Monday, February 26, 2007

African Voodoo

Manu Dibango - African Voodoo PSI PSI-3036 (1972)

It is almost impossible to find a fitting description for a musician such as Manu Dibango who has made such an enormous contribution to African music as a whole. He is a saxophonist, nicknamed 'The lion of Cameroon'.

Originally trained in classical piano, his musical career began in Brussels and Paris in the 1950s. 1960 finds him in Congo as a member of African Jazz led by Joseph Kabasele (Le Grand Kalle)! He formed his own band in Cameroon in 1963, moving to Paris in 1965. His international breakthrough came in 1972 with Soul Makossa.

Manu Dibango is extraordinarily versatile, having played almost every style of music you care to mention: soul, reggae, jazz, blues and even this rare French library album on PSI. Forget what you know about the man for this one, considered by some as not only one of his finest albums but one of the strongest unreleased library LPs ever recorded. There's real strength in depth with many stand out tracks blurring the boundaries between Afro-Latin jazz, funk and fusion - a wonderful eclectic listen from start to finish.

1) Groovy Flute
2) Soul Saxes Meeting
3) African Pop Session
4) Walking To Waza
5) Out Of Score
6) Ba-Kuba
7) Zoom 2000
8) Aphrodite Shake
9) Wilderness
10) Jungle Riders
11) Iron Wood
12) Coconut

41 comments:

Quimsy said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/18372820/Manu_Dibango_-_African_Voodoo__1972_.zip

Anonymous said...

album looks super interesting, but the link doesn't work...

Anonymous said...

working fine...

wil royce said...

I never can get to these links...looks like great stuff, sadly, for me

matt said...

Great stuff...thanks

http://matsuli.blogspot.com

avocado kid said...

word 'em up!

Rie said...

I like the atomosphere of this record. This mid-tempo Meters-ish funk goes really well with sunny afternoon. Plus I can never get enough of groovy hammond ! Thanks to share this with me.

Martian Shaker said...

Great stuff, I put a link in my blog.
ciao

Mr Bapt. said...

great job !! i'll link you on my blog

Mr Bapt. said...

superb lp !! thanks

a pity you didn't rip it with a higher bitrate for a better sound..

cheers anyway

Quimsy said...

mr bapt

when the new site goes live - u'l be able to download all the albums on this bog, and a great deal more, in restored high-bitrate quality.

Think niche iTunes...

Q.

(a revolution is just around the corner!)

Justin said...

Dead link!

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Quimsy said...

many thx Justin

You're a gentleman

Justin said...

Is there a working link for this LP?

Quimsy said...

The original link above is working fine - just checked.

Henri, Paris said...

Wow! Many thanks for this groovy and tasty morsel. This has made my day...

Anonymous said...

OI, eu queria saber se você poderia postar novamente os discos do brazillian octopus e do sebastião tapajós.

freddydwight said...

gotta say. yur selections -- including this one -- are amost always gr8. got the same complaint about the bitrate but am pleased to hear u r workin on it. :'D tyvm.

J Thyme...kind said...

This is so fantastic! Nice post!!
Did you get that "Cabildos" on my page? You'll love it.

Koen said...

Thank you very much for this wonderful album. By the way I think the reason that some people can't download it is because on some pages (like mine, firefox) the last part of the link is missing, I had to fiddle around a bit as well to get it: http://rapidshare.com/files/18372820/
Manu_Dibango_-_African_Voodoo
__1972_.zip

J Thyme...kind said...

I'll be looking for the re-rip of this!! World Beat was ready to happen & this artist is proof.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this item. Great blog. How about adding an RSS feed?

Anonymous said...

Hello ,- Pleace check your Downloads.
All Links are dead!

Pleace Repost it!

Thanks

Anonymous said...

nice blog here, but many links are dead. any chance of reposts? cheers.

Payola said...

The link is perfectly in order, stop buggin' - Thanks Quimcy, top stuff!

db said...

great music!
check out
calisoulbrother records
for rare soul, jazz, funk, brazil & latin records!

Anonymous said...

thanks Quimsy. Dibango is one of the greatests!

Anonymous said...

PITTY YOU RIP ON SHIT QUALITY A ALBUM ON 40 MB IS BULL

la lola said...

fantastic album! thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this and by the way it's damn good to see you back again. I couldn't believe it when I saw "that's all folks" where your blog should've been! Peace. G.W.

Anonymous said...

Oops, sorry for the clumsy error... ;o)

cheeba said...

@Anon, pity you can neither spell nor figure out how to take off Caps Lock. Furthermore, what's "bull" is you complaining about something freely offered and yet you contribute nothing yourself.

Quimsy, thanks for sharing this since otherwise we might not get a chance to hear it at all.

I've also included a link to here in a post of Manu's discography I put up today:

http://soundological.blogspot.com/2009/01/manu-dibango-super-kumba.html

Thanks!

craig said...

great share, thanks a lot

hot hot hot

Anonymous said...

merci tres bien

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Manu Dibango is a very famous musician not only in African countries but also in many other parts of the world. His style preserves his African essence, and that is why I really like.

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What a strange African album I wonder where did you get all this wonderful stuff!

Muff Diver said...




Quimsy, I can't believe I missed this LP back in the day. Anyway, I finally come around to getting this and guess what? The links STILL work!!!

How cool is that?

Thanks for uploading this fabulous LP back in the day!