Sunday, November 30, 2008

Oliver de Coque and his Expo '76 - Ogene sound Super of Africa, Olumo 1977

Second LP by the great Oliver de Coque at this page is this one.
The title is more or less the same but this one is from 1977.
First side contains two tracks although they appear to be one. I
didn't try to devide them, chanceless if I would.
Don't you just love that outfit ?

tracks;

1 Oje mba ewilo / Odi ili eri aku special
2 The tragedy journey of two friends
3 Oma obi dia

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Les Super Shleu - Les Super Shleu, Universal Music Productions 1977

It's been 4 days since I found the time for some posts.
Been busy doing other things, but today we're back with
something we didn't see yet at the GG. Some time ago, one
of our loyal visitors, who lives in Paris asked me if I had
music from Haiti. At the time I was not familiar with it, so
I decided to dive into the matter. Compas is the name of this
style and it's a happy sound. "The overall sound is sweet and
smooth and the melodies are carried on flowing guitar lines,
regulated by a characteristic rocking beat that pivots between
the hi-hat and a bass drum on the floor."(Rough Guide)
I found this album on that fair last week. This weekend
I had to visit Paris for other matters and searched a little
for records too. I brought home some old LP's by groups like
Shleu-Shleu and Coupé Cloué. You can expect some of those later.
For now, listen to this fine LP by Les Super Shleu.

tracks;

1 Marie-Annick
2 Carnaval marché presse
3 Vacances 77
4 Marie-Chantal
5 Pas feté cadence
6 Viré rond
7 Chouboulé
8 Ti mam'zelle
9 Nicole

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Global Sampler vol. 13





The next Sampler is here for your pleasure.
It's my lucky number 13.

tracks;

1 Errol Scorcher - Steppin' worldwide
2 Orchestre Régional de Ségou - Lefènin
3 Martinho da Vila - Você nao passa de uma mulher
4 Orchestre Régional de Kayes - Tèrèna
5 Byron Lee - Village ram
6 Nazaré Pereira - Boi bumba
7 Gasper Lawal - Kita-Kita
8 Kitch - Pan 'round the neck
9 Kitch - P.P. 99
10 Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz - Free education in Nigéria
11 Horace Andy Mammie blue
12 Super Biton - Babu
13 Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz - Wayo inlaw
14 Pacheco y El Conde - Dulce con dulce
15 Docteur Nico - l'Amour sans frontière
16 Ed Lincoln - Amanha eu vou

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Global Sampler vol. 12





It's time to move on with our samplers, we are still a little
behind. This is vol. 12 and it guides you along posts
from September 1 to 14. enjoy your search.

tracks;

1 Ann Peebles - Come to mama
2 Super Biton de Segou - Tcha-tcho
3 Tata 'Bembo' Kouyate - Mama Batchily
4 Jacob 'Killer' Miller - Standing firm
5 Rail Band du Mali - Mali tebaga mogoma
6 Nahawa Doumbia - Banani
7 Pacho Galán y sus Solistas - La estereofonica
8 Sambistas do Asfalto - Arrasta a sandalia
9 Lui Lepke - Rent man skank
10 King Sunny Adé - Sunny ti de ariya
11 Super Biton - Siseni
12 Super Diamono - Diaraf ( Jaraaf )
13 Dioris Valladares con su conjunto Típico - El can can
14 Conjunto Casino - La cuerda floja
15 Clara Nunes - Contentamento
16 Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey - Igba owuro lawa

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Le Fantastique Pambou - Tchicaya - Tchico and Lolo - Lolitta in Nigéria, avec l'Orchestre Les "Évadés" de Ponton la Belle, Sonafric 1979

To continue the Tchico Tchicaya story, here's the second one
with this Victory-picture of Tchico. On the record-fair of this
weekend I found even a fourth. Thumbs up again 'cause it's
just as nice as the previous one. Enjoy Pambou Tchicaya Tchico.

tracks;

1 Sango sango
2 Vicky Amie ya Rosie
3 From Congo to Nigeria
- de Brazzaville a Lagos
4 Nalali libanda

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Oliver de Coque & his Expo 76 - Ogene Sound Super of Africa, Mark 2, Olumo 1977

