Monday, August 31, 2009

Alhaji ( Chief ) Kollington Ayinla and his Fuji '78 Organisation -
Second Tier ( sfem ), Polygram 1986

Fuji is a Nigerian music style that started at the end of the 60's.
It exists mainly from percussion, like talking drums, and vocals.
Fuji got so popular during the 80's that it took over juju. It is said
that fuji represents the Islam like juju does for the Cristians.
Kollington Ayinla was the second most popular Fuji wizard after Sikiru
Ayinde Barrister and the two were rivals untill fuji got so popular,
even called dancefloor exitement, that it didn't matter anymore.
With razorsharp lyrics, Ayinla was the source of social commentary
in the Yoruba Muslim music scene. Second fuji album on this page,
with some left to follow, enjoy !


1 Oluwa wa se l'aiye
- Second tier
- Late Willy and power
- Owodele ayodele ( JP )
- Gbanjare O.
2 Olorun nikan l'oba
- Alaragbo ku abo
- Ibraimoh danmusa
- Iyawo mi ma segberaga
- Ayinla ti de

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Carlos Embales - Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro,
Siboney / Egrem 1990

Most of time, Bolero is too sweet for my ears but Carlos Embales
brings it with some little rough edges that make it exactly right.
Embales is famous for his rumba but for this occasion he treats us
with Bolero, Guaguancó, Pregón and Son, his beats are imbeatable.


1 Me duele el corazon
2 El final no Llegara
3 Mayeya o no jueges con los santos
4 Sola y triste
5 La vida es una semana
6 Coco may may
7 Imperdonable
8 Cardenas
9 Llego el dulcerito
10 Crei que era mia
11 Llora como llore
12 Tu, mi Afinidad

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Zaiko Langa Langa avec Bimi Ombale -
Sentiment Bimi, Bono Music 1988

Usually I would only remove names from covers and futher leave things
as they are, on this one fixing was too disturbing so I left it. Another
very sweet Zaiko Langa Langa LP from 1988 with the great voices of
Bimi and Malage. Nothing can go wrong here, simply beautiful.


1 Sentiment Bimi
- Mwana wabi
- Joliba
- Zena
- Lisapo
- Moniamina
- La blonde
- Nibe ya bonwana
2 Moloki
3 Mwan' aziza
4 Desespoir

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Admiral Dele Abiodun & his Top Hitters Band -
Elemu Nget On, Olumo 1978

Next to King Sunny Adé and Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, this
is one of the greatest juju artists. Very sweet 1978 album
by Admiral Dele Abiodun & his Top Hitters Band. Don't miss it.


1 Je ka jo jojo adawa system
- Osupa o pe meji
- Baby mi ma foya
- Elemu nget on
- Emi ni aiye a ye
2 Edumare gbe rere ko wa
- Robert Opone
- Olu Ajisegbede
- Rora feso jaiye ori e

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

4 Stars - Dance,
Tangent / Mélodie

Okay okay, anonymous visitors cry out for more 4 Stars. So here's another
one for you. Again we have no year on this album, if you know ?
The pictures on this LP's cover are made in the Paris Rex Club.
I visited the Rex Club once around 1981, it was in the Rue des Bonnes
Nouvelles I remember. Hey Paris people, does that club still exist
at all ? I would love to go back to that specific night, just my 3
friends and me in an all African crowd. They had Mr. and Mrs. elections,
lots of African dancemusic, we had a great time.


1 Kabyby
2 Mayanga
3 Ba relations
4 Kelele
5 4 Stars

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bopol Mansiamina & Besisimou - Maillot Jaune
Motema Records 198?

Accompanied by Deyesse on Sax, Domingo Salsero on Drums, the great voices
of Asi Kapela and Théo Blaise Kounkou, Syran Mbenza on Guitar,
this is Bopol Mansiamina with the sweet Maillot Jaune. It was recorded
in Paris, do you think the 'Tour de France' was going on same time ?
Or did they bike their way to the studio ?


1 Maillot jaune
2 Because no money
3 Bety Bety
4 Zola Zola

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

African Dance Party,
Café 't Wapen van Hilversum

Dear visitor, if you are living somewhere near my hometown,
this party might be an option to fill your fridaynight next week.
I shall be playing an African Dance Party on friday 28 of August.
Hilversum is the Netherland's Radio & TV town and Hilversum On-Air
is a yearly event. On several stages in the centre, live performances
take place for three nights. 28, 29 and 30 of august this year.
I shall be deejaying in a local bar, no big stage but behind an open
window, with an improvised dancefloor outside. Let's hope the weather
will be good. The party will take place at Café 't Wapen van Hilversum,
Groest 27, 1211 CZ, Hilversum. It is in the middle
of the centre of my little town, very easy to find.
You can expect Soukous, Highlife, Chimurenga, Zulu Jive, Juju, Mbalax,
Rumba and other dance music from the dark continent. Put on some colourfull
clothes, your dancing shoes and join us on this exeptional event, see you there.

King Sunny Adé & his African Beats - Iyinle Odu
Sunny Alade Records 1982

King Sunny Adé is back with an '82 album. I had an anonymous request for
more juju music. It's true, I did not post any juju for quite some time.
I am getting more and more obsessed with Congolese music lately.
This does not mean I don't like juju anymore but you know how these
things work, I'm just following my heart. Today this KSA LP found
it's way to you and I've got some others waiting for their turn.
If time is limited, prioriy's must be taken, just hang on.

