Freitag, 26. November 2010
This early compilation of South African jive was Burkhard Seiler's answer to Malcolm Mc Laren who used songs from South Africa to release them as his own with Bow Wow Wow and on his LP "Duck Rock".
This LP exposed the real stuff to European ears. It was already offered by Snap Crackle and Pop early in 2009. I decided to bring it once again, here at 320 kbits and with complete cover and label scans. Track details at Discogs or on the back sleeve.
Dienstag, 23. November 2010
Tonight I can share this LP on the African label from 1974. I don't know anything about Orchestre Lipua-Lipua.
By the way, it's wonderful sweet music. Moos at Global Groove already shared some music by this orchestra.
The tracks are:
1. Mombasa 1 and 2
2. Fuga Fuga 1 and 2
3. Niki Bue 1 and 2
4. Lossa 1 and 2
Montag, 22. November 2010
Back in 1982/1983 Berlin's Burkhard Seiler released two records with African Music on his Zensor label. We loved to visit him in his small shop on Grossbeerenstraße, where he sold Punk, Industrial, strange noises, Dub and Abba.
As I was already infected by African music I discovered the Kalambya Sisters as release no. 07 on his label.
When I tried to buy this music in Nairobi in 1986 nobody was able to tell me about the group.
It was Doug Paterson who gave me the following information in 2004: "They were two, sometimes three, women singers who worked with the Kalambya Boys Band. I remember one Mary Nduku, another was Florence. In 1989, I did a CD compilation that includes a different song from the Kalambya Sisters (The Nairobi Beat, Rounder Records 5030). They come from the Kamba speaking area of Kenya to the east of Nairobi. The group broke up in the late 80s or early 90s. Katelina was a big hit so had you asked at the time it was popular in Kenya, most people would have known about them. I saw them perform several times. These days, this style "benga" music is not as well known in Kenya and it's more localized among the people speaking the language of the music."
Another single can be found over at Musik City.
Mittwoch, 17. November 2010
Today it's something different: my computer crashed and I don't know when I will be able to make new rips of African music. So let's take a tour around the world. This one was recorded in NYC, produced by Joe Boyd, released on Boyd's Hannibal Records, with a cover by Neville Brody and fantastic music by Joe, Lester and Byron Bowie. It's Defunkt! Enjoy!
Donnerstag, 11. November 2010
Some days back I offered you "Shimmy and Twist" by Neville Esson, one of Lloyd Daley's early productions of Jamaican pre-ska R'n'B. Followers of this kind of blog don't like to download single tracks?! Do they want more?
Lloyd Daley was producing on a comparable level as Duke Reid or C.S. Dodd did, but he seemed not to be at the same type concerning the raw sides of the business. While he continued to produce good music until the 1970s he always released less material than his colleagues.
During the 1990s the Dutch label "Jamaican Gold" released a number of CDs with Daleys material together with extensive liner notes. The label seems to be out of action since several years. My favorite, Rico Rodriguez, played the trombone on four tracks (at least): Along "Shimmy & Twist", it's Neville Esson's "Miss Ann", as well as The Matador All Stars feat. Roland Alphonso with "Bridgeview Shuffle" and The Matador All Stars feat. Rico Rodriguez with "Continental Shuffle".
It's Shuffle 'N' Ska Time With Lloy "The Matador" Daley. Enjoy all 14 tracks!
Montag, 8. November 2010
This collection by Kasimir Zoba, called Zao, is a great one. Ancien Combattant was a big hit among the volonteers and their local counterparts in 1980s Rwanda. There it was distributed on blank tapes. Frank Bessem has collected some information on Zao (here).
Coffee collection near Goma, 1986.
Freitag, 5. November 2010
Here is the first Impala tape which was released in Rwanda by Uwimana Jean with 10 tracks and 60 minutes. I can't say which year it was recorded and released.
I hope you enjoy!
Potters on a market in Rwanda, 1985
Dienstag, 2. November 2010
Montag, 1. November 2010
GG just posted The Specials. I hope that we all have this LP, don't we? The record opened my ears for music again. Even if it's long ago, I still love them and the things that followed under the banner of 2Tone. And as you may know from earlier posts, I made aquaintance with Rico Rodriguez via The Specials: already the first track on their LP was Rudy, A Message To You! What a song! It was written and recorded by Dandy Livingston (b. Robert Thompson, 1943 in Jamaica) with Rico on trombone in 1967, re-recorded by Rico in 1970(for the b-side of a Laurel Aitken single) and appeared finally as a great Specials single.
I want to share with you the 1980 re-issue of Dandy Livingston's single which was a bit remixed by Clem Bushay of whom I know nothing.
The ugly cover for this single I must share with you - it's Trojan at its best, isn't it?