From Nigeria 1977 comes this album by Oliver de Coque.
The Rough Guide on World Music calls him a classic Highlifer.
I quote; "..the colourful de Coque occupies a unique position
in the highlife pantheon, syncretising classic Congo guitar
into laidback highlife rhythms."

tracks;

1 Ten commandments
2 Igwe bu ike
3 Anazo eze azo ?
4 Olumo Records Special

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Nelson Cavaquinho - Nelson Cavaquinho, RCA Victor 1972

Hello Global Groovers around the world, today I am very exited.
I've been waiting and searching long time to find this LP,
and finally I did. Nelson Cavaquinho is one of my all time
Samba heroes. When I first heard these songs I was thrilled
with my new done discovery. Do you know that feeling ? It changed
my perception of Samba completely. His way of playing guitar with
those firm strokes, combined with his fragile voice that blasts of
experience. His lyrics are of such beauty, this is pure poetry.
( you'd have to understand Portugese ofcourse, sorry for those
who don't ). A song like 'A flor e o espinho' still gives me
goosebumps. It touches me right in the heart.
Even if you're not into Samba, LISTEN TO THIS LP !
This is the Blues from Brasil, Muito, mas Muito bom mesmo !

tracks;

1 Quando eu me chamar saudade
2 Tatuagem
3 Eu e as flores
4 Palhaço
5 Sempre Mangueira
6 Deus nao me esqueceu
7 A flor e o espinho
8 Degraus da vida
9 Notícia
10 Lágrima sem juri
11 Luto
12 Luz negra

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sir Shina Adewale - and the Super Stars International, Welkadeb Records1979

Another score from the Recordfair, Juju at it's best.
Because the artists have melted all songs together, I could
only devide it in two, A-side and B-side.
to know about this album, click on the backsleeve
and read the story underneath the photo.

tracks;

1 Owuro lawa, Juju funky blues, Eda T'Oluwa ba gbadura fun,
Awa la l'Eko, Mo ni Iyawo kan, Iyen ma lagbaraju
2 Ba mi na omo mi, E tewo ola, Igbekele Olorun dun,
Eyin logo, Professor Peller

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Ouza - Wethe, Productions Jambaar 1980

After another six months, it was finally time. Time for the Mega
Records and CD Fair in Utrecht. The one in april is okay, but the
one in november, wow, everybody took their best load of
merchandise and came over. Specially some French dealers brought
along rare stuff. Like this guy from *** Records in Le Havre.
He showed me this;

Ouza's music had a political load and was kind of radical.
He studied and was teacher and musician at the same time,
therefore he did not record many albums. I guess we are lucky
I found this one. It is a true beauty and I want to thank that
French dealer for bringing it to us.
Senegalese music at it's best.

tracks;

1 Bayina music
2 Wethe
3 Sama gueleme-magana
4 Dootou mala bayi
5 Terango
6 Senegal 80

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Alfredo Valdes Jr. y su Charanga - La Fiesta no es para Feos, Toboga 1982

Pianist Alfredo Valdes Jr. comes in at Global Groove.
he shows us plenty selfknowledge on this LP, 'La fiesta
no es para feos', 'The party is not for ugly people'.
"who ?, me ? I'm not ugly, I'm Alfredo."
Produced by Roberto Torres, great album, and great cover.

tracks;

1 La fiesta no es para feos
2 Despuès que decías
3 Oigame compay
4 Cacungaca
5 El apagón
6 El amor

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fantastic Tchico - Golden Voice, Sonafric 1979





From '79, our friend Tchico is back.
This is one of the three LP's I've got with the same covers.
Maybe it was hard to get a photographer, either way, it's a
record worth playing, listen!

tracks;

1 Alexandra - Nwurai
2 l'Heure a sonne
3 Reviens Chouchou

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Pamelo Mounk'a - Pamelo Mounk'a, Eddy'Son early 80's

