I have been enjoying this quite a lot: https://www.mrbongo.com/products/the-original-sound-of-mali-vinyl-2-lp-cd-1
― Tim, Thursday, 9 November 2017 14:31 (eleven months ago) Permalink
The 2 volumes of kenya Special are both good as is the Daniel Misiani and shirati Jazz set Kings of History. I have family history from kenya so like looking at music from the area.Would also recommend Ethiopiques though not sure exact volumes before 4,8,9 there's a companion series from Zanzibar that has some interesting volumes in too. is it 3 & 5?
also Ofege, Edzayawa, Blo!, Hedzoleh Sounds, Monomono, Ngozi Family, Amanaz, The Peace and Witch.
i wasn't as knocked out by the entries on that area of music in the last Vernon Joynson as I'd hoped. Didn't sound like he was very familliar with the actual black rock bands.
I'd also really recommend the early stuff by Osibisa, and Cymande who were both adding African influences into more Western ones.
― Stevolende, Thursday, 9 November 2017 14:50 (eleven months ago) Permalink