Monday, August 30, 2010

Mavos Mavouncou Gaby - Micky-Micky Bandumba Orchestra
Jofabro 1977

In the month of June I posted an album by Orchestre Micky Micky from Congo.
Today's Micky-Micky is a different one, from Nigeria's 1977, a completely
different sound. No rumba here but unforged highlife on the 'Jofabro' label.
I really can't tell you anything usefull other than listen and enjoy.

tracks;

1 Ifaoma
2 Makiadiya-meme

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Ramito - El Cantor de la Montaña vol.5,
Ansonia

Flor Morales Ramos or in short Ramito is one of the
interpreters of traditional style Jibaro. El Cantor de la Montaña
is back at the GG with a sweet album. Aguinaldo, Seis,
Plena, Mariandá, Mapayé are typical Puerto Rican music styles,
that the great Ramito brought us like no other, check it yourself.
P.S., B-side gets a bit false towards the end due to lurching grooves.

tracks;

1 Desde mi tumba
2 El dinero no es la vida
3 Filomena
4 El hijo desobediente
5 Preso por tu amor
6 Soy un desventurado
7 La mujer boricua
8 Queja y consejo
9 Poco sitia para dos
10 San Juan bautista
11 Tristeza campesina
12 No te vistas que no vas

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

l'Afrique Danse - Various Artists,
african 360.122 1978

Oh dear, my friends in Congolese music, this album is so hót !
Is it just my indestructible mood of the day or do you agree ?
Damn, I can't get enough of those stirring guitars and sweet
rhythms, and I didn't even mention the astonishing vocal parts.
Better put on your dancing shoes before this record,
You are being warned.

More Info Always Welcome

tracks;

1 Orchestre Viva la Musica - Ata nkale
2 Orchestre Stukas Caiman - Wangata
3 Orchestre Empire Bakuba - Wando
4 Orchestre Stukas Mata Kita - Lopata

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It appears a lot of older posts have gone, dead links. I know some
of you are waiting till I re-up them and I will. If only I could find more
time to do it. I wonder, if I let you choose which one to start with, maybe
it motivates me to make time. Here is a shortlist of the most important
missing links;

Fela - Black President,
Best of Gregory Isaacs,
Binomio de Oro - Por lo Alto,
Sergio Mendes Trio - So Nice,
Rolando la Serie - Sabor,
Sonora Matancera - Una caja de Exitos,
T-Bone Walker - Funky Town,
Pacho Galan - Caracoleando,
I.K. Dairo - Ooni of Ife,
Gregory Isaacs - Soon Forward,
Poet and the Roots, LKJ,
Francisco Ulloa - Merengue,
Ramblers International

Saturday, August 21, 2010

African Brothers Band International - Afrohili Soundz,
Ambassador

Nana Kwame Ampadu I was the leading man in this fine band. Composer,
arranger, singer, guitarist, he was it all. I am not sure from which year it is,
probably somewhere half way the 70's. Another gap that's being filled on
the world wide web, pick it up and play, you won't regret. Sweet highlife and
'Afrohili Soundz'. Every once in a while a new term is launched hoping to
become the new standard. In this case it remained as the title of a couple LP's.

More Info Always Welcome

tracks;

1 Yaw asante
2 Meye agyanka
3 Bone biara so wo akatua
4 Obre twa owuo
5 Anomaa tewa
6 Ahyewa & Asaadua
7 Afe nkoaa de onyame mmoa me

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Les Bantous de la Capitale - Bakolo m'boka vol.1
IAD 1984

You know them, Les Bantous de la Capitale came by here a couple
of times before, check our search option. They always guarantee a
solid performance. This here LP is from 1984, listen some more.

1 B.M. 21 en colère
2 Yuda
3 C'est trop tard chéri
4 Getty

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Empire Bakuba - Obosini Kisomele,
Syllart Productions 1986

One of the finest interpreters of Soukous was without any doubt the
great Pepe Kalle. I just love that voice with it's raw edges. On Syllart
comes this album of which I can't tell you much more apart from the
fact it's from 1986 and that it's one heck of an album.

tracks;

1 Obosini kisomele
2 Malo
3 Mwana akimi kelasi
4 Maguy na ngay

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

l'Orchestre Télé-Music de Brazzaville,
Eddy'Son Consortium Mondial

Names like, Kiolo Ferdinand "Watawa",
Itoua Abel "Diamant", Mienandi Gabriel "Muchacho",
Mampounga J.Pierre "Ley", Ballou Canta, Elenga Joseph Ellington",
Sita Joseph "Joe-la-Bass", Bruno Houla, Ferdinand Hemilembolo "Milex",
Kabeya Lubuani, Kembo Mayimona, Nanitouma "Moulou", they didn't ring
any bells. The only familiar name to me was Ernest Massengo, It passed
by shortly on that album of Trio Ce-Pa-Kos with Orchestre le Peuple.
If you can add any information on this group, let's hear.

tracks;

1 Faux Mari
2 Abonheous
3 Danny
4 Fabety

new link

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Amadou Balaké a New York !,
Sacodis 1979

