I know I promised I would do a requests track: that is still in the hopper and coming really really soon. I have been getting my vinyl to mp3 conversions done so those are coming as well. Looks like it might be a good Christmas.
Lets’ kick things off with the strange.
I picked up this 50 minute or so mp3 recording of a radio show carrying really old Kenyan music from Dutch station a while back and now have no recollection of where or when (in time) it was from. There is about 3 minutes of news and junk before the DJ gets to business so please ignore that.
Can anyone help me figure out where it was from?
And does anyone know what Klankenstapper means?
and as a bonus (of sorts), just because I can, here is a Manu Dibango track that I happen to like.
Reading about Extra Golden and the whole “but can a group of non-locals really play authentic benga” brouhaha about 2 weeks ago when their new album Hera Ma Nono came out set me racking my brains to remember whom it was I knew whom had done this before.
It finally came to me about a week ago. Markus Kamau was the name that I was looking for.
The guy is pretty good: an opinion qualified by others. I remembered him from some tracks he did a while back with Eric Wainaina.
Try a couple, they will not disappoint.
I think that one of the things that I find most appealing about this track is so close to what the music I write about here used to be but still so far away.
Gabriel Omollo & Omondi Jassor vs. Poxy Pressure
Here are Lunch Time and Lunch Time redux 20 years later. I have to say that Poxy’s rendition is very true and very close to the original. Talk about imitation being the most sincere form of flatery.
As I say goodbye, have to point out this out: I just found this comment by DJ Fisher aka Bart from surfacescan that I missed before linking to a pan-African mix he did. You absolutely need to listen to this.