Youlou Mabiala – La B.C.C.( Banque Commerciale Congolaise ),Tchi-Tchi

Youlou Mabiala, front

Good morning groovers. 2011 went by faster then prehensible.
This is already the last post for this year. It is a 12″ single that
was not for sale. It was a present of the ‘Banque Commerciale
Congolaise’ for their ‘binal annuel’. A rare single by Youlou
Mabiala. I do not know who are accompanying him on this
one, I think it must be his group ‘Kamikaze Loningisa’.
Anyway, thank you all for being such loyal visitors and
keep checking the Global Groove in 2012. We’re
gonna continue to try and bring the unexpected.
Lots of luck and health in the new year !

tracks;

1 B.C.C.
2 Annee test

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Atakora Manu’s Band – Pim No Bi,Ambassador Records 1981

Atakora Manu, front

After bringing several Ghanaian groups who operated from
Nigeria, today a band who stayed at home. This 1981 album
by Atakora Manu must have been recorded in at least two
sessions. We hear 6 instruments and only have three
musicians. Atakora Manu, Maringe and Moses
Akwaboa did a good job, I would not have
noticed without reading the backsleeve.
Only 25 minutes but you don’t
wanna miss dem…

tracks;

1 Sunkwa
– Owuo nye
2 Pim no bi

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Les Choc Stars – Akufa LobiAkoni Moto, Espera 1986

Les Choc Stars, front

Very powerful album by one of the offsprings of the
famous Zaïko Langa-Langa. The Choc Stars deliver
a slow kind of soukous, cool and mellow yet passionate.
Don’t you just love Carlito’s fragile vocals ? Sweet.

tracks;

1 Ponini eza mpasi
2 Abengi ngai depasse
3 Mauvais souvenir, buana
4 Zikondo

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Chuito y Chuitín, padre y hijo -Aqui se me daño Lola,Ansonia SALP 1532

Chuito, front

Jíbaro is Puerto Rico’s country music. One of it’s originators
is Chuito, on this album he appears with his son Chuitín.
They are accompanied by the great Maso Rivera y su
Conjunto Típico, very strong instrumentation, listen.

tracks;

1 Que vas hacer
2 Las penas mias
3 Ese barrigon no es mio
4 Besos malditos
5 Aqui se me daño lola
6 Lejos de ti
7 La numero cien
8 Se que volveras
9 No te casaras
10 La mama y la hija
11 Padre e hijo
12 La joya de los campanos

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Ouedraogo Mamadou & l’OrchestreSuper Rail Band International -Dioulou Koussoube, Sacodis 1979

Ouedraogo Mamadou, front

Speaking of discoveries, did you know the Super Rail Band
performed with this singer ? Ouedraogo Mamadou is the
name and the album is astonishing good. Check out the
line-up on this LP;

Dexter Johnson – 1e saxo
Kabine – 2e saxo
Issa Touncara – guitare bass
Djelimadi Tounkara – guitare solo
Djeli Moussa – guitare d’accompagnemer
Cheick Tidjane – orgue
Leo – batterie
Sekou – tumba
Ouedraogo Mamadou – chanteur
Mory Kante – 1e coeur
Sekou Kante – 2e coeur

tracks;

1 Dioulou koussoube
2 Nong tem sega
3 Sovo p.e.r.
4 Toem zougo

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Odoyewu International Band of Ghanaled by Eddy Maxwell – My Business,CY Records 1982

Odoyewu Int., front

Next chapter in the book of Ghanaian Bands operating
from Nigeria, we have an album by the Odoyewu Inter-
national Band of Ghana, led by Eddy Maxwell. Another
highlife LP to have us diggin’ deeper into the wonderful
world of West African music. There is still so much
to be discovered, anybody who knows more,
please let us all share that knowledge.

tracks;

1 My business
2 Kyere me wodo
3 Baako ankonam
4 Odo ko agege
5 No where cool
6 Se ebewie

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Three Minute Magic – Various Artists

Three Minute Magic

tracks;

1 Kiskedee Trio – Congo bara
2 J.B. Lenoir – Sitting down thinking
3 Buddie Johnson – It’s the gold
4 Orquesta casino de la Playa – Bruca manigua
5 Carmen Dela Dipini – Dimelo
6 Teddy Wilson – You showed me the way
7 Slim Gaillard – Beatin’ the board
8 Count Lasher – Talking parrot
9 Bemi – Nabosani ndako
10 Cab Calloway – Reefer man
11 Robert Johnson – Terraplane blues
12 Xavier Cugat & his Orchestra – Rumba rumbero
13 Roberto Ledesma – Con mi corazon te espero
14 Mildred Bailey – I see your face before me
15 Earl Hines – Blue drag
16 Alex Konadu – Owuo mpe silka
17 Wrangler – Limbo teacher
18 Effie Smith – Gettin’ out
19 Big Joe Turner – Lucille, Lucille
20 Louis Jordan – Psycho-loco
21 Edmundo Arias – Chituchi
22 Jimmy Pedroso – El loro
23 Angel Luis Torruellas – El abusador
24 Sunny Adé and his Green Spot Band – O le ku
25 Miguel Aceves Mejia – Orgullosa y bonita
26 Humphrey Eshitool – Jirani waganga

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Verckys et l’Orchestre Vévé -Lassissi présente, EditionsVévé/Sacodis 1979