From 1979 on Sacodis we've got this one. Amadou Balake knew
exactly who to turn to when he went to the Big Apple. Great line-up
with Aboudou Lassissi's crew. Fun to hear Amadou go crazy in
track no.5, CHOCOLATE !!!, LASSISSI !!! Don't miss it. Listen.

tracks;

1 Yamba
2 They loule
3 Ligida ranba
4 Yele
5 Sasilon
6 Awa yiriga

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Stars from Zaïre Vol.4 - Various Artists,
Deram 1977

Something quite special tonight. A Nigerian Release of Congolese
music. On 'Deram' distributed by Rogers All Stars, on behalf of Decca
West Africa Limited. I found two albums on this label recently, the other
one also contains some beautiful tracks of which most were also released
on the 'african' label as 'l'Afrique Danse'. Some of the songs on this LP aswell
by the way. Check out 'Stars from Zaïre' Vol. 4. Enjoy.

tracks;

1 Orchestre Bella-Bella - Sola 2er
2 Orchestre Les Grands Maquisards - Biki
3 Orchestre Les Grands Maquisards - Mariam Mboka
4 Orchestre Conga 68 de Jonny - F.C. Dragon
5 Elegance Jazz - Lisumu lisango
6 Orchestre Vévé - Mfumbwa 2eme
7 Orchestre Bella-Bella – Nakomitunaka

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Franco présente Josky-Kiambukuta du T.P.O.K. Jazz,
Edipop Production

On entre O.K. on sort K.O., what a true remark. This is absolutely
one of the finest albums Franco ever released. I am sure you will agree.
I can't tell you the year of release but I'm sure one of you can. What splendid
guitars by Simaro and P.P. Noel, Josky's great voice and the O.K. Jazz'
hornsection, don't we just love le Grand Maître's work? I surely do.

tracks;

1 Mehida
2 Alita
3 Massini
4 Limbisa ngai

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Duo Los Ahijados - El Borracho,
Kubaney

Next in line here at the Global Groove is this album by Duo
Los Ahijados. It was formed by the brothers Cuco and Martin Valoy
from the Dominican Republic. That's more or less all I can tell about
this LP, and of course that it's a great listen for you summer evening.

tracks;

1 El borracho
2 El trust de los tenorios
3 Nube gris
4 El nuevo suavecito
5 Rosita
6 El rezador
7 Pasito tun tun
8 Porque no ha de ser
9 Capricho
10 Miguelito

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

K.K.'s No.2 - Odo na Abusua,
Essiebons Enterprises Limited 1976

You know, mostly when I tell you something about the LP that
I'm posting, I get the information from the internet. To be honest
I often don't know sh*t about it. I am no specialist in any genre,
and just believe my own damn ears, that's all. Let's turn things
around for a while, I post the music and info from the album that I
just like and you provide us with decent background information.
How's that for a change ? For instance, I only suggest that the
words written under the titles ( backsleeve, in capital ) are titles too.
They might aswell not be. Can you clear up this matter for starters ?

tracks;

1 Medley
- Yene me nka
- Mewu a na mobesu me
- Abusua ne wo ara
- Papa ma me bi nni
- Obra ye bona
2 Medley
- Mfa nhye obi
- Kasekenken
- Wo begyaa me
- Odo bra

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Josky Kiambukuta le Sherrif, Ntesa Dalienst le Maquisard
dans Medecin de Nuit / Saad,
Editions Mali-Mak 1985

Hello Groovers, I have been too busy to keep up the normal pace but today I
finally found some time to post another LP. What do we have here ? From 1985
comes this fine album which contains two tracks sung by Josky Kiambukuta
and two by Ntesa Dalienst. No O.K. Jazz this time but a formation probably
just for this occasion. Another great piece of Congolese music to lighten up
your weekend. Mayika and Michelino show they know how to pull a string too.

tracks;

1 Medecin de nuit ( Josky )
2 Ballon d'or ( Ntesa )
3 Saad ( Ntesa )
4 Kozanga... pasi eh ( Josky )

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

More Calypsos by The Duke of Iron,
Sounds of the Caribbean

If we speak about calypso from Trinidad, I think the best material is
that from the late sixties. Quite hard to find are the albums on 'Sounds
of the Caribbean', such as this LP. The Duke of Iron is one of those
great artists from that era who really made a difference. Check them
naughty lyrics and you won't be able to get that grin of your face all day.
Sorry, I'm secretly peeping into your room, hè hè.

tracks;

1 Miss Constance
2 Monkey calypso
3 Under cover man
4 One gone
5 Rye saly water
6 Samson and Delilah
7 Wide screen
8 Tie up me dress
9 The postman
10 Woman police
11 Coldest woman
12 Rock cum babe

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Le Grand Maître Franco et son Tout Puissant
O.K. Jazz dans Mario, African Sun Music 1985

This Franco album from 1985 is a real classic. Most of you'll
probably have it long time already, if you don't, do not hesitate.
Mario was one of 'Le Grand Maître's' biggest hits and should be
part of your Franco collection without any doubt. Just the thing
for your easy sunday afternoon, enjoy once more.

tracks;

1 Mario
2 Likambo na moto te
3 Ekoti ya neube

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