Étoile de Dakar – Xalis
Bellot Records MAG 119

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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

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Ifang Bondi – Saraba
Disques Griot 1976

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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

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Orchestre Baobab Gouye Guy de Dakar
Ken Dou Werente, Miim’s 1983

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Sometimes the front sleeve of an album is beautiful and when
you listen to it, it disappoints. Today we have the opposite.
Quite a dull sleeve but once the music starts to play, there’s
no turning back. The album contains some of the songs that
were on the CD Pirates Choice, my first encounter with
Orchestre Baobab, the cd version was recorded in 1982,
this lp is from 1983. Recordings sound slightly different
but may be the same ones. Wonderful atmospheric music..

De ene keer is de hoes van een plaat geweldig en dan denk je
als je’m draait, jammer. Vandaag is de hoes tamelijk saai maar
als de muziek begint ben je direkt verkocht. De elpee bevat
een aantal van de nummers die op de CD Pirates Choice staan,
mijn eerste kennismaking met Orchestre Baobab. De cd versie
werd opgenomen in 1982, deze plaat is uit 1983. De opnames
klinken nèt even anders maar zijn misschien dezelfde.
Prachtige sfeervolle sound..

tracks ;

01 – Coumba
02 – Lady jibel mbodj
03 – Utru horas
04 – Werente
05 – Ray mbele
06 – Undiya

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N’Gewel International de Dakar
Soumbouya Musique 1978

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Global Groove is not the first blog to bring this album, yet I could
not resist. N’Gewel International de Dakar’s music is so wonderful
and atmospheric, astonishing sounds you can’t miss out on..

Noem het onorigineel of kortweg flauw, dit is niet het eerste blog
dat deze plaat brengt. Toch kon ik niet weerstaan hem te plaatsen.
Voor wie hem nog niet had, let op. Voor je’t weet zweef je door de
kamer, vlak onder het plafond en kom je maar met moeite weer
met de voetjes op de vloer. Heerlijk zeilspul uit Senegal..

tracks ;

01 – Laagia
02 – Sama n’goro ak suma pel bi
03 – N’denkaane
04 – Yobalema
05 – Munu mala baayi
06 – Echale salsita

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Star Number One – Maam Bamba
Disques M.A.G. / Bellot Records

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Long time since we had us some music from Senegal.
When going through my records, this one came out as
one I was going to post but still never did. Today is the
day it comes true, what a mellow sweet record, just the
thing for a peaceful easy weekend. Get it & spread it..

tracks;

01 – Waalo
02 – Senegaal jambaar
03 – Ndaga seeri boy
04 – Maryaama
05 – Maam bamba
06 – Kaniaane

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

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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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Youssou N’dour – Nelson Mandela Magnetic Records 1985

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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.

tracks;

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

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Number One du Senegal – Jiko -Nafissatu Njaay 1980

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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.

tracks;

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

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

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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

tracks;

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

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Laba Sosseh – el Sonero de Africa vol.2,’el Manisero’Disques M.A.G. late seventies

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Last weeks post with Monguito contained a song by Laba Sosseh, today
an album by the man’s own hand. Laba Badara Sosseh, 12 March 1943,
Bathurst, Gambia – 21 September 2007, Dakar, Senegal.
The son of a Senegalese father and Gambian mother, Laba was born and
raised in Bathurst (renamed Banjul in 1973), the capital of The Gambia, a
British colony at the time. Regarded as one of the greatest musical
innovators in the Senegambia sub-region, he grew up listening to Cuban
dance music of the ’40s and ’50s. Johnny Pacheco was one of his favourites
and he became known for his perfect imitation of the Dominican bandleader’s
style. The rare French vinyl albums El Sonero de Africa (N’Dardisc) and
El Sonero de Africa Vol. 2 / El Manisero (Disques M.A.G.) compile
Laba’s early and mid-’70s recordings.
( info: Descarga.com )

tracks;

1 El manisero
2 Ojos para banos
3 Los carreteros
4 Senegal an X
5 Seyni kay fonema
6 Ayo nene
7 Aminata
8 Salsa na ma
9 El Canuto

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

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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.

tracks;

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

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Star Number One – JangaakeBellot Records

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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.

tracks;

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

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