Field Marshal Bolivia Osigbemhe Memorial Band
Led by Constant & Ernest Osigbemhe
Late Bolivia, Supremedisk 1991

We hadden één plaat met General Bolivia Osigbemhe and the
Great Santanas. Deze herdenkings band wordt geleid door twee
jongens met dezelfde achternaam, wellicht zijn zoons. Ik kon er
online niets over vinden. Misschien iemand van jullie. Hoe dan
ook, prettig Etsakor Afenmai album, mis hem niet ..

We had us one record with Bolivia Osigbemhe and the Great
Santanas. This memorial Band is led by two boys with the same
last name, maybe his sons. Online I couldn’t find anything on the
topic, perhaps one of you. One way or the other, another nice
Etsakor Afenmai album, don’t miss it ..

General Boliviia Osigbemhe & the Great Santanas – Afeghe
Discogs
General Bolivia Osigbemhe, Discogs
Youtube Etsakor Music

01 – Bolivia oleyele yemhare
02 – Ogwe oya
03 – Eramhe
04 – Bolivia donore

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TEST CASE
Osaije Dance Band of Iuleha
led by Festus Natoso Edukpe
Self Titled, Atose Records 1984

As most of you may have noticed, something has gone
wrong here at the Global Groove. When servicing the site
our host has put back a wrong back-up or something and
for days now we are set back to january 2020. I am not sure
if the past four months can be retrieved. Our engineers are
doing their best to find a solution but until now didn’t have
succes. I am making this post as a test case. To see if every-
thing works as usual.

Please give me some response ! It is important to find out
if it all works. If our engineers will not be able to retrieve
the past four months, I’ll start reposting the whole period.
If so, all of my writing and comments will be lost but the
music will be there again and you’ll be able to download
every last album like before. We are not giving up yet but
mentally prepare to accept the loss. At this moment I’m
feeling handicapped, missing a limb. The Global Groove
however survived setbacks before and will also survive
this one. We remain optimistic and look at the future.

What do we have here today ?
Those who were awake last week will remember a post
with another great band from Etsakor. Osaije Dance Band
of Iuleha led by Festus Natoso Edukpe is here once more
with this 1984 album. Sweet and mellow highlife in the
mood so many of you appreciate. One way or the other,
you will find former posted record soon again. For now,
enjoy this one and please let me know, does everything
work as usual ? .. to be continued, stay tuned ..

P.S.
Label and sleeve do not agree on what is side one and
what is side two. I followed the label, so you know ..

Nederlanders,
als je het niet begrijpt laat een berichtje achter,
dan leg ik het nog eens uit in de commentaren hoek ..

tracks ;

01 – Ayiyi men do
02 – Otien-men ghemon
03 – Anah
04 – Eghayo
05 – Eghon ghon se ma

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Madam Hassanah Waziri & her Velvet Voice vol. 1
Shanu Olu Records 1983

That Captain beefheart must have been shocking for most of our
visitors. I understand. Let’s get back to the stuff you’re used to find
here. Etsakor highlife is also not the easiest but certainly the finest.
Mrs. Waziri and her velvet voice, the kids on the frontsleeve seem
to feel the importance of the picture sitting on the hood of their new
mercedes. They look so serious, she must have said, do not move those
hinies, one small scratch and you’ll be sorry .. The album does also not
have one scratch, a rarity ..

Die Captain Beefheart moet een schok zijn geweest voor veel van onze
bezoekers. Ik begrijp het. Laten we maar terugkeren naar de muziek die
je hier wat meer gewend bent te vinden. Etsakor highlife is wellicht ook
niet de makkelijkste sound, wel de fijnste. Mrs. Waziri is hier met haar
fluwelen stem. De kinderen op de voorkant van de plaat zien blijkelijk
de ernst wel van de foto met hen op de motorkap van hun nieuwe
Mercedes. Zoo serrieus kijken ze erbij. Zij moet gezegd hebben,
hou die billetjes muisstil, één krasje en je zult het bezuren ..
De plaat heeft overigens ook geen enkel krasje,
een zeldzaamheid ..

Oghena Iruduna 1986
Vol. 2 1984
Discogs

tracks ;

01 – My luck
02 – Anegbe
03 – Akhameze
04 – Osomegbe

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The Young Stars of Weppa Wanno led by Pius Ikhimokpa
Ijebor Trading and Recording Manufacturing Company ITL 049

On Ijebor Records we find another Etsakor highlife album
with the Young Stars of Weppa Wanno led by Pius Ikhimokpa.
Rare Nigerian afenmai record specially released in memory of
late Chief Madam Mulemu Igieti Ogbaka Queen Usomine the
1st of Weppa Wanno. No year of release is known ..

