22 Band-Kankan – “dans le vent”,Editions Syliphone Conakry, SLP 51, 1976

22 Band, front

We saw them before. The 22 Band from Guinée. I am not the
person to give you a whole lot of background information. All I do
is sharing the stuff I listen to myself. Quite enjoyable listen this
one. If your French is sufficient the backsleeve might tell you
a bit more, if not, I’m quite sure you’ll like
it anyway, get it now.

tracks;

1   Baya
2   Mama
3   Sou
4   Wousse
5   Kouroussy
6   Deny

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Bembeya Jazz sous la directionde Diaoune Hamidou, EditionsSyliphone Conakry 1968

Bembeya Jazz, front

Something quite special for you today.
This is SLP 4 on the mighty ‘Editions Syliphone
Conakry’ label from Guinée. It’s from 1968
and a real treasure.

Diaoune Hamidou – Bassite
Kaba Achken Mohamed – Trompettiste soliste
Camara Sekhou Legrow – Trompettiste
Camara Mamadou – Guitare accompagement
Dioubate Sekou – Guitare solo
Dioubate Siaka – Tumbiste
Camara Demba – Chanteur soliste
Cone Mory – Batteur
Kaba Salifou – Guiros
Traore Bangaly – Saxo tenor

tracks;

1 Djanfamagni
2 Almamy mamaren
3 Dembaty galant
4 Guinée hety horémoun
5 Minuit
6 Bembeyako
7 Air Guinée
8 Djamana bara sabati
9 Trafiquant
10 Loi-cadre

Hope U enjoy !

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Bembeya Jazz National – Special Recueil-Souvenir,Mémoire de Aboubacar Demba Camara,Les 11 plus grands succes internationaux,Editions Syliphone Conakry, SLP 44, 1974

Bembeya Jazz National, front

Bembeya Jazz National

To remember and hail the great ‘Aboubacar Demba Camara’ and
pass his legacy to the younger generations, Syliphone
made this LP with their 11 biggest international successes.
Bembeya Jazz National led by Aboubacar Demba Camara.
Aboubacar died in a tragic traffic-accident, april 5th, 1973,
Listen and experience sheer beauty,
..I am blown away…
..sweet Rumba-Guinée..

tracks;

1 Moussogbe
2 Beni barale
3 La Guinée
4 Dagna
5 Fatoumata
6 Armee Guineenne
7 Ballake
8 Alla-lake
9 Waraba
10 N’borin
11 N’wato m’barale

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Discotheque 73 – Various Artists,
Editions Syliphone Conakry 1975

Discotheque 73, front

Hello groovers, slowly rebooting I’m squeezing
one out for ya. Not full speed yet, hang on…

From 1975, this collector with at least 5 authentic
Guineean tracks. Wonderful music by superb musicians.
What the .. could have been the idea behind Makeba’s
participation on this album. Commercial reasons I suspect.
Coincidentally track 3 has some bad snaps,
it wasn’t me …honestly…

Enjoy this nice music.

tracks;

1 Bembeya Jazz National – Super tentemba
2 Horoya Band National – Were were
3 Myriam Makeba – Malouyame
4 Keletigui et ses Tambourins – Miri magnin
5 Bembeya Jazz National – Mami wata
6 Super Boiro Band – Darinole

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Bembeya Jazz National – Parade Africaine,Syliphone Conakry SLP 39, 1973

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From 1973 an album by one of West Africa’s biggest
bands. Big as in very popular and known all over. On this
LP we find the fantastic Camara Aboubacar Demba singing
on 6 out of 8 songs if I’m not mistaking. Listen to
this tribute to the man who died in a tragic
car accident april 5, 1973.
Hail, Camara Aboubacar
Demba.

tracks;

1 Touraman
2 Moussogbe
3 Dia
4 Demba
5 Payapaya
6 Sou
7 Senero
8 N’gnamakoro

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Guinée, An XI – Various Artists,Editions Syliphone Conakry

Guinée, An XI, front, cd size

Although old and not at all in mint condition, this is an LP
I keep playing. It contains only 7 songs, and my stylus
jumps over a couple of holes in the road along the way.
Still, I have to put it on again,.. and again. I found a video at
Youtube that accompanies it very well. The last track from this
slice of vinyl,’Sara’, but not by Balla. Performed by le Syli-orchestre
at the first Festival Culturel Panafricain á Alger.
Thanks to Worldservice.

tracks;

1 Bembeya Jazz National – Alalake
2 Balla & ses Balladins – Limania
3 Kélétigui et ses Tambourinis – Toubaka
4 Bembeya Jazz National – Boiro
5 Kélétigui et ses Tambourinis – Manghoya
6 Bembeya Jazz National – Fatoumata
7 Balla & ses Balladins – Sara “70”

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Bembeya Jazz National – Regard sur le Passe,Syliphone Conakry 1977

From 1977 we have this LP of Bembeya Jazz National. It is a
re-release from the 1969 album. In 1972 it was already subject
of a second release. Such relaxed atmosphere here, I love that
mellow Mandingo mood. Only two tracks on this album and it’s
their first appearance at the GG. It was about time for another
post on the Syliphone Conakry label from la République de Guinée.

tracks;

1 Premiere partie
2 Deuxieme partie

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Bala et ses Balladins – Objectif Perfection,Editions Syliphone Conakry 1980

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..

tracks;

1 Bambo
2 Soufougne
3 Paulette
4 Assa
5 Keme bourema

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Tropical Djoli Band de Faranah – Style Savane, Syliphone 1980

Tropical Djoli Band de Faranah, front

I had this one on the postingpile quite some time now
and it’s a good thing it finally found it’s way to you.
On the Syliphone label from Conakry, République de Guinée.
Mellow mandingo tunes but unfortunately with quite some cracks.

tracks;

1 Diadina
2 Soko
3 Mama
4 Malakonya
5 Lete vani zao
6 Lonaya

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Syli Authentic – Dans l’Arene, Editions Syliphone Conakry 1976

Syli Aythentic, front

Syli Authentic is a band mainly existing of students.
If you’re interested in Syliphone’s discography check this.
I am sorry I don’t know anything about this band,
you’d better listen and search for more info.
Enjoy this obscure Guinean prodduction.

tracks;

1 Andree
2 Aye na
3 Mafory bangoura
4 N’bessoma
5 Fabara
6 Senero

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22 Band – “venez voir !!..”,Editions Syliphone Conakry 1980

22 Band, front

Here’s another 1980 Syliphone release, 22 Band.
Exept from the fact that it’s Guinean Mandingo, I know
nothing about this album. If anyone can fill us in here,
To find out more we depend on someone’s online expertise.
One thing I do know, very nice album.

tracks;

1 Venez voir
2 Madomani
3 Atoni yarabi lema
4 Mousso la tintani
5 Jeunesse bar
6 Kanaworebe

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Le Nimba de N’zerekore – Gön Bia Bia, Editions Syliphone Conakry 1980

Le Nimba de N'zerekore, front

From 1980 is this album by le Nimba de N’zerekore, Syliphone
brought out lots of albums by lots of bands in the 80’s.
I could find no information on this group but I can tell
you this is a fine LP. Singers with sweet voice combined
with guitar driven afrojazz in west african sauce.
Superb rhythms and a great hornsection.

tracks;

1 Gön bia bia
2 Kori magnin
3 Ziko
4 Babaniko
5 Kongoroko
6 Zoo Mousso

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