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Mestre Cupijo E Seu RitmoSiria ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
An incredible compilation of material by Mestre Cupijo and the musicians of Cameta – the Amazonian town where the Siria style was born! The always-great Analog Africa label turns to Brazil for this one – a nice step after their rich range of African reissues – given the nature of the material. The people of the region include many of African origin, and the music is an exciting mix of tropical rhythms and percussion, seemingly African-inspired horns, guitar and vocals. Mestre Cupijo recorded a half dozen records from the mid 70s to early 80s, capturing the time-honored regional style in a modernized setting, and this compilation puts some of the best of that material together in a really exciting set. Revelatory stuff! Includes "Mingau De Acai", "Mambo Do Martelo", Morena Do Rio Mutuaca", "Farol Do Marajo", "Cade O Anel?", "Ventinho Do Norte", "Pra Danca Meu Siria", "Passarinho Siriri" and more. CD

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VariousAngola Soundtrack – The Unique Sound Of Luanda 1965 to 1976 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $14.99
A wide range of electric Angolan music from the late 60s through early 70s – one of the finest compilations yet on the Analog Africa label! The music is a feverish mix of traditional Luandan island rhythms and other regional and global influences – but ultimately the way this sonic tapestry is woven is unique to Luanda and has a style an energy all its own, and too rarely heard on record and all these years later! There's a lot great electric guitar grooves not unlike what was going on in nearby Congolese recordings at the time, Latin and Caribbean percussion and feverishly rhythmic energy, and mix of vocal numbers and instrumentals. Wonderful stuff that's unique to region, but with recognizable global influences – hypnotic, heavily percussive, perfectly danceable rhythms underneath an incredible guitar sound. 18 tracks in all: "Rei Do Palhetinho" by Mamukueno, "Comboio" by Os Kiezos, "Ilha Virgem" by Jovens Do Prenda, "Pachanga Maria" by Os Bongos, "Mi Cantando Pari Ti" by N'Goma Jazz, "Macongo Me Chiquita" by Ferreira Do Nascimento, "Uma Amiga" by David Ze, "Pica O Dedo" by Africa Ritmos, "Massanga Mama" by Africa Show and more. Analog Africa does the material with reverence and deep respect, with a thick booklet of notes and photos, offering a much richer perspective. CD
(Includes original slipcase and book.)

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VariousPop Makossa – The Invasive Dance Beat Of Cameroon 1976 to 1984 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... About June 1, 2020 (delayed)
You might know "Soul Makossa" – the worldwide hit by Manu Dibango that was covered by many folks, and sampled heavily in later years too – but this set takes a look at the deeper scene behind that famous groove, through a host of wickedly funky tracks from the late 70s scene in Cameroon! The tracks here are all upbeat, and not afraid to pick up a few influences from disco when they want – but they've also got a more loose, open sort of vibe – a wonderful flow that seems to set the scene for just about anything to happen over the course of the longer songs! Instrumentation and vocals are equally important here – especially the basslines and guitars – and the style of the work starts out in Dibango territory, but soon moves past into a range of very cool modes. As usual with Analogue Africa, the whole thing's way more than just a batch of songs, too – as the notes are huge, and really get at the special feeling of the scene – a world that we've never seen opened up this well. Titles include "More Love" by Pat Ndoye, "Mininga Meyong Mese" by Nkodo Si-Tony, "Ye Medjuie" by Emmanuel Kahe & Jeanette Kemonge, "Pop Makossa Invasion" by Dream Stars, "Nen Lambo" by Bill Loko, "Yaounde Girls" by Mystic Djim & The Spirits, "Nogon Engap" by Olinga Gaston, "Mussoloki" by Bernard Ntone, and "M'Ongele M'Am" by Eko. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ranil Y Su Conjunto TropicalRanil Y Su Conjunto Tropical (with bonus download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mindblowing Amazonian cumbia from Ranil – music created way up in the mountain territory of Iquitos – with a lean vibe that maybe speaks of the isolation of the artist and his group! The tracks are mostly instrumental, and have a fair bit of electric guitar in the lead over rootsy percussion – a mode that's like more familiar chicha, but with a spare quality that's extremely haunting, and which makes the rhythm pop even more – as congas, bongos, and basslines come together beautifully – while guitar dances over the top in this really other-worldly way! Titles include "Cumbia Sin Nombre", "La Danza De Don Lucho", "Muevete Mi Amor", "Las Oladas", "Lamento", "La Minga", "Licenciado", "Mi Querido Ucayali", and "Rojo Lamento". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 2000 copies! Includes download and poster.)

