Friday, October 31, 2008

seigneur Rochereau Tabu Ley et l'African Fiesta vol. 1 - Belle Epoque

Rochereau in his young years, what a nice photo is this.
And what a fresh young voice on this LP, can any one tell us
of what year it is ? It's got 10 songs and takes only 30 minutes,
not a vey common thing. By the way, I made a mistake when I ripped
'Afrisa International', some time ago, I switched A and B sides.
Yesterday I re-ripped it and put a new link on that post.
If you have downloaded it, better do it again and delete the
old file. Now listen to Rochereau Tabu Ley's 'Belle Epoque'.

tracks;

1 Sawa ayaka mozemba
2 Fiesta na Milano
3 N'daya paradis
4 Nin'zi
5 Nadie no puede
6 Mi amor
7 Mwana ya Tabu
8 mukala
9 L'age et l'amour
10 Lucie
11 African Jazz lipopo
12 Ma kulutu

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Melcochita - con Sabor a Pueblo, Caballos Records 1986

Son is music from Cuba, but Melcochita takes us to a Colombian
village to preach it. With, Alfredito Valdéz jr., Mario
"papaíto" Muñoz, Mario Hernández, José Mangual and others.
Very sweet and sometimes funny Son.

There's something going on at the photoscene it appears.
If you take a close look, at first I didn't notice, you don't
see the guy without shirt's left hand.
It looks like he is snatching Melcochita's wallet.
His friend on the left is looking at it too. In the back,
under the tree, that guy's eyes look guilty as hell, he
tries to keep his pokerface but he knows what's going on,
same with the white hat, right side, his looks give him
away too. Now check photo number two, taken two seconds later.
He now shows the wallet behind Melcochita's back to the white
hat. But this one signals with his right hand to keep it down.
The other guys now also see what's going on.
Back at the hotel Melcochita finds out his wallet's gone and
says to the photographer, "strange, some one took my wallet,
it couldn't have been one of those friendly guys down town,
could it ?"

tracks;

1 Ya Cali tiene su Son
2 El chico sabrosón
3 Peluquero
4 Son de los viejitos
5 Pegaso
6 Descarga de Olga
7 Tibiri tabará
8 El derecho de nacer

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The Upsetters - Return of the Super Ape, Lion of Judah 1978

Lee Perry and his Upsetters are back with the Return of
the Super Ape. This 30 year old LP still spins like it
used to do and I still enjoy it like before.
it brings back old memories.

tracks;

1 Dyon - Anaswa
2 Return of the Super Ape
3 Tell me something good
4 Bird in hand
5 Crab yars
6 Jah Jah ah natty dread
7 Psyche & trim
8 The lion
9 Huzza a hana
10 High rankin Sammy

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Global Sampler vol. 9





Sampling the albums posted between July 20 and August 6,
this the 9th edition. Once more there's plenty of variety,
get it, choose your pick or pick your choice.

tracks;

1 Carlos Argentino - Tu rica boca
2 Benny Moré y su Orquesta - Bombon de pollo
3 The Mighty Duke - Woop Wap
4 Roberto Ribeiro - Impetuosa
5 Jorginho do Império - Assim é demais
6 Linval Thompson - Danger in your eyes
7 T-Bone Walker - I wish my baby ( would come home at night )
8 La Sonora de Baru - Negra linda
9 La Sonora Dinamita - Bongo bongo
10 Pacho Galán y sus Sabaneros - Caracoleando
11 Carlos Roman y su Sonora Vallenata - Very very well
12 African Brothers Band - Yeme breoo
13 The Meters - Can you do without
14 Belly Steve et les Soeurs Mariana - Lu buya
15 Augustus Pablo - Brace a boy
16 U-Roy - African message
17 Malcolm McLaren - Zulu's on a timebomb
18 Nyboma - Doublé doublé

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Monguito - El Unico !, Toboga 1984

We saw him before at Global Groove, on a Fania Salsa album with,
who else, Johnny Pacheco. This time a Roberto Torres production
on another New York Latin label, Toboga. Monguito is called
'El Unico' for the unique sound of his voice. Check out one
of my first idols in latin music; 'Monguito, El Unico'.

tracks;

1 Cuña del mismo palo
2 Lo que tu quieres no puede ser
3 Chimbombo
4 Kaka nene
5 Que bella es
6 Curacao

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Global Sampler vol. 8

It's been some time since I've launched the last sampler,
I must make some to keep up the pace. For who missed it,
every LP posted on this blog is represented by a song on
these samplers. This one covers the albums posted between
July 11 and July 20. It can help you to find what you're
looking for. listen.

