Thursday, July 10, 2008

Some interesting singles and an apology...

Yeah, I kind of fell off the wagon for a bit there... longer then I would have liked that is for sure. I'm going to have to blame it on the amazing weather we have been receiving here in Portland for the last three weeks. Between the swimming at the river, bike rides, fine wine and the ladies, blogging just kind of slipped through the cracks. No longer though! I am returning refreshed and inspired so stay tuned as I am planning on holding down the fort until the Ambassador can return. Anyways, here are a few more picture sleeve singles I bought from a well traveled dude at a garage sale. They were both manufactured in Spain but certainly not recorded there!

Sociedade Amigos do Mocoto - Mocoto Here's a groovy version of Jorge Ben's "Mocoto." The flip of this album is rather confusingly labeled but it seems to be not another cover but the song "Tributo Ao Sorriso" by Brazilian proggers O Terco but I thought we could all live without that.

Afrikanders - Tamba

Afrikanders - Africa
Outside of Fela, I don't really know a thing about afrobeat... for all I know this could have been recorded in Spain. It kind of gets me though- especially the trippy vocal arrangements and searing high-hat action. You also have to love the way the singer intones the word Africa. Makes me smile every time.


Simon666 said...

Thanks! Enjoyed the 'Tamba' track

Jur said...

It's great that your back. As usual with a quality post.

The "Africa" song is a hilarious version of "l'ete Indien" by Joe Dassin. See:

Thanks for these songs (and for all the other songs that I've downloaded in the last month from your site)


morgan said...

Thank you! Nice find on that video!

josh said...

cool you have a pic sleeve of that mocoto 7". i got that record without the cover. the flip is pretty lame, although o terco has some good songs elsewhere.

and you found it in the US?!?!

kris said...

Afrikander's 'Tamba' sounds a lot like Herbie Hancock's 'Butterfly' (Flood - 1975). Anyway very interesting addition.