Saturday 24 December 2016

va -- 80 Percent Badness [Graham's Selection Xmas 2016]

Sorry I didn't realize I'd put so many songs carrying christian and/or moralistic values (don't steal, don't kill etc!)... Fortunately Mose Allison sings "I'm gonna be here for the rest of my life and all I did was shoot my wife" which makes the whole thing a bit less happy-clappy... 80 percent badness!

A few catchy Rocksteady/Reggae tunes, some Blues/R'n'B gems and a few 60's teenage sounds (the great "Help me find myself" by The Troyes!)... together with Naples' best Pop singer Tony Bruni, a completely unclassifiable track by Angolan singer Teta Lando, the mesmerising voices of Turkish artists Özdemir Erdogan (him again!) and Ayfer Ünler... And one of my favourite hip-hop tracks of all times, Radioinactive & Antimc's "With Light Within", featuring a killer riff by Nigerian guitarist King Sunny Ade! Get the comp ici.

Thanks: Benny, Booty, LeDJSuisse, Derya.

Thursday 22 December 2016

Harambee [Mixtape #42] Various Artists

Time to harambee! Plenty of hits to cheer us up ready for the new year - on C60 as usual.

01 - The Frightnrs - Gotta Find a Way
02 - Caetano Veloso - Olha o Menino
03 - Michael Farneti - In The Jungle
04 - Linda Yamamoto - Furi Furi 5
05 - Chris Ajilo & His Cubanos - Ariwo
06 - Mac and Party - Harambe
07 - Hailu Mergia & The Walias Band - Yemiasleks Fikir
08 - Abbey Lincoln - When Malindy Sings
09 - Orkes Kelana Ria - Semoga

10 - Ethel Smith - Diga Diga Doo
11 - Michael Farneti - Nineteenth Summer
12 - Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band - Sintayehu
13 - Black Star Musical Club - Chozi Lanitoka
14 - Abderrahmane Paco - Sidi Bu Derbala
15 - African Vibration - Hinde
16 - J Dilla - Anti-American Graffiti

thx: Allan, Luce, Banzzaï & fellow bloggers