Thursday, September 30, 2010

Oliver de Coque and his Expo '76 - Udoka Social Club of Nigeria,
Olumo 1981

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It's been a while since we had us some Nigerian highlife. It
has also been a while since we had us an album by the
excentric Oliver de Coque. He always looks quite special,
original, like no other. This 1981 LP sounds as good as it
was recorded yesterday, fresh rhythms and guitars and
of course Oliver de Coque's special way of chanting. Oliver
Sunday Akanite is his real name but if you would call him; Oliver
de Coke, Oliver de Fanta, Messiah of Ogene, Oliver de Identity
or Oliver de Coque, he is all. Enjoy Udoka Social Club of Nigeria.

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tracks;

1 Udoka social club of Nigeria
- Udoka enyi
2 Akalaka
- Ndidi bu ije enuwa

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Merveilles du Passé - Hommage au Grand Kallé, Joseph Kabassele et l'African Jazz, vol. 2, african 360.143, 1984

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This is volume 2 of the 'Hommage au Grand Kallé'.
african's 360.143. You can find 360.142, or volume 1, here .
Joseph Kabassele helped to spark the rise of modern Zairean music.
The founder and leader of African Jazz, a band that introduced
guitarist Dr. Nico, vocalist Tabu Ley Rocherau and saxophonist
Manu DiBango, Kabasele has been called, "Le Gran Kalle" and "the
father of rumba". In an interview, shortly after Kabasele's
death in 1983, influential Zairean musician Franco Luambo Makiadi
said, "(Kabasele) was the founder of Zairean music and, although
we were in competition, he made many things possible for me.
" One of the few Zairean musicians to be educated to the secondary
level, Kabasele made his musical debut as a member of Georges Doula's
band. Forming African Jazz in 1953, Kabasele led the band towards
international recognition. In January 1960, Kabasele and African
Jazz traveled to Brussels, along with Belgian Congo delegates, to
perform at the historic "Round Table" conference. The most
successful of Kabasele's many compositions were "Le Table Ronde,
" written for the conference, and "Independance Cha Cha,
" subsequently adapted as a celebratory anthem by African countries
achieving independance. Although African Jazz reached its peak in
the mid-1960s, with the departure of Dr. Nico, Rocherau and DiBango,
the band continued to perform until 1970 and became the first
Congolese band to record in Europe.
~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide

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tracks;

1 Independence cha cha
2 Naweli boboto
3 Merengue scoubidou
4 Sentiment emonani
5 Nawonso pamba
6 Tosekana
7 Table ronde
8 Sophie ya motema
9 Batela mwana na biso
10 Motindo na yo Paulina

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

D.O. Misiani & Shirati Jazz -
Piny Ose Mer, the World Upside Down,
Globe Style 1989




Daniel Owino Misiani was the leading figure in Benga from
West Kenya. This 1989 album was direkt metal mastered
from digital tapes and sounds just maginificent. Click on the
backsleeve to read further useful information and enjoy the Benga !

tracks;

1 Isabella Muga
2 Rose Akoth
3 Margret Odero
4 Piny ose mer
5 Nakuru bor
6 Otieno Anyango
7 Wouth iye tek
8 Dora mamy

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

King Onyina - Original Evergreen Tunes vol. 1,
Decca , Happy Bird

Speaking about digging up old stuff, this rare piece of
Ghana highlife was brought to me by a friend. He travels
the world to find these treasures. First record I heard by
King Onyina, born Kwabena Onyina. His father used to have
a guitar and when he died and left it to Kwabena at the age of 13,
young King Onyina decided to make a living out of the instrument.
I have read somewhere on the web King Onyina passed away some 5
months ago. Let's pay him respect in playing his music, listen.
read_more

tracks;

1 Akoko aye bi agu
2 Onyame tie me su fre
3 Bebrebe ye musuo
4 Odo ye wu
5 Kate
6 Nya asem hwe
7 Me nuame mefre wo a
8 Destiny of Africa
9 Mebewu asei kwa
10 Aboa a onni dua
11 Ma ye ankonam mmobro
12 Ohia asoma wo
13 Sore befe mano
14 Dora nante yie

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Mack Joss et le Negro-Tropical,
Sonafric 1978

On september 9, I posted 'l'Afrique Danse 360.111, do you recall ?
With Orchestres Kiam and Lipua-Lipua. The first track, played by
Orchestre Kiam, called 'Exode' was from the hand of Mack Joss.
I do not know if he was a member of Orchestre Kiam, do you ?
Now here we have an album by Mack Joss and 'le Negro Tropical'.
It's from 1978 on the Sonafric label and in perfect codition. I found it
with a load of other treasures on the Mega Platen en CD Beurs, Europe's
biggest recordfair, in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The weekend of 20 and 21
of november we'll have the next edition, I can hardly wait. If you are in the
neighbourhood don't let it pass by. Listen to Mack Joss & le Negro Tropical.

tracks;

1 Voyage
2 Bati mboka
3 Colette okei elaka te
4 Tribalisme
5 Bassa mulongue
6 Joli cahier
7 Nzaou
8 Ta te diangue

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Orquesta Casino de la Playa - Recuerdos de la Habana,
Canta: Carlos Diaz, Panart Records 1973

Speechless.

tracks;