Verckys, front

Subject of today’s post is this LP by Verckys et l Órchestre
Vévé. It appears on ‘Editions Vévé International’ in collaboration
with ‘Sacodis’. In their series ‘Lassissi présente’ it is LS 65 and
on Editions Vévé it is EVVI 11D. It feels like one of those
albums that will stay forever. Timeless rocksolid
rumba-rock from Congo’s wonderful
seventies, damn good.

tracks;

1 Dribling ya somo
2 Djumani
3 Obaluki
4 Espoir perdu

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Cesaria Evora – Mar Azul,Mélodie 1991

Cesaria Evora, front

Yesterday, age 70, Cesaria Evora passed away.
This is one of her finest albums and I added a
few bonustracks for you, honour her oncemore
by playing her marvelous mellow music !

tracks;

1 Mar azul
2 Cize
3 Estanhadinha
4 Cabo Verde
5 Belga
6 Cretcheu di ceu
7 Cinturão tem mele
8 Separação

Bonustracks;

9 Sodade
10 Miss Perfumado
11 Tudo tem se limite

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Harlem ain’t what it usta,pts 1 & 2 – Various Artists

Harlem ain't what it usta, part one

Harlem ain't what it usta, part two

My dear mother was born in Brooklyn in 1920. Did you know
Brooklyn was called after a little Dutch town named Breukelen ?
Another New York neighbourhood, Harlem, was called after our
city of Haarlem. How do you like this picture of my grandmother ?
It must have been taken around 1918 when she and my grand-
father moved to New York. They stayed for twelve years and
then returned to the Netherlands. 20’s and 30’s jazz from the
area still makes me feel at home like nothing else. It has a
nostalgic feel and I catch myself listening to it more and more.

tracks;

part one
1 Mildred Bailey – Doin’ the uptown lowdown
2 Skeets Tolbert – Harlem ain’t what it usta
3 Una Mae Carlisle – Oh I’m evil
4 Fats Waller and his Rhythm – Truckin’
5 Lena Horne – That’s what love did to me
6 Aunt Jemima – Can’t help lovin’ dat man
7 Gene Krupa – I won’t believe it
8 Sidney Bechet & Noble Sissle’s Swingers – Viper mad
9 Mildred Bailey – Lazybones
10 Una Mae Carlisle – I can’t give you anything but love, baby
11 Billie Holiday – Fine & mellow
12 Bennie Goodman and his Orchestra – I thought about you
13 Fats Waller – ’tain’t nobody’s bizness if I do
14 Una Mae Carlisle – Now I lay me down to dream
15 Lee Morse – Yes sir! that’s my baby
16 Red Nichols – If you haven’t got a girl
17 Cab Calloway – Harlem holiday
18 Lena Horne – Stormy weather
19 Eddie Condon – The man I love
20 Victoria Spivey – Harlem susie-kue
21 Mills Blue Rhythm Band – Drop me off in Harlem
22 Bob Howard – Bojangles of Harlem
23 Ethel Waters – You’ve seen Harlem at it’s best
24 Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra – These foolish things
25 Lil Green – Why don’t you do right

part two
1 Una Mae Carlisle – Papa’s in bed with his britches on
2 Slim Gaillard – Yeo-roc-heresay
3 Jack Teagarden – Fare-thee-well to Harlem
4 Mildred Bailey – Rockin’ chair
5 Roy Eldridge – Echoes of Harlem
6 Jerry Kruger with Cootie Williams – Ol’ man river
7 Ethel Waters – Harlem on my mind
8 Billie Holiday – ’tain’t nobody’s business if I do
9 Una Mae Carlisle – Don’t try your jive on me
10 Gene Krupa – Harlem on parade
11 Andy Kirk – Downstream
12 Ethel Waters – I can’t give you anything but love
13 Big Joe Turner – Cherry red
14 Fats Waller – Squeeze me
15 Mildred Bailey – Shoutin’ in that amen corner
16 Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra – Prisoner of love
17 Bob Howard – Formal night in Harlem
18 Ethel Waters – Stormy weather
19 Una Mae Carlisle – Mean to me
20 Red Norvo – There’s a boy in Harlem
21 Mildred Bailey – Harlem lullaby
22 Putney Dandridge – Chasing shadows
23 Ethel Waters – Old man harlem
24 Boots and his Buddies – A salute to Harlem
25 The Boswell Sisters – Everybody loves my baby

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Josky Kiambukuta & Madilu System Mondjo

Josky & Madilu, front

Do you know that saying, ‘never judge a book by looking
at it’s cover’ ? The same wisdom can be used here. About
everything at this sleeve is tasteless. These two guys deserve
a whole lot better to my opinion, and the album as well. Driving
force behind the music machine is the versatile Rigo. The voices
belong to these heroes, Josky Kiambukuta and Madilu System.

tracks;

1 Destin
2 Erreur
3 La sincerité
4 Priere

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P.S.
Only during the recording of the fourth track
I realized it has a religious message. If I had seen
it sooner I would have ignored the album. I am against
all religion. It is strictly out of respect for these
great singers I let it slip through,
enjoy nevertheless !

Ramito con Chorolo y su Combo -Acontecimientos, Ansonia

Ramito, front

For this occasion Ramito put on his best suit, and
said to himself “I’m gonna show them something
completely different.” Ramito con Chorolo y su Combo
come in multiple style with this album. Listen.

tracks;

1 Acontecimientos
2 Candela
3 Sin adios
4 Otra mujer en mi vida
5 Bomba Hawaiana
6 Velandome
7 La romana
8 Que bonita bandera
9 La chismosa
10 Salseate
11 Reina mora
12 Por el pecho no

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