6109123a

Black Blood

A) Chicano

B) Avenue Louise

Label: Philips
Year: 1976
# 6109-123 Condition:
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Classic Afro Disco recorded in Belgium, group originated from Congo. Vinyl has some scratches in the start but plays fine. You can google the audioclip.

Classic Afro Disco recorded in Belgium, group originated from Congo. Vinyl has some scratches in the start but plays fine. You can google the audioclip.


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Lingala…… The bulk of Congolese song’s lyrics are composed in lingala [ngala] – a Bantu dialect or lingua franca commonly spoken across the Congo-Kinshasa and Brazzaville regions. These culturally-rooted songs, for decades categorized under lingala music slot have steadily gained global popularity – giving rise to contemporary sub-genres like ndombolo and soukous styles.

Benga music is widely regarded as Kenya’s trademark rhythmic sound. It is characterized by a distinctive guitar-plucking style and sizzling hi-hat drumming. Bass guitar riffs step up a song’s tempo, keeping pace with high-pitched vocal harmonies. In a nimble interplay of chords, solo and rhythm guitarists ‘chase’ each other as if mimicking the Luo community’s eight-string nyatiti lyre’s quick push-and-pull, syncopated melodies.

Rhumba…..  widely described as an Afro-Cuban musical rhythm /dance wherein slow, flirty and romantic body, hip movements are drawn out in tandem. here are assertions the roots of rhumba rhythm can be linked and traced to traditional coastal Giriama music known as mwanzele. “Though we developed the rhythm blending it with assorted influences, it took long for local musicians to record songs and the Cubans/Congolese got to the studios before we could” – to quote words of late Fundi Konde, veteran Kenyan music doyen.

Cavacha or Kavacha is a type of rhythm found in the popular music of Zaire and Kenya. It is a fast-paced rhythm typically played on a drum kit, often with the snare drum or hi hat. Like a running train.

Afro-Rock ……. is popular funky-like music (and widely touted as an Afro-beat offshoot) pioneered in the late 1960s and early 1970s by the multiple-nationalities outfit Osibisa and several other mainly West African afro-pop bands. Its infectious elements – a subtle call and answer rhythm – are believed to had somewhat drifted into the East African region influencing numerous local bands from the early 1970s era among them Air Fiesta Matata.

Chakacha is bouncy, coastal flavoured beat popular across the Indian Ocean Islands. It is partially influenced by Arabic, Indian and Portuguese elements attributed to slave trade era along East coast of Africa. The Seychelles, Mauritius and Reunion Islands have similar rhythms known as Segaa and Iskista in Ethiopia.

Taarab is often described as a Middle Eastern and African musical melting pot style with diverse influences rooted along the Swahili coastal historical slave trade routes. The genre’s popularity reportedly sprouted in Zanzibar in the 1920s performed by big-band orchestras – whose lyrics were subtly expressive poetry.

M- (NEAR MINT or MINT MINUS) The vinyl is virtually flawless, bright and shiny. A very minor, barely visible scuff or two may be permitted, but no scratches. The disc should play with no audible noise. The label is bright, clean and unmarked.
VG++(EXCELLENT or VERY GOOD ++) Disc plays near perfectly, but may have minor paper scuffs that do not interfere with the sound quality. There can possibly be a hairline scratch or two but nothing that is obvious or affects play. Vinyl is bright and shiny; label is clean and unmarked.
VG+(VERY GOOD PLUS) Some visible surface wear, very minor scratches and scuffs, but minimal impact on the sound quality. Vinyl will still have good luster; labels may have minor imperfections (small labels or initials, etc.) but otherwise clean.
VG(VERY GOOD) Vinyl will have noticeable scratches or scuffs that cause minor surface noise, but do not overpower the music. There will be no skips. Vinyl may appear somewhat dull and grayish. Labels may have small tears, tape marks, larger writing, etc. but still easily legible. There may be wear or deformation of the spindle hole.
G(GOOD) Well-played, dull, grayish vinyl with deeper scratches and wear causing distracting surface noise (hisses, pops, cracks and other nasties). The record will still play through without any skips. Labels may be significantly defaced or damaged.
F(FAIR)P(POOR) Unless the record is particularly rare, I would not try to sell a record in this condition. There will be major noise, surface damage, deep scratches, and skips. Attempting to listen to these discs will be painful. These discs are basically trash unless a collector desires one to fill a space in a collection until a better one comes along.
Shipping cost countries in Europe.
Number of singles shipped Economy Priority Registered
1-4 €3.50 €4 €8
5-8 €5 €7.50 €12
9-15 €7.50 €10 €20
16-X €14.50 €17 €35
 
Shipping cost all countries outside Europe.
Number of singles shipped Economy Priority Registered
1-4 €5 €7 €11
5-8 €8 €12 €22
9-15 €10 €20 €36.50
16-X €19 €36 €60

Our sale selection of East African vinyl 45′s originated from a storage facility just outside Mombasa, Kenya. Meaning they are all stock copies, they have not been played (once if recorded) or been in private use.
However they have been stored and moved in various ways that have deteriorated the condition overall on selected items. Usually by scuffs or scratches on the media. Dust and dirt has also made it’s way into the grooves but in most cases have been cleaned out properly before they are put up for sale. Note also that Kenyan vinyl has a bad reputation for not so good pressings, in some cases the vinyl will look clean and shiny but the audio comes with background noise because of the way it was made. In the labels overview section I have noted my experience with the different pressings of the manufacturer. Dont’ be alarmed, usually the soundclip and the grading of the record should be adequate  if you decide to buy the record or not. Please enjoy our fine selection of rare original vintage East African vinyl ..

You have to have Flash installed to enjoy the soundclips is the MusicShop. It won’t work on iOS based systems. Audio clips are recorded in 96 kbs and usually consists of 4 cuts from the actual record. The idea is to give you a taste of the different varieties within the tune. Especially with Congolese music the track can sound totally different 3 minutes on than in the start. There is a usually a “swoosh”  sound each time a part has ended, we stop the rotation and eject the needle here, there is nothing wrong with the disc. If  you find soundclips that don’t work, usually the player goes but no music, send us a mail and we’ll correct the file or url. Enjoy Afro7 MusicShop – best East African 45’selection on the web!

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