Le Simandou de Beyla – La Confiance
Editions Syliphone Conakry 1980

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liner notes
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Today’s post concerns an album by another group from
la Republique de Guinée. It appears on the great Editions
Syliphone de Conakry and is from 1980. The record’s been
treated very good, it is still brand new. Le Simandou de Beyla
opens with an ode to the late Aboubacar Demba Camara, who
was the leader of Bembeya Jazz. Six fine songs in their favourite
themes as shown in the liner notes above, get it & spread it..

tracks;

01 – Demba
02 – Dyigui
03 – Sensenko
04 – Festival
05 – Kani ye sa
06 – Miriya

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Discotheque 76 – Various Artists
Editions Syliphone Conakry 1976

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Delightful 1976 compilation of Guinéan songs, only one by
Super lion and the other four by Bembeya Jazz National.
Crazy laughing ballad ‘Petit Sekou’ stole my heart straight
away. Don’t forget to share it with your friends, killer stuff.

tracks;

01 – Super Lion – Kiti
02 – Bembeya Jazz – Telephone
03 – Bembeya Jazz – Petit sekou
04 – Bembeya Jazz – Ah kani
05 – Bembeya jazz – Kana sarakabö

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Rail Band – Melodias Rail Band
du Mali, Disques Kouma, 1976

Rail Band, front

How long has it been since I posted music from Mali ?
Too long I’d say. This is the Rail Band, we had several
of their records already, use our search-bar to find them.
This one is from 1976, some very nice tracks of which
I like number two the best, with Mory Kante and Salif
Keita both doing their part. Enjoy listening..

tracks;

01 – Kankoun
02 – Tiramakan
03 – Soyomba
04 – Soundiata ( nouvelle version )

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Guinée An XI – Various Artists
Editions Syliphone Conakry

Guinée An XI, front

On this special Re-edition from Guinée we find the
three greatest bands from the era.
Balla et ses Balladins, Bembeya Jazz and Kélétigui
et ses Tambourinis. Wonderful songs from beginning
to end. On Editions Syliphone de Conakry, République
de Guinée, this is a treat you better don’t miss..

tracks;

01 – Bembeya Jazz – Alalake
02 – Balla et ses Balladins – Limania
03 – Kélétigui et ses Tambourinis – Toubaka
04 – Bembeya Jazz – Boiro
05 – Kélétigui et ses Tambourinis – Manghoya
06 – Bembeya Jazz – Fatoumata
07 – Balla et ses Balladins – Sara “70”

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Bembeya Jazz National – 10 Ans de Succes
Editions Syliphone Conakry 1971

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I love this record. The band gets the audiance in the right
atmosphere from the first minutes. The group is only still
being introduced when the crowd starts cheering already.
A live registration from 1971 for their 10th anniversary,
one can hear these guys were extremely popular,
with the late and great Aboubacar Demba
Camara. Rumba-Guinée is the word..,
how sweet it is.

tracks;

1 Introduction
– Temtemba
– Wouloukolo
– Lefa
2 Camara mousso
– O.E.R.S.
– Doni doni
– Bembeya
– Festival national

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Global Sampler vol. 45 – Various Artists

Global Sampler vol. 45, front

Global Samplers are made to help you orientate
and navigate through our older files. This one points
back to the period before mid februari 2012. It contains
strictly African tracks, hope you like..

tracks;

1 Ambassadeur International – Seydou bathily
2 Les Choc Stars – Ponini eza mpasi
3 Sir Victor Uwaifo & his Melody Maestros – Akwete
4 Les Bantous – Banoko ya mokili
5 Asiakwa Brass Band – Wo tese mawu a didi
6 Orchestre Sinza – Wa ba kandi tetoka
7 Orchestre Stukas – Esta bibisha
8 E.T. Mensah and his Tempo’s Band – Tea samba
9 Docteur Nico et l’Orchestre African Fiesta – La palomar
10 Kwamy – African club
11 Empire Bakuba – Sombokila
12 Rock a Mambo – Mi cancion
13 Tabu Ley et l’Afrisa International – On a raconté
14 Celestine Ukwu Philosophers National – Okwukwe na nchekwube

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Ouza et les 4 Femmes dans le Vent –
Mbaana, Disques Griot 1977

