Saturday, January 26, 2013

Kenya Partout ! vol.2 - Various Artists
Playa Sound 1976

If you like benga from Kenya, this here record is
for you. It's a compilation lp from 1976 and contains
tracks by Victoria Jazz Band, DO 7 Band and Inter-
national de Nelly. We had volumes 1,4 and 6 already,
now here's volume 2. My time is a bit limited at this moment
but later I'll add the links to the earlier volumes okay ?
Listen to this one first..


 1   Victoria Jazz Band - Suzana okarinda
 2   DO 7 Band - S omari kamaja
 3   Victoria Jazz Band - Ogalo j. rajeiv
 4   DO 7 Band - J.m. and t.j.
 5   Victoria Jazz Band - Rose rabby
 6   Victoria Jazz Band - William omolo
 7   International de nelly - Ngima piny no.3
 8   DO 7 Band - M. ogada
 9   Victoria Jazz Band - John ouke
10  DO 7 Band - S ogiro

Kenya Partout ! vol.2

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Seven "7 inches" from Congo, vol.3
Various Artists

In our 7" compilations series I've made us another
Congolese singles comp. It concerns 7 Pathé singles
of which I ripped both sides each. Some well known
and some lesser known groups from Congo's seventies.
Hope you like'm as much as I do,
get it and spread it !
..nice weekend..


 1   Orchestre Negro Bandombe - Ngai ida nakoka
 2   Orchestre Negro Bandombe - Nakomi caini namokili
 3   Orchestre Hi-Fives - Nichukume twende kwako
 4   Orchestre Hi-Fives - Nakokufa lokola nyama
 5   Mando Negro - Martine
 6   Mando Negro - Celina
 7   Orchestre Tabou National - Ndayi
 8   Orchestre Tabou National - Seli
 9   Franco et l'OK Jazz - Mele
10  Franco et l'OK Jazz - Mowunbu ya makanisi
11  Mando Negro Kwala-Kwa - Daudet lingaka
12  Mando Negro Kwala-Kwa - Yakali
13  Les Bantous de la Capitale - Isabelle mwana ya kin
14  Les Bantous de la Capitale – Macaro

Seven '7 inches' from Congo, vol.3

Seven '7 inches' from Congo, vol.1
Seven '7 inches' from Congo, vol.2

Saturday, January 12, 2013

le Docteur Nico et l'Orchestre
African Fiesta - Toute l'Afrique
Danse, vol.3, Ngoma

backsleeve note;
"The kiri-kiri is a marvelous discovery of Docteur Nico, the
whole Congo is under the ascendancy of this new dance;
born by the contact of elements of the traditional music of
this country with tonalities and modern rhythms.
The creator genius of Docteur Nico comes out here with a
dazzling selfcontrol and warm verve; really one is taken away
by a festival of solos and rhythms, kiri-kiri is the resultant of
the soucouss, rumba and jerk."
This album has also been released as Sonafric 50.003,
our copy on Ngoma has some traces of intensive play
but sounds more or less exceptable, listen..


 1   Sukisa liwa na ngai
 2   Talaka na miso
 3   Maria maria
 4   Capacité ya bolingo
 5   Jeanine
 6   Olga
 7   Munka
 8   Pergola
 9   Sanduku etundi
10  Felie

Toute l'Afrique Danse

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Alfredo Gutierrez y
sus Acordeones Dorados
Canta Nacho Paredes -
Cumbias de oro,
Discos Fuentes 1976

Once I got acquainted with this type of music, there
was no way of stopping that train. A whole new territory
to explore, the Discos Fuentes 1970's brought loads of
sweet cumbia. It took some time to find but recently we got
real lucky. Take this here lp, Alfredo Gutierrez joined with
us in 2008 with one album, october 23rd. Always on the
lookout for Fuentes, last fair made me a happy man. At
last, a small pile of Colombian treasure found it's way
and ended on this fools shelf. Nacho Paredes is the
singer on this one, marvelous voices,
rolling beats & golden accordeons..


 1   Cumbia sampuesana
 2   La amapola
 3   Prende la vela
 4   Cumbia colombia
 5   Guepa-je
 6   Cumbia loca
 7   La folklorica
 8   Cumbia china
 9   Panameña
10  Adorada socorro

Cumbias de oro

I also re-upped the other one..

La Cañaguatera

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Roger Izeidi-Mokoy a Paris présente
le Seigneur Rochereau et
l'African Fiesta National - "le Peuple",

Good morning globe, I hope you all recovered from your
newyear's ball. 2013 promises to become a swell new year,
I trust it will be. Let me tell you how things are developing
here at the GG. I receive loads of complaints about links
that do not work. I know they don't. The new page and
server I promised you to install are still on hold because
the man I need to do the job is currently very occupied.
The work that needs to be done is of such complexity,
I am really unable to perform. Sorry to all of you who are
waiting for the new page to become active, it will take
a bit longer I'm affraid, so just hang on with patience.
It may even take two or three more monhts.

That being said, let's turn to today's post. To comfort you
while waiting, a true treasure is coming your way. If I under-
stood well, my French is not that good, this must be the
first "33 tours" that the great Rochereau launched. According
to Gilles Sala, who wrote the backsleeve's note, Rochereau
presented a new type of dance here they called le "Djohbs",
a blend of soukous, jerk and boucher. I am not familiar with
a lot of dances but believe it must have been awesome to
see. Let's just listen and enjoy this wonderful music..


1   Mokrano
2   Gipsy
3   Kashama nkoy
4   Caroline mama
5   Toyota
6   Kasala
7   Mon mari est capable
8   Bel Abidjan

"le Peuple"

Friday, January 4, 2013

Tagrijn Reünie 2013 - De Hits van Vroeger

Something special tonight, a compilation of songs we used
to play a whole lot in the past. Tagrijn was a youthcenter I
frequented at the end of the 70's and early 80's. Tonight's
reünion made me compile this little collector for those who
are interested. Some songs are younger but they breathe the
atmosphere we all loved in those days, hope U like..


 1   Big Youth - Marcus Garvey dread
 2   Mink Deville - Spanish stroll
 3   Black Uhuru - Sponji reggae
 4   Ian Dury & the Blockheads - Billericay Dickey
 5   Jimmy Cliff - The harder they come
 6   The Clash - Armageddon time
 7   Althia and Donna - Uptown top ranking
 8   Elvis Costello - Watching the detectives
 9   Barrington Levy - Black roses
10  Iggy Pop The passenger
11  Prince Buster - Al Capone
12  The Meters - Jungle man
13  Dave and Ansell Collins - Double barrel
14  Allen Toussaint - Everything I do gonna be funky
15  Linton Kwesi Johnson - Want fi goh rave
16  Cypress Hill - Hits from the bong
17  Junior Byles - Demonstration
18  Booker-T & the MG's - Green onions
19  The Maytals - Broadway jungle
20  Shabba Ranks - Wicked inna bed

Tagrijn Reünie 2013