January 8, 2017

Hits of the 60’s, Zilizopendwa
volume two, Polydor POLP 509



Als men het in Kenya en Tanzania over gouden oudjes heeft
spreekt men respectievelijk van Zilizopendwa en Zilipendwa.
De plaat die we hier vandaag brengen komt dus uit Kenya
getuige de titel. Het is een verzameling songs gebracht door
verschillende artiesten. Ik raakte geïnspireerd toen ik gisteren
de cd ‘Urgent Jumping!’ kocht, een dubbel cd met East African
‘Musiki Wa Dansi’ Classics. Hij is in 2016 uitgebracht door
Sterns Music, STCD3067-68. Een aanrader voor liefhebbers
van deze sound. Luister naar de Mara Jazz Band, de Atomic
Jazz Band, de Western Jazz Band, de Nuta Jazz Band, de Jamhuri
Jazz Band en de Morogoro Jazz Band, ze staan geen van allen op
de besproken cd maar die zou ik blind bestellen als ik jou was..

If people in Kenya and Tanzania speak about golden oldies they
call it respectively Zilizopendwa and Zilipendwa. The record we
bring today is from Kenya witness its title. It is a collection of
songs by various artists. I got inspired when buying the cd ‘Urgent
Jumping!’ yesterday, a dubbel album with East African ‘Musiki Wa
Dansi’ Classics. It was released by Sterns Music in 2016, STCD
3067-68. a recommendation to all lovers of this sound. Listen
to the Mara Jazz Band, the Atomic Jazz Band, the Western Jazz
Band, the Nuta Jazz Band, the Jamhuri Jazz Band and the Morogoro
Jazz Band. None of them appear on the cd I spoke of but I’d order
that one without thinking twice if I were you..

titels ;

01 – Mara jazz Band – Kitenge
02 – Atomic Jazz Band – Rose hupendeki
03 – Western Jazz Band – Tiliyotendeana
04 – Nuta Jazz Band – Regina
05 – Nuta Jazz Band – Msondo no. 5
06 – Morogoro Jazz Band – Zima moto
07 – Western Jazz Band – Huu ndiyo wakati wangu
08 – Western Jazz Band – Salamu ni mpe nani
09 – Morogoro jazz Band – Pole dada
10 – Jamhuri Jazz Band – Shingo ya upanga


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  1. Tim Harrison 8 January 2017 at 18:32 - Reply

    Moos, I also received that Sterns double CD yesterday, It’s even better than I was expecting!

    • Moos 8 January 2017 at 19:05 - Reply

      I’d say, cheers Tim..

  2. Georges Mertens 8 January 2017 at 19:43 - Reply

    Zilizopendwa kabisa!
    But as far as I can see all those Bands and all those songs are from Tanzania. Superb music! The language is Kiswahili, lugha tamu!

  3. Babu Swah 8 January 2017 at 19:56 - Reply

    Zilizopendwa kabisa!
    But as far as I can see all those Bands and all those songs are from Tanzania. Superb music! The language is Kiswahili, lugha tamu!

    • Moos 8 January 2017 at 21:51 - Reply

      Sterns cd states Zilipendwa is from Tanzania and Zilizopendwa from Kenya,
      they must have switched facts around..I’m sure you know what you talk about..
      thanks Georges

  4. Robert Matalanga 9 January 2017 at 06:53 - Reply

    Thanks DJ Moose….
    All these are Tanzanian bands, however, in the 60’s, they only recording studios were in Nairobi, Kenya. So recording and production was done in Kenya

  5. Sjef 9 January 2017 at 17:48 - Reply

    Super Moos!! Beautiful sounds :)

  6. Harris Diavua Salakiaku 11 January 2017 at 12:07 - Reply

    Morning Mr. Moos

    Hello moos it’s Harris how are you it’s been a long since I’ve written I got a question to ask do you have Bopol Mansiamina “Helena” (1985) Vinyl? I really like that song I was wondering if you have that LP please write back if you get this message thank you.

  7. David Maina 15 January 2017 at 01:38 - Reply

    Hey Moos! Thanks a million as always. Whenever I tell people Mara Jazz Band had “Kitenge” Part 1 & 2 they look at me like I’ve been smoking something. Thanks for settling this.

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