Freitag, 30. September 2011

Johnny Johnson And His Bandwagon - (Blame It) On The Pony Express

Well, it's October and I'll start this month with an unusual post neither linked to Africa nor to Rico. But it's a personal thing, my first ever record I bought in 1970.
As I still like it I think it's the place to share it with you.

If you want more by Johnny Johnson, you may find a CD compilation with 24 tracks released in 2008 on Ace CDKENT 307 distributed by the usual retailers.

Enjoy this old single! Next time we'll go back to Africa or choose some reggae.

Samstag, 24. September 2011

Ingeli - Mgr Bigirumwami

I started with this blog one year ago! Hurray! I started with a tape from Rwanda. These tapes were my main reason to do the blog as I couldn't see somebody with that music - so I will share today another group from Rwanda, Orchestre Ingeli; it's from 1986.

One member of Ingeli remained active, playing music and releasing CDs: Jean-Paul Samputu (more here at Frank Bessem's pageand at Wikipedia) who's family was victim of the genozide.


Marketplace of Kanama with Nyungwe mountains

Samstag, 17. September 2011

Hugh Masekela - Techno-Bush

1984 and 1985 Hugh Masekela released two albums on the Jive label, both recorded in Botswana (near but not in South Africa during those days of boycott).

Most but by far not all tracks were re-released on a CD called "Liberation. The Best of Hugh Masekela". From "Techno-Bush" they scraped out my favorite tracks, "Getting Fat in Africa" and "African Secret Society". So here is the entire record. I love it. Hope you will enjoy too! For detail have a look at Discogs.

Samstag, 10. September 2011

Mbongeni Ngema's Sarafina!

Some time ago I shared "Time to Unite". Now it's time to offer you "Sarafina!" which became a musical and a film in the US. Originally on WM Gallo, Shanashie released this in South Africa recorded version with a contribution by Hugh Masekela in Canada, Celluloid in France.

Two more versions were recorded, the "Original Broadway Cast" and the "Music from the Motion Picture".

This is the Shanashie release from 1988. Details at Discogs. Enjoy!

Freitag, 2. September 2011

L'Afrique Danse (African 360.042)

I recently got this record and as always I was quite curious about it's content. Now it's more diverse than expected with some classic tunes (the one by OK Jazz was already presented by several blogs and is a real classic). Sikati by Tala Andre Marie is more French pop, and Manu Dibango is M.B. - he's also credited to the last track by Ryco Jazz.

Listen and enjoy!

This one's not from Kenya, he lived in Zaire!

Donnerstag, 1. September 2011

Dr. Nico & Orchestre African Fiesta Sukisa: Okusuka Wapi / Timbero (African 90.408)

Let's come back to Dr. Nico with a somehow strange A-side, a dialogue between trumpet and guitar. On the back it's more classic with a wonderful sax solo. From 1970, originally released on Sukisa 507. Enjoy!