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New VariousEthiopiques Vol 7 – Mahmoud Ahmed: Ere Mela Mela ... CD
Buda (France), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Another great volume of Ethiopiques! Volume 7 of Ethiopiques series is another expanded re-issue of an LP by Mahmoud Ahmed originally released in 1975. Though there seems to be an abundance of songs by Ahmed from 1975 on volumes 1 and 3, we can't find any overlap with the songs on this album. The songs are the same sort of fusion of American soul and jazz with shuffling rhythms of Ethiopian music. Features "Belomi Benna" and "Bemen Sebeb Letlash". CD

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New Mahmoud AhmedEre Mela Mela (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/L'Arome/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard in your life – an assortment of mid 70s tunes from Mahmoud Ahmed, the second grooviest Ethiopian artist, next to Mulatu! Ahmed's sound is a lot more out there than Mulatu's – less funky and jazz-based, and more in the mode of snakey rhythms, complicated guitar parts, and vocals that have a melancholy quality that's simply amazing. This set features tunes that recently appeared on volume 7 of the Ethiopiques CD series – but which are presented here in the format of the original 1975 LP! Titles include "Ere Mela Mela", "Ohoho Gedama", "Tezeta", "Abbay Mado", "Atawurulegn Lela", and "Endenesh Gedawo". LP, Vinyl record album
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New VariousEthiopiques Vol 1 – Golden Years Of Modern Ethiopian Music 1969 to 1975 ... CD
Buda (France), Late 60s/Mid 70s. Used ... $8.99
Stunning stuff from the early 70s – one of the richest moments in the history of Ethiopian popular music! Haile Sellassie's reign was nearing its end, and the country was in the grip of a new renaissance of modernist ideas. To the rest of us, this means that the music scene was absorbing and mixing in a lot of strong influences from around the globe – and on this CD you'll hear funky rhythms, reggae bits, soulful vocals, and lots of other influences, all filtered through a strange sensibility that makes the results come out sounding amazingly otherworldly! There's 17 cuts on this first volume, and work is performed by Mahmoud Ahmed, Mulugen Mellesse, Getachew Kassa, Teshome Meteku, and Seyfu Yohannes. Also includes a few great instrumentals by lost artists! CD
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New VariousEthiopiques Vol 3 – Golden Years Of Modern Ethiopian Music 1969-1975 ... CD
Buda (France), Late 60s-Mid 70s. Used ... $9.99
Volume 3 of this Amazing collection of Ethiopian pop/jazz/soul recorded 1969-1975. Volume 3 is more clearly influenced by American soul music than other volumes – and the songs mix more traditional Ethiopian styles with grooves of the JBs and Curtis Mayfield variety. A great place to start with this collection – and filled with excellent work by Mulugen Mellesse, Tadele Beqele, Tiahoun Gessesse, Hirut Begele, and the great Mahmoud Ahmed! CD

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 28 – Ali Birra – Great Oromo Music ... CD
Buda (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
The Ethiopiques series returns to that early 70s stretch that made its earliest releases so great – and serves up some classic work from singer Ali Birra – a really great discovery from this golden age of music! Birra works here in a style that's referred to as oromo music – and which is a bit different than some other Ethiopian work of the time, yet oddly familiar too! The grooves have a touch of Mulatu's exoticism, and the vocals have the same hypnotic feel we love in Mahmoud Ahmed – spun out with a soulfulness that's instantly compelling, even if you can't understand the language – and which communicates volumes just through its tone and timing. Most tracks here are from the years 1973 and 1975, but the set also features a few late 60s rarities too – plus full notes in both English and French. Titles include "Awash", "Waa Silleen Indararuu", "Eshurruru", "Si Jaalallee", "Si Inhanbisin Warri", and "Abbaa Lafa". CD

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New VariousVery Best Of Ethiopiques – Cult Hits From The Original Series ... CD
Buda/Metro (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great dip into the legendary catalog of the Ethiopiques series – and one that attempts to bring together some of the most groove-heavy tracks from the collection! The series has been going for over a decade – and is well-known for bringing amazing other-worldly sounds to a much wider audience – tunes recorded in Ethiopia during the 60s and 70s, rarely with original exposure to the outside world, and often featuring exotic reed passages, spacey keyboards, and some of the weirdest rhythms you'll ever hear! This 2CD set is a great way to dig the Ethiopiques groove without having to randomly buy the few dozen titles in the collection – and it's supported by great notes aimed at newcomers to the music. This package is different than a similarly-titled collection that was out a few years ago – with a total of 27 titles that include "Yegelle Tezeta" and "Asmarina" by Mulatu Astatque, "Gara Ser New Betesh" by Teshome Meteku, "Tezalegn Yetentu" and "Sethed Seketelat" by Tlahoun Gessesse, "Belomi Benna" and "Alem Alem" by Mahmoud Ahmed, "Ene Negn Bay Maensh" by Girma Beyene, "Teredtchewaehu" by Alemayehu Eshete, "Selam Temagwet" by Tekle Tesfa Ezghi, "Qondjo Ledj Nat" by Ayalew Mesfin, "Yemendjar Shega" by Muluquen Mellesse & Dahlak Band, "Tchereqa" by Menelik Westnatchew, and "Tezeta" by Tesfa Maryam Kidane. CD