I do not much time to do much of anything tonight but I do want to make sure that I post something for the week – I will put off the remaining requests for another week and post a few of the vinyl conversions that I have done to this point.

Atomic Jazz

Atomic Jazz Band - Siku ya Jumamosi ( Pachanga ) - HL 7-94  Atomic Jazz Band - Twendeni Jamma ( Cha Cha Cha ) - HL 7-94

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980 Atomic Jazz Band – Siku ya Jumamosi
East African rhumba circa 1970/1980 Atomic Jazz Band – Twendeni Jamma ( Cha Cha Cha )

Orchestra Dar International

Orchestra Dar International - Zuwena pt. 1 ( Marijani Rajab ) - MOTO 1019-A.jpg  Orchestra Dar International - Zuwena pt. 2 ( Marijani Rajab ) - MOTO 1019-B.jpg

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980 Orchestra Dar International – Zuwena pt. 1
East African rhumba circa 1970/1980 Orchestra Dar International – Zuwena pt. 2

Western Jazz

Western Jazz Band - Afroshirazi na TANU ( Pachanga ) - D. M. Tiamaru - HL 7-84  Western Jazz Band - Pesa nyingi nimepoteza ( Pachanga ) - Rashidi Hanzurini - HL 7-84

Western Jazz - Tuliya Mama ( Boucher ) - PK 7-9019  Western Jazz - Sasa tutacheza Cha Cha ( Cha Cha ) - PK 7-9019

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980 Western Jazz Band – Afroshirazi na TANU
East African rhumba circa 1970/1980 Western Jazz Band – Pesa nyingi nimepoteza
East African rhumba circa 1970/1980 Western Jazz – Sasa tutacheza Cha Cha
East African rhumba circa 1970/1980 Western Jazz – Tuliya Mama

… before I go …

This week’s track of the week is actually more like “set of the week”. I can not even remember how I found Dylan Drazen about 2 years ago. Back then, I discovered his Barbecue set of mixes, more than 4 hours of downtempo vocal and progressive house jams that are so mellow as to almost qualify as funk.

BBQ: image credit

I had not been to his site for a while and thought I should pop back and see if the newer stuff is even better than the old.

Well, it is and then some.

If you asking, I recommend you start with Barbecue 1 and work your way into the other 5 mixes in the set.


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8 Responses

  1. Mutunga says:

    Steve,

    This music is wonderful. Since you seem to be fairly savvy about the Tanzanian variety, perhaps you could give us Orchestra Makassy’s “Molema” if you can find it. It’s one very groovy tune. I live in Italy and the stores over here just won’t order some record labels for those of us who haven’t got the confidence to try Amazon, so discovering your blog has been a wonderful online experience.

  2. zim says:

    Steve,

    thanks so much taking the trouble to digitize these. I really enjoyed hearing them, especially Zuwena pt 2, which rocks.

  3. benoit says:

    big up !! I really enjoy hearing those deep tunes. very good selection indeed. more ? ;-)

    It had been a while since I got a comment from you. Thanks!

    Also been a while since anything went up on dustytape (BIG UP!!!). Everything OK?

    - Steve

  4. Denis says:

    Once more Steve you have outdone your self. The Dylan Drazen mix is so distilled, subtle and well balanced. It is a genius piece of work. I shared it with my colleagues, and we have now become fans. Thanks for the great work you do

    Finally, a comment about the deep house!!!

    The guy is sublime!! I am an addict.

    - Steve

  5. luis salas says:

    Hello friends want to be friends with someone who loves the music of Africa. I am a collector of this music anwers

    ate luis salas

  6. luis salas says:

    Estoy interesado en estos orchestres .. ¿Quién puede ayudarme a tomar … Soy capaz de escribir este correo rumbaafricana@gmail.com

    ate luis

  7. juan carlos says:

    hola estiven te cuento que mi amigo jorge ivan esta interesado en escuchar exclusivos de prince nico mbarga,pero aca en colombia es un poco dificil.como tu sabes la ultima vez que te escrivi te pedi musica de oiliver de coque pero quiero mas. hablamos despues.un abroza compa

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