Here's another album by Pamelo Mounk'a, he used to be a singer with
Les Bantous de la Capitale. With two guitar greats, Master Mwana
Congo and Pablo Lubadika Porthos. Who knows the exact year on this
one ? Can you tell us ?

tracks;

1 l'Argent apelle l'argent
2 Oyourou nyoumba
3 Amour de Nombakele
4 Ngaï mwana ya mana

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz International - Cool Money, Roger's All Stars 1981

After his huge succes in 1976 with 'Sweet Mother', Prince Nico
Mbarga had become indestructible throughout most West African
countrys. I found this LP together with two others, also from '81.
Family Movement and Lucky Marriage, I'll post those later.
Poppy kind of Highlife from Nigeria.

tracks;

1 Cool money
2 Another woman's husband
3 Impossible
4 Afufu uwa

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Ethiopian - Everything Crash, Studio One 1980

The Ethiopians started out as a vocal duo, Leonard Dillon and
Stepen Taylor, who cut a number of hits for Studio One in the 60's.
Taylor died unfortunate in a car accident in 1975. This is Leonard
Dillon's return with sir Cocksone Dodd at Studio One, a sweet album.
Always LOVED it and I still do.

tracks;

1 When will be the end
2 Empty belly
3 Hard times
4 Everything crash
5 Locoust
6 No baptism
7 Won't give up
8 Open the gate

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Tapper Zukie - MPLA, Virgin's Frontline 1978

" Since music is the school of love
I King Tapper Zukie rock the musical atmosphere

I no wan' no war; I run to keep I life, yah !
That don't mean I'm a simpleton, yaah !
I man jus' umble !

This music make you walk and this music make you talk
And this music make you say it's a sound a boss !

I man red; and if you not red you ah go dead;
And if you not dead, you ah go dread..."

'Tapper Zukie'

This is maybe Tappa's best LP, when it came out, we went
totally nuts. I remember Tapper playing at Paradiso Amsterdam,
they tore down the place, we had a great night.

tracks;

1 Pick up the rockers
2 M.P.L.A.
3 Don't get crazy
4 Go de natty
5 Stop the gun shooting
6 Ital pot
7 Marcus
8 Chalice to chalice
9 Don't deal with Babylon
10 Freedom

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Zani Diabate & the Super Djata Band, Mango / Island 1988

From Mali here's Zani Diabate, our collegue at Worldservice
already gave us some older music of the group, on November 5.
This one is from 1988, on Mango, a division of Island Records.
I quote the backsleeve; "The Super Djata Band draw upon
traditional Malian culture for inspiration: Rhythms and dances
of Bambara hunters and Bozo fishermen, together with the melodies
of the Peul and Malinka, spiced with Zani's almost
psychedelic guitar."

tracks;

1 Super Djata
2 Bina
3 Djegnogo djougou
4 Bandjila
5 Tindoro
6 Noumousso
7 Facia
8 Farima
9 Fadingna kouma

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ini Kamoze - Ini Kamoze, Island 1983-1984

Jamaican rhythm twin, Sly and Robbie, were really well ahead
of their time, early eighties. If you listen to this here LP,
that's been recorded some 25 years ago, it still sounds modern.
With the friendly voice of Ini Kamoze, this album is great from
beginning to end. Ini Kamoze ( pronounced Iné Ká-mo-zé ) writes
and arranges all his own music, and aimed to shake up earth
with it. As far as I'm concerned he succeeded.

tracks;

1 Trouble you a trouble me
2 World a music
3 Them thing deh
4 General
5 Wings with me
6 Hail mi idrin

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Orquesta Aragón - Cojale el Gusto a Cuba,
Discuba 1959

Orguesta Aragon started out in 1939 in Cienfuegos, Cuba. They were
not the inventors but the main performers of the Cha Cha Chá.
This is the type of band that keeps existing through the years.
One member leaves the band, another comes in. Their career now
runs for about 7 decades. They still perform today. The quality
of this LP is not very well, but still worth a listen. read_more

tracks;

