Friday, December 5, 2008

Mulatu Astatke & His Ethiopian Quintet - Afro-Latin Soul Vol. 1 & 2 [1966]


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"This 1966 LP by Astatke (billed to Mulatu Astatke & His Ethiopian Quintet) isn't shaded by nearly as much African/Ethiopian influence as his later work, which was recorded between the late '60s and mid-'70s. As the title might lead you to believe, it is indeed more in the Latin soul-jazz bag than the later material, sometimes leaning toward the R&B-informed boogaloo sound of the mid-'60s. On his own compositions and arrangements (which comprise about half the LP), sometimes more exotic and African colors bubble closer to the surface, as on the eerie vibe parts he lays on 'Mascaram Setaba" [Source: AllMusicGuide]

Track Listing:
Vol. 1
1. I FARAM GAMI I FARAM (M. Astatke) 2:25
Pub. Ichabod Music Co.-BMI
2. MASCARAM SETEBA (Arr. M. Astatke) 1:47
Pub. Ichabod Music Co.-BMI
3. SHAGU (M. Astatke) 3:00
Pub. Ichabod Music Co.-BMI
4. ONE FOR BUZAYHEW (M. Astatke) 3:25
Pub. Ichabod Music Co.-BMI
5. ALONE IN THE CROWD (G. Snapper) 4:00
Pub. Ichabod Music Co.-BMI
Vol. 2
1. ALMAZ (M. Astatke) 2:50
Pub. Ichabod Music Co.-BMI
2. MULATU’S HIDEAWAY (M. Astatke) 2:40
Pub. Ichabod Music Co.-BMI
3. ASKUM (R. Houston) 2:04
Pub. Ichabod Music Co.-BMI
4. A KISS BEFORE DAWN (Snapper-Weiss) 3:15
Pub. Worthy Music Co.-ASCAP
5. PLAYBOY CHA-CHA (O. Garcia) 3:50
Pub. Ichabod Music Co.-BMI


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1 comment:

DJ Ventilator said...

WOW, thanks, never knew there were 2 albums, I only have 'part one' on vinyl... I am off to the record store to get me part 2!