Saturday, July 31, 2010

Roberto Torres presenta a su amigo Papaito,
SAR 1979

This is a re-post. I did this album at the very beginning of the GG
experience. Papaito and Roberto Torres are both great singers in
Son-Cubano. On this LP one presents the other but also participates,
Roberto Torres can be heard in the backing vocal section. This is the
type of Latin music I can't seem to get around, sweet son...azucar..


1 Mi chiquita quiere
2 Caramelo a kilo
3 Que no muera el son
4 En mi triste agonía


Friday, July 30, 2010

Max Massengo et le Negro Band,
Pathé Marconi / EMI 1976

It is always a great feeling, searching for nice music on a record-fair,
and than finding a whole box full of rarities. This is what happened at
the last fair. A big pile of Pathé Marconi's and Sonafric's in top quality,
changed of owner that day. You lucky bastards have no idea how
I was driving home, I can hardly wait for the next fair.
Listen to this treasure by Max Massengo and realize, this is gold.
Some more info on the subject is to be found here.


1 Masseke
2 Affairee
3 Na n'dimi mobali
4 Mokono Antoine
5 Louisa to bokolo bana
6 Tokabwana malembe
7 Bongo ya fami
8 Françoise


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sunny Adé and his Green Spot Band -
the Master Guitarist vol. 4,
African Songs Ltd.

I received some kind requests for Sunny Adé and it just so happens
I had this one waiting to get posted. It is Vol. 4 from the Master
Guitarist Series which were recorded in the famous London EMI
studio's at Abbey Road. Sunny Adé, still without 'King', performs
these 10 songs with his Green Spot Band, enjoy.


1 Mr Adenaike ( Ololu )
2 John Ali
3 Egbe board
4 Chief Lekan Salami
5 Prince Adesanya
6 A ye wa
7 Akure nile
8 Major General Adebayo
9 Akanbi ogun
10 Constant star


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"Orchestre le Peuple" "Trio Ce.Pa.Kos",
Pathé Marconi / EMI 1975

Emerged from Les Bantous de la Capitale, le Trio CePaKos ( Celio,
Pamelo and Kosmos ) co-founded this Orchestra, 'Le Peuple', the people
in 1973. Three vocalists who needed a new band while the band they left
was in need of new singers and recruited Théo Blaise Kounkou, Pambou
Tchico Tchicaya and Joseph 'José' Missamou.
From 1975 to sweeten up your life.

I would like to dedicate this post to those 4 nice French
people who visited my little shop this week. You were so enthousiastic
about finding Congolese music here, enjoy it very much !


1 Lettre ouverte
2 Abetty
3 Baza
4 Limbisa ngai Massengo
5 Mama na Claudia
6 Nellya
7 Na poni peuple


Saturday, July 24, 2010

African Brothers' International Band - Gyae Su,

In 1963, Paa Steel Kwame Ampadu started the eight piece African
Brothers Band. After scoring a huge hit with 'Agyanka daberemu'
in 1966, they went professional in 1967. This is the group's second
LP and must be from about 1973 when they counted 16 members.
Fantastic Ghana highlife from one of it's main performers. The LP
also contains Pachanga, Cha cha cha and such, check it out.


1 Gyae su
2 Maria
3 Mene wo nante bio
4 Ehia wo a enwu
5 Kae wo wu dam
6 Owuo nim me
7 Okunu pa, pt.1
8 Okunu pa, pt.2
9 Biribi betume yen
10 Moma yenhwehwe mu
11 Julie
12 Otan wo anya deen


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Oriental Brothers International
led by G. Kabaka Opara -
Nnedinobi, Afrodisia 1976

Classic Nigerian Highlife album by one of the leading bands.
Brothers F.Dansatch, G.Kabaka and Worrior Opara made loads of LP's
and I never heard a bad one. Sleeve of the album states it's from
1977 and label says 1976, either way, don't miss it.

By the way, I re-upped the Sound of the Gypsies,
use the Search option to get there fast.


1 Aluta agbogho
2 Aku udo
3 Nnedinobi
4 Oke na olulu


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Lee van Cliff - Rock it to me Twice,
Channel One 1982

Have you had the chance to listen to the 4 reggae collectors
I posted in 2008 ? They were called Reggae Monster Originals.
Search and listen, you'll find a couple of tracks by Lee van Cliff
aswell. The early eighties sound of the Radics at Channel One
with Scientist producing was simply unique. The way he put an
echo on voices and drumbeats, I love it. Lee van Cliffs broken
voice to round it all up and you got me smoking..


1 It ave fi cork
2 Never call no fowl
3 Sister Fay
4 Rock it to me twice
5 Under you
6 African girl
7 Wiser than Solomon
8 Lost my baby
9 Me just love

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Zaïko Langa-Langa - Tala Modele Echanger,
Safari Ambiance

Soukous for soukous-lovers. Zaïko Langa-Langa was one of
the leading bands during the eighties. I have no year on this one,
do you ? Tout Choc, Anti Choc, check it out yourself.


1 Kabobo
2 Anzele muambu
3 Ize bola
4 Daïd'ano


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Kiland & l'Orchestre Mabatalaï -
Zaïre Promotion 2000 vol. 9

Remember Kiland and his Orchestre Mabatalaï ? You may find
the previous one here, ( previous, next,..).
I like this one very much, splendid guitars, continuous rhythms,
fantastic stuff.