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✨✧ VariousMogadisco – Dancing Mogadishu – Somalia 1972 to 1991 (with bonus download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mountain of music from the scene in Somalia during the 70s and 80s – all of it pulled from the vast archives of Radio Mogadishu, and showing a wonderful range of expression at the time! The music here is all pretty darn funky and soulful – as you'd expect from a collection on Analog Africa – but there's also some great criss-crossing of cultural elements taking place here, both in time and space – a shift in electric instrumentation from the 70s to the 80s, and an openness to other styles of rhythms too – even a bit of reggae and dub from time to time! Yet even when things are more straightly funky, they're never too straightforward – as the music bristles with all these unusual touches and sweet instrumental twists and turns – always keeping things interesting throughout. As always with the label, there's a fantastic set of notes – a big booklet that also recounts the struggle to reissue this music, with a fair bit of Somali history and culture too – all in support of titles that include "Daraadaa Muxibo" by Dur Dur Band, "Sirmaqabe" by Iftin Band, "Godonimada Jira" by Bakaka Band, "Ladaney" by Dur Dur Band, "Hoobeya" by Shimaali & Killer, "Baayo" by Mukhtar Ramadan Iidi, "Hab Isii" by Omar Shooli, "Waakaa Helaa" by F Qazzim & Shareero, "Il Ooy Aniga" by Ifitin Band, "Geesiyada Halgamayow" by Bakaka Band, and "Check Up Your Head" by Mukhtar Ramada Iidi. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Dur Dur BandDur Dur Of Somalia – Vols 1 & 2 (3LP set – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1986/1987. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
80s sounds from the Somali scene – but served up with a lean, raw quality that feels a lot more like 70s funk overall! In a decade where some of the other scenes on the continent were using more beats, electronics, and keyboards – Dur Dur Band still keep things plenty live, and plenty loud – using these massive basslines that dip with influences from Latin and Jamaican music – while also hitting hard with a sharper funky sound on the guitar and drums, and also hitting some cool modes on the reeds that have a strong East African vibe! The production is as raw as the instrumentation – and the whole thing's got a gritty edge, even when a few moogy keyboards come into the mix. Titles include "Dab", "Ohiyee", "Yabaal", "Heelo", "Doon Baa Maraysso", "Bubba Aaka, "Aduun Hawli Kama Dhamaato", and "Keen Gardaran". Features the unreleased tracks "Salkuu Dhigey" and "Haddii Aanan Gacalay". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Dur Dur BandDur Dur Of Somalia – Vols 1 & 2 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1986/1987. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
80s sounds from the Somali scene – but served up with a lean, raw quality that feels a lot more like 70s funk overall! In a decade where some of the other scenes on the continent were using more beats, electronics, and keyboards – Dur Dur Band still keep things plenty live, and plenty loud – using these massive basslines that dip with influences from Latin and Jamaican music – while also hitting hard with a sharper funky sound on the guitar and drums, and also hitting some cool modes on the reeds that have a strong East African vibe! The production is as raw as the instrumentation – and the whole thing's got a gritty edge, even when a few moogy keyboards come into the mix. Titles include "Dab", "Ohiyee", "Yabaal", "Heelo", "Doon Baa Maraysso", "Bubba Aaka, "Aduun Hawli Kama Dhamaato", and "Keen Gardaran". CD

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✨✧ VariousJambu – E Os Miticos Sons Da Amazonia ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A mindblowing discovery of music from northern Brazil – not the more familiar sounds that you might know from Rio or Sao Paulo, but much rootsier grooves that were first forged up at the northern city of Belem! The city is a gateway to the Amazon, and also a crossroads too – blessed with a thriving economy for most of the 20th Century, which led to countless clubs and other entertainment venues – and the development of some unique Afro-Brazilian strands that were created from the city's criss-crossing of cultures! Almost all the tracks here are highly percussive – tight and fast, with the kind of energy you might hear in a batucada jam, but fused into a smaller combo mode – delivered in styles that came to be known as siria, carimbo, and lambada – the last of which is the earlier, better version, and not the trashy pop take that was forced on the global market at the end of the 80s. As always with Analog Africa, the package is way more than just a compilation of music – as the notes are fantastic, and get at the rich history and culture – with a 24 page booklet filled with notes, photos, and other images. A stone winner all the way through, and one of the most ear-opening compilations we've heard in awhile – with titles that include "Vamos Farrear" by Pinduca, "Carimbo Da Pimenta" by Messias Holanda", "A Misturada" by Os Muiraquitans, "Praia Do Algodoal" by Os Quentes De Terra Alta, "Lundun Da Yaya" by Grupo Da Pesada, "Maruda" by O Conjunto De Orlando Pereira, "Xango" by Magalhaes E Sua Guitarra, "Lambada Da Baleia" by Viera E Su Conjunto, "Meu Barquinho" by Janjao, and "Mambo Assanhado" by Verequete E O Conjunto Uirapuru. CD

