KENYA SPECIAL - SELECTED EAST AFRICAN RECORDINGS FROM THE 1970S & '80S by V/A

SKU69675
ArtistV/A
TitleKENYA SPECIAL - SELECTED EAST AFRICAN RECORDINGS FROM THE 1970S & '80S
LabelSOUNDWAY RECORDS
Catalog #SNDWLP 046
Genre
ReleaseW 19 - 2013
FormatVinyl - UK3LP
EAN Barcode5060091552845
Benelux exclusive, Import
 € 32,50 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. The Loi-Toki-Tok - Ware - Wa
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/1_the_loi-toki-tok_-_ware_-_wa.mp3
  2. Slim Ali & The Famous Hodi Boys - Watoto Nyara
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/2_slim_ali_amp_the_famous_hodi_boys_-_watoto_nyara.mp3
  3. Orchestre Baba National - Sweet Sweet Mbombo
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/3_orchestre_baba_national_-_sweet_sweet_mbombo.mp3
  4. Gatanga Boys Band - Wendo Ti Mbia
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/4_gatanga_boys_band_-_wendo_ti_mbia.mp3
  5. Hafusa Abasi & Slim Ali with The Yahoos Band - Sina Raha
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/5_hafusa_abasi_amp_slim_ali_with_the_yahoos_band_-_sina_raha.mp3
  6. Nashil Pichen & The Eagles Lupopo - Ng'ong'a Wa Mwanjalo
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/6_nashil_pichen_amp_the_eagles_lupopo_-_ngonga_wa_mwanjalo.mp3
  7. Nairobi Matata Jazz - Tamba Tamba
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/7_nairobi_matata_jazz_-_tamba_tamba.mp3
  8. The Lulus Band - Ngwendeire Guita
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/8_the_lulus_band_-_ngwendeire_guita.mp3
  9. Mbiri Young Stars - Ndiri Ndanogio Niwe
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/9_mbiri_young_stars_-_ndiri_ndanogio_niwe.mp3
  10. The Lulus Band - Nana
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/10_the_lulus_band_-_nana.mp3
  11. Afro 70 - Week End
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/11_afro_70_-_week_end.mp3
  12. The Rift Valley Brothers - Mu-Africa
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/12_the_rift_valley_brothers_-_mu-africa.mp3
  13. DO 7 Band - H.O. Ochiri
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/13_do_7_band_-_h.o._ochiri.mp3
  14. Afro '70 - Cha-Umheja
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/14_afro_70_-_cha-umheja.mp3
  15. Peter Tsotsi Juma & The Eagles Lupopo - Kajo Golo - Weka
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/15_peter_tsotsi_juma_amp_the_eagles_lupopo_-_kajo_golo_-_weka.mp3
  16. New Gatanga Sound - Thonia Ni Caki
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/16_new_gatanga_sound_-_thonia_ni_caki.mp3
  17. Sophia Ben & The Eagles Lupopo - See Serere
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/17_sophia_ben_amp_the_eagles_lupopo_-_see_serere.mp3
  18. Kalambya Boys -Kivelenge
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/18_kalambya_boys_-kivelenge.mp3
  19. The Loi-Toki-Tok Band - Leta Ngoma
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/19_the_loi-toki-tok_band_-_leta_ngoma.mp3
  20. Huruma Boys Band - Theresia
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/20_huruma_boys_band_-_theresia.mp3
  21. Orchestre Veve Star - Nitarudia
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/21_orchestre_veve_star_-_nitarudia.mp3
  22. The Mombasa Vikings - Mama Matotoya
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/22_the_mombasa_vikings_-_mama_matotoya.mp3
  23. Mutumia Muriu - The Lulus Band
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/23_mutumia_muriu_-_the_lulus_band.mp3
  24. Nzaumi - Ndalani 77 Brothers
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/k/69675_kenya_special_-_selected_east_african_recordings_from_the_1970s_80s/24_nzaumi_-_ndalani_77_brothers.mp3

Description

Soundway Records present Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & '80s - a treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings from East Africa. Spread out over a triple LP, Kenya Special is accompanied by detailed liner notes, original artwork and photographs. LP comes with two track bonus 7"!It follows on from Soundway�s much acclaimed African �Special� series that to date has focused on the highlife and afrobeat output from 1970s Nigeria and Ghana. Kenya Special is a collection of 32 recordings (most of which were only ever released on small-run 45rpm 7" singles) that stand out as being different or unique as well as some classic genre standards. From Kikuyu language �liquid soul�, Luo benga and Swahili afrobeat to genre-bending Congolese and Tanzanian tracks recorded in Nairobi, Kenya Special sees Soundway yet again taking the less trodden path. Many of the tracks featured here are peppered with innovation and experimentation highlighting how diverse the music scene in Kenya was at the time. In 1970s Kenya the two threads of rumba and benga loosely dominated the music scene. Benga quickly became Kenya�s unique contribution to afro-pop; spreading like wildfire through the interior countryside with it�s fast, 4/4 machine-gun beat and intricate electric guitar layers. The Congolese take on Afro-Cuban rumba was introduced by touring bands many of whom settled in East Africa - influencing bands from Kenya and Tanzania to come up with their own take on this popular style. Alongside these styles were small ensembles and hotel-sponsored bands, playing a blend of music that often included rock �n� roll riffs, elements of �afro� music (influenced by West African musicians like Fela Kuti), and multiple other combinations from South African and Zambian guitar styles to disco, funk and Swahili coastal rhythms like chakacha. Painstakingly compiled, assembled and researched over two years by a team of five people from five countries (Kenya included), Kenya Special is a collection that looks beyond the mainstream and brings new life and recognition to some little known gems and forgotten classics of Kenya�s past.

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