Ethiopiques 1969-1974, Vol. 8: Swinging Addis

Ethiopiques 1969-1974, Vol. 8: Swinging Addis

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Whether you're aware of it or not, an argument has long simmered in the minds of funk fans. Simply put, did James Brown get the idea for '70s sound from African musicians like Fela, or did they cop the groove from him? Like all chicken/egg arguments, this one seems destined to remain unresolved. Albums like this don't help. The eighth in the Ethiopiques series

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Whether you're aware of it or not, an argument has long simmered in the minds of funk fans. Simply put, did James Brown get the idea for '70s sound from African musicians like Fela, or did they cop the groove from him? Like all chicken/egg arguments, this one seems destined to remain unresolved. Albums like this don't help. The eighth in the Ethiopiques series is but the latest to bring the funk in a serious way. This music stomps and swaggers, dripping with horns, nearly toppling with attitude. This is yet another volume of simply astonishing music, music the hip cognoscenti simply can't believe passed beneath their radar for so long. Most of these folks might crowd the line toward amateur, but their sincerity and fire cannot be denied. Simply astounding music.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/03/2000
Label:
Buda Musique
UPC:
0723723935021
catalogNumber:
82982

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Tracks

  1. Ené Nègn Bay Manèsh (Who is that Saying 'It's Me'?)
  2. Mar Tèb Yelal Kafesh (Your Word is Honey)
  3. Hasab (My Worry)
  4. Tchero Adari Nègn (I Get by on My Own)
  5. Betchayén Tègodahu (Alone and Unhappy)
  6. Tèssassatègn Eko (I'm Going Nuts)
  7. Gizi (Time)
  8. Astaweslèhu (Unforgettable)
  9. Adrashash Tèfabegn (I Lost My Address)
  10. Lèzèlalèm Nuri (Live Forever)
  11. Yètèsfa Tezeta
  12. Aynotchesh Yerèfu (Stop Flirting)
  13. Qèrèsh Endèwaza (You Are No More)
  14. Sét Alamenem (I Don't Trust Girls Anymore)
  15. Yebèqagnal (I Give Up)
  16. Enkèn Yèlélèbesh (You Are Flawless)
  17. Betchayén Tèkezi (Alone and Melancholy)
  18. The Afèr Yemègneshal (Earth Longs for You)
  19. Eskègizéw Bèrtchi (Be Brave, Hang On)
  20. Ayalqem Tèdèngo (Boundless Worship)
  21. Honey Baby

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