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✨✧ VariousMogadisco – Dancing Mogadishu – Somalia 1972 to 1991 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A mountain of music from the scene in Somalia during the 70s and 80s – all of it pulled from the vast archives of Radio Mogadishu, and showing a wonderful range of expression at the time! The music here is all pretty darn funky and soulful – as you'd expect from a collection on Analog Africa – but there's also some great criss-crossing of cultural elements taking place here, both in time and space – a shift in electric instrumentation from the 70s to the 80s, and an openness to other styles of rhythms too – even a bit of reggae and dub from time to time! Yet even when things are more straightly funky, they're never too straightforward – as the music bristles with all these unusual touches and sweet instrumental twists and turns – always keeping things interesting throughout. As always with the label, there's a fantastic set of notes – a big booklet that also recounts the struggle to reissue this music, with a fair bit of Somali history and culture too – all in support of titles that include "Daraadaa Muxibo" by Dur Dur Band, "Sirmaqabe" by Iftin Band, "Godonimada Jira" by Bakaka Band, "Ladaney" by Dur Dur Band, "Hoobeya" by Shimaali & Killer, "Baayo" by Mukhtar Ramadan Iidi, "Hab Isii" by Omar Shooli, "Waakaa Helaa" by F Qazzim & Shareero, "Il Ooy Aniga" by Ifitin Band, "Geesiyada Halgamayow" by Bakaka Band, and "Check Up Your Head" by Mukhtar Ramada Iidi. CD

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✨✧ VariousSpace Echo – The Mystery Behind The Cosmic Sound Of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Extraterrestrial synths and tight, dancefloor-ready grooves from Cabo Verde – compiled here on one the most mindblowing Analog Africa collections in years! The well-detailed, beautiful-illustrated notes (an always welcome feature in Analog Africa set) tells the story of a cargo ship full of Korg, Rhodes, Moog, Farfisa and Hammond synths and keyboards – bound for an 1968 expo in Rio – turning up on a Cabo Verde island instead, and the rest is history! There's a clarity and consistency in both sound quality and in the performances, track-by-track, that's pretty incredible. A big part of the consistency is Cabo Verde musical legend Paulino Vieira and his group Voz De Cabo Verde serving as the band on around half the material here, but the whole thing is great – just a killer mix of regional sounds with wild spacey instrumental accents! Titles include "Pinta Manta" by Antonio Sanches, "Dia Ja Manche" by Dioniso Maio, "Morti Sta Bidjacu" by Jose Casimiro, "Pontin Pontin" by Bana, "Mundo D'Margura" by Tchiss Lopes, "Po D'Terra" by Joao Cirilo, "Sintado Na Pracinha" by Americo Brito, "Djal Bal Si Camin" by Antonio Dos Santos, "Stebo Cu Anabela" by Abel Lima and more. CD
 
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Guy WarrenAfro Jazz ... LP
Columbia/Return To Analog (Canada), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A completely wonderful album from percussionist Guy Warren – a creative musician who made lots of great records over the years – but who maybe never topped himself after this gem from the late 60s UK scene! The set was done as part of the legendary Landsdowne Series for Columbia UK – and features Warren's percussion alongside some key Brit jazz talents – including Don Rendell on tenor and soprano saxes, Ian Carr on trumpet, Amancio D'Silva on guitar, and Michael Garrick on piano! Warren composed and arranged the whole thing, and brings in plenty of percussion too – but the album really gets its depth from the presence of these modern jazz giants – all of whom really shape the sound with wonderful contributions and some very strong solos. Titles include "Burning Bush", "I Love The Silence", "Africa Speaks India Answers", "Ours This Is Our Land", "Yaw Barima", "That Happy Feeling", and "Builsa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)
 
 
 



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