1 Rumba blanca
2 Bruca manigua
3 Cachita
4 La cachimba de San Juan
5 Con su bata de olla
6 Jose Isabel
7 Dolor cobarde
8 Rumba tambah
9 Cuando vuelvas a quererme
10 La negra Leonor

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Orchestre Super Tembessa,
Pathé Marconi / EMI 1976

From 1976, this killer album by Orchestre Super Tembessa.
Jean Baptiste Moukolo is the man behind this great band.
Sha-Mouchko signed his contract with Pathé Marconi on
March 19, 1976 and formed this group of musicians. Seven of
the eight songs on this LP are of his hand, and what
a voice, indeed 'super'.

tracks;

1 Yambi club Tembessa
2 Calendrier 1
3 Calendrier 2
4 Koum baye
5 Tassi
6 Proverbe
7 Yambula lulondo
8 Consequence ya la vie

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Orchestre Yanga-Yanga,
Pathé Marconi / EMI 1977

Dear groovers around the world, you've really got to help me out here.
I didn't manage to find out anything useful about this group and LP.
Beside a few names the backsleeve leaves us in the dark completely.
Dene Wade, Lutumba and Edia are the only names given behind
the tracknames. Of course we know Lutumba Simaro but is it him
the backsleeve speaks about ? Even Bolingo's fantastic discography
has no 2( C 064-15809 ) in it's listing. So, if you know 'anything' useful
on the topic, please leave us a comment, thanks. Listen.

tracks;

1 Mayela 1
2 Mayela 2
3 Mokili mabaku 1
4 Mokili mabaku 2
5 Toyaka na mokili 1
6 Toyaka na mokili 2
7 Yoka olito 1
8 Yoka olito 2

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Na Hawa Doumbia - Sakòrò Mery,
AS Records 1982

From 1982, this is Na Hawa Doumbia's second album. One of
the three she recorded in Mali shortly after being discovered.
She became maybe Mali's most popular Wassoulou singer.
I am most impressed by the freshness of her young voice
which belongs amongst the worlds finest, no doubt. The LP has
some crackles but that can't keep us from enjoying her pure
and beautiful sound before moving to Paris and changing to a
much more modern appraoch. Enjoy Na Hawa Doumbia.

tracks;

1 Sakòrò mery
2 Demisen kulu
3 Ma i ni wula
4 Jigi yiri

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

l'Afrique Danse avec les orchestres Kiam, Lipua-Lipua,
african 360.111, 1978

In the continuing story of the 'african 360***' series, this is
No 360.111. With on the A-side Orchestre Kiam and on the
B-side Orchestre Lipua-Lipua. Recordings made in the years
1977 and 1978. Highly enjoyable LP you don't want to miss.
Backsleeve is quite hard to capture with my simple camera,
very difficult colours, but goes as follows;

tracks;

1 Exode ( Mack Joss )
2 Abeba ( Bakolo Keta )
3 Bakule ( M'Fui Muane )
4 Mfueni ( Vata Mombassa )
5 Kendeke malembe ( Makaya )
6 Ndukidi ( Nzaya Nzayadio )

Tracks 1,2 & 3 Orchestre Kiam,
Tracks 4,5 & 6 Orchestre Lipua-Lipua
Original registered; Editions Sakumuna, Zaïre

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Smart Nkansah's Black Hustlers of Ghana,
Apogee / Ambassador


click to enlarge

We saw one other album with Smart Nkansah
at the GG,you can find it here.
Tell us from what year this one is ?

tracks;

1 Mpenatwee ( medley )
2 Hume mmopo me nyame e !
3 Nyame nhyira no ma me-Mepe no saa

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Orchestre du Bawobab - Adduna Jarul Naawo,
Disques Buur Records 1975

What have we got for you today ? A rare Senegalese album by
Orchestre du Bawobab ( Boabab ). Strange thing about this LP is
the fact that side one contains 5 tracks while the sleeve only speaks
of 4. Now I don't understand a word of Wolof or whatever language
they sing in here. Listening really good made me gamble a bit.
Track 1 & 2 are most certainly tagged as they should. In track 5,
I think I hear the word 'Wango' a few times so that leaves 3 & 4.
One of those tracks must be 'Sama xol bul dem' and the other is
unknown. I just gambled and suggest track 4 is the unknown factor.
I might be wrong, if anyone can clear up this matter, that would be great.
If I mistake you should all rename the tracks in the right order and so.
One way or the other, this is a fine piece of Senegalese music history.

P.S. I found a tracklist on the web that tells us track 1 is called
'Seeri Takama', a name that does not appear on the sleeve at all.
Could that be the missing track ?
Hope you enjoy !

tracks;

1 Fecal waay sama xol
2 Adduna jarul naawo
3 Sama xol bul dem
4 Unknown title
5 Wango
6 Sama xol faatu joop
7 Fuutu tooro
8 Jolina
9 Mansani siise

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Editions Vévé - Various Artists
african 360.073, 1975

In the great 'african' series 360.*** we've got this collector named
'Editions Vévé'. It's from 1975 and contains some awesome tracks.
Download it quick and be your own judge, enjoy.

tracks;

1 Orchestre Makina Loka - Makina loka
2 Orchestre Continental - Kimpungu-mpungu
3 Orchestre Grands Maquisards - Yoka choc
4 Orchestre Lipua-Lipua - Fuga fuga
5 Orchestre Grands Maquisards - Nzumba
6 Orchestre Lipua-Lipua – Mafiela

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