Mamady Camara with his high pitched voice (#6)
takes us on a trip to la République de Guinée today.
Together with Camayenne Sofa he brings us some
astonishing atmospheric mandingo with bluesy feel.
A special treat for your weekend. First track surprises
with Chaloub Riab doing harmonica solo.
Listen and drift away..
01 – Soukou
02 – Wayakangaï
03 – Kini kini
04 – Sofa diaraby
05 – Kadija
06 – Kögnö koura
07 – Dia doni
08 – Labhante
09 – M’badenu
10 – Tonzoni
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Today’s post concerns an album by another group from
la Republique de Guinée. It appears on the great Editions
Syliphone de Conakry and is from 1980. The record’s been
treated very good, it is still brand new. Le Simandou de Beyla
opens with an ode to the late Aboubacar Demba Camara, who
was the leader of Bembeya Jazz. Six fine songs in their favourite
themes as shown in the liner notes above, get it & spread it..
01 – Demba
02 – Dyigui
03 – Sensenko
04 – Festival
05 – Kani ye sa
06 – Miriya
Delightful 1976 compilation of Guinéan songs, only one by
Super lion and the other four by Bembeya Jazz National.
Crazy laughing ballad ‘Petit Sekou’ stole my heart straight
away. Don’t forget to share it with your friends, killer stuff.
01 – Super Lion – Kiti
02 – Bembeya Jazz – Telephone
03 – Bembeya Jazz – Petit sekou
04 – Bembeya Jazz – Ah kani
05 – Bembeya jazz – Kana sarakabö
On this special Re-edition from Guinée we find the
three greatest bands from the era.
Balla et ses Balladins, Bembeya Jazz and Kélétigui
et ses Tambourinis. Wonderful songs from beginning
to end. On Editions Syliphone de Conakry, République
de Guinée, this is a treat you better don’t miss..
01 – Bembeya Jazz – Alalake
02 – Balla et ses Balladins – Limania
03 – Kélétigui et ses Tambourinis – Toubaka
04 – Bembeya Jazz – Boiro
05 – Kélétigui et ses Tambourinis – Manghoya
06 – Bembeya Jazz – Fatoumata
07 – Balla et ses Balladins – Sara “70”
I love this record. The band gets the audiance in the right
atmosphere from the first minutes. The group is only still
being introduced when the crowd starts cheering already.
A live registration from 1971 for their 10th anniversary,
one can hear these guys were extremely popular,
with the late and great Aboubacar Demba
Camara. Rumba-Guinée is the word..,
how sweet it is.
2 Camara mousso
– Doni doni
– Festival national
When this lp came out in 1973 I was 15 years old and had no
idea of this music existing. I was listening to English and Ame-
rican popmusic, maybe some blues.. It took another five years
before the first African, Caribbean and South American music
came through to us. Fortunately we are looking at a much
broader spectrum of sounds and styles nowadays, the world
wide web is a huge support in that perspective. Listen to this
wonderful slice of Guinée vinyl, which is in great condition,
even after 41 years. It’s got some pops though in the middle of
track #3 and at the end of track #6, a small pressing error.
In this series we already had the 1970 and the 1973 versions.
Check them out, spectacular releases one by one..
1 Pivi et les Balladins – Kogno koura
2 Bembéya Jazz National – Mme tolberg
3 Pivi et les Balladins – Samba
4 Kélétigui et ses Tambourini – Donsoké
5 Pivi et les Balladins – Djina mousso
6 Orchestre Les Frères Diabaté – Koumanfé
– Orchestre Les Frères Diabaté – Kéba mirima
7 Orchestre Les Frères Diabaté – N’fa
Like many of you groovers out there, I am thrilled
to find another lp by this great artist. It’s on Editions
Syliphone Conakry from Guinée. Keletigui et ses
Tambourinis have loads of followers and I am
certainly one of them. Listen to this lp and
join the club. I am pretty sure you won’t
be able to ignore..
