigi
8 Ciwaara

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dioris Valladares con su Conjunto Típico - Merengues volume 1, Ansonia

Many of the West African bands played latin music from Cuba and
Puerto Rico during the 70's and 80's. Such as this Merengue by
Dioris Valladares from Puerto Rico. This is traditional old
merengue at it's best.
Good from beginning to end.

tracks;

1 Compay Cucu
2 Si delincas te mato
3 Ay! mi vida
4 Las batatas
5 Los dos merengues
6 Buche y pluma no ma
7 El can can
8 Por culpa de un saxofon
9 Yanico
10 El secreto de Sandy
11 Paulina
12 Gratey

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Super Diamono - Cheikh Anta Diop, Celluloid 1989

For the lovers of Senegalese Mbalax, here's the latest
Super Diamono de Dakar in my collection. It sounds quite a bit
more modern than the previous album we saw.
The music is modern and fresh, the singing of Omar Pene,
as sweet as always.

tracks;

1 Diaraf ( jaraaf )
2 Krumah
3 Soul
4 Bene
5 La mouche
6 Goune
7 Dou degne
8 Cheikh Anta Diop

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Super Biton - Taasi Doni,
Syllart, early 80's

What a week, I don't know if the stars have anything to do
with it, but there's a lot of turbulence around.
It feels good though.

These Stars, Mali Stars can make a difference for you too.
'Super Biton de Segou' is back with a splendid album at
Global Groove, probably from the early 80's.
They call it 'Mandingo Rock', electric but inspired
by the traditional sound. They won several times at the
'Biennales', National Music Festival.
Enjoy this.

tracks;

1 Taasi doni
2 Yere jabo
3 Siseni
4 Nyeleni
5 Malamini
6 Saajuru

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Global Sampler vol. 5

It was about time to launch the next Sampler of Global music.
For those who missed it, Global Samplers present LP by LP,
one song each. This one covers the albums posted between
the 5th and the 18th of june. Wish you lots you like !

tracks;

1 Chico da Silva - Pandeiro é meu nome
2 Los Nemus del Pacifico - Lindas y bellas
3 Life hard a yard - Natural Vibes
4 Los Hermanos Marquez - Yo conozco a Claudia
5 Poet and the Roots - Doun di road
6 Thomas Mapfumo - Hwahwa
7 Nelson Cavaquinho - Quero alegria
8 Sociedad 76 - Yo soy boricua
9 Pedrinho Rodrigues e os Nacionais - É preciso cantar
10 Papaíto - Sabina Gomez
11 Fat Man Ridim Section - Lick chalice
12 Amaswazi Emvelo - Indoda yejazi elimnyama
13 Francisco Ulloa - El beso robao
14 Fela Anikulapo kuti - Colonial mentality
15 The Four Brothers - Makorokoto
16 Hugh Mundell - Can't pop no style
17 Pacheco - Ponle punto
18 Pedrinho Rodrigues e os Nacionais - Moro na Roça

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King Sunny Adé and his African Beats - Juju Music, Island 1982

I remember very well when this album came out in 1982.
For most of us West Europeans it must have been the first
encounter with Juju. For me it was. I fel in love with this
music straight away. Have you heard it ?

tracks;

1 Ja funmi
2 Eje nlo gba ara mi
3 Mo beru agba
4 Sunny ti de ariya
5 Ma jaiye oni
6 365 is my number / the message
7 Samba / e falabe lewe

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Lui Lepke - Late Night Movie, Joe Gibbs Music Corp. 1981

Today my fellow Groovers, it's rainy and grey and I really can't
seem to think of a theme for the sunday. So with an open mind
I ripped this reggae album for you. It's an Errol Thompson
production, which I always like. Lui Lepke comes in with this
nice album from 1981, to me this is nostalgia.

tracks;

1 Go to school
2 Rent man scank
3 Late night movie
4 Rose Marie
5 Penitentiary
6 Tribute to Bob Marley
7 Love ina jam down
8 She is a part of my life
9 Praise his majesty
10 Custom officer

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sambistas do Asfalto - Assim é o Samba, Damic 1960

Another oldie, this time it's a Brazilian one. Sambistas do Asfalto
is a quite unknown group, we only know that Astor Silva is playing
trombone. This is Samba from way back, hope you like it !

