June 12, 2018

Stanislas Tohon – Dans le Tchink Systeme
Editions les Vedettes 1979


Reeds jaren staat hij in de kast, deze elpee van Stanislas Tohon.
De afgelopen week werd in ene duidelijk dat hij volledig gehypet
is niet lang geleden. Er gaan prijzen tot wel € 500,- voor deze plaat.
Absurde bedragen natuurlijk en daarom krijg je hem vandaag
gewoon weer gratis hier op de GG. Het schijnt dat er passages
op voorkomen met water dums, weet jij waar ze zitten..?

It is waiting here for years, this album by Stanislas Tohon. Only
this week it became clear it hyped completely over the past time.
I heard some people pay prices up to € 500,- for it. Totally absurd
of course and that’s why we’re giving it away here at the GG
today. It seems the album contains passages with water
drumming, do you know where to find them..?

tracks ;

01 – Dja, dja, dja
02 – Yallow 2
03 – O kou
04 – Paix lo


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  1. Rico le Schwartz 12 June 2018 at 16:54 - Reply

    Hi Moos, this record has already been published by smbdy (don’t remember who) on the web in 2015. There was a 5th song – Africa – in this version.

  2. Anonymous 13 June 2018 at 01:53 - Reply


  3. grapo 13 June 2018 at 09:26 - Reply

    great record, thanks!!

  4. Pim 15 June 2018 at 07:31 - Reply

    Een paar jaar geleden ook ontdekt, wat een fenomenale plaat! Nog altijd niks gevonden wat er op lijkt. Kwam er laatst pas achter dat de studioband op dit album een incarnatie van Vis-A-Vis is. Lijkt wel of alles wat die gasten eind jaren 70 aanraakten in goud veranderde.

    De heruitgave is niet heel best geremastered, dus ik ben blij met elke nieuwe rip van de originele LP. Dank daarvoor!

  5. Carl Howard 17 June 2018 at 01:46 - Reply

    Moos, Rico le Schwartz is correct. This was posted at the ORO blog in 2015, and the download link there is still valid. That blog no longer posts any vinyl rips, however any links you find there from old posts remain functional.

  6. OK 18 June 2018 at 08:14 - Reply

    Here some examples of water drumming, the second shows an expert of that style

  7. OK 18 June 2018 at 08:26 - Reply

    But maybe this one demonstrates it better

  8. Stefan 19 June 2018 at 12:57 - Reply

    Globalgroover, thank you very much for this nice post…and the great work you have done all over these years! I just came across your blog some month ago. You blog offers plenty of opportunities to learn more about highlife, soukous, rebita, cumbia…. :-) !

    You are raising an interesting issue…, and it is not easy with these water drums…, but I will try my best, although I’m not an expert… What I have learned from an interview Tohon did a few years ago is: the water drum is an instrument used in the tchinkoume (also tchingoume) music from Benin. He learned about this style from the artist Alokpon and he has modernized tchinkoume music for his play. So we might not get things straight naturally or traditional way from him, but modified and played with other kinds of modern instruments.

    I digged a little bit and found three interesting videos, which show how differently Tohon used tchinkoume, and it is only maybe the third one, with more naturally oriented play, that might have those pure water drums in play, you are looking for…, and if not, the dancers have it… enjoy! Stefan

    • Moos 19 June 2018 at 14:00 - Reply

      thank you very much for this entree..

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