4 I dyoolaro
9 Boiro yankadi
10 I kanan n’djanfa
If I am not mistaking, my French is not that good, Syliphone Records
made this compilation to please thousands of happy Guinéean radio
listeners. The tracks on side-a of this lp, 1 till 5, have all been tophits
at the various national radiostations in 1970. Tracks 6 and 7 are extra’s
making a compliment to the young instrumentalists that play authentic
melodies and rhythms in modern interpretations. I am sorry track 6 has
some hiss in the background, you must realise it is over 40 yrs. old.
Nevertheless, happy listening to yall, get it before it’s gone..
1 Bembeya Jazz National – Waraba
2 Keletigui et ses Tambourinis – Tambourinis cocktail
3 Balla et ses Balladins – Kaira
4 Keletigui et ses Tambourinis – Nadia
5 Balla et ses Balladins – Moi je suis decourage
6 Papa et Sekou Diabate – Les virtuoses diabates
7 Demba Camara et son Groupe – Exhumation folklorique
We saw them before. The 22 Band from Guinée. I am not the
person to give you a whole lot of background information. All I do
is sharing the stuff I listen to myself. Quite enjoyable listen this
one. If your French is sufficient the backsleeve might tell you
a bit more, if not, I’m quite sure you’ll like
it anyway, get it now.
Something quite special for you today.
This is SLP 4 on the mighty ‘Editions Syliphone
Conakry’ label from Guinée. It’s from 1968
and a real treasure.
Diaoune Hamidou – Bassite
Kaba Achken Mohamed – Trompettiste soliste
Camara Sekhou Legrow – Trompettiste
Camara Mamadou – Guitare accompagement
Dioubate Sekou – Guitare solo
Dioubate Siaka – Tumbiste
Camara Demba – Chanteur soliste
Cone Mory – Batteur
Kaba Salifou – Guiros
Traore Bangaly – Saxo tenor
2 Almamy mamaren
3 Dembaty galant
4 Guinée hety horémoun
7 Air Guinée
8 Djamana bara sabati
Hope U enjoy !
To remember and hail the great ‘Aboubacar Demba Camara’ and
pass his legacy to the younger generations, Syliphone
made this LP with their 11 biggest international successes.
Bembeya Jazz National led by Aboubacar Demba Camara.
Aboubacar died in a tragic traffic-accident, april 5th, 1973,
Listen and experience sheer beauty,
..I am blown away…
2 Beni barale
3 La Guinée
6 Armee Guineenne
11 N’wato m’barale
Hello groovers, slowly rebooting I’m squeezing
one out for ya. Not full speed yet, hang on…
From 1975, this collector with at least 5 authentic
Guineean tracks. Wonderful music by superb musicians.
What the .. could have been the idea behind Makeba’s
participation on this album. Commercial reasons I suspect.
Coincidentally track 3 has some bad snaps,
it wasn’t me …honestly…
Enjoy this nice music.
1 Bembeya Jazz National – Super tentemba
2 Horoya Band National – Were were
3 Myriam Makeba – Malouyame
4 Keletigui et ses Tambourins – Miri magnin
5 Bembeya Jazz National – Mami wata
6 Super Boiro Band – Darinole
From 1973 an album by one of West Africa’s biggest
bands. Big as in very popular and known all over. On this
LP we find the fantastic Camara Aboubacar Demba singing
on 6 out of 8 songs if I’m not mistaking. Listen to
this tribute to the man who died in a tragic
car accident april 5, 1973.
Hail, Camara Aboubacar
Although old and not at all in mint condition, this is an LP
I keep playing. It contains only 7 songs, and my stylus
jumps over a couple of holes in the road along the way.
Still, I have to put it on again,.. and again. I found a video at
Youtube that accompanies it very well. The last track from this
slice of vinyl,’Sara’, but not by Balla. Performed by le Syli-orchestre
at the first Festival Culturel Panafricain á Alger.
Thanks to Worldservice.
1 Bembeya Jazz National – Alalake
2 Balla & ses Balladins – Limania
3 Kélétigui et ses Tambourinis – Toubaka
4 Bembeya Jazz National – Boiro
5 Kélétigui et ses Tambourinis – Manghoya
6 Bembeya Jazz National – Fatoumata
7 Balla & ses Balladins – Sara “70”