1 Los Guaracheros de Oriente - Echale tierra
2 Django Rienhardt & Hot Club de France - Viper's dream
3 Wayne Jarret - Magic in the air
4 Damiron y Chapuseaux - El jarro pichao
5 Otis Redding - Give away none of my love
6 Orchestra Harlow - El exigente
7 Kitch - Carnival time
8 Creation Rebel-New Age Steppers - Last sane dream
9 Paulinho da Viola - Nao leve a mal
10 Sparks - This town ain't big enough for both of us
11 The Peter Peter Ivers Band - Alpha Centauri
12 Reggie Knighton - Drugdealer
13 Beth Carvalho - Onde esta a honestidade
14 Adoniran Barbosa e Os Titulares do Ritmo - Samba do Arnesto
15 Ray Barretto - Se traba
16 The Impressions - Mighty mighty ( Space and Whitey )
17 Ed Lincoln - Miss Balanço
18 Olatunji and his Drums of Passion - Ojo Davis
19 Anibal Velasquez y su conjunto
20 Abelardo Barroso con la Orquesta Sensación - Changuí monte adentro

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Various Artists - Sound d'Afrique II, 'Soukous', Island 1982

I had this LP waiting and promised some time now, Pt. 1 was posted
some weeks ago. It contains music from different countrys, in
different styles and was a hot item, back in the 80's.
As far as I'm concerned, it still is.
Sorry it took so long Mona, cheers !

tracks;

1 Lea Lignanzi - Dede Priscilla ( Central African Republic )
2 Mensy - Ane ya ( Cameroun )
3 Vongo Aye - Bolingo Mobesu ( Zaire )
4 Moussa Doumbia - Menebo Nden ( Mali )
5 Pablo Lubadika Porthos - Madeleina ( Zaire )
6 Jeff Louna - Paulina mineur ( Congo )
7 Asi Kapela - Yoyoyo ( Zaire )

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Youssou N'Dour et le Super Étoile - Gaïndé, Saprom 1988

This casette is from 1988, a little jump through time today
with Youssou N"Dour et le Super Etoile de Dakar.
Number 14 out of 16 African casettes. Although the sound gets less
and less traditional and English phrases start blending in, I think
Youssou's singing is outstanding on this tape. I love the way he bends
those high notes, what a great voice.

tracks;

1 Gaïndé
2 Bamako
3 Mol
4 Hey you
5 Fenene
6 Mercy

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Super Etoile de Dakar - Djamil vol. 6, Saprom 1983

Second in line is Vol. 6, the line-up on this casette is different
from vol. 1. If any one can help us out here, we see Yamar Thiam
playing 'Tama' on vol. 1 and we see Assane Thiam playing 'Tama'
on vol. 6. Assane we know, is Yamar his brother, or maybe himself ?
Overall, this is a great casette, I'll quote the 'Rough Guide':

"Youssou N'Dour et Super Étoile de Dakar:
Vols 1 - 16 ( local casettes )

N'Dour and his trusted cohorts take Dakar street grooves
with strong Latin retentions to the portals of international
superstar collaboration, via some wild, wacky and continually
surprising routes. Vols 6, 7 and 10 are particularly strong.
Vol 8, heavily remixed, became the 'Immigrés' CD. But the music
works best as one extraordinary stream of consciousness.
Most of it is impossible to find, but a multi cd compilation,
planned for 2000, could become one of the great albums."
( my copy of 'Rough Guide' is a reprint of the 1999 edition )

Well, didn't know I was that lucky, but now you are too.

tracks;

1 Mbarguethe
2 Ferridigua
3 Alboury
4 Djamil
5 Yalla

One last thing, track # 5, 'Yalla', takes over 11 minutes
while the tape inlay says 6'39, a minor incident.

