Mamadou Doumbia is a footballplayer from Côte d’Ivoire but we are not
talking about him. This Mamadou Doumbia is a guitarist from Côte d’Ivoire,
we have volume two here on Badmos Records.
1 Horonya sira
2 Mousso itelen
4 Komi ikalon
5 San kolo
6 San gara
7 Ani barrah
8 N’te rithie
Today’s album is a hell of a find but unfortunately it sounds like
nothing. The whole LP has a disturbing hiss and that is a real shame.
Normally I would not ask but, which one of you smart ol’ digital devils
is the first to give us back a link with a polished version ?
( part from that little rough start )
According to the online discography’s it’s the Star Band’s first album,
from the early seventies, great historic stuff that deserves a clean listen.
Thank you for being such help!
1 Bamos pa’al monte
2 Cheri Coco
Hearing and seeing this album by Les Bantous de la Capitale, makes me think
of the ‘african’ label. The way the label is built up, orange background, the numbering,
360.118, and how it is positioned. Maybe you can tell me Bo, isn’t this the missing
360.118 in your african list? I may be completely wrong here but it sure looks like it.
They had similar layout style. What was their connection, how did they relate?
Any way, this is an album, released on Fiesta in 1978, but the backsleeve
states it was originally recorded by ‘le Société Française du Son’ in 1968.
Songs are written by ( chronologically ), Bwanga Fély, Michel Boyibanda,
Kabongo Wetu, Pandy Saturnin and two times Nino Malapet. Damn good !
2 Bolingo nakozonga
3 Elili ya sanza
5 Zala reconnaissant
6 Momo yombo
We had a couple of Laba Sosseh LP’s before but this is the
best one untill now to my humble opinion. With the famous
Orquesta Aragon, an African release but with a Cuban band.
Mellow son Cubano and Afro Cuban mingle, all relaxed
and ready for hot summer weather, let’s have some.
1 Akoguin Theresa
2 Viva Africa
After Youssou N’dour broke through European with ‘Bitim Rew Immigres’, I
decided to dig in to his past. Then I discovered Etoile de Dakar and Star
Band de Dakar. I had a kind of crush on this group, ever since the first
notes I laid my ears on. Absolutely great sound, so when I found this one
at the fair I was thrilled. Enjoy this lovely album and if you like it,
you can find more in the Afro-Cuban or Senegal section, below left.
1 Sala bigue
2 Sénégal samarève
3 Mane kouma khole thiyove
4 Keleye teye
7 Biquelo Lola
8 La ultima rumba
The Guinée Syliphone label is very popular among collectors of
West-African music. On fairs you find these albums for prices
up to € 120,-. Crazy amounts of course, and by paying it, it
only gets worse. Here is one by Bala et ses Balladins and it is
a fantastic one. I don’t know about you but to my humble opinion,
they have reached their objective. This is just beautiful, my
favourite track, ‘Paulette’. What superb vocals, and that hornsection..
5 Keme bourema
Maybe we ain’t got no pie, but taste this slice of sweet vinyl.
A rare album by Orchestre du Bawobab specially selected for you,
our loyal visitors, without whom the Global Groove wouldn’t be
the same. Comments are coming in from China, Colombia, South-Africa
New York City, Japan, thank you all for your kind words, it’s so
good to see the globe is really coming together here, check this!
1 Papa njaay
2 Bawobab-Guy gi
4 Am saxul
6 Senegaal sunuaal
7 Saf mana dem
Rumba is pure Afro-Cuban music for only voices and percussion.
It began with harber workers singing and dancing in their spare
time in the docks of Havana and Matanzas, playing rhythms on
cargo boxes. It comes in three styles, Guaguancó, Yambú and
Columbia. Carlos Embale is one of the main performers of the
guaguancó style, enjoy this rare LP.
2 Mañana te espero, niña
3 Donde estabas anoche
4 El mulato rumbero
5 Oh! Humanidad
6 Llora como llore
9 Genial compositor
Just after becoming independent in 1970, Mali’s young musicians
started to form a National Orchestra. Since there were much more
good players than needed, they formed A, B and C orchestras.
This was the first of them all, lead by multi-instrumentalist
‘Kélétigui Diabate’. On his West African travels he learned to play
guitar, trumpet, flute, saxophone and counter-bass. He plays the
guitar on this LP. We heard tracks 3 and 5 on the Mali Collector
some time ago already, now here’s also the rest of the only album
ever recorded by this group.
