Tuesday 8 November 2022

va -- Rivers [Graham's Selection Fall'22]

Here's a new comp stemming from recent discoveries, notably the wonderful label Philophon and its incredible Ghanaian artists Alogte Oho, Lee Dodou, Y-Bayani and Baby Naa (to name a few!) playing several genres (reggae, fra-fra, highlife...) with amazing songs, groove, sound... 

Some cool jazzy tracks from Finnish producer/musician Jimi Tenor's latest album "Multiversum", Dimples' soca-soul hit "Beautiful Feeling", Boris Gardiner's hot version of Booker T's "Melting Pot", French instro-group Resonance (feat. Pierre Bachelet!) and their funky "O.K. Chicago", London Caribbean crew Cymande's "Brothers on the Slide"...

And a special mention to Gary Bartz's magical live recording of "I've Known Rivers", which gave the compilation its name ; and to Selda's obscure version of "Bad-ı Sabah", backed by Anatolian rock legends Moğollar - one of her most beautifully haunting tracks!

Mystery track : who sings song n° 10 ?

Thanks to Molly & Benny Gordini, big up to Le Major and Grup Şimşek. Cover layout and font by Molly.