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Super Etoile 2 de Dakar - Ndeetel Weer Wi, Saprom 1986

Back in the 80's, I once bought me some casettes of Youssou
N'Dour. Later I found they are quite rare so I decided to
check them last week. I didn't play them for maybe more than
15 years, so it was great to find out they still work.
Let's start with vol. 1, 'Ndeetel Weer Wi' from 1986.

tracks;

1 Ndeetel weer wi
2 Diiñat
3 Jimaamu
4 Warale
5 Yéndi
6 Touba

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Thomas Mapfumo - Greatest Hits, Gramma Records

From Zimbabwe this is Thomas Mapfumo, he's back with an album
of Greatest Hits and they are absolutely great.
Astonishingrhythms and guitarwork, Mapfumo's coolness,
a true beauty. Tracks 2 and 3 are with the 'Acid Band',
the others with 'Blacks Unlimited'.

tracks;

1 Chauya chirizevha
2 Tozvireva kupiko
3 Pfumvu pa ruzevha
4 Kwaedza mu Zimbabwe
5 Africa
6 Nyarai
7 Chipatapata
8 Butsu mutandarika
9 Munhu mutema
10 Ndiyani achatipa runyararo

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Alfredo Gutierrez y su Conjunto - La Cañaguatera, Costeño

This, probably late 60's, LP by Alfredo Gutierrez was a lucky find
on my last recordhunt. I am a big fan of Alfredo who is one of the
Colombian heroes that made his fame in the legendary 'Corraleros
de Majagual'. One of the country's most important Cumbia/Vallenato
bands of the 60's. Alfredo Gutierrez is one of the great instrumental
virtuosos of Vallenato. Enjoy this music with his pumping bass,
percussion that sounds like they use pots and pans, and ofcourse
the great Alfredo Gutierrez on acordeon and vocals.

tracks;

1 La cañaguatera
2 La choza
3 Lupita
4 La hija del millonario
5 Mis vacaciones
6 La misma pendejá
7 Pobre Valencia
8 Te juro
9 Ojos verdes
10 Papel quemado
11 Tu partida
12 Landys

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

the Upsetters - Super Ape, Island 1976

Lee Perry has always been a wizard if we speak about reggae dub.
He was one of the first to mix all kinds of daily noises through
his music. You hear dogs bark, cows moo and baby's cry.
I always loved this old record, it spent quite some hours on
top of my turntable. Great dubmusic, a classic.

tracks;

1 Zions blood
2 Croaking lizard
3 Black vest
4 Underground
5 Curly dub
6 Dread lion
7 Three in one
8 Patience
9 Dub along
10 Super ape

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pamelo Mounk'a - Samantha, Eddy'Son 1982

On Eddy'Son Consortium Mondial, the release stream must have
been endless during the 80's. I keep finding records there,
such as this one by Pamelo Mounk'a. Again recorded with guys
like Master Mwana and Pablo Lubadika Porthos and ofcourse
Eddy Gustave played his part. Enjoy this Congolese music
from 1982. Great stuff.

tracks;

1 Ce n'est pas ma secrétaire
2 Amour quand tu me prends
3 Buala yayi mambu
4 Samantha fille d'un autre pays

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Guillermo Portabales con Los Guaracheros de Oriente - Sones Cubanos, Gema 1978

My first encounter with Guillermo Portabales was in 1996, when
this_great_CD_came_out.
He was a unique performer of the 'Guajira', a rhythm that is halfway
between 'Punto' and 'Son'. Born in 1911 in Cuba, Cienfuegos,
Guillermo was named the creator of 'Guajira de Salon' because he
added melodie and cadence and made it his own.
This album was recorded in 1970 in Puerto Rico with Los Guaracheros
de Oriente, also Cuban. Portabales settled in Puerto Rico and stayed
there until his untimely death on 25th October 1970.
He was hit by a car on leaving a gig at 'La Palma' restaurant,
he was 59 years old with a musical career spanning 42 years.

