Youssou et le Super Etoile de Dakar
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Etoile de Dakar 1983

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From 1983 we’ve got this self released record by Etoile de Dakar
and Youssou N’Dour. It concerns a live registration in Abidjan.
Great recording from the time before their huge breakthrough
in Europe. As stated it is released by the group itself and not on
label. Mbalax from a great band with great line-up .. enjoy ..

Kocc Barma 1987
A la Mémoire de Marc Samb 1983
Nelson Mandela 1985
Ndiadiane Ndiaye 1982
Gaïndé 1988
Immigres/Bitim Rew 1985
Yarou vol. 5 1983
Star Band de Dakar
Djamil vol. 6 1983
Ndeetel Weer Wi 1986
Star Band de Dakar, Adioupe Nar 1980
Etoile de Dakar, Absa Gueye 1980

01 – Diamil
02 – Albouly
03 – Goubadien
04 – Barguet
05 – Hiler
06 – Yala


Super Etoile de Dakar – Yarou vol. 5
Distributeur Ibrahim Séne 1983


Uit 1983 hebben we nog zo’n casette met Youssou N’Dour en de
Super Etoile de Dakar. De laatse werd zeer goed ontvangen. Pak
ook deze weer mee, de tapes zijn niet heel makkelijk te vinden..

From 1983 we’ve got another tape with Youssou N’Dour and the
Super Etoile de Dakar. The one we had shortly was very succesful.
Get this one as well, these tapes are not very easy to find..

tracks ;

01 – Ndjambar
02 – Oulymata
03 – Coumba diene
04 – Yarou
05 – Natta
06 – Hilleryi


Youssou N’Dour et le
Super Etoile de Dakar – Daby Volume no.7
A la Mémoire de Marc Samb
“Hommage à Marco”



I didn’t use it for years but after re-installing the old tape-deck
to record Musica Angola, I dived into the archives for some old
tapes. Here’s another one I found back. A tribute to Marco, or
Marc Samb, the trumpeteer who found his untimely death in
an accident. The Super Etoile sounds wonderful on this 1983
release. Great vocals and instrumentation..

Na jaren in de kast te hebben gestaan heb ik deze week m’n
oude tape-deck weer eens geïnstalleerd om die Musica Angola
tape te kunnen digitaliseren. Nu vond ik nog wat oude tapes
waaronder deze. Een ode aan de in een ongeluk gestorven
trompettist Marco, ofwel Marc Samb. De Super Etoile klinkt
geweldig op deze uitgave uit 1983. Pracht vokalen etc..

tracks ;

01 – Daby
02 – Sing
03 – Mouridoulaye
04 – Deugue la vérité
05 – Wally ndiaye
06 – Adouna


Étoile de Dakar – Xalis
Bellot Records MAG 119


Hard to find album by Etoile de Dakar with a young Youssou
N’Dour. Contains some of their very best songs like Thiely and
a cover of Duo Los Ahijados’ Hombre Misterioso Soy. The record
is as good as new and sounds wonderful. very lucky find from
some years ago. Also check Absa Gueye and the Senegal section.

Dit is een plaatje met een nog jonge Youssou N’Dour en zijn
band Etoile de Dakar. Een moeilijk te vinden stuk Senegalese
muziek geschiedenis dat enkele van hun mooiste nummers bevat
waaronder Thiely en een cover van Duo Los Ahijados’ Hombre
Misterioso Soy. De plaat bevindt zich in top conditie en klinkt
prachtig. Een gelukkige vondst van enkele jaren terug. Luister
ook naar Absa Gueye. Plezier ..

tracks ;

01 – Xalis
02 – Thiely
03 – Sama xalatu aduna
04 – Lay suma lay
05 – Hombre misterioso soy
06 – Banana


Ifang Bondi – Saraba
Disques Griot 1976


Hij is uit 1976, dit juweeltje van Ifang Bondi en de Afro Mandingue
Sounds. Sfeervolle plaat, op het Disques Griot label, die ons mee
neemt op een dromerige reis door West Afrika. Oorspronkelijk
heette ze de Super Eagles en komen uit Gambia. In 1969 en 1974
hebben ze diverse Europese hoofdsteden bezocht. Deze plaat is
opgenomen in de Jandeer Night Club in Dakar, Senegal en bevat
songs in diverse stijlen, mandingo, pop, mbalax, zeg het maar..

