Lots of new music showed up in my mailbox this week and in spite of the fact that there was so much going on, I still managed to listen to a ton of new (to me) tracks that I really really enjoyed. I did manage to dig up one really old gem from my collection that I wanted to share today that I sure that many of you rumba fans will appreciate.
A while back, I wrote about the history of the various Wanyika groups and while I have managed to post a track or two from most of them, one offshoot that I have never posted about is Orchestra Jobiso. This group carried half the Wanyika torch when Peter George Kinyonga left the Wanyika’s in 1980 in a fit with all the other Wanyika musicians and left Wilson Kinyonga in Simba Wanyika all by himself.
While a Kinyonga-run Orchestra Jobiso did not last very long, there music is still around and today’s track constitutes a classic from this set. I have Visa vyako nimechoka from the B side of their 1981 LP Uvivu Mbaya.
Then, a little number from a group whom I know nothing about and about whom there is a serious dearth of information on them internets. This is Owilla Lakeside Jazz Band’s Gordon Ogolo. I poached this shamelessly from somewhere and I no longer remember where so forgive me if it came from you.
A final bonus track since it has been a while since I did one of those: this is off African Serenades #14. Its Abdullah/Cuban Marimba with Tanzania Twist.
Thats it folks. See you all next Friday.
Strictly for fun:
+ Let me tell you why we have the internet: not for communicating, not for research but for clips like this one or the Australian take on the World’s funniest commercials with this one in Swahili. But my absolute favorite has to be the Budget car with aromatherapy candles
Then I go techie:
+ Another Mac / PC ad. This one is pretty good.
+ Techie husband tracks down wife’s laptop, named hero.