Various - Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s album mp3
Kenya Special is a collection of 32 recordings (most of which were only ever released on small-run 45rpm 7" singles) that stand out as being different or unique as well as some classic genre standards. Record/Vinyl + Digital Album. Includes unlimited streaming of Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & ‘80s via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. ships out within 3 days. Soundway Records present Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & ‘80s - a treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings from East Africa.
Includes extensive liner notes, photos and artwork from each 45. Includes a download code for MP3's of the album. I bought a sealed copy from a big European store and when i opened it there was only one record inside instead of three. Reply See 1 reply Notify me Helpful.
Basically; rhythms for days!!! Soundway Records present Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & ‘80s - a treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings from East Africa. Kenya Special is a collection of 32 recordings (most of which were only ever released on small-run 45rpm 7"" singles) that stand out as being different or unique as well as some classic genre standards.
On its release in 2013, Soundway's Kenya Special compilation was praised for shining a light on the previously overlooked East African music scene of the '70s and '80s. The collection's real genius was the way in which it highlighted the 'anything goes' essence of the Kenyan sound during the period
Kenya Special did more or less the opposite by highlighting songs and bands that couldn’t easily be categorized. Many of the featured songs seemed to bend the rules, break away from existing genres and sometimes borrow from foreign music trends. Whereas the world music campaigns of the 1980s were moderately successful in drawing in young audiences, the more recent wave of reissues has caught on with a demographic that’s one or two generations younger than those listeners that were originally interested in the music that was recorded in Kenya from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Kenya Special" has been a great find for me, as I am keen on discovering Kenyan music from the past. However, I would strongly recommend this to anyone with an interest in African music from previous decades as this album contains an innovative and distinctive blend of styles resulting in a fantastic collection of music. It would have been great to be in Nairobi in the 1970s hearing these artists live, but "Kenya Special" is the next best thing. 12 people found this helpful.
|1||–The Loi-Toki-Tok Band||Ware Wa|
|2||–Rift Valley Brothers||Mu Africa|
|3||–Slim Ali & The Famous Hodi Boys*||Watoto Nyara|
|4||–Mombasa Vikings*||Mama Matotoya|
|5||–The Lulus Band||Ngwendeire Guita|
|6||–Mbiri Young Stars||Ndiri Ndanogio Niwe|
|7||–Gatanga Boys Band||Wendo Ti Mbia|
|8||–Orchestre Vévé Star*||Nitarudia|
|9||–Hafusa Abasi & Slim Ali With The Yahoos Band*||Sina Raha|
|10||–DO 7 Band*||H.O. Ongili|
|11||–New Gatanga Sound||Thoni Na Caki|
|12||–The Lulus Band||Nana|
|13||–Nashil Pichen & The Eagles Lupopo||Ng'ong'a Wa Mwanjalo|
|14||–Orchestre Baba National||Sweet Sweet Mbombo|
|16||–Peter Tsotsi & The Eagles Lupopo||Kajo Golo - Weka|
NotesThis is disc1 of a 2Cd compilation that comes in a plastic sleeve.
No credits nor tracklisting.
|SNDWCD046||Various||Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s (2xCD, Comp)||Soundway||SNDWCD046||UK||2013|
|SNDWLP 046, SNDWLP046||Various||Kenya Special (Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s) (3xLP + 7" + Album, Comp)||Soundway, Soundway||SNDWLP 046, SNDWLP046||UK||2013|