Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Mediafire explains..

Good morning groovers,
Yesterday I received mail from the Mediafire-team.
The content speaks for it's self;

It has been determined by Mediafire that you have repeatedly uploaded and distributed copyrighted and/or pornographic material, which is a clear violation of Mediafire’s Terms of Service. Due to this violation, Mediafire has exercised our right to terminate and delete the contents of your Mediafire account. For more information please refer to our Terms of Service, which can be read here:

You can see it has nothing to do with the whole MU consternation.
My files were deleted because I repeatedly re-upped some deleted files.
It is all my own stupid fault and I am so sorry about it. For the moment 
I shall contemplate what to do next. Finding another host and re-up
my whole blog will take lots of time and energy, but is one of the options.
Give me some time to think it over or if anybody has an idea, let me know.
Thank you all for being super supportive..

I mailed Mediafire and begged them to reconsider and give me another chance.
We'll have to see if they grant it..., one way or the other,
I'm gonna take brake to wait and see,
be back some day soon..

Monday, January 23, 2012

Disaster strikes !

Well, I am very much affraid that this
is the end of the Global Groove. All my links are dead.
Even the most obscure lp's, everything is gone.
I re-uploaded Kwamy Nico Rochereau but I guess it won't
last long so take it rapidly. We'll have to see if anything
changes, untill further notice..
For now, no re-ups..
Sorry, %#@*&#$*%$#*##$%$*!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Kwamy Nico Rochereau -
Les Merveilles du Passé 1965,
african 360.145, 1984

Goodmorning this sundaymorning groovers, do you
know that phenomena ? Some lp's can hit you instantly
when hearing it for the very first time, you are blown away
and think, this is one of the best I've ever heard. Often these
are the ones that get boring after a while. The lp we have here
today is one of the other kind, you like it instantly but it gets
better every time you hear it. These are the ones that remain
for ever and never ever bore. How lucky are we to enjoy
this wonderful disc for the rest of our lives ?
..better don't miss..


1 Kwamy - African club
2 Kwamy - Belinda
3 Kwamy - Kele ya nini saka
4 Kwamy - Faux millionaire
5 Nico - African Fiesta congo
6 Rochereau - Porti caliente
7 Nico - Pablo gonzalez
8 Rochereau - Tuson


Friday, January 20, 2012

African Party - Various Artists,
Vega 1968

On Vega Records comes this incredible collection of
Congolese songs. Recordings from 1966, 1967 and 1968.
Anything I could say to promote it would come short..
I'll just shut up, so you can go and listen.


1 Kalle et l'African Team de Paris - Merengue fontaine
2 Rochereau et l'Orchestre African Fiesta - L'age et l'amour
3 Orchestre Conga Succès - Helena tuna mama bebe
4 Kalle, Essous et l'African Team de Paris - Ebale ya kongo
5 Rochereau et l'Orchestre African Fiesta - Laisse-toi aime
6 Trio Vocal de l'African Jazz - Ilunga zephe
7 Kabaselle et l'African Jazz - Carrefour addis-abeba
8 Pablito et l'Orchestre African Fiesta - Amartes
9 Orchestre African Fiesta - Eh bien mon ami
10 Docteur Nico et l'Orchestre African Fiesta - La palomar
11 Flujos et l'Orchestre Negro Succès - Naleli coco
12 Orchestre Vox Africa - Aladji baba
13 Gospy et l'Orchestre Negro Succès - Albertine mwana ya ndeke
14 Docteur Nico et l'Orchestre African Fiesta - Damela que tu la tiennes
15 African Team - El bantou


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Admiral Dele Abiodun and his Top
Hitters Band - 1000 Miles,
Leader Records 1982


1 Ile aiye ile ogun
- Oro agba
- Tani won npa kuru mo
- J.O.K.S. Moters
- Dele currency
2 Imoran ota dofo
- Mo wa dupe
- 1000 miles
- Omo la 'yegbe aiye


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

E.T. Mensah and his Tempo's Band -
Decca Presents..,Decca West Africa

Back in the days E.T. Mensah was the first Ghanaian
highlife artist I heard. From the first notes I was convinced,
this is wonderful music. Eversince I keep searching for his
work and shortly got lucky. Check this 10" on Decca West
Africa, a great find I wanna share with you today. Listen.


