Once again rinsing Nigeria Rock Special on Soundway. `Another Man's Thing' by Joe King Kologbo & his Black Sound is f*cking WILD - like a Nigerian Beefheart, with bizarre lyrics, something about "Brother You Must Die."
Be sure to put that on Youtube - not enough melodica melodies in there...
Mine is: The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - 'Them Dirty Blues' (Capitol)
Masterly. But my French film maniac past is haunting me every time I listen to these early 1960's jazz albums. You know the scene perhaps: black and white, rain over the Paris streets with a vintage Citroén or two and a few Renaults driving along the streets (for a good while). Somebody entering a street corner café... Last time this happened I was listening to Miles Davis' 'Miles Ahead'. It doesn't help that I have a permanent longing to BE in Paris myself.
Spun CD1 of Rail Band Mansa 2, am now chuning in to 2CD ala Kaira 2nd track.
Reminiscing overlanding time/ trip in them African Bars, Bangui, Kinshasa, Lusaka Kano, Yaounde Bamako etc, crawlies nippin the ankles, dark interior lighting, “ladies” opening beer bottles with teeth their names, Honesty, Confidence, Patience etc trying to hook up for the night for a few $$, beer nice, ladies, nice vibes relaxed, BUT, then THAT music old vinyl scratched to f**k, then buying drink for bartender, DJ to mooch through the record selection………………………
Christos, time of my life ……………..also looking for cassettes whilst doing the beer runs drinking in the dens getting back to the transportr slightly pickled n mashed.
Sleeve notes states Rail Band 3 - Dioba does not get any better than this.........
Buy with much confidence, listen to some real music, abs. frickin' glorious, BIG shout to Sterns.
Can STILL, smell them bars, them "ladies" with perfume [cheap] lizards on the walls, going for a pee/ dump in the ground, pigs galloping about rooting for scraps, giving the locals a beer for a rewind on some tune that i wanted rewinded [err minus dried up pen] giving me the laugh of my time, twas unique, again, ALL that frickin wonderful music i could not get hold or identify because my lack of French, Lingala etc, & mon du a pen dries up when your tryin to be a "train spotter"
Yes, Groover, Rail Band 2 is gorgeous pretty much from from start to finish.
And, yes again, the music that slipped through one's fingers. I try not to regret anything (kismet and all that, or "faat, maat" as the Sudanese say - "it's past, it's dead") but occasionally I can't help the odd kick of frustration that I didn't load up my kit bag with Sudanese tapes back in the day. The thing though is that one heard the music live at a hafla every Thursday evening under the stars so there didn't seem any urgency in grabbing the tapes.
Today's listening, Madilu System "Derniere Volonte" - in spite of tiresome outbreaks of synthesiser, this is growing on me - well, it's that voice. Will now go away and listen to Leonard Cohen - Songs of Love and Hate probably.
Bit boring, but I've just discovered Jimi Hendrix.
Really enjoying this 80's double reissue LP of "Are You Experienced"/"Axis....". I'll have to get the other 2 LPs. Also been listening to the Doors LP "Soft Parade". I seem to be on a 60/70s mainstream Rock tip at the moment!
Also listening to a nice Ghanaian Eddie Donkor LP on Gapaphone.