D.O.7. Shirati Jazz – Rose Atieno, Polygram 1988

D.O.7 Shirati Jazz, front

Some visitors asked for more benga. It just so happens I had
one waiting for y’all. Funny thing about benga, I mentioned before,
it seems all titles are person’s names. It’s the only type of music
in which we see this I rekon, That is as far as I know.
the D.O. stands for Daniel Owino Misiani, “the Grandfather of Benga”.
He was the founder of the most famous benga group called Shirati
Jazz. Born in Shirati, just south of the Kenyan border, he has been
playing benga since the mid-1960’s. His style is characterised by
soft, flowing and melodic two-part vocal harmonies, a very active,
pulsating bass line that derives at least in part from traditional nyatiti
and drum rhythms, and stacks of invigorating guitar work, the lead
alternating with the vocal. ( the Rough Guide )
Daniel Owino Misiani died in a road traffic accident in 2006, aged 66.
He was still an active performer at the time of his death and left two
wives and 14 children.

http://biochem.chem.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~endo/EAMisiani.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Owino_Misiani

tracks;

1 Atila min jopesa
2 Nick saronge
3 George atieno
4 Rose atieno
5 Rapar dr. c. omondi
6 Carolina akinyi
7 Otami dr. pt.1
8 Otami dr. pt.2
9 Patrick ogwayo
10 Bamla akinyi

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P.S.
I’m affraid I placed one small miscut, the tracks are so close to each
other it was difficult to skip tracks correctly. from track 3 to 4 it is
slightly wrong but if you play it as a whole you wont notice.

8 thoughts on “D.O.7. Shirati Jazz – Rose Atieno, Polygram 1988

  1. GRACIAS MUCHAS GRACIAS GLOBAL GROOVE POR REGALARNOS ESTE MARAVILLOSO ALBUM BENGA ESPERO POR FAVOR SIGAS DELEITANDONOS CON MAS ALBUMES DE KENYA GRACIAS ATT ALBERTO DESDE COLOMBIA

  2. I haven't been a big fan of benga, but that changed yesterday when I listened to this. Delightful! Thank you very much, Moos.

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