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Gessesse & Mulatu Astatke 'Tiz Alegn Yetintu/Emnete' Philips

haileselassieThere is something very appealing about these early Ethiopian Philips singles. Especially with the picture sleeve. They often come with a very high price tag, if it’s in the right condition. Musically a league of it’s own. This monster of a doublesider showcases Mulatu Astatke at his creative peak. He had just returned back to his homeland from the US ready to shape what later became the Ethio-Jazz sound. Here in a collaboration with the renowned Ethiopian singer Tilahun Gessesse, who he also recorded several other great singles with. You can find them over at Peter Piper’s great Modern Ethiopian Music Discographies. ‘Emnete’ was reissued on 10′ SNDW10001 by Soundway. ‘Tezalègn yétentu’ is avaiable on éthiopiques-17: Tlahoun Gésséssé from Buda Musique.

Gessesse & Mulatu ‘Tiz Alegn Yetintu’
Mulatu ‘Emnete’Philips

All star band 'Belew Bedubaye' Ahma

Probably a hit song, as this is one of the more common Ahma singles. Appears to be the Greece pressing without the picture sleeve. Great double sider in typical hypnotic Ethio-style fashion, oozing with timeless quality.  Arrangements provided by the all famous Mulatu Astatke, vocals by  Menelik Wossenachew and The All star band providing the sounds. ‘Belew Bedubaye’  utilizes the Ethiopian scale in full with a clever piano line, cool chorus, handclaps and a dirty sax line improvising over the main theme. ‘Tezeta’  has a more dreamlike mellow kind of vibe, listen repeatedly and picture yourself on a warm day in Adis with a Hakim Stout in your hand. እንጆይ ትሀ ሊስተን ..

A) All star band ‘Belew Bedudaye’
B) All star band ‘Tezeta’

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