I promised some visitors to post the most downloaded
records from the Global Groove at this current time.
Here is the top twenty, have fun exploring..
01 – Arsenio Rodriguez – primitivo
02 – Alton Ellis – Sunday Coming
03 – Verckys et l’Orchestre Vévé – Verckys à Paris
04 – Los Corraleros – Ritmo de Colombia
05 – Ases del Ritmo – Costa Brava vol.1
06 – Various Artists – Cumbias Solo Cumbias
07 – Freddie McGregor – Big Ship
08 – Jackie Mittoo – Macka Fat
09 – Les Quatres Etoiles – Quatres Vedettes
10 – John Chibadura – Kurera
11 – Baobab à Paris vol. 2
12 – Peregoyo – Mi Buenaventura
13 – Various Artists – Cumbias de Colombia
14 – King Floyd – Groove Me
15 – Lacksley Castell – Morning Glory
16 – Kanda Bongo Man – Afro Rythmes Présente
17 – The Latin Brothers – Te Rencontre
18 – les Leopards ( from april 20, 2015 )
19 – Various Artists – Mas Cumbias, Mas Gaitas
20 – Scientist – Heavyweight Dub Champion
Interesting list. Of all amazing albums on this site, none of them are in my Top 20 Global Groove records charts.
I am curious what your Top 20 list would look like. Would love to see it if you have time to put it together.
As per request, here is my Top 20:
01 Zitany Neil – Macory Gasoil
02 V/A – Nigeria Highlife
03 Ebenezer Obey – Adam and Eve
04 King Sunny Ade – Bobby
05 Syran – Signe Eddy Son
06 Les Kamale – Les Kamale
07 Franco – Tres Impoli
08 Bavon Marie Marie – L`Intrepide
09 Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe – Makojo
10 Okukuseku Band – Bosoe Special
11 Sister Nancy – One Two
12 Zaiko Langa-Langa – Kay-Kay
13 Admiral Dele Abiodun – Elemu Nget On
14 Salif Keita – Soro
15 Yamoah`s Band – Asem Sebe
16 Daniel Kamau – Kenyafrica! Vol. 1
17 Great Abaraka – Great Abaraka
18 Linval Thompson – Linvall
19 Tappa Zukie – Living in the Ghetto
20 City Boys Band – Odo da Baabi
No idea where you found Zitany Neil
but it wasn’t on this site.
all of the rest is here..
Interesting list. Does it cover the whole time since you started or just this year so far?
..since the beginning of the Global Groove Independent, after we left Blogspot..
Monguito and Arsenio make number 1. Great. I’m surprised that there’s so much cumbia, a rhythm that I’ve never really gotten into, other of Joe Arroyo’s fusions.
..maybe it’s time for you to start listening to it a bit more Alexsam..
I have a ton of Colombian albums, but i prefer champeta (older) and currulao and marimba music from the pacific coast. Cumbia, like Dominican merengue, I can only take in moderation.
This is an interesting and helpful list, Moos. Thank you!
I’ve downloaded a few of these over the years, but I’ll have to look into the others. I just listened to Groove Me by King Floyd on YouTube and loved it, so I just downloaded that album. Thanks again!
su seleccion es precisa y estupenda, faltan algunos pero asi esta bien.
I’m suprised that none of your own compilations is on the list, either a Colompilation or a Global Sampler.
Greetings from Cologne
Thank you for that Guido, my first compilation is on no. 77 Global Sampler vol.45..
The list and your site in general help me a lot to dig deeper into music i’m not so familiar with.
I listen to a lot latin stuff but i would like to learn more about african music. Because there is such an amount of afro groove on your site i started with the compilations.
How do you think about posting a special themed compilation like “Party Grooves” with tunes that are recommended for dancing? I know that most of the tracks on this side are groovy, but maybe you have some recommendations for party starters, especially regarding afro groove.
Thanks in Advance and excuse my bad in english. I always admire dutch people for their good english, in germany we can’t compete with that.
Greetings from Cologne,
Hey Moos long time I wanted to ask do you have Congolese cassette tapes?
..not one Harris..
Wow, not half as much Congolese music as I’d thought. Thought any Franco download offered was compulsory?. Says more about my downloading habits I suppose.
Such a wide range on offer. Glad to see Arsenio Rodriguez is far from forgotten and pleasantly surprised to.
Thank you very much Moos, for some reason I did not see the post before, the vol.2 of Baobab 78 is now with me.
Guajira el son te llama, a gozar, a bailar…
Wow. This was a big surprise. I would think Congolese music would be more popular than it seems. I hope you continue to post great tunes from Congo/Zaire. Just love what you do Moos.
Thank you again. As always great
Very happy with John Chibadura making the list. Even after his unfortunate death , Mr. Chitungwiza stays a musical heavyweight in Zimbabwe and it seems now way beyond. Pamberi ne Zimbabwe Rik
By the way thumbs up for Chi-town. Thanks Moos for putting Zim music on the map.
An interesting list. Some classic Reggae on there, but surprised there’s no Juju? Maybe because there’s so much, and it’s ALL good! Thanks Moos!
Speaking of Juju, you must check out Ahuja Bello. He had a short career, but his few albums are top notch. Also Queen Oladunni Decency And Her Unity Orchestra. I have her “Vol. 7” release, but have no idea if there’s vol 1 through 6 out there. Classic juju from ’77.
Great blog! Thanks!
Thanks Dijit, I’ll be on the lookout for their records..