Various Artists – Sound d’Afrique, Island 1981

Sound d'Afrique, front

It was such a day today, I blew two rippings in a row and thought;
‘Okay, let’s wait a couple of hours and start all over’.

Just one post today so I made it with a special album.
This is one of the LP’s that made me fall in love with
African music. It was 1981 when Island Records threw it
in the middle of us. We danced around it like crazy, and
I still do. It is in one word ‘Superb’.
Put it on, volume up, stand in the middle of your room,
now let go…
Sound d’Afrique 2 will follow.

tracks;

1 Mekongo – Me bowa ya ( Cameroun )
2 Eba Aka Jerome – Massoua mo ( Ivory Coast )
3 Kambou Clement – Dounougnan ( Upper Volta )
4 Pablo – Bo mbanda ( Zaire )
5 Etoile de Dakar – Jalo ( Senegal )
6 Menga Mokombi – Moboma ( Congo )

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18 thoughts on “Various Artists – Sound d’Afrique, Island 1981

  1. Thank you so much for this, had vols 1 & 2 back in the early 80’s when I was working in a record shop and I also remember a really good poster that was advertising Island’s new interest in all things African. It was of a woman in the bush with a walkman on, and of course these were new invention at the time! I also have just started a blog…very early days but I compiled a mix of (mostly)N African music last week and it may interest you…Global Mix 1 post at http://www.exileonmoanstreet.blogspot.com

    bedankt

  2. Thank you so much for this, had vols 1 & 2 back in the early 80’s when I was working in a record shop and I also remember a really good poster that was advertising Island’s new interest in all things African. It was of a woman in the bush with a walkman on, and of course these were new invention at the time! I also have just started a blog…very early days but I compiled a mix of (mostly)N African music last week and it may interest you…Global Mix 1 post at http://www.exileonmoanstreet.blogspot.com

    bedankt

  3. Heard it on VPRO-radio then at night in the small hours.
    The next day I went for the shop to buy it. Never regretted! Still own the vinyl, so I tried to rip it in mp3 some years ago, but didn’t really succeed. So, you make my day!!! Thnx a lot.

  4. Heard it on VPRO-radio then at night in the small hours.
    The next day I went for the shop to buy it. Never regretted! Still own the vinyl, so I tried to rip it in mp3 some years ago, but didn’t really succeed. So, you make my day!!! Thnx a lot.

  5. Hi folks, was looking forwards to playing this fabulous album again but i can’t read the download file.
    Any suggestions what to convert it to.
    have win media 11

  6. Hi folks, was looking forwards to playing this fabulous album again but i can’t read the download file.
    Any suggestions what to convert it to.
    have win media 11

  7. That compilation has been on the top of my list for years. Actually, both this and Vol. II were fantastic material when they came out in the early 80s. Your post is much appreciated.

  8. That compilation has been on the top of my list for years. Actually, both this and Vol. II were fantastic material when they came out in the early 80s. Your post is much appreciated.

  9. downloaded it, burned it and am now listening to it. I have no.2 on original cd, but missed this one very much. Had it previously on cassette. Thank you!

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