Friday, September 19, 2008

"AFRO RHODES" (Compilation #11)



'Go Slow Streets' excerpt


'Night In Tunisia' excerpt


'Wuye Wuye' excerpt


Asmarina' excerpt


'Ashewo Ara' excerpt

Rhodes-flavoured afrobeat, afrojazz, afrofunk and afro-whatever performed by a wide array of african musicians, african expatriates, and others like Mongo Santamaria working in an african style. All tracks featuring some sort of electric piano, more jazz at the top, more funk at the end ... i'll let the previews talk today.

And please talk back in the comments ...

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Thanks to these great blogs for some tracks on this comp, visit them!
Doctor Okeh's
Forrealheadz - And It Don't Stop, Ile Oxumaré, A Monsieur Willyworld, and Hanimex 3000.

35 comments:

mdh1975 said...

Some great jams here and a very nice vibe. Thanks for posting

Gianni said...

you post, I download & enjoy it:
thank you!

Flormega said...

Crazy rhodes!!!
Great blog great blog great blog!!!!!!
thanks a milion!!!
peace!!!

Hanimex 3000 said...

Big big up for offering us these tremendous comps Simon! Since I switched to mp3 in my car I'm always happy to go to work!! :)
NewB.

ish said...

If this is all as good as that Masekela track, it's gonna be a killer. Downloading now!

Reza said...

great stuff ...amazing cover (my new desktop) thanks

taro nombei said...

As always great stuff.
cheers

pal said...

dear simon!

thank you for the great music!

let me ask you: what is your top 10 list for albums with great rhodes playing(or sound)?

culov said...

thanks simon. ive got a lot of these tracks but imma download it anyway based on the strength of the ones i do have!

Hanimex 3000 said...

glad to offer some help at last ! we're rather dwld-fanatics... but some new posts will be added on our blog before the end of the year.

I recall Umban & WAC is one of the rarest french afro singles : less than 200 copies, unsold items have been lost (probably burnt)!!

N.

Simon666 said...

Thanks for comments guys.

@ Reza,
glad you like the cover - lots of photoshop work getting the marimba to "sit" on the rhodes prop@erly and to be able to see through the 'gaps' in it ...

@ Pal ,
I don't know! Too hard a question. Sunday night and i've drunk too much :)

@ Hanimex,
Thanks for the tracks, was great to discover more WACosmos stuff

cheeba said...

Wow, good time to drop by I see! A new comp and news that OIR is striking up the band again!

I'm with ish. I've heard lots of version of Tunisia but this one is superlative. Great job all around as usual! Thanks, Simon!

pal said...

dear simon,

ok, it's tuesday so give me your list!

I really want to know!

Simon666 said...

Hi Pal -
I've done a post

avocado kid said...

yay - lots of goodies to check out!

slsmithsr said...

A great assortment of music. Thanks! I need the break!

alex said...

superb simon!
thanks m8!

audiophiliac said...

Just discovered your blog this week and wanted to say thanks for your hard work. Love the comps - some new discoveries for me. Cheers.

Simon666 said...

thanks audiophiliac, have fun :)

Neu said...

cool blog
i've always liked the sound of rhodes
but never really knew where to start
and this is a good way to get into it
thanks !

hulaboy said...

Mahalo, Simon!

Simon666 said...

You're welcome New and hulaboy, good to see people digging the comps :)

Skinasanas said...

Can't wait to hear this... Thanks so much. imo this is the best way to share music today, with personally selected comps. Means so much more than just a rip.
Thanks again.

jay jay said...

you got good taste man.

BK SOULJAH said...

Your love for the music is inspiring!
Much Love from Brooklyn!!! MORE PLEASE >;)

Anonymous said...

hey simon thanks for this. I've never heard these guys but I remember seeing them (media) everywhere espec after b & h picked them up. What happened to kerry bidell, is she she still doin it ?

Simon666 said...

hey anonymous, i think you meant to comment on the Daly-Wilson Big Band post :) But anyway, glad you're enjoying it, no idea what happened to Kerrie, will have to google her : )

CJS said...

Hey, Great to see you're still making hot comps.
I love what you've done for this cover.
As an owner of a rhodes myself, how long have you owned the model whose controls are on the RHS and the bass note starting at E? Extremely rare. I've only ever seen it in photos.
All the best!
Funkish Bass

gringonalgaprieta said...

one of the best music blogs, thanks from Oakland

Anonymous said...

Can hardly wait to hear this. Many thanks!

Louis said...

Awesome. Thanks again!

J Reid said...

I love these comps

Anonymous said...

Super-great-wonderful-.....:)
A big thanks and much love from Greece Simon.
Kle.

yun 1 said...

You really do a magnificent job for bringing this to the world,thanks for all you do and your hard work we appreciate it much luv Simon from Cali

Muddy said...

I just listened to this whole comp again today. It's still great. Coffee for my ears. Thanks again for the enjoyable but hard work you put in on these comps.