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
2 Lamin gey
4 Ayda ba wuri
5 Faatu joop
6 Senegaal sunugaal
7 Geeja ngala riir
9 Yaama doon xool
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 )
1 El manisero
2 Ojos para banos
3 Los carreteros
4 Senegal an X
5 Seyni kay fonema
6 Ayo nene
8 Salsa na ma
9 El Canuto
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
3 Digone nga ma
4 Ma penda
5 Baye ndango
6 Diougou diougou
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
3 Maa demba
6 Para villas
Some Orchestre Baobab always brings comfort when
you long for summer times and warm evenings. From the
1978 Paris sessions, volume 1. Six songs that will make
you happy instantly and forget about winter, open up.
1 On verra ça
2 Mi son
4 Wane ma maguiss
5 El son te llama
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.
2 Mamaya Ssima
3 Yena Neckla
7 Le lolaye
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
6 Sama xol faatu joop
7 Fuutu tooro
9 Mansani siise
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
This LP by the great Youssou Ndour does not give us a single
word of information, we can only guess. Just name and titles are
displayed, and ‘Production-B.Diagne-Bruxelles.Youssou’s picture on
the front cover tells us he was still a youngster and the internet told
me it was released in 1982. If you can tell us who played on it
I would be very pleased. Enjoy Youssou Ndour et le Super Etoile.
5 Ndiane Diaye
6 Sama yaye
If you take a look at our Senegal section ( below left ), you’ll
find that we have some albums by Super Diamono de Dakar. We also
have one by Super Jamano de Dakar. It seems to me, the band’s name
was first Super Jamano, then Super Jamono and finally Super Diamono.
Looking for the release date of this album on the web, I found that
most auction-sites claim it was 1984, one page said late seventy’s.
My instincts say 1979 or 1980, what do you think ?
Nice element on this LP is the use of harmonica, something I like
very much, highly original sound.
And that sweet voice, is that Omar Pene ?
2 Yaraal sa doom
3 Mame coumba
4 Souma demee balay jin
After Youssou N’dour broke through European with ‘Bitim Rew Immigres’, I
decided to dig in to his past. Then I discovered Etoile de Dakar and Star
Band de Dakar. I had a kind of crush on this group, ever since the first
notes I laid my ears on. Absolutely great sound, so when I found this one
at the fair I was thrilled. Enjoy this lovely album and if you like it,
you can find more in the Afro-Cuban or Senegal section, below left.
1 Sala bigue
2 Sénégal samarève
3 Mane kouma khole thiyove
4 Keleye teye
7 Biquelo Lola
8 La ultima rumba
West African sonero Laba Sosseh is here with a splendid album
from 1980. Together with the great Monguito he brings us some
son montuno African style. Produced by Aboudou Lassissi on the
Sacodis label from Abidjan. Best of both worlds I would say.
5 Marie Gomis
Maybe we ain’t got no pie, but taste this slice of sweet vinyl.
A rare album by Orchestre du Bawobab specially selected for you,
our loyal visitors, without whom the Global Groove wouldn’t be
the same. Comments are coming in from China, Colombia, South-Africa
New York City, Japan, thank you all for your kind words, it’s so
good to see the globe is really coming together here, check this!
1 Papa njaay
2 Bawobab-Guy gi
4 Am saxul
6 Senegaal sunuaal
7 Saf mana dem
After another six months, it was finally time. Time for the Mega
Records and CD Fair in Utrecht. The one in april is okay, but the
one in november, wow, everybody took their best load of
merchandise and came over. Specially some French dealers brought
along rare stuff. Like this guy from *** Records in Le Havre.
He showed me this;
Ouza’s music had a political load and was kind of radical.
He studied and was teacher and musician at the same time,
therefore he did not record many albums. I guess we are lucky
I found this one. It is a true beauty and I want to thank that
French dealer for bringing it to us.
Senegalese music at it’s best.
1 Bayina music
3 Sama gueleme-magana
4 Dootou mala bayi
6 Senegal 80