Sunday, August 7, 2016

King Ubulu - Ichonionum



artist: King Ubulu and his International Band of Africa
album: Ichonionum
song: Ichonionum
label: Super International
year: 1992

side one: Ichonionum
side two: Ifeoma



From the back cover

"THE UBULU PROGRESSION

The musician is Augustine Ojinji. Love A.U. is the popular name in social and music circles. He has been on the music scene for barely two decades. Yet, his impact has been profound.

According to Love A.U. himself, he first became associated with music only as local agent to record stores. He then took to music merely as a hobby and somewhat lackadaisically as a professional."

Seems he stepped up his game a bit...

Henry udoka says... i love Ubulu till death, all your album are inspirational, your death brings me heart break, i depended on you for advice, the little i was able to capture before your departure is not enough. RIP my dear UBULU, I'm Henry Malaysia.

Vincent Damilola says... Although, I am Yoruba,I have this to say that King Ubulu will forever be missed in the land. He is a distinguished musician.A man with a humble beginning in possession of such a voice that appeals to human spirit. Captain Akintayo.

grooVemonzter says... King Ubulu plays beautiful music. King Ubulu's music flows like water. Nice. Very nice.

Sato Sato says... Great u ar love A u rest in peace
















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Friday, July 22, 2016

Super Sweet Talks



Everybody's talking about
Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism
This ism, that ism, ism ism, ism scism,
All we are saying is:
Let the music do the talking

artist: A.B.Crentsil and the Super Sweet Talks Int.
album: Mewo Road
label: Tinpoum TKCPL 015

side one:
Atia Special
Sunsum biaranmi ho

side two
I don't know
Mewo Road
Odo ye anigye



Personel:

A.B. Crentsil......................................Lead Vocals
J.Y. Thorty..........................................Drums
Tony Mensah......................................Vocals
Solo Mensah.......................................Lead Guitar
Tommy Sly Ampah.............................Bass Guitar
Prince Foster........................................Organ
Tex Korley...........................................Tenor Sax
Prince Kelly Koomson........................Trumpet
Lord Sekyi...........................................Conga
Ekow Tuyee.........................................Rercussion

















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Friday, July 8, 2016

The Exciting Talkatives




Up until recently I had a facebook page called "grooVemonzter channel".  Then a week ago, when I tried to log-in, facebook suddenly demanded that I change the page name to my real name.  They also demanded that I provide photo ID and my phone number.  No no and no.  So I didn't log in.  And facebook deleted the page! 

Do you know how many hundreds of music related photos I had uploaded to that page....  Face in palm of hand.  Geesh.

So listen my friends, this page too shall someday be gone.  And in 100 years we'll all be dust.  Even the sun and the moon, and the creeps at facebook will someday vanish.

In the mean time here's a great album.

Let the music do the talking.


artist: The Exciting Talkatives
album: Peace and Love
label: Polydor Stereo 2940010
year: 1977

side one:
bribery and corruption
susu twa mpowa
papa ye asa

side two
jelous baby
obiara bewu
edwumaye

















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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Rogana Ottah - Money Hard To Get



Rogana Ottah and His Black Heroes International

Money Hard To Get

1980

side one: Money Hard To Get



side two: Uwam Ishie Bu Emi / Ife Uwa Nadini Uwa




Much thanks to Africolumbia for posting Money Hard To Get

Mediafire










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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Black Slate feat. Ras Elroy


artist: Black Slate feat. Ras Elroy
song: Seven Hundred Pound Weight b/w Justice and Honour
label: Integrity 12 inch single


I worked at UCLA during the 1980's.  For much of that time I lived in a little apartment in Westwood Village about a block from Rhino Records.  I used to walk home after work and more times than not I'd drop by Rhino to have a look see through their used records.  I can't tell you all the records I found there.  Oh if I could only go back there.  Magically.  If just for one night.

I ran across this gem in the Rhino used reggae bin one night.  Black Slate was (is) a British reggae band.  They never made it as big as say Aswad or Steel Pulse but they did put out some heavy duty reggae.  Seven Hundred Pound Weight. 

I quite often did some of that too...





My woman loves it and she smokes it
my woman loves it and she needs it
my woman smokes it cuz it takes her higher
but we just can afford it.

Mister Government, Mister Government
you've taken away from the poor man
who smoke this herb for meditation
to reach to the higher one.

So seven hundred pound
a weight a murder
seven hundred pounds
a weight of sensimilla
seven hundred pounds
a weight of sensimilla.









Black Slate









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Monday, June 20, 2016

Ali Chukwuma - Isu Bu Egwu

 
Ali Chuks and His Peacemakers International
 
"Isu Bu Egwu"
 
Editions Namaco ENLPS 41
year: 1976
 
side one: Isu Bu Egwu / Chinyelugo
side two: Egwu Ililo / Late Celestine Ukwu / Nwa Dim Uya
 





The Peacemakers International Band
 
 
 

 
 
prince sunday sylvanus said - R.I.P ali chukwuma. we miss and will always love you !
 
 
Ali Chukwuma
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Friday, June 17, 2016

Jolly Brothers - Concious Man 12"



I suppose if I had it to do all over again I would have bought more 12 inch singles.  The 12 inch single, IMHO, is the perfect venue for music.  In addition to opening up the record to a longer song, the 12 inch size allows for a wider and deeper vinyl groove giving the music a fatter and more lovely resonance...

Here is a lovely 12 inch from the Jolly Bros.

artist: The Jolly Brothers
song: Concious Man
label: Cyprian 12 inch single
producer: Lee Perry



Solomon was wise but he couldn't find the secret of a woman.



Look into yourself mankind








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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Rogana Ottah - Ajo Oyi


 
Rogana Ottah and the Black Heroes
 
Ajo Oyi
 
label: Akpolla AGB33
year: 1982
 
 
side one: Ajo Oyi
 
 
 
side two: Ase-Ase-Ase / Obodo Anyi

 
 
side two: Obodo Anyi

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Monday, June 6, 2016

Otis Redding - Volt Singles



Otis Redding

Volt Singles

01 - Come to me............................... (Volt V-7603)
02 - Don't leave me this way................. (Volt V-7602)
03 - Glory of love.............................. (Volt VLT-12625 SP)
04 - I'm coming home.......................... (Volt VLT-12626 SP)
05 - Sweet Lorene.............................. (Volt VLT-13685-MO)
06 - Ole man trouble........................... (Volt VLT-9178)
07 - Respect..................................... (Volt VLT-9108)
08 - That's what my heart needs............. (Volt V-1100)
09 - That's how strong my love is............. (Volt V-124 VLT-8443)
10 - Mary's little lamb.......................... (Volt V-1089)
11 - Sittin' on the dock of the bay............ (Volt 45-157)
12 - I've got dreams to remember............ (Atco 68-C-14485-PL)
13 - I've been loving you for too long.........(Trip Oldies TRS-120)



Sometime in the mid-1990's I ran across a little used record store on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, CA.  They were having a clearance sale on used 45's.  A couple hours later I left the shop with a box full of records.  Among them were these Otis Redding singles.  





http://www.mediafire.com/download/sn791btqr25aw60/otis_redding_volt_singles.rar





 
 






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