4 Son t’aw la
7 Nonsi komotigi
Here’s one more requested post, but remember I don’t have much of
this stuff. My copy of this rare LP looks so brand new, and still
I can’t seem to find any signs of it being re-released. It must
be a collectors-item in mint condition. Or I’m just being plane
stupid, that happens sometimes.
This sweet album was recorded in 1976.
It takes you on a West-African trip, you won’t forget !
1 Maxi mirimagni
What we have here is something quite special.
Some time ago we had ‘Etoile de Dakar’, now an LP from
before that time. This is ‘Star Band de Dakar’, already with
Youssou N’Dour but for instance also ‘Laba Sosseh’ sings his part.
Funny thing, track #3, ‘Danguele Fasso’ was written by
Larry Harlow. Youssou N’Dour sings on track 4 & 5.
Fantastic playing by Assane Thiam on ‘Tama’.
I’m sure we got some happy Global Groovers right now !
1 Adioupe nar
2 Laye laye kaïra
3 Danguele fasso
4 Bouna n’diaye
6 Vali n’diaye
From 1987 this is a compilation that was received gratefully.
I remember we used to spin this jewel again and again.
A must have for every Latinlover.
1 Linda Leida y la Bahia – Defiendeme Santa Barbara
2 Bobby Rodriguez – Olvidame
3 Alfredo Valdes – la Mulata Cubana
4 Monguito ‘El Unico’ – Con cariño a Panama
5 La Sonora de Baru – Festival in Guarare
6 Rolando la Serie – Ay ! se paso la Serie
7 Linda Leida y la Bahia – Arroz co manteca
8 Los Guaracheros de Oriente – Ocana Sordi
9 La India de Oriente – Como se baila el son
When early eighties the first Youssou N’Dour LP, ‘Immigrès/Bitim
rew’ reached me, I was astonished. What a different sound. After
some digging I found the LP he worked on before that, ‘Absa Gueye’.
Listen and find out what a treasure this is. Years later I went to a
Youssou N’Dour concert in ‘Nighttown’ Rotterdam, It was great
and as I left the building, some of the band’s people were selling
‘tama’s’ ( talking drums )at the corridor. 200 Dutch Guilders they
asked( in those days ), quite some money I thought. They were
friendly pushing me to buy the drum and told me they were made
by ‘Assane Thiam’, Youssou’s Tamaplayer. Wow, now I got really
interested, these were fine pieces of handicraft by the great ‘Assane’.
I said ;” okay, I’ll buy one if you have it signed by Youssou N’Dour”,
and so it went. LUCKY BASTARD I AM !The guy went away
with the talking drum and within 3 or 4 minutes he was back with
it, signed on one side by Youssou N’Dour, and on the other side
by ‘Assane Thiam’. To our surprise the whole group was sitting at
the nextdoor snackbar later, having fun and in a very relaxed
atmosphere, they were giving autographs
to everybody, supernice.
1 Dom sou nare bakh
3 Absa gueye
4 Mane kouma khol thi yao
5 N’guiro na
6 Baye wali
7 Esta China
8 Tu veras
This compilation contains several African styles.
Soukous, like ‘Tchico’ for instance, Chimurenga, ‘Four Brothers’,
#’s 3-5 are from Tanzania, Afro-Cuban by ‘Etoile de Dakar
( with young ‘Youssou N’Dour’ ), Juju with ‘King Sunny’
Better start dancing already !
1 Orchestra Makassi – Mambo Bado
2 The Four Brothers – Rudo Imoto
3 Fadhili William – Malaika
4 Pichen & Tsotsi – Pole Musa
5 Fadhili William – Taxi Driver
6 The Four Brothers – Tsiga Mureza
7 Tchico – Jeannot
8 Pablo Lubadika Porthos – Madeleina
9 African Brothers Band – Me Poma
10 Somo Somo – Mosese 2000
11 Thomas Mapfumo – Juanita
12 Orchestra Mazembe – Mbanda ya Mobange
13 Bopol – Samedi Soir
14 Rochereau – Gagner gagner
15 Miriam Makeba – Pata Pata
16 Etoile de Dakar – N’guiro na
17 King Sunny Adé – Penkele
18 Patrick Mkwamba & the Four Brothers – Vambozha Vauya