MOT AYKERIM by AYALEW MESFIN

SKU114912
ArtistAYALEW MESFIN
TitleMOT AYKERIM
LabelNOW AGAIN
Catalog #NA 5205LP
Genre
ReleaseW 50 - 2020
FormatVinyl - USLP
 € 29,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Megen Anchi Hoye (Your Amazing Self)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/na_5205lp_mot_aykerim/sf796393-01-01-01.mp3
  2. Mot Aykerim (You Can't Cheat Death) (alternate take)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/na_5205lp_mot_aykerim/sf796393-01-01-02.mp3
  3. Weyolachew (I'm Warning You)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/na_5205lp_mot_aykerim/sf796393-01-01-03.mp3
  4. Erikew Sihedu (When Distance Arises)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/na_5205lp_mot_aykerim/sf796393-01-02-01.mp3
  5. Yetizitash Simet (The Feeling Of Your Memory)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/na_5205lp_mot_aykerim/sf796393-01-02-02.mp3
  6. Yedilu Shema (Victory Torch)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/na_5205lp_mot_aykerim/sf796393-01-02-03.mp3
  7. Turi Turi Nafa (Lies & More Lies)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/na_5205lp_mot_aykerim/sf796393-01-02-04.mp3

Description

Ayalew Mesfin stands aside the likes of Mulatu Astake, Mahmoud Ahmed, Hailu Mergia and Alemayehu Eshete as a legend of 1970s Ethiopia. Mesfin’s music is some of the funkiest to arise from this unconquerable East African nation. Here an anthology built from his uber-rare 7” single releases, the first out of 5LP's - Contains an oversized 11” x 11” 16 page book that tells the story of modern Ethiopian music and Mesfin’s role within it.

Mesfin’s recording career, captured in nearly two dozen 7” singles and numerous reel-to-reel tapes, shows the strata of the most fertile decade in Ethiopia’s 20th century recording industry, when records were pressed constantly by both independent upstarts and corporate behe-moths, even if they were only distributed within the confines of this East African nation.

Though Mesfin was forced underground by the Derg regime that took control of Ethiopia in 1974, he has returned almost 50 years later with this triumphant set albums – the first time that his music has been presented in this form.

These albums give us a chance to discover a rare and beautiful moment in music history, in anthologies built from Mesfin’s uber-rare 7” single releases and from previously unreleased recordings taken from master tapes.

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