Thursday, July 26, 2012

 

Gyedu Blay Ambolley and the Steneboofs—Simigwa Soca






Side 1
Simigwa Soca
Abrantsie
Bend Down Low
Ehuruw A Whewhe Beebi Koto

Side 2
Burkina Faso
Atwer
Nsamanfo

Somewhat rare version of this late-era recording by the Ghanaian hiplife originator/highlife innovator Gyedu Blay Ambolley. His 1975 lp Simigwa is a collectors' fave. He is still around playing shows, worth checking out.

RIP to Ghana's President Atta Mills.


Monday, July 09, 2012

 

Lahbib Boutaxi





Side A
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3

Side B
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6

This is an awesome tape from Morocco: passionate and virtuosic on a track to track basis. A slight to yodel in the voice when things get intense. Wall to wall nimble hands and fingers. Get in the zone with Lahbib Boutaxi. I recently did and I don't think I've been the same since.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

 

Sandwidi Pierre—Vol. 3




Tuesday, July 03, 2012

 

Archach





Side A 
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3

Side B
Track 4
Track 5

Who wants to hear an Amazigh futurist ensemble actively big-upping Souss region traditional rhythms (i.e. ahwach) while presenting their music in a context of more cosmopolitan practices? I do. These guys have been doing it for decades with much success. They have made many, many records. Bliss out to tracks 1, 3 and 4 right now.

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