(If you looked at this Wednesday, I just updated it late Thursday night and added a Nuta Jazz track at the end of the post)
I would make excuses but life happens. I do this all by myself when I have some spare time and the last 2 weeks have been hectic and I simply let things here slide so that I could keep up with life away from the keyboard.
I hope that I (and maybe you) can move on to bigger much more exciting things.
Especially since I finally have a vinyl conversion rig that works reasonably well – a nice Dual turntable (you can check it out here and by the way, Thank You John!) and an old Yamaha R-3 that does something nice to the sound off wax so I am a happy soul.
And I want to share.
The very first track that got digitized was from a Slim Alli and The Hodi Boys LP that has been around almost as long as I have. This was the party song for my folks when I was little methinks.
Take a listen and let me know what it does for you.
Slim Alli and the Hodi Boys
Some background: Slim Alli was born in Mombasa, Kenya back in December of 1947 and started playing music while in high school at Hamisi Secondary School. He played some stints with the Kitale Hotel Band and the Tusker Band before deciding to join the Hodi Boys – a band formed in 1966 by Geoffrey Ngao, Nick Kim and Henry Nbagho – whose forte was Otis Redding and Percy Sledge covers, fare that did not go down well with a local crowd that loved rumba and benga.
Alli’s wanderlust forced him into travelled throughout Africa and the Middle East and he eventually returned to Kenya in 1976, staying long enough to get back together with the Hodi Boys and record the album “You can do it”.
Here is a bonus track: I don’t think that I can do a post just for this.
This is Mwangele from Nuta Jazz. This is the B side to the 45 with Janja Yako that Benn Loxo posted in October.