Last week one of our loyal visitors pointed me to see that Amazon is
making available loads of records taken from my beloved Global Groove.
Not only complete albums but also my Global Samplers as well as other
of my compilations. A firm called Kipepeo just downloads the files from
my website and sells them using the Amazon web shop. It is astonishing
to see how they even use my artwork without taking the trouble designing
something new. In some cases they also make new artwork for my compi-
lations and make new compilations with my rips. Also amazing to see,
albums with worn out and damaged covers are being sold without
repairing or searching for the sleeves online for example. It is a
shameles exercise all together. I am not sure if Amazon is aware
of this piracy. One way or the other, I am not going to make a big
fuzz about it. The rights of the music don’t lay with me so what
can I do about it. It is painful though, people pay their good money
for music I made available without charge. The whole idea behind
the Global Groove is sharing my collection with the world. I buy
the records, travell to find them and invest time and money,
it was meant to preserve almost lost and forgotten music.
Nothing else. I hope this message reaches many and
prevents people from spending money on stuff they
can just download for free ..
Vorige week kreeg ik bericht van een van onze trouwe bezoekers dat
Amazon een berg platen en compilaties van mijn geliefde Global Groove
te koop aanbiedt in hun webshop. Niet alleen complete albums maar zelfs
mijn compilaties zoals de Global Sampler serie en andere comps. Een firma
met de naam Kipepeo download mijn content en biedt deze te koop aan via
Amazon. Het is verbijsterend te zien hoe deze club zelfs mijn artwork over-
neemt zonder zelfs maar de moeite te nemen iets nieuws te ontwerpen.
In sommige gevallen worden er ook wel nieuwe hoesjes gemaakt en maken
ze ook nieuwe compilaties met mijn rips. Ook is het verbazingwekkend te zien
hoe platen met beschadigde of beschreven hoezen gewoon als zodanig worden
aan geboden zonder bijvoorbeeld online naar een nette afbeelding te zoeken.
Het is een schaamteloze vertoning alles tezamen. Ik weet niet of Amazon zich
bewust is van deze piraterij, hoe dan ook, ik ga er geen groot probleem van
maken, ten slotte zijn de rechten van deze muziek ook niet mijn eigendom.
Het is echter pijnlijk te zien hoe mensen dus hun zuurverdiende centjes
uitgeven aan muziek die ik kosteloos ter beschikking stel. Het hele idee
achter de Global Groove is het bewaren en delen van bijna verloren en
vegeten muziek. I reis naar verre oorden en investeer tijd en geld met
een nobel doel. Jammer. Ik hoop dat dit bericht velen zal bereiken
en dat het voorkomt dat men geld uitgeeft aan muziek die
hier nog steeds gratis is ..
some examples / enkele voorbeelden;
Global Sampler vol. 62
Global Sampler vol. 57
Global Sampler vol. 63
Global Sampler vol. 11
Etsakor Supreme Voices
General Boliviia Osigbemhe, Afeghe
Honourable Vincent Ugabi Dance Band
Professor Adomagbo Irene and his Weppa-Wanno Dance Band
Epoca de oro de Armando Boza
Kyeremateng Atwedee & the Kyeremateng Stars
Kyeremateng Atwedee & the Kyeremateng Stars
Global Sampler vol. 1
Congo, Tours de Force vol. 6
Congo, Tours de Force vol. 8
Kenya Partout vol. 4
Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey
Kongo Retro Band
Kenyan Sound 1977
made from our rips
made from our rips
.. and many more ../ .. en vele anderen ..
Lately we get a lot of comments concerning the four digits
of the captcha system. Sometimes our new server seems not to
accept the numbers given ! We are searching for the problem
but it looks like the new server can’t cope with peak hours.
SO, DO NOT WORRIE, JUST TRY AGAIN LATER !!!
Dear Groovers, yesterday I posted Alhaji (Chief) Kollington Ayinla
& his African Fuji ’78 Organisation but made a stupid mistake.
It never happened to me before but I recorded side two of the
album two times. Luckily, Theo, an awake visitor, warned me and
this morning I did it over. So I’m very sorry for the 85 people
who had downloaded it. Throw away yesterday’s file and download
it again. This time you’ll find the right tracks.
Beste Groevers, gisteren heb ik een plaat van Alhaji (Chief)
Kollington Ayinla & his African Fuji ’78 Organisation geplaatst
maar er zat helaas een domme fout in de file. Het is me nog niet
eerder gebeurd maar ik heb per ongeluk twee maal de b-side opgenomen.
Het spijt me voor de 85 mensen die hem al hadden gedownload, jullie
zullen dit nog een keertje moeten doen. Gooi die van gisteren maar weg.
Dit keer heb ik beide kanten erop gezet, foutje, bedankt ..
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
I have just removed all Syllart productions from my blog.
Reason is the following message;
” Hi global groovers,
We see all those albums from our catalogue available on your site to be free downloaded !!!
It’s a real problem and it’s an illegal piracy of a catalogue for which you haven’t any rights or licenses.
So we officially ask to you to remove the download link for all album from syllart catalogue.
Without quick answer from your part, we give that topic to our lawyer in Paris.
we looking forward to hear you.
Label Manager ”
It was fun as long as it lasted,
no worries though, there are plenty of other posts left.
