Zani Diabate & the Super Djata Band, Mango / Island 1988

Zani Diabate, front, cd size

From Mali here’s Zani Diabate, our collegue at Worldservice
already gave us some older music of the group, on November 5.
This one is from 1988, on Mango, a division of Island Records.
I quote the backsleeve; “The Super Djata Band draw upon
traditional Malian culture for inspiration: Rhythms and dances
of Bambara hunters and Bozo fishermen, together with the melodies
of the Peul and Malinka, spiced with Zani’s almost
psychedelic guitar.”

tracks;

1 Super Djata
2 Bina
3 Djegnogo djougou
4 Bandjila
5 Tindoro
6 Noumousso
7 Facia
8 Farima
9 Fadingna kouma

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Various Artists – Sound d’Afrique II, ‘Soukous’,
Island 1982

Sound d'Afrique 2, front, cd size

I had this LP waiting and promised some time now, Pt. 1 was posted
some weeks ago. It contains music from different countrys, in
different styles and was a hot item, back in the 80’s.
As far as I’m concerned, it still is.
Sorry it took so long Mona, cheers !

tracks;

1 Lea Lignanzi – Dede Priscilla ( Central African Republic )
2 Mensy – Ane ya ( Cameroun )
3 Vongo Aye – Bolingo Mobesu ( Zaire )
4 Moussa Doumbia – Menebo Nden ( Mali )
5 Pablo Lubadika Porthos – Madeleina ( Zaire )
6 Jeff Louna – Paulina mineur ( Congo )
7 Asi Kapela – Yoyoyo ( Zaire )

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Les Ambassadeurs – Dance Music from West Africa
Rounder Records 1984

For the lovers of West African music here’s one by Les Ambassadeurs
with Salif Keita and Kante Manfila. I just read a funny story on the
backsleeve; Late 60’s, There was another Salif Keita who was famous
for being a national soccerplayer. He had the nickname “le Domingo”,
and was also from Mali. As an ode to the great soccerplayer,
Salif Keita the musician took up the same nickname, le Domingo.
He changed the famous Railband for Les Ambassadeurs in 1975.
Listen to Les Ambassadeurs.

tracks;

1 Mana mana
2 Sidiki
3 Marfa
4 Primpin
5 Wale

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Orchestre Régional de Mopti – Boro, Musicaphon 1970

Orchestre Régional de Mopti, front

Global Groovers, a few weeks ago I’ve been posting 4 albums
of the series; ‘Les Meilleurs Souvenirs de la 1ére Biennale
Artistique et Culturelle de la Jeunesse, 1970’ from Mali.
There was still one missing piece in the puzzle. Today one of
our dear visitors donated it, for us to be complete. Very nice
gesture indeed, thank you so much on behalf of all GGers.
Let’s take the opportunity, and listen.

tracks;

1 Boro
2 Récital
3 Manden po
4 An jigi ye mali ye
5 Ferro
6 Sènè
7 Taara

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The Super Railband of the Buffethôtel
de la Gare de Bamako, Globestyle 1985

A late night post today, I had this LP piled up for some time.
I think this is the longest name for a band I have ever heard.
Great release of Globestyle, recorded in 1982, the singers we
hear are Sekou Kante and Lanfia Diabate.
This is the legendary band that started both careers of
Mory Kante and Salif Keita.

tracks;

1 Foliba
2 Bedianamogo
3 Tallassa
4 Konowale
5 Maliyo

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Orchestre Régional de Sikasso,Musicaphon 1970

Orchestre Régional de Sikasso, front, cd size

This is Orchestre Régional de Sikasso, the fourth album in
this series that I have. I believe there’s one more at least by
Orchestre Régional de Mopti. If any one has it..
To be more complete I added some backcover information below.

tracks;

1 Récital
2 Mali sènèkèlaw
3 Nafarima
4 Batuta mori

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Orchestre Régional de Kayes,Musicaphon 1970

Orchestre Régional de Kayes, front, cd size

For all lovers of Mali music, here’s number 3 out of the 4
that I own in this series. This is Orchestre Régional de Kayes,
lead by bandmaster ‘Harouna Barry’. The fine voice we hear
belongs to ‘Touré’. Enjoy it.

tracks;

1 Sanjina
2 Kayi
3 Nanyuman
4 Duga
5 Malisajo
6 Tèrèna
7 Badage

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Orchestre Régional de Ségou,Musicaphon 1970

To follow up l’Orchestre National ‘A’ de la République du Mali,
this is Ochestre Régional de Ségou. I have two others in this
series which I’ll post later.
Be back soon.

tracks;

1 Korodogo
2 Da monzon
3 Lefènin
4 Batumanbe
5 Sabu man dogo
6 Mali gundo

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L’Orchestre National ‘A’ de la Républiquedu Mali, Musicaphon 1970

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.

tracks;

1 Malamini
2 Taara
3 Janfa
4 Son t’aw la
5 Duga
6 Saakoba
7 Nonsi komotigi
8 Ciwaara

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Rail Band du Mali – Mélodias, Sonodisc 1976

If I look back on approximately 35 years of collecting records,
there was a certain period for every style. During the 80’s for
instance I had a few years, I searched for West-African music,
more than other styles. In those years I bought a lot of nice
gems, such like this one.

I can’t seem to find much information about this LP.
The backcover doesn’t tell a lot, neither does the Web.
Soundiata is probably sung by Mory Kanté, if you can tell
us more, please do !
Another crazy thing, the LP has 5 songs but cover and label
just know 4 songs !? What’s going on here ?

tracks;

1 Soundiata
2 Mali tebaga mogoma
3 Maki
4 Armée Malienne
5 Mystery track

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Tata ‘Bembo’ Kouyate – Hommage a Baba Cissoko, a Paris 1985

Tata Bembo Kouyate, front, cd size

Tata Bembo Kouyate, label

‘Jelimusolu’ is what they call Mali’s women singers.
Tata ‘Bembo'(or Bambo) Kouyate is from Bamako. She’s got a voice so
strong, wow ! It’s not exactly clear on what label this LP is brought
out, if you know..?
Check this,

tracks:

1 Hommage a Baba Cissoko
2 Ainana Bah
3 Mama Batchily
4 Ahourou Bocoum
5 Goundo Tandja
6 Amadou Traore

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Keletigui et ses Tambourinis -Le Retour, Editions Syliphone Conakry 1976

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 !

tracks;

1 Maxi mirimagni
2 Maderi
3 Dembati
4 Sökhö
5 Kassimagni
6 Kebakele

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