1 Le dije a una rosa
2 El baile suavito
3 Ven y ven
4 La muela
5 Mi escapulario
6 Que calor
7 Naranjo y Lucas
8 Separala tambien
9 Clavelitos
10 No puedo vivir
11 Comelon
12 Ah, que familia señor

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bimi Ombale - Balle de Match, Ledya

One of the original members of the Zaiko Langa Langa family
was vocalist Bimi Ombale. He made this album with Carlyto,
Roxy and Nzaya Nzayadio. I do not know a year on this one,
if any one can fill us in here ?

tracks;

1 Trop de problemes
2 Muana - Nyoka
3 Sambela - Tozala
4 Mowunbu ya bolingo

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Lita Branda - La Tigresa de la Salsa, Toboga 1982

Can't seem to find a lot of info about Lita Branda, except
for the fact that she is from Peru.
The son she brings, produced by Roberto Torres is something
you can't deny. The great cover artwork is ofcourse by
José Expósito.

tracks;

1 Marineros somos
2 Estoy contenta
3 Caña dulce
4 Tu no estás en nada
5 La cariñosa
6 Yo perdí el corazón

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Miriam Makeba - Makeba Sings, RCA Victor 1965

Miriam Makeba 1932 - 2008 , R I P

Monday, November 10,
Last night, 76 years old, Miriam Makeba died after getting
unwell on stage, she was still performing.
I would like to pay my respect to Africa's most famous
female singer of all time with this LP.
For the full story, I'll link you to this_article.

tracks;

1 Cameroon
2 Woza
3 Little bird
4 Chove-chuva
5 Same moon
6 Kilimanjaro
7 Khawuyani-khanyange
8 Wind song
9 Khuluma
10 Let's pretend
11 Beau Chevalier
12 Maduna

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Chief Ebenezer Obey - Je Ka Jo, Virgin 1983

I was in the mood for some Juju tonight so I decided to rip us
this sweet album by Chief Ebenezer Obey. Being an English release,
I have the feeling it is adapted to European standards a bit, the
songs are shorter and have pauses in between. Still, nothing can go
wrong, Juju is simply sweet. I find it irresistible.

tracks;

1 Miliki
2 Ojeje
3 Je ka jo
4 Don't say no
5 Abente
6 Poto poto
7 Paga
8 Alo mi

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Zaikio Langa Langa - l'Afrique danse avec.., african 1973-1974

Orchestre Zaiko Langa Langa was founded by Kinshasa students
in 1969. The name was constructed from 'Zaire ya Bakoko',
( Zaire of our ancestors ), Langa Langa is the name of the
people in the Equator region. The group grew fast and existed
of some 20 persons that kept changing along the way. A few names,
Papa Wemba, Evoloko Jocker, Nyoka Longo and Bozi Boziana were
some of the early members of the group. They blended Rumba with
Rock in the 70's of which this LP is a fine example.
( info from 'World Music, the Rough Guide' )

tracks;

1 Elo 1 & 2
2 Liposa 1 & 2
3 Vie ya mosolo
4 Ando 1 & 2
5 Chouchouna 1 & 2
6 C'est la verité

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Global Sampler vol. 11

To guide you along the musical flowers in my global garden,
I invented the Global Sampler. This is volume 11 and it tells
you where to find the honey of your taste.
It shows the flowers planted between August 17 and August 31.
As usual there's quite some variation, we got sweet, bittersweet
and a tiny bit of Queenjelly perhaps, but that's all up to you.
Suck some in and have a groovy taste, hummingbirds.

tracks;

1 Le Grand Maitre Franco et le T.P.O.K. Jazz - Cherie A
2 Orchestra Harlow - La cartera
3 Star Band de Dakar - Danguele fasso
4 Pedrinho Rodrigues - Salgueiro chorao
5 National Badema, Kasse Mady - Namory
6 Damiron y Chapuseaux - Cosa linda
7 Cartola - Aconteceu
8 Os Batuqueiros e as Mulatas - Minhas razoes
9 Roberto Ribeiro - Jura
10 Jorginho do Império - Samba sem cuíca
11 Ed Lincoln - Palladium
12 Super Jamano de Dakar - Cuur ngonee ngalang
13 Super Diamono de Dakar - Mam
14 Johnny Pacheco y Hector Casanova - La mulata
15 Keletigui et ses Tambourinis - Dembati
16 Winston Jarret and the Righteous Flames - Sheriff and his deputy
17 Syl Johnson - Let yourself go
18 Super Diamono de Dakar - Dou wey

