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Recommended non-reggae

Postby Grumpy » Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:21 pm

Apart from London is the place for me vol 2, I am also relishing a CD called "Fomba" by Modeste (Modeste Hugues Randriamahitasoa), lovely acoustic guitar accompanied songs from Madagascar (you can get a taste from the excerpts available on the Sterns website). I had the good fortune (along with Conscious Pilot and Dalston Dame) to see him in concert at the Barbican last year supporting Cesaria Evora. Great performance.
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Postby rottenstone » Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:04 pm

Arsenio Rodriguez Y Su Conjunto - Dundunbanza - Tumbao Records
1946- 1951

music really doesn't get much better that this, check out 'Ta Benito Eh' chilling vocals over an Antolin 'Papa kila' Suarez wicked minimal 'Afro' Bongo groove.
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Postby arty » Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:42 am

sounds like a good Choice Grumpy - how does it compare with the Modeste - Modeste CD? Is it a new release?
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Postby Grumpy » Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:27 pm

Arty, this is the only Modeste release I have so can't compare. Yes, it is a new release. I read about it in the current issue of Songlines and went on to the Sterns website to listen to the snatches available there, liked what I heard and ordered it on the spot. It's got some nicely varied but crisp melodic guitar lines over understated but persuasive bass and percussion and the vocals complement the whole sound handsomely. It's a real treat to listen to. Call it up on the catalogue at this site and you get minute long excerpts of each song:

http://www.sternsmusic.com/
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Postby Ras Berry » Sun Aug 28, 2005 4:38 pm

My recommended non-reggae er.. recommendation would be "Honeycomb" by Frank Black. Recorded by Dan Penn at his own studio with players like Steve Cropper, James Griffin, David Hood, Spooner Oldham and Reggie Young

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Postby Kas » Sun Aug 28, 2005 4:50 pm

My recommended non-reggae right now would be "Amassakoul" by the tuareg band Tinariwen.
I suppose everybody is raving about them right now, but I just saw them play live last week, and they were marvelous. They had no problem winning over a full house of largely non-initiated audience.
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Postby Ras Berry » Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:24 pm

Yup - that's a fantastic album, Kas!

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Postby mmike56 » Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:19 am

Have been playing Oudaden.

Moroccan Berber music, first heard of Oudaden in Tangiers 1989, bought a cassette of them then - recent returns to Morocco have bought CD's of them - titles in Arabic/Berber so unable to list them.

If you like your Tinariwen, then possibly you may go for Oudaden - love em'

Peace
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Postby ragudave » Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:24 am

see Josephine Foster live or buy a CD or two by The Kitchen Cynics
What is prog dub?
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Postby FitZ » Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:41 am

You should check *Mulatu Astatke-Ethiopian airlines* also found under the name of MULATU OF ETHIOPIA....Great ethnoJazz played by the leader of Ethiopian jazz scene...You can also find it on "Ethiopiques" comp. ....

http://www.worldsoul.com/MULATU_OF_ETHIOPIA__3271.html
Gangunguru Hi-Fi since 1998
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Postby Ras Berry » Mon Aug 29, 2005 3:23 pm

Got a copy of Ethiopiques 19 at record fair today for £3.00

Mahmoud Ahmed - Alemyu (from 1974)

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Postby Mark T » Mon Aug 29, 2005 3:34 pm

Richard - is Honeycomb the countryish one? I was never into Pixies/Frank Black at the time but have later become a fan through a friend. I liked the Teenager of the Year album.
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Postby Ras Berry » Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:08 pm

Yes, Mark - country-ish

I don't think there's a bad track on there, but imo there's a couple of killers on there - "Another Velvet Nightmare" and "Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day"

Beautifully played and recorded throughout!

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Postby Anonymous » Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:23 pm

Zapatto the Tiger "Another Nightmare on my Ukelele"
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Postby skunkride » Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:20 pm

Robert Wyatt - maybe my favourite artist ever

Must admit i didn't get his last album Cuckooland (2003) yet as i am still listening to his superb former album - Shleep (1998).

I have this album about 6 or 7 years allready but still didn't get tired of listening to it & still discovering new sounds in this album - speaking about timeless music...

Highly recommended !
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