A second great look at one of the hippest cats to ever grace the Ethiopiques series – vocalist Alemayehu Eshete – possibly second only to Mulatu for his appeal to funk and soul fans in the 21st century! Alemayehu's got a voice that's completely heaven
ly – a sound that's got slight bluesy undercurrents, but which comes across with a free, fluid approach that's completely unique – very much in the exotic, other-worldly modes you'd hear in Mulatu's music – and with an enigmatic style that's completely compelling. Backings are by a variety of groups, but nearly all feature piano from Girma Beyene – plus jazz-tinged instrumentation on organ, tenor sax, guitar, bass, and drums. All tracks here are of prime early 70s vintage – definite gems from the "golden age" of Ethiopian Music – and titles include "Ney Ney Weleba", "Ambassel", "Temar Ledje", "Hode Fera", "Yetentu Fegratchen", "Kenoru Lebetchahe", "Tsegeredaye", "Yemaynega Lelit", and "Gubelye".