I was going to do a Taarab post this week but Matsuli beat me to it (again!) with a nice set of tracks about 2 weeks ago so hop over and take a listen. And while you are there, get a load of this amazing story.
Lets’ start with the easy to do stuff.
+ NK asked for anything from the Les Wanyika album Amigo. Here is the title track off that CD.
+ Steve asked for Oyoo Daktari by Musa Juma. While I do have the track, I have never gotten around to ripping it and believe it or not good people, I am completely out of hard drive space and I mean completely. It has gotten so bad that when I want to save something, I have to delete something else. So, it the meantime, enjoy these other Musa Juma and Orchestra Limpopo tracks.
+ Tim asked for some help with my attribution on a couple of tracks, Gilly asked for Safari ya Samburu which I do not have while Joe was looking for lyrics for a couple of others. Finally, Jay asked if anyone can help him save the files on the blog to his PC. Can anyone help?
Mutunga and Ricky Oduol from (don’t mess with) Texas asked for Ngali by Orchestra Les Kiam. I am sorry but I cannot seem to find that anywhere. Would Pamuzo by the same group be an acceptable substitute?
In the same vein, I have no idea if Mona Afinda is the same as Moni Atinda which I have. I suspect that this might have been me taking down the same track’s name incorrectly. Is this what you are looking for?
Tina asked for one of a couple of different tracks from either Orchesta Lipua Lipua or Orchestra Veve. It seems like today might be my day for failure as I do not seem to have any of these tracks. I have a couple of other tracks from the groups though. Please take a listen and let me know what you think.
Josephine Ayiera in a very very nice note, one of the nicest I have ever received actually, asked for Marijani Rajab.
Nice notes get tracks.
And then, as far as Ndala Kasheba goes, I have a track Marashi ya Pemba by International Orchestra Safari Sound but I am not sure if he was part of the group when this particular cover was done. Any experts with a definite opinion on this out there?
These made it onto my playlist for this week and I had to share.
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From African Serenades 29 by trackfinder extraordinaire Cheeku, always the man with the master plan, here is Likambo ya Supa
A couple of things before I go,
+ If I did not respond to your request here, do not take it the wrong way but I sometimes get lost. I wade through about 200 spam comments a day trying to find the pearls you leave (where have I heard those words before).
Please leave another request and I will come around to posting what you ask for as soon as I can.
+ please be sure to weigh in at Likembe on this debate and that got me all worked up and let me know if I am just speaking out of my (insert noun of choice here). I mean, don’t get me wrong, I really really really appreciate the great work that Alistair and other professionals in the field are doing but I think that it is time to face the fact that there is and should be enough room in the pond for both minnows and whales.