For this once I had to do some colouring on the cover,
it has some ugly stickers and other damage.

tracks;

1 Guanajo relleno
2 Se me fue la montuna
3 Canto a la Vueltabajera
4 Luz que no alumbra
5 Los carreteros
6 Esto se llama montuno
7 Mi son Cubano
8 Voy a Santiago a morirme
9 A la orilla del guaso
10 Echale salsita

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Théo Blaise Kounkou - Zenaba, Eddy'Son 1981

If you want something more serious to dance to, listen to
this one by Théo Blaise. What sweet voice and great music.
Once more with Master Mwana and Bopol Mansiamina this is a
true beauty, move on and enjoy !

tracks;

1 Zenaba
2 Massy
3 Alésia
4 Liteya Choc

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pablo Lubadika Porthos - Pablo ! Pablo !, Globestyle 1985

Well, it is saturday night so a little dance music won't harm.
Pablo is the man with the sharpest bass and guitar, on this mid 80's
Soukous killer he shows us. If you like Up-tempo African dance
material, check this out.

tracks;

1 Ngai locataire
2 Na mituni
3 Motema ebouge
4 Osuki wapi

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Les Ambassadeurs - Dance Music from West Africa, Rounder Records 1984

For the lovers of West African music here's one by Les Ambassadeurs
with Salif Keita and Kante Manfila. I just read a funny story on the
backsleeve; Late 60's, There was another Salif Keita who was famous
for being a national soccerplayer. He had the nickname "le Domingo",
and was also from Mali. As an ode to the great soccerplayer,
Salif Keita the musician took up the same nickname, le Domingo.
He changed the famous Railband for Les Ambassadeurs in 1975.
Listen to Les Ambassadeurs.

tracks;

1 Mana mana
2 Sidiki
3 Marfa
4 Primpin
5 Wale

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Angelo y su Conjunto Modelo - Aqui está el Son, Laslos Records 1986

Angelo y su Conjunto Modelo are here with some nice Son.
We see Miguel Quintana, Alfredito Valdéz and Junior Rivera
to call a few names. I love the Tres driven sound of the Cuban
Son, and they know how to make it.

tracks;

1 Maria Belen
2 No quiero llanto
3 Invitacion
4 No dejes camino por vereda
5 Que vengan todos
6 Palo cucuye

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Théo Blaise Kounkou - Bella Amicha, Eddy'Son 1981

I went on a recordhunt last week and found me some great things.
This is Théo Blaise Kounkou, untill last week I didn't
notice that I already had several LP's with him singing
background vocals. When I read the information on the cover
and saw names like; Master Mwana, Bopol and Eddy'son, I knew
this had to be interesting. And indeed, I am now very happy I
bought 7 albums of Théo Blaise Kounkou and want to recommend
them to you. Another great Congolese vocalist entered
Global Groove, and we're proud to have him.

tracks;

1 Bella Amicha
2 Lina essie
3 Mwana djambala
4 Fausse amitié

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Various Artists - Los Reyes del Festejo, Virrey 1971

Nicomedes Santa Cruz presenta : Los Reyes del Festejo.
a collector of Black Peruvian music by several artists.

tracks;

1 Conjunto Cumanana - Los Reyes del festejo
2 Roberto Rivas y Gente Morena - Arroz co concolon
3 Abelardo Vásquez y Cumanana - Prendeme la vela
4 Vicente Vásquez - Zapateo en mayor
5 Nicanor Lobatón y Gente Morena - LIbertad
6 Roberto Rivas y Gente Morena - Enciendete, candela
7 Conjunto Cumanana - La Reina del festejo
8 Abelardo Vásquez con los Vásquez - Mi compadre Nicolas
9 Roberto Rivas y Gente Morena - Al son de la tambora
10 Vicente Vásquez - Zapateo en menor
11 Nicanor Lobatón y Gente Morena - El payande
12 Cuadrilla de don Manuel Mugarra - Son de los diablos

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Het Beste van Johnny Jordaan, EMI 1985

I use to post 'music for the people' of many country's.
This time I want to introduce a Dutch singer to you, one I
really enjoy listening to. This is typical music from the
Amsterdam neighbourhood, 'de Jordaan'. The album is from '85
but the recordings are made between 1954 ( track # 1 ) and
early 60's. Johnny Jordaan had huge succes late 50's, his music,
though sung with enormous Amsterdam slang, was played throughout
the Netherlands. I always loved it, something quite different
for once. Hope you appreciate.

tracks;

1 Bij ons in de Jordaan
2 Geef mij maar Amsterdam
3 De afgekeurde woning
4 De parel van de Jordaan
5 Johnny's potpourri 1
6 Johnny's potpourri 2
7 Daar mag je alleen naar kijken
8 Een pikketanussie
9 Janussie
10 Pruimenpap
11 De begrafenis van Manke Nelis
12 Vriendschap