Ouza, front

Disques Griot

It is almost six years ago I posted this lp by Ousmane
Diallo aka Ouza Diallo or Ouza. Delightful seventies Dakar sounds,
atmospheric stuff. It’s been quite a while we had us some Senegalese
music, better get it and realise I do not post this type of music enough.
Maybe if we find a bit more in the future, the next big recordfair is almost
arriving, another three and a half weeks and who knows what it shall
bring us this time. For now, listen to these beautiful songs
sung by these beautiful voices, I’m completely
captured, # 4 is my favourite..

tracks;

1 Mbaana
2 Simboo
3 Farantàmba
4 Xaadi siméél
5 Pompiéé
6 Duuga
7 Yóbaléma

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Keletigui et ses Tambourinis Editions Syliphone Conakry, 1972

Keletigui, front

Like many of you groovers out there, I am thrilled
to find another lp by this great artist. It’s on Editions
Syliphone Conakry from Guinée. Keletigui et ses
Tambourinis have loads of followers and I am
certainly one of them. Listen to this lp and
join the club. I am pretty sure you won’t
be able to ignore..

tracks;

1 Bebe
2 Talassa
3 Donsoke
4 I dyoolaro
5 Mande
6 Samakoro
7 Mandjou
8 Bakary-dian
9 Boiro yankadi
10 I kanan n’djanfa

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Super Rail Band Orchestre du Buffet Hôtel de la Gare de Bamako – Disque de l’Année Mali Musique 1977

Super Rail Band, front

Wow, now I come to realise, it is almost a year and a half
since I posted us some music from Mali. This one by the
great Super Rail Band will surely make up for that long
hiatus. It is a bit worn out and some noise is inevitable.
..dusty tracks, still, I really love to listen to it, it has
great atmosphere, with Mory Kante from 1977.
Hope you enjoy, get it
& spread it..

tracks;

1 Sinsimba
2 Balakononifing
3 Wale numa lombaliya
4 Tie diu guya

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Discotheque 70 – Various Artists Editions Syliphone Conakry SLP 23

Discotheque 70, front

If I am not mistaking, my French is not that good, Syliphone Records
made this compilation to please thousands of happy Guinéean radio
listeners. The tracks on side-a of this lp, 1 till 5, have all been tophits
at the various national radiostations in 1970. Tracks 6 and 7 are extra’s
making a compliment to the young instrumentalists that play authentic
melodies and rhythms in modern interpretations. I am sorry track 6 has
some hiss in the background, you must realise it is over 40 yrs. old.
Nevertheless, happy listening to yall, get it before it’s gone..

tracks;

1   Bembeya Jazz National – Waraba
2   Keletigui et ses Tambourinis – Tambourinis cocktail
3   Balla et ses Balladins – Kaira
4   Keletigui et ses Tambourinis – Nadia
5   Balla et ses Balladins – Moi je suis decourage
6   Papa et Sekou Diabate – Les virtuoses diabates
7   Demba Camara et son Groupe – Exhumation folklorique

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Manfila Kanté présente,Mamadi Diabaté et les Ambassadeurs -“a Pas de Géant”, Kaba Production

Mamadi Diabate, front

It’s been a while since we had us some music from Mali.
Mamadi Diabate and Les Ambassadeurs are here to
fill in the gap. I am absolutely not the one to tell you
all about these musicians but I do know one thing,
this is a hell of a record and worth a couple of
spins. I’m sure it will make your sunday.
Don’t forget, play and spread..

tracks;

1   Moriba kaba
2   Yeke yeke
3   Iye iye
4   Talassa

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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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Ouedraogo Mamadou & l’OrchestreSuper Rail Band International -Dioulou Koussoube, Sacodis 1979

Ouedraogo Mamadou, front

Speaking of discoveries, did you know the Super Rail Band
performed with this singer ? Ouedraogo Mamadou is the
name and the album is astonishing good. Check out the
line-up on this LP;

Dexter Johnson – 1e saxo
Kabine – 2e saxo
Issa Touncara – guitare bass
Djelimadi Tounkara – guitare solo
Djeli Moussa – guitare d’accompagnemer
Cheick Tidjane – orgue
Leo – batterie
Sekou – tumba
Ouedraogo Mamadou – chanteur
Mory Kante – 1e coeur
Sekou Kante – 2e coeur

tracks;

1 Dioulou koussoube
2 Nong tem sega
3 Sovo p.e.r.
4 Toem zougo

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