Some of you may remember that way back in August, I posted a track from Moji and the Tropicals and later went on to pick up the disc on eBay thanks to a tip from Doug. Well, I finally got around to digitizing the 2nd track on the disk.

Not sure what to make of it.

“Duniani Mateso”, the B side of the desk, is certainly worth the price of admission.

The title track on the A-side of the disk, “Let’s live together”, confuses me a little though. It has this nationalistic thing going on that simply does not go down well with James Brown in my book. I was left feeling a little dirty actually – not sure if I should be dancing in the streets or up in rage aganist the colonial / imperial powers … or something.

Could be me though.

Anyway, enjoy.

Moji & The Tropicals - Lets Stay together. (click through to see the high res version).   Moji & The Tropicals - Lets Stay together. (click through to see the high res version).

Moji & The Tropicals – Lets live together
East African rhumba circa 1970/1980Moji & The Tropicals – Lets live together

Moji & The Tropicals – Duniani Mateso
new rip:
East African rhumba circa 1970/1980Moji & The Tropicals – Duniani Mateso

older rip:
East African rhumba circa 1970/1980Moji & The Tropicals – Duniani Mateso

In closing, just picked up a bunch of new tunes. I am currently really enjoying Double M Sound from Tanzania. This group in my estimation is a bit of an anomaly. I think that their sound is entirely Koffi Olomide-esque and I find that pretty strange considering that they are neither (to the best of my knowledge) Congolese nor Paris-based (I think that they are based on Dodoma).

But, as always, these details do not detract from the appeal of the sound.

Jeff of Bongo Celebrity posted a track off this same album a while back that Kilio cha yatima (Cry of the orphan) you can find here

East African rhumba circa 1970/1980Double M Sound – Lipi Jema


This post is tagged

3 Responses

  1. gilly says:

    Steve,

    Double M Sound Lipi Jema
    Error 403 – Forbidden
    You tried to access a document for which you don’t have privileges.

    Fixed.

    - Steve

  2. Paul says:

    Hello Steve, I wonder if you have come across these Congolese hits, Kayumba by George Ikomo and Mangenge by Moni Mambo. I’ll appreciate for your assistance. Thanks.

  3. ben muvua says:

    Double M was based in TZ, they evolved from African Vibrations.look up “tunda” or Tunda special” the main guy is Prince muumin, who was based in nairobi and the kenyan beach hotels scene for quite some time in the late 1990′s. they play GREAT dance music.

Leave a Reply


Warning: main(/homepages/32/d175504142/htdocs/ntwiga/net/music/blog/wp-content/plugins/SK2/sk2_blacklist_class.php) [function.main]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /homepages/32/d175504142/htdocs/ntwiga/net/music/blog/wp-content/plugins/SK2/sk2_core_class.php on line 30

Fatal error: main() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/homepages/32/d175504142/htdocs/ntwiga/net/music/blog/wp-content/plugins/SK2/sk2_blacklist_class.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php') in /homepages/32/d175504142/htdocs/ntwiga/net/music/blog/wp-content/plugins/SK2/sk2_core_class.php on line 30