Taitu: Soul-Fuelled Stompers From 1960s-1970s Ethiopia

Label: BBE
Art.Nr.: 09539417
Kat.Nr.: BBE369CLP
Jahr: 2018
Cover: Picture Gatefold
Format: 3LP
Pressung: EU - Original

Zustand: Neu
Black Grooves + Afrobeat / African
Various (Ernesto Chahoud Presents) - Taitu: Soul-Fuelled Stompers From 1960s-1970s Ethiopia
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Ernesto Chahoud's 'Taitu' is a collection of soul-fuelled stompers straight from the dancefloors of 1970s Addis Ababa. A breathless journey through the unique Ethio sound that bands were forging at the time, the 24- track compilation is the result of the Lebanese DJ and crate digger's decadelong love affair with the 'golden age' of Ethiopian music. Among the musical gems featured are 7's by some of the heavyweights of the scene including the godfather of Ethio jazz Mulatu Astatke and Alemayehu Eshete, the vocalist dubbed the 'Ethiopian Elvis', alongside tracks by more obscure artists such as Merawi Yohannis and Birkineh Wurga. For 'Taitu', Chahoud has selected 24 of his essential Ethio-Soul 7's, that never leave his DJ box, and together they capture this opportune moment in Ethiopian music history that saw bands experiment with an armful of influences: gliding through R&B, rock & roll, jazz, funk, soul and boogaloo. What came out was a distinctly Ethiopian interpretation: pentatonic scales, horn-driven melodies and soul-shattering vocals sung in Amharic The songs are difficult to box in to one genre but they share a simplicity and rawness, added to by their lo-fi quality - with many recordings made in rudimentary studios with only a couple of mics for the entire band.

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A1.Wossenatchew,Menelik - Fikrat...
A2.Astatke,Mulatu - Emnete
A3.Meteku,Teshome - Hasabe
A4.Wurga,Birkineh - Alkedashim
B1.Shibeshi,Selomon - Endiet Zen...
B2.Eshete,Alemayehu - Chiro Adar...
B3.Bekele,Hirut - Ewnetegna Feker
B4.Bekele,Bezunesh & Body Guard ...
C1.Eshete,Alemayehu - Mekeyershe...
C2.Gessesse,Tilahun - Aykedashim...
C3.Yohannis,Merawi - Teleyeshign
C5.Eshete,Alemayehu - Honey Baby
D1.Yohannes,Seifu - Ebo Lala
D2.Bekele,Bezunesh - Aha Gedawo
D3.Borobor,Alemayehu - Yeshebelewa
D4.Yohannes,Seifu - Mela Mela
E1.Gessesse,Tilahun - Sigibgib J...
E2.Eshete,Alemayehu - Gizew Hone...
E3.Hiwot,Bahta G. - Tessassategn...
E4.Kassa,Getatchew - Fikrishin E...
F1.Bekele,Hirut - Almokerkum Nebere
F2.Melesse,Muluken - Alagegnhwatem
F3.Wossenachew,Menelik - Tezeta
F4.Molla,Tamrat - Ene Yewodedquat
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