Freitag, 29. Juni 2012

Merveiles du Passé - African Fiesta 1962 1963 (African 360.163)

Last week Moos shared 360.164 here, and last year he had 360.162 here.

Here is the number in between, 360.163 with songs recorded ca. 1962 and 1963 for Vita, if we can trust the cover infos.

All three come in a similar covers as it was a "trademark" of the label. The music is wonderful, made for a lazy weekend.


More on the African label catalogue? Have a look here and here.

Freitag, 22. Juni 2012

Orchestre Celi Bitshu - Helicoptere (African 91611)

It's not the first time that we have Celi Bitshu here. "Helicoptere" was released in 1977.

More on Bitshu here at Jama Rico.
The African label discography as work in progress.

Enjoy! (link in the comments)

Mittwoch, 20. Juni 2012

Orchestre African Fiesta (Decca 70.983)

From 1964 this is Vita 10 with Nico and two classics. I'm quite sure that they've been shared elsewhere. But I like these tracks.

If you want you may contribute to a discography of Decca discs here.

Link in the comments.

Montag, 18. Juni 2012

Sonodisc catalogue will be available again?

This is the news I've got over the weekend:

Hi, We recently took over running Sono disc and we reading a ware house of documents about African music.I am sure we will have the answers of your missing releases soon! The tapes too. Check – we will be adding catalogs to it weekly.
JP John Pitcher, MRC

Buried in the depths of our Paris storage facility we are pleased to announce we have started cataloguing, digesting and digitizing the mountain of tapes, stampers, matrices and masters from the Sonodisc, Fonior, Disques Esperance, Decca, Polygram, Fiesta and related labels catalog.
We have taken a photograph of each tape in our possession and are busy cataloguing. masters from Tabu or Dr Nico, dusty tapes from Grand Kalle or Koffi Olomide, a matrice from Franco, reels from OK Jazz or Papa Wemba, … history in our hands indeed.
We are currently seeking experts in the field who wish to assist us in the cataloguing of this large slice of Afro French audio history.

Let's what's going to happen.

Freitag, 15. Juni 2012

Orchestre Top Forum - Matata (ed. Ntimbo ET 001) - Orchestre Sentima - Mama (ed. Ntimbo ET 003)

As I'm a big fan of Nguashi I'm happy to share two singles here from 1977 when he started his own label in Kenya.

NT 003 with "Mama" was reissued on LP together with his hit "Shauri Yako" in 1983. My copy has some bad scratches on side 2. So I've added an cleaned version. A better one you can find over at Ghostcapital, who recently shared this LP in flac format.

A discography on Nguashi N'timbo you can find here.

links in the comments. Enjoy!

Freitag, 1. Juni 2012

Orchestre Bella-Bella (African 90.553)

For the weekend we have one more African single, Verckys sax starts late but full of dynamite.

Enjoy this fine single.
DL in the comments.