Ethiopiques 1969-1974, Vol. 8: Swinging Addis

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All Music Guide - Rob Ferrier
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Ferrier
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/3/2000
  • Label: Buda Musique
  • UPC: 723723935021
  • Catalog Number: 82982
  • Sales rank: 110,335

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ené Nègn Bay Manèsh (Who is that Saying 'It's Me'?) - Girma Béyéné (4:02)
  2. 2 Mar Tèb Yelal Kafesh (Your Word is Honey) - Mahmoud Ahmed (3:39)
  3. 3 Hasab (My Worry) - Ayalew Mesfin (3:58)
  4. 4 Tchero Adari Nègn (I Get by on My Own) - Amha Eshete (4:28)
  5. 5 Betchayén Tègodahu (Alone and Unhappy) - Amha Eshete (3:31)
  6. 6 Tèssassatègn Eko (I'm Going Nuts) - Bahta Gebre-Heywet (4:05)
  7. 7 Gizi (Time) - Bahta Gebre-Heywet (4:00)
  8. 8 Astaweslèhu (Unforgettable) - Lemma Demissewe (4:05)
  9. 9 Adrashash Tèfabegn (I Lost My Address) - Lemma Demissewe (2:52)
  10. 10 Lèzèlalèm Nuri (Live Forever) - Lemma Demissewe (2:30)
  11. 11 Yètèsfa Tezeta - Tèsfa Maryam Kidané (2:39)
  12. 12 Aynotchesh Yerèfu (Stop Flirting) - Samuel Belay (3:09)
  13. 13 Qèrèsh Endèwaza (You Are No More) - Samuel Belay (3:18)
  14. 14 Sét Alamenem (I Don't Trust Girls Anymore) - Girma Béyéné (5:28)
  15. 15 Yebèqagnal (I Give Up) - Girma Béyéné (3:31)
  16. 16 Enkèn Yèlélèbesh (You Are Flawless) - Girma Béyéné (3:20)
  17. 17 Betchayén Tèkezi (Alone and Melancholy) - Gétatchèw Kassa (2:59)
  18. 18 The Afèr Yemègneshal (Earth Longs for You) - Amha Eshete (3:23)
  19. 19 Eskègizéw Bèrtchi (Be Brave, Hang On) - Amha Eshete (3:16)
  20. 20 Ayalqem Tèdèngo (Boundless Worship) - Amha Eshete (3:21)
  21. 21 Honey Baby - Amha Eshete (2:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mahmoud Ahmed Track Performer
Alemayehu Eshete Guitar
Fèqadu Amdè-Mesqel Tenor Saxophone
Girma Zèmaryam Drums
Mulatu Astatke Vibes
Amha Eshete Guitar
Technical Credits
The Equators Arranger
Francis Falceto Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Mulatu Astatke Arranger
Jack Garnier Graphic Design
Amha Eshete Composer
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