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Michael Prophet - Jah Love, Live & Learn 1983

Let's start this saturday with some reggae music.
One of Jamaica's greater singers is without doubt Michael Prophet.
I think he's been underestimated widely. Ever since I bought
this old record in 1983, I had a weakness for his singing.
Backed by the 'Hi Times Band', this is a splendid reggae album.
I used to play these songs a lot back in the 80's when I had
my weekly reggaenight in a local youthcenter in my town.
It's time to play 'It's time' one more time. ( track #2 )

tracks;

1 Instruction
2 It's time
3 Back off
4 2000 years
5 You been talking
6 I certify
7 Tonight tonight
8 Jah love
9 World of confusion

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Friday, November 7, 2008

The Very Best of Mayaula Mayoni, "Don Padrino" - Fiona-Fiona, ALIA Music 1987

Before I found this album by Mayaula Mayoni, I had never heard of
him. When searching on the internet I can't seem to find much
more then a discography. I also found out he used to sing with
Franco at a certain point. Youtube has a few films. What I do know
is that I liked this LP from the first time I heard it.
Sung with 'Malage de Lugendo' this is great Congolese music.

tracks;

1 Fiona - Fiona
2 l'Infimière
3 Amour, maladie d'amour

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

M'Bilia Bel - Faux Pas, Genidia 1983

It's been a while since we had an album by one of Africa's
finest female singers, M'Bilia Bel. Although it's got a few
scratches, it's still worth a spin. Like on most occasions
M'Bilia is accompanied by Seigneur Tabu Ley Rochereau and
l'Orchestre Afrisa International. What a woman, what a voice.

tracks;

1 Faux pas
2 Bafosami
3 Nazali mwasi
4 Motema ekopona

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Miguel Quintana - Sentimiento y Son, Laslos Records 1986

On Laslos Records here's an album by Miguel Quintana, we
have seen him doing background vocals on multiple occasion,
now this is one of his own records. The line-up on this LP is
almost the same as on Melcochita's album I posted last week.
Melcochita is doing the Chorus here with José Mangual Jr..
This is Miguel Quintana, great voice, great music, listen.

tracks;

1 Harina y quimbombó
2 El plato roto
3 El bejuco
4 El paraiso
5 La casita de Margot
6 Me siento guajiro
7 Sandunguera
8 Quiribi quiribi

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ramito

Ramito's Jíbaro from Puerto Rico is super fine,
and if you want to try it, our friend Yoyo from
listentoyourears just posted some, just
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Monday, November 3, 2008

Théo Blaise Kounkou - Célia, Eddy'Son early 80's

If I say 'Bopol', 'Féfé Diambouana', 'Master Mwana Congo',
Eddy'Son and Théo Blaise, what can go wrong ?
With this early 80's album it's a sure score, my favourite
track ? # 4, 'Chérie Sylla' !

tracks;

1 Célia
2 Louzingou
3 Bintou
4 Chérie Sylla

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Rochereau Tabu Ley - & l'Orchestre Afrisa, african 1973

Another Rochereau, this one is from 1973 and that shows.
It seems Tabu Ley is the inventor of the Afro-hairdo, no serieus
he was kind of hip those days, that shirt too. He even recorded
his version of 'Let it be' ( Beatles ), not for me that is.
Although it's quite different from the original and sung in his
own language, I prefer Rochereau's own songs.
Part from that this is a great album, check it out yourself.

tracks;

1 Afrisa l'International
2 Leki ya mongali... tosuki wapi ?
3 Tete nakozonga
4 Marie-Lou
5 Nakwei carreau
6 Dialogue
7 Lal a biy
8 Sebene - 182
9 Libala to cinema
10 Mofuku na libenga

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