1 Oro oko ati iyawo
- Aya to pawo
2 Ife ki ibinu
- Alhadji Jide Okunnu
3 Aja ngbo nigbo
- Ika o dara
- Ata wewe
4 Maje nbi were lomo
- E saiye re

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Pépé Kallé & Orchestre Empire Bakuba du Zaïre -
Kwasa Kwasa, Leader Records 1987

I found this album by the great Pépé Kallé in mint condition.
It's a party album with some real nice soukous. If you don't know
Pépé, take a look at this_page.

1 Nzoto ya chance
2 Zangano
3 8.000 km
4 Lolo

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

4 Stars - Les Quatre Étoiles, Syllart

Somewhere early eighties Les Quatre Étoiles, The 4 Stars, started
with this LP. These four routined musicians don't need a lot of
advertisement. If you like to read more about them, go here .


1 Enfant bamileke
2 Mawa na ngai
3 Luila
4 Nvuna Chantal

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Nana Ampadu's African Brothers Band International -
Ampadu Boateng Dammirifua,
Daduam Records

Highlife music was originated in Ghana and to me, Ghana Highlife
like this is still one of the best. We've seen one of their albums before
at the GG. This one has a cover almost completely worn out but
the music still sounds great. it's perfect for a mellow sunday afternoon.


1 Ampadu Boateng
2 Hwehwe ahoto
3 Aketenkye
4 Adwoa kwakyewa

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Colompilation 3

Cumbia de Colombia is one of my favorite musictypes, so when I got
Goofy's request for some decent material, I didn't think twice and
made us another Colompilation. It is the third one so if you're
new here and you like this one, check the Colombia or cumbia section
below. Do you have a summer party, this music makes everybody dance.
Great plan Goofy !


1 Lisandro Meza y su Conjunto - Entre rejas
2 Pedro Laza y sus Pelayeros - La pringamoza
3 Pacho Galán - Fiesta de cumbia
4 Los Corraleros de Majagual - La morena encarnación
5 Trio Primavera - La pata y el pato
6 Alfonso Piña Cogollo - Yo soy un porro
7 Julio Erazo - Hace un mes
8 José Maria Peñaranda - La cosecha de mujeres
9 Pedro Jairo Garces - El twist del Guayabo
10 Bovea y sus Vallenatos - El testamanto
11 La Sonora Cordobesa - El Pajaro Picon
12 Eliseo Herrera - La yerbita
13 Alfredo Gutierrez - La negra
14 La Sonora Cordobesa - No me molestes
15 Roberto de la Barrera - El pulgon
16 Anibal Velasquez y su Conjunto - Dominique


Friday, August 14, 2009

Zaiko Langa Langa Familia Dei - Songa Fiele
Disques Esperence 1990

This LP was waiting to get out aswell. Another branch of
the Zaiko Langa Langa tree, rocking real nice in 1990.


1 Songa fiele
2 Mama Mabanzo
3 Selema
4 Chérie Fissi
5 Muana-Kayumba

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l'Afrique Danse - Various Artists,
african 360.061 1974-75

Good evening Groovers, I am happy to announce the GG is back online.
And to celebrate our homecoming, a special treat to to y'all. The
l'Afrique Danse series always gets a lot of response. I found another
one in my dusty vaults. It has exactly the same title as a previous
posted album so I added the serialnumber this time. Take a zip of
this nostalgic refreshment and feel at home, cheers folks.


1 Orchestre Cavacha - Okomi Kolangua 1&2
2 Orchestre Afrisa l'International - Kaful mayay 1&2
3 Orchestre Macchi - Lola muana 1&2
4 Orchestre Cavacha - Shama-shama 1&2
5 Orchetre Sec-Sec - Sec-Sec 1&2
6 Orchestre Conga de Bokelo - Toli ya libala 1&2

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Dear visitor, I really don't know why but I am without internetconnection for 13 days now.
My provider, UPC, is making big mistakes and apparently does not know how to
solve them. They have pulled some switches and are not able to put things back.
It is making me crazy to be helpless in this situation. You must know I am doing
whatever I can to get back posting. Please hang on..


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Warrior - Ndi Adudu, Afrodisia 1986

Warrior is back with his Oriental Brothers International.
Only two tracks with little over 36 minutes but they are no waste
of time. With some synths added, at moments this LP sounds
inbetween Highlife and Juju, a combination that doesn't hurt at all.


1 Akaraka
2 Ndi adudu

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Trio N' Yo.Bi.We du Clan Langa Langa - Bilombe Bakutani

Zaiko Langa Langa, who started in 1969, never was a solid group. Musicians
came and went and the band did not really have one leader. When, late
seventies, the group started to fall apart, a whole range of new groups
appeared. One of these is Trio N'Yo.Bi.We of which we have an album here.
Formed around N'Yoka Longo, Bimi Ombalé and Papa Wemba,
this band created a poppy Congolese sound.


1 Lomami
2 Ami mondzo
3 Loli-Andi
4 Anoda cherie A.

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Dear visitor,
Due to a major disagreement with my provider, I am forced to change
company's. This means I do not have an internet connection right now.
I can make some posts from my work but there will be less than normal.
Hopefully my new connection will work soon, meanwhile a little patience
in between posts please, thanks for understanding. M.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Prince Nico Mbarga and Rocafil Jazz - Sweet Family, RAS 1987

Prince Nico Mbarga is back at the GG with a late but outstanding LP.
We've heard some 70's and some 80' albums on which family matters
and social issues dominate. On this 1987 LP, Nico Mbarga is still
loyal to this fomula. Check out this sweet family album.


1 Sweet family
2 Lake nyos
3 New generation
4 Eyinji enjuk

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