Friday, August 17, 2012

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Masquerade

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Masquerade

What is this!

Mr. Mendes is masquerading around as different bands. Myself--having been mesmerized by the sounds of his album Quiet Nights--not knowing much about the guy, picked up Masquerade not really knowing what to expect. What I do grasp is that this is an album of cover-songs. Tracklist and alternative download can be found here.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

King De Doga & His Super Sound of Africa - Rapu Nwa Agbochobia Ka Onuodi

Very nice and upbeat Igbo Highlife album by King De Doga. By the way he dresses I can assume he enjoys the perks of the glamorous, kingly lifestyle of being an Nigerian highlife musician. Hope you like. Keeping looking for more posts in the near future.

Face A
01  Rapu Nwa Agobghobia Ka Onuodi

Face B
01  Ndi Na Azo Ani
02  Udo Ka Mma
03  Anoliefo Special 

Unknown year - EMI Records (NEMI LP 0686)

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sipho Mabuse - Chant of the Marching

Sipho gives me such a good feeling I decided to post another of his works. This LP is solid all the way through, great dance tracks, great production. Being released in 1989 and given Sipho's South African ties, it is heavy with anti-apartheid tones. Excellent album.

I always recommend Sipho to fans of Paul Simon's Graceland. I am not sure how he contributed to the album but Sipho Mabuse is granted a "Special Thanks" credit on Graceland.

Face A
01  Jika Jive
02  Chant
03  Refugee
04  Celebration

Face B
01  Room of Horror
02  Taxi Driver
03  Township Child
04  Kululani Umandela (Free Mandela)
05  Mama

1989 - Virgin Records Ltd.
California, U. S. A.

Sipho Hot Stix Mabuse - Burn Out 12" 1984

This is very different from my previous posts because this is dance album.  Sipho Mabuse hails from Johannesburg, South Africa. "Jive Soweto" (Face B 02) was the first song I heard which is featured on the album Jive Soweto: The Indestructible Beat of Soweto Vol. 4 which is part of a great Mbaqanga music series I will be posting in the future. Otherwise, this 4-track album features great dance songs that I know you will surely love.

Also features the great Steve Kekana on ad lib vocals on Burn Out (Face A 01). 

Face A
01  Burn Out
02  Break Dance

Face B
01  Jive Soweto
02  Zanzibar

1984 - Columbia (Gallo Records)
New York, U. S. A.

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Prince Sparrows Band 1978

Face A
01  Man Tire for Death
02  Owuo Ye Ya
03  Hwe Nea Ma Wie

Face B
01  Christian
02  Sweet Jesus

1978 - Rogers All Stars

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Amala Dede Okoh & his United Brothers Band of Nigeria - Uma Abavo Alua

Ika/Bini Highlife

Face A
01  Abavo Alua
02  Meyelele

Face B
01  Omonzeghian
02  Omon-riotiomwan

1985 - Omijie Records

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