We must respect the business point of view of labels and artists.
If anyone has a problem with content of the Global Groove,
please let us know..
Due to administration errors our beloved Global Groove has
been off line for about three days, shame. Glad to be back
today. Sorry for the inconvenience and welcome home..
Ik wist niet dat het kon gebeuren maar helaas, wegens een
administratieve fout ergens in serverland zijn we zo’n drie
dagen off line geweest. Sorry daarvoor en welkom thuis..
Dear visitors of the Global Groove,
Here we go again, for the second time Mediafire has suspended
my account and that leaves us empty-handed again. Again they
claim I have made available music with copyright protection, the files
they refer to are African Retro vol.3 and les Stars des Annees 50, both
very much out of print and unobtainable in any other way. Again I don’t
understand shit about this action. I find blogs that offer complete cd’s
that you can still buy in the regular cd-stores and they also use Mediafire
without problems. The party that reported my so called violation is one
from London and I strongly suspect the same ones that f***ed us before.
They just can’t stand it that I bring complete albums for free, eventhough they
are absolutely not available elsewhere. So what can I say or do ?
I guess nothing. When I try to get a response, Mediafire does not
give me any relevant information, it is impossible to get them to give
me a personal answer. Only automatically generated mails that speak
of things like I have published pornographic content and so on.
Dear groovers, I am so very sorry to let you down once more !
So what next ?
It is summertime, the weather is high and I am not letting this spoil
my good mood. I guess it is time for something else for at least a
I know that lots of you loyal visitors still have the files we lost and many
of you are willing to help in some way. However, I’m not sure I want to
continue the way I did before. Maybe all this is meant to open my eyes
and make me realize I should change methods and do things different.
I’m gonna need some time to contemplate on this….
Dear visitor, if you are living somewhere near my hometown,
this party might be an option to fill your fridaynight next week.
I shall be playing an African Dance Party on friday 28 of August.
Hilversum is the Netherland’s Radio & TV town and Hilversum On-Air
is a yearly event. On several stages in the centre, live performances
take place for three nights. 28, 29 and 30 of august this year.
I shall be deejaying in a local bar, no big stage but behind an open
window, with an improvised dancefloor outside. Let’s hope the weather
will be good. The party will take place at Café ‘t Wapen van Hilversum,
Groest 27, 1211 CZ, Hilversum. It is in the middle
of the centre of my little town, very easy to find.
You can expect Soukous, Highlife, Chimurenga, Zulu Jive, Juju, Mbalax,
Rumba and other dance music from the dark continent. Put on some colourfull
clothes, your dancing shoes and join us on this exeptional event, see you there.
Good day groovers, this morning I wrote you a message
that was quite negative and after a while I started to
feel bad about it. I have thought it over and decided
to change it. So, from this day on only happy posts.
If a link gets blocked or a post removed, I will not
complain about it. I want to ask you to report dead
links to me and I shall simply remove them. This way
Global Groove can remain a place where you like to
come. No negative feelings, just good ones.
Sorry for using bad language and stay
tuned for happy messages.
Thanks for visiting the Global Groove.
A few days ago I received a mail from Mr. Olivier Chastan of
‘Greensleeves Records and Publishing’.
He kindly asked me to remove 13 of my dearest reggae-albums.
As a collector of reggae and many other kinds of music,
I am very grateful for ‘Greensleeves’ to issue such great music.
Without them I wouldn’t have been able to learn so much about it.
Although I regret removing this fantastic music, I must be honest
and do so as I promised.
Groovers, go to the recordshop and ask for Greensleeves Records,
they release the coolest reggae on earth.
I hope you understand that I am just a collector,
the only goal is to let the world hear how great
all this music is. Ofcourse we don’t want to harm
Promotion of artists and labels is the idea,
I don’t know about you, but if I download an
album and I learn about artists that I didn’t know yet,
I go to the stores and try to find out more.
You should do so too !
Mr. Chastan’s letter is added below;
” Good morning –
I love your blog which brings a lot of rare and out of print titles
out of the dustbin of music’s history. However, I would appreciate
it if you could remove the following releases which are all readily
available at major record stores, on all digital platforms for
download and via Amazon. I spend a lot of money each year getting
these titles remastered from the original tapes, repackaged and
with expanded track selections, and of course marketing them. I
find it hard to understand why you post these titles when they
are easy to purchase. They are also available on vinyl if you like.
Thank you for your understanding.
Barrington Levy – Englishman
Lee Perry – Roast Fish, Collie Weed & Corn Bread (via our affiliate VP Records)
Linval Thompson – Stay A Little Bit Longer (will be reissued next year)
Yellowman & Fathead – Supermix (will be reissued later next year)
Hugh Mundell – Blackman’s Foundation
Barrington Levy – Teach Me Culture
Yellowman – Operation Radication (available on Reggae Anthology and other titles)
Dr. Alimantado – Best Dressed Chicken (it’s the first album in our catalog and one of our top seller – and you mispelled Alimantando)
Sister Nancy – One, Two
Scientist – Rids The World Of The Evil Curse (we are reissuing
all of Scientist’s albums in February 2009 and spent a LOT of money on those)
Scientist Encounters Pac-man
Augustus Pablo – Original Rockers
I am sorry, but you also misspelled Alimantado…