1 Donkey calypso
2 Tea samba
3 Shemi ni oya
4 Laura
5 Munsuro
6 Sunday mirror
7 St. Peter's calypso
8 Obaayi fi kumasi
9 Nkebo baaya
10 Stormy ass


Monday, January 16, 2012

Linval Thompson - Linvall,

Strictly looking at numbers of comments I can say
African music-genres are doing best at the GG. Do
you like a little reggae as well sometimes, then y're
lucky today. For those who think; "nèè, not for me,..",
I wanna say, "give this lp a try, nothing to loose but half
an hour of your time..and this is one of my absolute
heroes, with Sly, Robbie, Sky, Skully,
Ossie ans Winston.
..and African vibe..

note; backsleeve
speaks of 12 songs,
10 Dread at the control
11 Children of the ghetto
12 Accused ansd abused
The lp really contains only 9 !


1 Love is the question
2 My girl
3 Afrika is for blackman
4 Dreader than dread
5 The cheater
6 Love for peace
7 My love
8 Girl you are a cheater
9 Natty is a righteous man


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Master Bob Akwaboah and his
Supreme Internationals -
Yede Owuo Ka, Ambassador

..and that's three. With the first album of Master Bob
Akwaboah, I told you I didn't hear of him before. Meanwhile
this is the third one we have and we are slowly getting
familiar with his sound. I think I'm becoming a fan..


1 Yede owuo ka
2 Apetebie gyae nkonten bo


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Orchestre Stukas - l'Afrique Danse,
african 360.131, 1979

This lp by Orchestre Stukas was waiting to get posted
for quite some time. I was just about to bring it when
'snap crackle and pops' posted it. That was almost a
year ago and I think today is the day to re-post so to
speak. I am sorry my copy has a few little pops at the
very beginning of track one. Further than that it is in
fine condition. Lita Bembo and Orchestre Stukas were
extremely popular and the 'african' releases
360.130 and 360.131 made
a huge contribution.

"The new music, of which Thu Zahina was a leading
component, was raw and energetic, with emphasis on
spiralling, interactive guitars and rattling snare drums
during the seben, and hardly a horn to be heard. Taking
elements of the animation ( shouting ) from strident forms
of shanty-town music, and also from the wordplay used
at Bakongo funerals, the new bands brought an extra vitality
to the music, adapting traditional dances like the soukous
and inventing new ones such as the 'cavacha' to accompany
the extended seben. The groups which capitalised most on
the new wave were Stukas, led by the outrageous showman
Lita Bembo, who played with a frenetic intensity,..."
( World Music, The Rough Guide )
check these Lita Bembo
superb video's.



Thursday, January 12, 2012

Orchestre Sinza - 76,
Pathé Marconi / EMI 1975

We had several of their lp's before. Pierre Moutouari,
and his brother Kosmos were part of this great band
through the seventies. This is Orchestre Sinza, the
mordant sound of their electric guitars is brought to
expression in this wonderful frontcover image. See
that vicious looking snake approaching the bass
and suggesting a tension of some kind. Well, just
play it and you'll understand. You'll feel a sense
of toxication, stupefying yet not venomous. I dare
say, this lp belongs to the best ever
posted at the Global Groove.


1 Mamy giro
2 Samba mirita
3 Basi ba keseni
4 Ba kento
5 Qui vivra verra
6 Wa ba kandi tetoka
7 Doudou No.2
8 Tchy-tchy
9 Loutina
10 Mouboyo


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Asiakwa Brass Band -
Anopa Nsonoma,

It was my first experience with brass highlife.
Mostly instrumental but somehow infectious,
kind of carnavalesque, parade style
highlife from Ghana, check..


1 Wo tese mawu a didi
2 Madamfo pa
3 Maniso kyin me
4 Oda ne baa i
5 Me maame awo me
6 Suro wo dofo
7 Medley


African Head Charge -
Environmental Studies,
On-U Sound 1982

In between dem spicy flavours,
one feels the need to neutralize.
Let the African Head Charge reset
and empty your spongey brain.
After doctor Sherwood's rhythmic
mental flushing we'll have both feet
firmly on the ground, ready to absorb
any obscure slice of vinyl again.