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Zé Di - ...Samba, Tapecar 1975

It's been a while since we had some Brazilian music on this page.
Ai que saudade do meu Rio, demorou p'a caramba que temos
um bom samba neste pagina. This is a 'Sambista' I discovered
last weekend. I am always thrilled to find an album like this one.
Mid 70's, Rio de Janeiro, great samba's. Agorra me orgulho de
te apresentar; Zé Di comes in at Global Groove with topmaterial.
...samba

tracks;

1 Outro bouquet
2 Ontem
3 Quando meu Salgueiro desce
4 Nao vai dizer Adeus
5 Independência ou morte
6 Rei de França na ilha de assombraçao
7 Salgueiro chorou
8 Chapéu de marinheiro
9 De como un homem deixou de fazer música e foi vender pipoca
10 Perdoe meu amor

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Canario y su Grupo - Plenas, Ansonia

Plena is the most typical rhythm of Puerto Rico and the master
of the plena was Canario. His real name is Manuel Jiménez and
started his singing career at the age of 5. He was beheld a child
prodigy and that gave him his start towards everlasting fame.
The vocals here belong to Raful. Listen to Canario.

tracks;

1 Llego de Roma
2 Hechisera
3 Buscando a malen
4 Cortaron a Elena
5 Cuando las mujeres quieren a los hombres
6 El mundo se va acabar
7 Santa Maria
8 Por bandolera
9 Que se va José
10 Tanta vanidad
11 La negra Merced
12 Que tabaco malo

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Orchestre Régional de Mopti - Boro, Musicaphon 1970

Global Groovers, a few weeks ago I've been posting 4 albums
of the series; 'Les Meilleurs Souvenirs de la 1ére Biennale
Artistique et Culturelle de la Jeunesse, 1970' from Mali.
There was still one missing piece in the puzzle. Today one of
our dear visitors donated it, for us to be complete. Very nice
gesture indeed, thank you so much on behalf of all GGers. Let's take the opportunity, and listen.

tracks;

1 Boro
2 Récital
3 Manden po
4 An jigi ye mali ye
5 Ferro
6 Sènè
7 Taara

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Le Poete Lutumba Simaro et le Tout Puissant
O.K. Jazz - Coeur Artificiel, ASM

I have another 'Lutumba' for you but it has One Problem !
The first track; 'Coeur Artificiel' has a disturbing Tac..tac..tac
through the whole number, a real Big Shame !
Maybe one of you wizzkidz can remove it for us and send it back.
Unfortunately I don't control those skills. On the other hand I
thought you wouldn't want to miss it anyway, the other 3 songs
sound as they should. Have you seen the video's I linked you to
at Worldservice yesterday ? Absolutely amazing to see how
Lutumba plays that guitar, if you didn't, go watch it !

tracks;

1 Coeur artificiel
2 Mangassa
3 Sindo na Bruxelles
4 Maclebert

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Le T.P.O.K. Jazz - Special 30 ans par Le Poete
Simaro et Le Grand Maitre Franco, Choc 1986

To end this evening of great Congolese singers, this le T.P.O.K. Jazz.
It's a special jubilee release with Franco and Le Poete
Lutumba Simaro, our friend and collegue of Worldservice
knows_more_details.
He's the one with the specific background information,
I'm doing the smalltalk and this old record.
Check it out.

tracks;

1 Testament ya bowule
2 Vaccination
3 Tala merçi ba pesaka mbua
4 Aminata na zangi visa

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Sam Mangwana - Maria Tebbo, SAM Production 1979

The second album to come out on SAM records ( Système Art Musique ).
Great guitar work by Syran, Pablo and Sammy Massamba.
Sam Mangwana brings ode to fellow African country's, Zimbabwe
and Cameroun. Grab it.

tracks;

1 Maria Tebbo
2 Tchimurenga Zimbabwe
3 Bana ba Cameroun

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Orchestre Afrisa International - Isa, african 1973 - '74 - '75

Congo's greatest singer of all time is Tabu Ley Rochereau.
On this album we hear him perform with Orchestre Afrisa International.
These recordings from the early 70's have such a subtel relaxed
sound, you wouldn't want to miss. Listen.

tracks;

1 Kaful mayay 1 & 2
2 Mayeya
3 Mass media
4 Nzale
5 Mose - Konzo
6 Bala bala
7 Aon-aon
8 Lisala ngomba

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Monday, October 13, 2008

David 'Fefe' Diambouana - Mama Cathie, Eddy'Son

When I see a record on Eddy'Son's label I am immediately alert.
So when I saw this one passing, what can I say ? Master Mwana
and Syran on guitar, Theo Blaise backing vocals.
It was not a real gamble. David 'Fefe' Diambouana comes in with
an album I liked from the first tones.

