Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Allo Oriki!

From Oriki Music out of France, two of 2007's eagerly awaited releases. Compiled by Greg Villanova the release notes are available on the links below. Both titles are available through Dusty Groove and probably at some European stores. Release date seems to be July 9 for the UK.

Allo Bamako Malian Dance Music Of The 1970s - Djelimady Tounkara & Super Rail Band International
1 Djiguiya (Sékou Kanté)
2 Affair Social (Djelimady Tounkara)
3 Marigoundo (Sadio Kouyaté)
4 Ma Awaba

Keleya Malian Funk of the 1970s - Moussa Doumbia
1 Faux Marabout (Moussa Doumbia)
2 Samba (Folklore / Moussa Doumbia)
3 Keleya (Moussa Doumbia - Original Version)
4 Wanri
5 Yeye Mousso
6 Mokholou
7 Djoliba (Moussa Doumbia)


gilhodges said...

Anyone know if this contains the shortened, edited version of "Keleya" (which appears on the Luaka Bop comp "Love's a Real Thing") or the longer unedited original version?

matt said...

Not sure as the tracklist doesn't seem to be final? These are from the review and they mention track 11 as Keleya long version:

The SID recordings were not the best though. On such tunes as « Femme Sénégal » (12) or the long version of « Keleya » (11), the semi-professional sound engineers working at SID and Moussa Doumbia’s arranger skills show real limits. During that specific recording session, Doumbia was backed by a ten pieces band when he usually played with a funk quintet. Even though guitar player Francis Kingsley or organist Cheikh Muhammad « Smith » were excellent musicians, we can clearly hear they didn’t rehearse enough, nor did the sound engineers manage to obtain a clear sound on their two tracks table. The sound was hard, agressive, and sold pretty bad at that time, despite the producers hopes and attempts to export the music to Western Countries. It was not until the late 90’s that Moussa Doumbia’s raw & nasty afro funk rocked London, Paris & New York’s dancefloors.

gilhodges said...

I can confirm that the disc contains both the long (lp) version and the short (45rmp) versions. I can also confirm that this collection is simply monstrous. My scratchy old copy of Moussa's Samba b/w Black & White on Sacodis can finally be retired. If you buy only one African record this year, in my opinion, it should be this one.