Op Ijebor Records vinden we dit Etsakor highlife album met
the Young Stars of Weppa Wanno led by Pius Ikhimokpa.
Een zeldzame Nigeriaanse afenmai plaat speciaal uitgegeven
in de herrinnering van late Chief Madam Mulemu Igieti Ogbaka
Queen Usomine de eerste van Weppa Wanno. Het jaar
van uitgifte is helaas niet bekend ..

tracks ;

01 – Late chief madam usomine ni yome
02 – Late hon. s.o. alasan
03 – Lekenomo
04 – Ikpemigie

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Omo Smart Idonigie & his Happy Morning Stars
Fedelis Akpeokhai, Kabakar Sounds 1978

Sometimes a record looks reasonably clean but sounds awful
noisy. Today we get kinda lucky, only the sleeve is a bit worn
out but the vinyl is fairly good. It concerns another Etsakor
highlife record with Omo Smart Idonigie. It is KSLPS 12 which
we don’t find in Discogs’ discography. On Kabakar Sounds,
from 1978. They call it Afro Beat, Highlife and Uzairue.
Deep yet groovy Nigerian music ..

Soms vind je een plaat die er goed uitziet maar dan toch enorm
krakerig klinkt. Vandaag hebben we betrekkelijk veel geluk, deze
is tamelijk clean. Alleen de hoes is nogal versleten. Het betreft hier
wederom zo’n Etsakor highlife elpee met Omo Smart Idonigie. Het
is KSLPS 12 welke niet voorkomt in het rijtje op Discogs’ discografie.
Op Kabakar Sounds, uit 1978. Ze noemen het Afro Beat, highlife
en Uzairue. Deep doch groovy Nigeriaans ..

tracks ;

01 – Fedelis akpeokhai (special)
02 – Ineluna-neiama
03 – Chief late: Ogieneni
04 – Courage & hope (special)

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Sir Waziri Oshomah and his Traditional Sound Makers
“The Etsakor Super Star”
Ebohon Records 1980

First there are eight records on Decca, then three on Shanu Olu
Records and then four on Ebohon Records of which this is the first
one from 1980, EBLPS 01. Super deep Etsakor highlife with master
Waziri. Another lesson taught to us by my supplier Sofian from
Paris, thanks a million Sofian ..

De eerste acht platen kwamen uit op Decca, daarna drie op Shanu
Olu Records en dan vier op Ebohon Records waarvan dit de eerste is
uit 1980, EBLPS 01. Super diepe Etsakor highlife met meester Waziri.
Wederom een wijze les van platen leverancier Sofian uit Parijs,
enorm bedankt weer Sofian ..

tracks ;

01 – Zonuze oluemoebe
02 – Otenyeme rememie
03 – Chief j a aigbokhaode the okaku of ikhin
04 – Iyowamhe alhaji inu umoru

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Alhaji Sir Waziri Oshomah and his Traditional
Sound Makers – 84′ Step One
Oshiobyghie Records 1984

Als je eenmaal in de Waziri flow zit kom je er niet makkelijk uit.
Vierde op rij is deze 84′ Step One op Oshiobyghie Records. Lekkere
diepe highlife plaat. Het is er eentje waarop de titels Alhaji en Sir
samen worden gebruikt. Liner notes eindigen dan ook in een dubbel
“May the almighty Allah guide and bless us all, Amen.” geef mij
de muziek maar en in mindere mate de boodschap ..

Once you’re in the Waziri flow, there’s no easy way out. Fourth
in row we have this 84′ Step One on Oshiobyghie Records. Nice
deep highlife album. It is one on which both titles Alhaji and Sir
are being used. Liner notes end in a double “May the almighty
Allah guide and bless us all, Amen.” For me it is all about the
music and not so much the message ..

Sir Waziri and his Family from 1977
Sir Waziri and his Family of TSM from 1974
jealousy from 1981
Madam Hassanah Waziri vol.2 from 1984
Waziri and his Family T.S. Makers from 19??
Sir Waziri and his Family from 1973
Sir Waziri and his Family Trditional Sound Makers from 1975
Ota pea Pea from 1978
Agimhekpemhi from 1988
Alhaji Sir Waziri Oshomah and his Oyoyo Sound International from 1992
Discogs Discography
Endolab Discography

tracks ;

01 – Oghosomhi
02 – Onagbodena
03 – Osie-osie
04 – Waleyele etsakor

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