People, I must correct myself here, comparing this music with Franco or Mangwana, I just found
out that only the 4th track is in Lingala, Congolese, the other
three are in some other language. Not understanding the language
and only assuming it's Congolese because at least 3 musicians are,
was jumping on conclusions too fast. David Diambouana is from
Brazzaville Congo according to 'Ambiance Congo'.
Can any one tell us the inside on this topic ?
What is the language sung in the first 3 songs ?

tracks;

1 Nikeumbu kuaya-bika
2 Maman Cathie
3 Angue maman
4 Kisi ya bolingo

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Romica Puceanu - Cine Nu Stie Ce-i Doru, Electrecord

Now pay attention !

I am so very happy to finally have found an original Romanian
pressing of an album, so beautiful, I can cry.
No seriously, Romica Puceanu came to me first time
when I bought the great Suburban_Bucharest.
I was so very impressed by her two songs on that cd, that voice.

Maybe you think; Romanian music, not for me, but don't mistake here.
Just listen to this heartwarming music and you will understand
why Romica Puceanu had the gypsies weeping all around her.
She started her career singing in bars. At age 14 she was
more or less discovered and guided by the Brothers Gore, with
whom she made several records. On this LP she is backed by
Orchestra Florea Cioaca and on acordeon, Bebe Serban.
I have taken the tracklist from the backsleeve this time
so I can't go wrong. ( all those symbols )

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Alton Ellis - Sunday Coming, Studio One 1970

R.I.P. Alton Ellis, 1938 - 2008

This afternoon I found out that one of my biggest idols has left
this world. He was known as the Godfather of Rocksteady.
Ska develloped through Rocksteady to Reggae and Alton Ellis
was there, inventing it.
This is his finest album to my opinion, it's produced by
Cocksone Dodd on Studio One. He also recorded a lot of his
music in the Treasure Isle Studio's. The above story, taken from
the Rough Guide to Reggae, illustrates that fact.
I have added 4 of his other great songs as a bonus.
Alton, you'll live on in my heart forever.

tracks;

1 Joy in the morning
2 Sunday coming
3 These eyes
4 Hurting me
5 It's true
6 Alton's groove
7 What does it take to win your love
8 The picture was you
9 Gonna take a miracle
10 Your heart is gonna pay
11 Wide awake in a dream
12 You make me so very happy
13 Reasons in the sky
14 The winner ( ext. version )

Bonus tracks;

15 Dance crasher
16 Ain't that loving you
17 Willow tree
18 Cry tough

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Ramito - El Favorito de Puerto Rico, Request

Hello musiclovers around the globe, I just got back from a
two day record-hunt through Belgium and the Netherlands.
I visited Antwerp, Brussels, Nijmegen and Arnhem, and
found quite some material to spoil you with in the
forthcoming weeks.

I start with an album I was very lucky to find.
Let me explain, my first encounter with Ramito was
when I found this_album at La Caja de Pandora.
I was surprised and exited hearing this delightful style
form Puerto Rico. So when I had a conversation with Mrs. Salsa,
in the Amsterdam Bimhuis later, and heard her speak about Ramito
so passionately, I decided to start a search for his music.
She explained to me a 'Jibaro' is a wild dog in Cuba, but in
Puerto Rico it is this fine music.
For two days I saw a lot of LP's and also bought quite some.
When I visited the very last shop, in Arnhem, they had very
little Worldmusic, I couldn't believe my eyes when this
treasure of Ramito appeared. It was the rewarding final piece
I brought home from a great trip.