1 Crocodile hand luggage
2 Dinosaur's lament
3 Beriberi
4 Snakeskin tracksuit
5 High protein snack
6 In a trap
7 Breeding space
8 Primitive
9 Latin temperament


Monday, January 9, 2012

I.K. Dairo & his Blue Spots -
Everybody prefers Dairo Star,
Dairo Star 1976

I am sure I know a couple of visitors who'll like this.
If you are into juju, you will enjoy an old I.K. Dairo.
I sure do, but serious, take care, it may
contain JC blabber.., that's the flipside
of the coin with juju. If you don't
understand it's perfect,
very nice music.
give it a try.


1 Polongo-baba
- E gbo ohun alore
- O pupa yemi mi
- Sa ma bo
2 Mama mi
- Ose abiyamo
- Alhaji danjumo bukuru
- Ajagbe toriola oyewo


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Franco et l'Orchestre OK Jazz -
Les Merveilles du Passé,
african 360.144, 1984

Hello, good day to you groovers. What do we have for you
today ? Another album by le Grand Maître Franco with 10
songs. The lp was released in 1984 but contains songs
from way earlier. Some of the tracks appeared on other
collectors, some didn't. How do you like that picture of
Franco, mostly we see him much older, nice. Another
piece in the huge Franco Luambo Makiadi puzzle.


1 Oye, oye, oye
2 Tomesani zonga coco
3 Tokeyi kobina calypso
4 Kenge okeyi elaka te
5 Nakolela mama azonga
6 Aya la' mode
7 Bana ages
8 Oh Katharina !
9 Noboyi libala bambando
10 Nako bala oyo motema alingi


Friday, January 6, 2012

Les Bantous - Tam Tam Bantous,
Editions Tam Tam Bantous

2012 is starting off with some serious artists at the GG. One of
our favourite Congolese bands is this one. Les Bantous are
back with some serious sh*t indeed. Eight songs of class A
quality to bring back some more of the good old days..


1 Bandoki na boyi
2 Mbonguana
3 Annie ditsou
4 El loco
5 Banoko ya mokili
6 Mayele ya moto
7 Safou
8 momo


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sir Victor Uwaifo & his Melody maestroes -
Big Sound, Philips 1969

Victor Uwaifo's albums are not widely available as you
might know, therefore I was extra happily surprised to
find this rare 10" at the last fair. after some whealin' and
dealin' it became part of my, and now your, collection.
It seems Sir Victor was crazy about his song 'joromi',
it keeps showing up. As for the other nine songs, we
did not have them before. Take'm they're yours.
Oh..eh, it has a couple tics and tacs
and a minor jump, sorry for that...


1 Akwete
2 Oliha
3 Siwo siwo
4 Sesese
5 Do amen do
6 Joromi
7 Tisha
8 Eraldo gbengigialo
9 Agege ogiobo
10 Iriorere


Monday, January 2, 2012

Bopol Mansiamina -
The Original Innovation,
Star Musique

Let me tell you straight, this is a masterpiece. I think this
must be Bopol's best lp ever, damn..I love it. With Nyboma's
wonderful vocals, Dally on guitar and Bopol on bass, bloody
brilliant. I need to tell you something else. It's not the first time
that while listening to the music it becomes clear they mixed up
the titles. track one is 'Cardiaque ya l'amour' and track two
is obvious 'Décèption motema'. Both sleeve and label state
the other way around. I changed the tracklist and put it in
the order it is on the actual vinyl, seemed logic, enjoy.


1 Cardiaque ya l'amour
2 Décèption motema
3 Issa touré
4 Papy ozonga


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Olomide - Ngobila,
Afro Rythmes

Good evening groovers, happy new year. Last night I watched
a fantastic show at BBC 2 television. I had enough wild party's
in my life and the annual hootenanny with Jools Holland is a
program I always watch when I'm at home newyears eve. He
always has the most wonderful guests, young and older talent
are brought together. It's a joy to see so many super happy
people enjoying all that marvelous music played alive. The
Dutch new years evening shows can't compare with this
Brittish masterpiece of TV-making. It is my deepest
wish to, you never know, some day be able to join
that crowd at Jools' annual show. I can't imagine
a better party than that one. Do you have
that inside connection ?

Meantime, what have
we got cooking for y'all today ?
Koffi Olomide's first lp at this page.
Listen and tell me..


1 Ngobila
2 Ouragan
3 Apostolu ya bolingo
4 Djema top-model