July 30, 2017

Mahmoud Ahmed & Ibex Band – Jeguol Naw Betwa
Mississippi Records 2011



On Mississippi Records we find this 2011 re-issue of
Mahmoud Ahmed’s Jeguol Naw Betwa, with the Ibex
Band. Originally released in 1978, wonderful Ethiopian
stuff for which I make this exception in posting new
material. Float away on these rare old tunes,
simply irresistible..

Vandaag maak ik een uitzondering en plaats een re-issue.
Normaal gesproken slechts oude plaatjes maar deze in 1978
origineel verschenen schijf is zoo fijn dat ik het niet kon laten.
Op Mississippi Records en uit 2011, Mahmoud Ahmed en de
Ibex Band nemen je mee op een Ethiopische zweef reis,
gewoonweg onweerstaanbaar..

P.S. label and back sleeve do not agree on track order,
I stuck with the label track order..

P.S. label en hoes van de plaat zijn het oneens over de
volgorde van de nummers, ik geloof het label..

tracks ;

01 – Jeguol naw betwa
02 – Neshtie
03 – Fetsum dink lij nesh
04 – Hoy na-na jegnaw na
05 – Marie gela
06 – Bemin sebeb lotlash
07 – Anwedim tekatin
08 – Endet lilakek
09 – Gebtewat yihon fikrien?


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  1. glinka21 30 July 2017 at 18:41 - Reply

    Wow. An unusual one from you, Moos. Been a fan of Ethiopian music for some time–and Ethiopian food, some of which my wife and I make.

    There’s a city about 120 miles south of us in the US, which has been hit by some of the Ethiopian diaspora. Lots of Ethiopian businesses, six Ethiopian restaurants, by my count. Last time we were in the Lalibela, in November, they were advertising a New Years bash with as guest Mahmoud Ahmed. (It’s a sort f small cultural center for Ethiopian expats, in a way: bar, restaurant area, billiards room, three tvs with one of the Ethiopian stations and two with great videos, probably off Youtube.) Unfortunately, we had prior commitments. Would have liked to hear him live, despite the years.

    • Moos 30 July 2017 at 21:50 - Reply

      .. in fact, this is the third Mahmoud Ahmed record here at the GG.
      check our search-bar and find the others too, I can imagine your wish to see him perform..
      at the Ethiopian site we support in our fellow bloggers list you can find newer material by him..

      • glinka21 31 July 2017 at 05:11 - Reply

        Ethiopain? Because I’m a frequent visitor, there. A very nice guy, and extremely knowledgeable.

  2. thank you 21 August 2017 at 00:47 - Reply

    wow… another great post I love so much. thank you

  3. Adam Wole 4 January 2018 at 12:01 - Reply

    Dear Moderators,
    Very many thanks for the Rare Mahmoud ahmed Songs.Can’t thankyou enough!I can assist with Tape covers if you wish.

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