About Ramito, I'll quote the backsleeve; "Ramito is a true
child of Puerto Rico. Born and raised there, he loves his
homeland and shows his devotion in his singing.
Ramito is a troubadour - as such he sings and improvises
about everything that moves him: Love, patriotism, politics
and the trivia of daily live."
Our friend Yoyo from Listentoyourears will post some Jibaro
in the near future he promised me. He's got a great collection
of this nice Puerto Rican music.

tracks;

1 El Jibaro del cuento
2 La historia de un mal padre
3 El deudor de todos
4 En el monte del olvido
5 Apellidos del hombre casado
6 Ramito en Hawaii
7 Soy Boricua
8 Penas que matan
9 El grito del buen Cubano
10 Flores para Hawaii
11 Aires Navideñas
12 Feliz año nuevo

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Muddy Ibe and his Nkwa Brothers System -"83", RAS 1983

A few weeks ago, I was looking for news in some Amsterdam
recordstores, and found this album by Muddy Ibe.
I couldn't find out much about Muddy, anybody who can
fill us in on some details ? He's been called Captain
Muddy Ibe later and is from Nigeria, is all I know.
I blew the recording of this LP two times, but today I
finally made it. Would you think it's got anything to do
with a spell Muddy put on it ? He's waving with some powerful
tool there, you never know.

tracks;

1 Ndi aghogho erike
2 Ezi omlime amaka
3 Kwuo ka ira

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Johnnie Ringo - Riding West, Jah Guidance 1982

We've heard a lot of African music lately, many Jamaican singers
claim they want to repatriate and go back to Africa, to Ethiopia.
Johnnie Ringo is on another trip, maybe he expected to sell more
albums in the USA, being a cowboy. But reggae aswell as all
other black music, leads us eventually back to Africa.

tracks;

1 Horse man
2 Connection of connection
3 Jah Jah guide over me
4 Gun shot
5 Ringo life story
6 Don't know much
7 Water tank
8 Morning flight
9 Me no want
10 I can't stand it

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The Super Railband of the Buffet
hôtel de la Gare de Bamako,
Globestyle 1985

A late night post today, I had this LP piled up for some time.
I think this is the longest name for a band I have ever heard.
Great release of Globestyle, recorded in 1982, the singers we
hear are Sekou Kante and Lanfia Diabate.
This is the legendary band that started both careers of
Mory Kante and Salif Keita.

tracks;

1 Foliba
2 Bedianamogo
3 Tallassa
4 Konowale
5 Maliyo

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Various Artists - Sound d'Afrique, Island 1981

It was such a day today, I blew two rippings in a row and thought;
'Okay, let's wait a couple of hours and start all over'.

Just one post today so I made it with a special album.
This is one of the LP's that made me fall in love with
African music. It was 1981 when Island Records threw it
in the middle of us. We danced around it like crazy, and
I still do. It is in one word 'Superb'.
Put it on, volume up, stand in the middle of your room,
now let go...
Sound d'Afrique 2 will follow.

tracks;

1 Mekongo - Me bowa ya ( Cameroun )
2 Eba Aka Jerome - Massoua mo ( Ivory Coast )
3 Kambou Clement - Dounougnan ( Upper Volta )
4 Pablo - Bo mbanda ( Zaire )
5 Etoile de Dakar - Jalo ( Senegal )
6 Menga Mokombi - Moboma ( Congo )

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Oliver Mtukudzi - Wawona, Musi-Oa-Tunya 1987

For two decades Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi has been the second biggest
name in Zimbabwean Chimurenga. Little known abroad but big at
home. Just behind Thomas Mapfumo and maybe already next to him
in Zimbabwe. This is one of his two dozen albums, which I found
recently. Listen to Tuku-Music.

tracks;

1 Mukombe
2 Wawona
3 Hamunyare
4 Mondishorei
5 Hubaba
6 Kushaya mwana
7 Hatimbotya
8 Unodada nei ?

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Lui Lepke - Willie Red, Hitbound 1982

In reggae music there is this phenomena; Bands play sets of
numbers which are stored at the recordcompany. A singer comes in,
picks a set he or she likes and creates his own album out of it.
This LP by Lui Lepke is an example of such a creation.
Lui Lepke used the same tracks for this LP as Don Carlos
and Gold on this_one.
Compare those backcovers and rhythms, same line-up, everything.
Still, not a bad word is said here, I love both of them so
the formula works just fine.
Enjoy this.

tracks;

1 Willie Red
2 Sharron
3 Bank clerk
4 Lorna
5 Brooklyn jogging
6 42nd street
7 Jamaica a fi mi country
8 Chicken farm
9 Proud a we

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