Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey& his Inter-Reformers Band,Decca West Africa 1974

Ebenezer Obey, front

Hello groovers, it’s saturday th 29th already, october is almost
gone, tonight we’re going to turn back the clock one hour again.
Goodbeye summertime and hello autumn. Right here at the GG,
we’re gonna extend summer a bit more. Maybe not sunny but
Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey warms us with his hot blanket
of bubbling juju atmosphere, enjoy the chief once more…

tracks;

1 Iwa ika ko pe
– Gbogbo bi a ti nse
– Maa se niso
– Ninu odun t’awa yi edumare jeki a lowo lowo
– Ori mi ma jeki nte
2 Motun gboro agba de
– Imole de
– Ilu mi ko kere
– Egba national anthem
– Lai ku ekiri
– Jinadu isale eko
– Eyo o

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Zambiance ! – Various Artists
Globe Style 1989

Zambiance, front

In 1989 Globe Style came out with this collector of Zambian
music. We get to hear songs in several languages such as;
Luvale, Bemba, Tonga, Mambwe and Lozi. Nothing yet if you
realize Zambia has a population of some 7 million people from
over 73 tribes. Styles like ‘kalindula’, ‘mantyantya’ and ‘zam-
rhumba’ are just a few of the country’s rich flavours.
Get a taste of Zambiance !

tracks;

1 Shalawambe – Kambowa
2 Shalawambe – Icupo cha kulala pa mpapa
3 Amayenge – Mao ( 2×2 )
4 Alfred Chisala Kalusha Jr. – Itumba
5 Kalimbo Hit Parade – Nyina kataila pt.1
6 Kalimbo Hit Parade – Nyina kataila pt.2
7 Julizya – Tai yaka
8 Labani Kalunga & Fikashala Band – By air
9 Alfred Chisala Kalusha Jr. – Ni maggie

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the Bhundu Boys – Shabini,Discafrique 1986

Bhundu Boys, front

The Bhundu Boys, 5 guys from Zimbabwe who mixed
chimurenga with pop music and other European and
American styles. They were quite popular in the eighties.
This is one of the albums that made them known in our
part of the world. Listen to the style they called ‘jit’.

tracks;

1 Baba munini francis
2 Hupenyu hwangu
3 Pachedu
4 Zvichatinesta
5 Kuroja chete
6 Hatisitose
7 Manhenga
8 Shabini
9 Dai ndakaziva
10 Wenhamo haaneti

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Rochereau & l’Orchestre Afrisa International
Tabu Ley, african 360.127, 1979

Tabu Ley, front

Originally registered on Éditions Isa, Zaïre, this is a true
beauty. As ‘african 360.127’ it was released in 1979, the
recordings must be a bit older though. Four wonderful songs
with his Orchestre Afrisa International, listen to Rochereau..

tracks;

1 Lisaso
2 Madia
3 Nzenze motema
4 Mere ando

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Pamelo Mounk’a & Les Bantous de la Capitale
dans la Resurrection de Masuwa
Tchi-Tchi 1982

Pamelo Mounk'a, front

This month’s number of posts is extremely low. My work was
demanding most of my time but that’s slowly changing now.
Tonight I finally found some and put it to use for y’all.
Pamelo Mounk’a appears here with Les Bantous de la Capitale.
I really can’t tell you anything of value about it but
listening makes you forget that instantly,
hope U like..

tracks;

1 Masuwa
2 Congo nabiso
3 Mama na mwana
4 Ya Gaby
5 Fidelite

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Franco – Global Groove’s Selection 2011

Global Groove's Selection 2011, cd front

Africa’s greatest artist of all time is Franco Luambo Makiadi,
that is, if you ask me. He died on october 12, 1989,
exactly 22 years ago today. A fine opportunity to
launch a compilation with some of his work. It seemed
a good idea to use my collage as it’s cover. I hope
you like both and wish you happy listening,
after all these years, still the best,
let’s honour him once more !