1 Dieu merci nabiki
2 Mon coeur fait
3 N'gou-n'gou-n'gou
4 Kilassou
5 Ma vava
6 Reviens cheri Néné


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fania All Stars - Live at the Cheetah Vol. 1,
Fania 1980

Here's an old time favourite I used to play very much. It contains
the massive 'Quitate tu', a great number that takes you on a trip
for more than 16 minutes. Back in the days, when I deejayed at party's,
it always came in handy to take a break, toilet, beer at the bar, a little
dance and back behind the turntable, just perfect. Classic Fania
recording, live at the Cheetah, audiance goes crazy, and what a line-up,
Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Johnny Pacheco, Roberto
Roena, Bobby Valentin, Santos Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Miranda,
Pete 'el Conde' Rodriguez, Adalberto Santiago, Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz,
José 'Cheo' Feliciano, all big names. Wish I were there, how'bout you Arnaud ?


1 Introduction theme
2 Descarga Fania
3 Anacaona
4 Quitate tu


Friday, July 9, 2010

Various Artists - Nalingi Yo Na Motema

When I made this comp of songs of the heart by Congolese artists,
I was looking for a cover and picked this one. It is part of a collage I made
for my Maori friend Tangaroa Tuane. He tattooed my back and I made
him a collage. Always nice to deal without money. Check him at his hyves-
page. . Google on 'Ta Moko' and you get an
idea of what he does. About the music, as you can see, a collection of
Congolese tracks, all sung from the heart and about the heart.


1 Docteur Nico - Nalingi yo na motema
2 Franco et le T.P. O.K. Jazz - Sukola motema olinga
3 Johny Bokelo & Orchestre Conga - Ozokisi ngai motema
4 Essous & Orchestre Bantou - Na zonga na motema
5 Dizzy Mandjékou - Mady motema
6 M'Bilia Bel - Motema ekopona
7 OK Jazz - Motema ya fa fa
8 Johny Bokelo & Orchestre Conga - Obebisi ngai motema
9 Nyboma - Aïcha motema
10 OK Jazz - Motema na M.J.


Choc Stars - Kelemani,
Espera 1986

It is hot in the Netherlands. With temperatures rising up to 36º C, or more
this weekend. The whole country is in a hot summer mood, hanging out
on terraces with big glasses of cold beer. Same time we are all very exited
about being in the finals of the worldcup. Orange fever going 'round the land.
The music that fits a hot summer night like no other, a nice piece
of steady soukous. Choc Stars are the band to fulfil that request
for us tonight. Make a slow but groovy dance with Choc Stars.


1 Kelemani - djeuni
2 Deserteur
3 Presence
4 Ozi


Thursday, July 8, 2010

I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots,
Decca 1968


1 Taxi driver
2 Iku ye lori mi
3 Baba dami lare
4 Allau mo soli
5 Ijo olomo
6 Okan mi yo ninu oluwa
7 Bebe yi ga
8 Eri moha iye mi
9 Oluwa a da
10 Okan mi yin oba orun
11 Oju momi si pere ode
12 Baba mi gba nba sako


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Choc Stars - Oko Ndizo Mbongwana Emonani,

There were some requests for Choc Stars, here they come.
"Founded in 1984 by Ben Nyamabo with musicians from Zaiko
and Langa Langa Stars, Choc Stars developed a sound that was
mellow yet passionate. The songs are generally slower than other
bands' but the arrangements add up to cool seductive soukous."
( Rough Guide ) Mixed by Ben, Roxy and Carlito.
By the way, can someone give us the year on this one ?


1 Nalandaka te
2 Bayina bafinga
3 Obi


Monday, July 5, 2010

l'Afrique Danse avec Sakumuna Vévé - Various Artists,
african 1975

I am posting this album for the second time today. The previous one
was very bad and had very bad and worn out cover. I found it again in
much better quality and decided to give it another chance. There's one
other reason to bring this LP, I just love it's beautiful colour, you know why.
Tomorrow is another big day for me and my fellow Dutchmen,
let the world turn orange and enjoy these groups..


1 Orchestre Kiam - Memi
2 Orchestre Lipua-Lipua - Matoba
3 Orchestre Kiam - Masumu
4 Orchestre Vévé - Lukani
5 Orchestre Lipua-Lipua - Lemba-lemba
6 Orchestre Vévé - Zonga andowe


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Kyeremateng Atwede Stars - Gye Nyame,

Only eight country's left to win the world cup, and who would have
thought only one African country made it to the quarter finals. Ghana
is that country and let's hope they'll beat Uruguay tomorrow. I am not against
Uruguay but there are 4 South American country's left so to restore the balance
it would be a good thing. To help them a bit here's some Ghanaian highlife for you
to play before the match, If everybody does, it might help the winning spirits to
choose Ghana's side. You can do the same for our orange team the afternoon.
We'll have to beat Brazil to stay in the tournament, not an easy job.
About the music; We had a couple of their albums before and untill now I
haven't heard one bad track. Sweets for Ghana highlife lovers.
Enjoy Kyeremateng Atwede and his Kyeremateng Stars.


1 Abena Kwabena
2 Eyeeden na eyee sei
3 Obra no na etwa ma'suo
4 Mo mma ye nye nto ho
5 Gye nyame nko ara na me suro no
6 Yere ko buo meka ho
7 Okaakyire nsoa nnema