tracks;

1 Arrasta a sandalia
2 Magoas de vagabundo
3 Izaura
4 Pelo amor que eu tenho a ela
5 Foi ela
6 Fui louco
7 De babado
8 Ela
9 Dinheiro nao há
10 A morena que eu gosto
11 Fita amarela
12 Provei

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Pacho Galán y sus Solistas, vol.3 - Prende la Vela, Tropical

It's been a while since we had some Colombian music.
Here's another Pacho Galán, an oldie from who knows what year?
It doesn't tell. It contains renditions of songs like La Pollera
Colorá and Cumbia sobre el mar, to call a few.
Get this rare music.

tracks;

1 Prende la vela
2 La maya
3 La pollera azul
4 Mosaico tropical;
- Salsipuedes
- Furor tropical
- Caracoleando
5 Son cosas mias
6 La pollera colorá
7 San Fernando
8 La tabaquera
9 Kalamary
10 La molinera
11 Cumbia sobre el mar
12 La estereofonica

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Nahawa Doumbia - Didadi, Syllart / Stern's 1987

During the late 80's Political and economic crisis in Mali,
the music made a move from praise and jeli, towards a more modern
sound. Especially in Wassoulou, south of Bamako.
Nahawa Doumbia comes in at the Global Groove with her fresh
sounding voice. Very nice music.

tracks;

1 Djina Mousso
2 Banani
3 Mogoya
4 Djuguya
5 Baroo
6 Nteriwe

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Rail Band du Mali - Mélodias, Sonodisc 1976

If I look back on approximately 35 years of collecting records,
there was a certain period for every style. During the 80's for
instance I had a few years, I searched for West-African music,
more than other styles. In those years I bought a lot of nice
gems, such like this one.

I can't seem to find much information about this LP.
The backcover doesn't tell a lot, neither does the Web.
Soundiata is probably sung by Mory Kanté, if you can tell
us more, please do !
Another crazy thing, the LP has 5 songs but cover and label
just know 4 songs !? What's going on here ?

tracks;

1 Soundiata
2 Mali tebaga mogoma
3 Maki
4 Armée Malienne
5 Mystery track

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Jacob 'Killer' Miller - Wanted, Top Ranking 1978

The three fat men, Jacob Miller and the Lewis Brothers are here with
a piece of sentiment. 'Wanted for singing Jah Jah's song'.
What can I say, I really don't know how much I've played
this here record, but it was a hell of a lot.
And I still love it, this LP is truly 'Wanted' for being a 'Killer'.

tracks;

1 Silver & gold
2 I've got the handle
3 Standing firm
4 Healing of the nation
5 Wanted
6 Sinners
7 Ital light
8 Peace treaty special
9 Bionic skank

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tata 'Bembo' Kouyate - Hommage a Baba Cissoko, a Paris 1985

'Jelimusolu' is what they call Mali's women singers.
Tata 'Bembo'(or Bambo) Kouyate is from Bamako. She's got a voice so
strong, wow ! It's not exactly clear on what label this LP is brought
out, if you know..?
Check this,

tracks:

1 Hommage a Baba Cissoko
2 Ainana Bah
3 Mama Batchily
4 Ahourou Bocoum
5 Goundo Tandja
6 Amadou Traore

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Super Biton de Segou - Afro Jazz du Mali, Bolibana 1986

Hello, goodevening, another late post today.
This is the champion of several national contests in Mali.
Famous throughout West Africa this group deserves a few listens.

tracks;

1 Dongari
2 Bua - baro
3 Tcha - tcho
4 Recoma
5 Bara musso
6 Niénema miné

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Ann Peebles - Tellin' it, Hi 1974/1975

Last sunday we had an LP by Syl Johnson on Hi records, now we're
back with Ann Peebles. If you compare the backcovers of these two
LP's, we see exactly the same line-up. Both LP's are produced and
engineered by Willie Mitchell and they both have that fantastic
Hi-sound of the early 70's. When I play this music, I'm still
impressed like I was first time I heard it. Great soul.

tracks;

1 Come to mama
2 I don't lend my man
3 I needed somebody
4 Stand by woman
5 It was jealousy
6 Doctor love power
7 You can't hold a man
8 Beware
9 Put yourself in my place
10 Love played a game

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