It is from 1976, this jewell by Ifang Bondi and the Afro Mandingue
Sounds. Very atmospheric record, on the Disques Griot label, which
takes us on a dreamy journey through West Africa. Originally they
were called the Super Eagles and come from Gambia. In 1969 and
1974 they visited various European capitals. This album was recorded
in the Jandeer Night Club in Dakar, Senegal and contains songs in
various styles such as mandingo, pop, mbalax, you tell us..

What Discogs fails to tell us is that there is an error made on the
label and on the backsleeve. The numbers Xaleli Africa and Saraba
have been switched, so I kindly switched them back for you..

tracks ;

01 – Atis-a-tis
02 – Saraba
03 – Xaleli africa
04 – Yolele
05 – Xalel dey magg
06 – Sutukun
07 – Xam xam


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..


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


Youssou N’dour – Nelson Mandela Magnetic Records 1985

Youssou N'dour, front

Within one week we lost two Africans of great significance, first
Tabu Ley Rochereau, one of the most influential singers of the
continent and yesterday, Nelson Mandela, no need to explain
he was one of the most important African leaders.
Youssou N’dour made this ode to the great leader in 1985.


1 Nelson Mandela
2 Moule moule
3 Samayaye
4 The rubberband man
5 N’dobine
6 Donkaasi gi
7 Wareff
8 Magninde


Number One du Senegal – Jiko -Nafissatu Njaay 1980

Number One du Senegal, front

in disguise

Na twee super gezellige try-outs, zogezegd, moeten we komende
zaterdag echt nog een keertje profiteren. Het wordt drukkend warm,
er kan een buitje vallen maar dat mag de pret niet drukken. Ik wil
je bij deze dan ook uitnodigen naar het Vondelpark te komen.
Vanaf zo’n 15.00 uur strijk ik neer onder de grote bomen naast
het standbeeld van Joost van den Vondel. Met de Global Groove’s
Mobile Soundsystem probeer ik dan het tropisch zwetende sfeertje
verder af te maken. Afrikaanse klanken, broeierige latin grooves,
Calypso en reggae, oude jazz en zigeuner muziek, van alles wat.
Als je een stukje naar beneden scrollt, vind je ‘n filmpje van laatst.

Saturday the 10th of september is going to be one of this summers
last hot days. It will be one of the last opportunity’s we’ll have
to go to the park and chill out under the blue/grey sky. Bring some
food and drinks and join us at the Amsterdam Vondelpark. From
around 15.00 hrs. the Global Groove’s Mobile Soundsystem will be
playing from underneath the big trees next to Vondel’s statue. Be my
guest and come around if you’re near.

From 1980 wit Papa Seck, Doudou Sow, Mar Seck, Magatte
N’Diaye, Malick Hann, Alioune Diallo, Amadou Madani Tall,
Mamane Fall, Ally Penda, Paja Diop, Paja Seck, Yakhya Fall,
Babacar Fall and Moustapha N’Diaye. One of Senegals legendary
groups from that era. Class A material for collectors in the genre.
That sounds awful, no really this is stuff you don’t want to miss !
Wonderful atmospheric sound of Dakars early eighties.


1 Fatu sarr waasanaan
2 Medoune xule
3 Lii lumuy nuru
4 Jiko
5 Kumba
6 Ngomar


Orchestre du Bawobab – Senegaal Sunugaal,Buur Records BRLP 003, 1975

Bawobab, front

A little piece of Senegalese musical history
is to be found on this album from 1975.
From the first time I heard them, I was
determined to be a fan for life. How
about you folks ? No fan yet ? Better
listen to :

artist – Orchestre du Bawobab
title – Senegaal Sunugaal
label – Buur Records
release number – BRLP 003
year – 1975

saxo tenor – Issa Cissokho
guitare solo – Barthelemy Atisso
guitare accompagnement – Ben Geloum
guitare basse – Charles Ndiaye
chanteur, batteur – Balla Sidibe
chanteur – Medouné Diallo
chanteur & maracasses – Laye M’boup
clarinette – Peter Udo
tumba – Mountaga Kouate
chant-tama – Ndiouga Dieng
chant – Thione Seck


