I forgot how good this blog is. Has there been any chat about Francis Bebey's 'African Electronic Music 1975-1982' anywhere on here?
― mmmm, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 09:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
i think 69 always used to play some bebey on his KUSF show, with some other stuff not a million miles away. worth checking for tips.
― blossom smulch (schlump), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 10:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
I was enjoying the Bebey comp until I got to the song where he goes on about beating his wife for not obeying him :(
This is a great recent Awesome Tape: http://www.awesometapes.com/2012/04/manka-le-phallang-mokhosi-side-1.html
― NSFW Australia (seandalai), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 10:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
I heard him play his cassettes live a little while back in W. DC. It was great. He has a label now, that has re-released two tapes.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
I can't get on this site at work. Any idea why "Websense SEX is filtered?"
― Advanced Uncle Meat recovery system (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
I need to catch up on the site a bit too. The Kweysha Seta tape he posted Jan 6, 2011, is a favorite. Just alien, wild. Highly highly recommend.
― andrew m., Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
The next Awesome Tapes From Africa LP release is by Hailu Mergia, the Ethiopian one-man-band accordion/keyboardist extraordinaire. Hailu made his name in Walias Band and later went on to do some visionary solo recordings. Hailu Mergia's beautiful and surprising 1985 foray into traditional Ethiopian songs via analog synth, electric piano and accordion has been remastered and will be available June 25 on LP/CD/MP3/C60.
― mizzell, Tuesday, 28 May 2013 17:54 (3 weeks ago) Permalink