June 20, 2008

Laba Sosseh – Roberto Torres presenta a …, SAR 1981

A quite special post today, this is Laba Sosseh, I don’t know where
he’s from but he’s ever so welcome. If I see a SAR production from
1981, produced by Roberto Torres, I trust it fully. This is a recording
very different from most SAR LP’s. In a very rhythmic flow the SAR
musicians combine African tunes with Latin ones. Laba Sosseh’s
voice rounds it all up nicely. I hope you enjoy.


1 Ngombelle
2 Gualli sengue
3 Maracaibo oriental
4 Botom belle
5 Anichayi
6 Pelota


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  1. J Thyme...kind 22 June 2008 at 02:55 - Reply

    Great shot of the Brooklyn Bridge leading from Manhattan to Brooklyn.

  2. Anonymous 22 June 2008 at 08:17 - Reply

    Have this on CD. Laba was Gambian and died last year. He was perhaps, Africa’s best sonero. Thanks.

  3. J Thyme...kind 22 June 2008 at 17:16 - Reply

    Also, we’re looking in the direction of Manhattan from Brooklyn & if you look carefully you can see the Twin Towers in Downtown New York City.
    This photo has some history all over it.

  4. moos 22 June 2008 at 18:51 - Reply

    Thank you both for adding information here, pieces of the puzzle fall together..

  5. Anonymous 23 June 2008 at 02:41 - Reply

    Laba also made some great records with Monguito el Unico and Orquesta Aragon. His last record was recorded in Cuba , I believe, with a few other Senegalese vocalists.

  6. moos 23 June 2008 at 05:34 - Reply

    From now I’ll be looking out for those albums, Monguito’s got a splendid voice.

  7. jahcisco 17 July 2008 at 15:31 - Reply

    Thank you.

  8. Mouhamadou 4 September 2008 at 22:29 - Reply

    Effectively, he’s from Gambia. He passed away last year only. We really gonna miss him.

  9. Isaac 19 November 2008 at 03:47 - Reply

    Thanks I love & appreciate the music
    and what your doing.

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