1 Ndaga
2 Lamin gey
3 Nijaay
4 Ayda ba wuri
5 Faatu joop
6 Senegaal sunugaal
7 Geeja ngala riir
8 Mbegeel
9 Yaama doon xool


Orchestre du Bawobab – Une Nuit au Jandeer,Musicafrique MSCLP 002, 1978

Orchestre du Bawobab, front

A quite rare album by Orchestre du Bawobab is this one, ‘Une
Nuit au Jandeer’ is from 1978 and is widely sought after. We find
a few cracks in tracks 5 and 7 but are fortunate to find the a-side with
the exelent ‘Cabral’ and the rest of the b-side in better shape.
Enjoy this collector’s item.


1 Liti liti
2 Cabral
3 Digone nga ma
4 Ma penda
5 Baye ndango
6 Diougou diougou
7 Sindieli
8 Souleymane


Star Number One – JangaakeBellot Records

Star Number One, front

When I had already recorded and ripped this fine album
I found out my fellowblogger from Orogod posted it in december
2009. I even left a comment, a man’s memory fails once in a
while,..ehem. Anyway, I think it is an LP that deserves a little
more attention so I decided to post it nevertheless. This Bellot
MAG 106, comes with a different sleeve if that means something.
The musicians on Star Number One’s ‘Jangaake’ are; Papa Serigne
Seck, Yakhya Fall, Alioune Badara Diallo, Alioune Hane, Moustapha
N’diaye, Doudou Sow, Ali Penda N’doye, Thierno Kouate, Mamane
Fall and Papa Djibi Ba. Originally it was from 1976, I’m not sure
but I think this is a re-release, being on another label,
license Disques Griot, Aboubacar Touré.


1 Liiti liiti
2 Geej
3 Maa demba
4 Macakki
5 Jangaake
6 Para villas


Star Band de Dakar,Soumbaya Musique

Star Band de Dakar, front, cd size

I’ve read somewhere on the internet, Laba Sosseh only sang one
year with the Star Band. Logically this one must be from that year, 1964.
Vocals by Laba Sosseh, Doudou Sow and Magatte N’Diaye.
Somehow it feels like it’s not that old, can anyone shine a light
on this matter ? Not that it is all that important,
it’s the sweetness of this music that matters.
Sorry it has a few minor pops, love this.


1 Solla
2 Mamaya Ssima
3 Yena Neckla
4 Yadaque
5 Gualletana
6 Vagane
7 Le lolaye
8 Sigala


Orchestre du Bawobab – Adduna Jarul Naawo,Disques Buur Records 1975

Bawobab, front, cd size

What have we got for you today ? A rare Senegalese album by
Orchestre du Bawobab ( Boabab ). Strange thing about this LP is
the fact that side one contains 5 tracks while the sleeve only speaks
of 4. Now I don’t understand a word of Wolof or whatever language
they sing in here. Listening really good made me gamble a bit.
Track 1 & 2 are most certainly tagged as they should. In track 5,
I think I hear the word ‘Wango’ a few times so that leaves 3 & 4.
One of those tracks must be ‘Sama xol bul dem’ and the other is
unknown. I just gambled and suggest track 4 is the unknown factor.
I might be wrong, if anyone can clear up this matter, that would be great.
If I mistake you should all rename the tracks in the right order and so.
One way or the other, this is a fine piece of Senegalese music history.

P.S. I found a tracklist on the web that tells us track 1 is called
‘Seeri Takama’, a name that does not appear on the sleeve at all.
Could that be the missing track ?
Hope you enjoy !


1 Fecal waay sama xol
2 Adduna jarul naawo
3 Sama xol bul dem
4 Unknown title
5 Wango
6 Sama xol faatu joop
7 Fuutu tooro
8 Jolina
9 Mansani siise


Star Band de Dakar,Soumbaya Musique early 70’s


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
3 Sene-Gambia
4 Malaguena
5 Caramelo
6 Thiely