tracks;

1 Kinzonzi kitata mbenda
2 Tolanda nzela moko
3 Cheri Lovy
4 Nayebaki likambo
5 Liberté
6 Boma ngai, ngai na boma yo
7 Course au pouvoir
8 Likambo ekoswa na motema
9 Kamikaze
10 Mutambula mpimpa
11 Likambo na moto te

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Kalle & l’African Team -Tango ya ba Wendo Vol. II
african 1970

Kalle, front

This LP has a few strange properties, to start with, the frontcover
says it’s called ‘Tango ya ba Wendo volume II’ but the backsleeve
says Volume 3. The number as stated on the sleeve is ‘african
360.105’, but that place is already taken by a Franco album as
we can see at Bolingo’s page for instance.
I read; Polygram, african, Sofrason, It’s confusing.
Can you help us out please Bolingo ?
Part from all the confusion, we have us an LP by one of
Congo’s greatest. He is called the inventor of Congolese rumba.
With songs and/or participation of Mujos, Manu Dibango,
Kwamy, Dédé and Gonzalo next to Grand
Kalle himself of course.

tracks;

1 Ma Vicky… yee zozo
2 Nasengina
3 Theodora
4 Ivette
5 Monsieur l’Argent
6 Loboko na litama
7 Nalongoli motema
8 Mpo na G.G. Mawa
9 Marie Theresa

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Rochereau – le Seigneur Rochereau a l’Olympia
african 360.028, 1971

Rochereau, front

Le Seigneur Rochereau a l’Olympia, I’m not exactly sure
if this concerns a live recording. The applause, the exited
crowd has been mixed in between afterwords obviously.
The actual music thereby, does not sound so live to me.
I do not mean to say I don’t like the album though,
Rochereau’s songs and beautiful voice always
find a happy and satisfied listener in me.
Is it live or studio ? What do you think ?
In a studio with audience maybe..?

tracks;

1 Moussa
2 Moto akokana nzambe akosukisa
3 Assambela
4 Mystere
5 Nalembi
6 Fetiche
7 Paulina
8 Riverra

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African Brothers Band International of Ghana
Enyimba di N’aba
Makossa Records

African Brothers Band, front

We had us some 10 or 11 of their albums already. The African Brothers
must have been the most popular highlife group in Ghana. I hardly ever
heard anything I didn’t like by their hand. Wonderful atmospheric music
you can’t deny, so… do not hesitate and listen to this treasure..

tracks;

1 Onipa nnse hwe
2 Anibere nye
3 Susu manonye wo de
4 Kwabena
5 Kofi nkrabea
6 Masis maso

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l’Empire Bakuba et Pépé Kalle
Divisé par Deux
Sonodisc 1992

l'Empire Bakuba, front

Good evening groovers, after some very busy days, I
finally found some time to do a little blogging. I know
most of you visitors, like myself, are lovers of soukous
and Pépé Kalle is one of the genres finest interpreters.
This 1992 production sounds awesome and will make
you wanna move y’r lazy bones as they
never did before..

tracks;

1 Divisé par deux
2 Monano
3 Soso ya tongo
4 Mama leki ndaya
5 Mabele riche
6 Retroviseur

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King Sunny Ade and his African Beats – Aura
Island 1984

King Sunny Adé, front

Good idea Tony, we’ll honour the man at his 65th birthday.
Happy birthday King Sunny, we still love to play your LP’s.
Thank you for all the goodies, like this one on the London
Island label. Great production by Martin Meissonnier and
King Sunny Ade. With the participation of Tony Allen –
drums on ‘Oremi’ and Stevie Wonder – harmonica on ‘Ase’.
Another treat by the great KSA to the world on his 65th,
spread the word and of course the music..

tracks;

1 Ase
2 Gboromiro
3 Ogunja
4 Oremi
5 Ire
6 Iro

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