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Ethiopiques, Vol. 1: Golden Years of Modern Music [Import]

Ethiopiques (Buda Series) Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (3 Feb 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Buda Musique
  • ASIN: B000001N74
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,918 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hedetch Alu
2. Wetetie Mare
3. Ete Endenesh Gedawo
4. Gizie Degu Neger
5. Yeqer Memekatesh
6. Aynotche Terabu
7. Ewnet Yet Lagegnesh
8. Tezeta
9. Mela Mela
10. Bemgnot Alnorem
11. Gara Ser New Betesh
12. Yezemed Yebaed
13. Mot Adeladlogn
14. Hasabe
15. Heywte
16. Tezeta (Slow)
17. Tezeta (Fast)

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5.0 out of 5 stars what better place to start? 22 Oct 2011
Format:Audio CD
See my full review under mp3 downloads - a fine album and a much better place to start than 'the very best of...'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where better to start? 12 July 2010
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Where better to start than Volume One of the ever expanding Ethiopiques series? I have an ex-girlfriend to thank for turning me on to this music. This outburst of sound from a liberalising Ethiopia in the late 60s to mid 70s is the most original music I have heard in years. Volume 1 showcases five vocalists, including Mahmoud Ahmed, who additionally has three Ethiopiques cds devoted to him alone. I'm not a great one for non-English vocals, unless it's Stereolab, but here the heartfelt and incantatory vocals only add to what is the strangest mix of music you are likely to hear. The first thing to understand is that these are seasoned Ethiopian big band jazz musicians who have been turned on to electric Miles Davis and the funk of James Brown backing superb vocalists and fine uplifting or melancholic tunes. It is very hard to describe this remarkable and accessible music - a track, on a soul jazz compilation called Universal Sounds of America, by the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Fontella Bass which shows what jazz virtousi playing soul sounds like; the declamatory anthems of Burning Spear as backed by the Buddy Rich Big Band perhaps gets somewhere close. There are additionally three instrumentals which, in my review of the Best of Ethiopiques I perhaps unkindly implied were musical filler, which are lovely psychedelic jazz on top of laid back insistent rhythms. One of the marvellous features of so much of this music is the tantalisingly out of reach snippets of western music - is that a Phil Lesh bassline? Or maybe it's influenced by a classic reggae riddim? Or there could be a spoonful of The Electric Prunes' I had too much to dream last night. The Brotherhood of Breath at their riffing best, a dollop of Fela Kuti. It really is impossible to describe. If any of the above touch your musical bases I would strongly recommend dipping you toes into Ethiopiques with this wonderful volume.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ethiopian Music 1 May 2010
Format:Audio CD
CD bought for a friend who had been travelling in Ethiopia. He said the music took him back to a wonderful country.
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5.0 out of 5 stars True Ethiopian nostalgia 3 Feb 2000
By nadav haber - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This collection presents songs from what to me are the best years of Ethiopian music (1969-1975). The first three songs are by Muluken Melesse, who enjoys some kind of a legendary status among Ethiopians. These songs justify his reputation. His voice is really extraordinary, and the band plays in what was then a new style in Ethiopian music, which was more rythmic and smooth than the earlier "police orchestra" style. Muluken is followed by Mahmud Ahmad, in songs that are well known and sound as good as any. The two songs by Seyfu Yohannes are very special "Mela Mela" and "Tizita". These are arranged and performed so well that you wonder why he did not become a star. Four songs by Teshome Metuku are in the highest standard - Jazzy arrangements and mellow singings. There is the classic Tizita by Getachew Kassa, which to me is one of the best two versions ever recorded (the other is Muluken's version). Three instrumentals by Mulatu Astatke's band add to this classic CD, especially "Hewete" which should be recognized as one of the most beautiful Ethiopian instrumentals ever recorded. This collection makes you wonder where has all this talent disappeared, and sure makes you ask for more of the same.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars missing tracks 29 Dec 2008
By Chris Drumm - Published on Amazon.com
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This MP3 download lacks four tracks from the original CD, all by Tèshomé Meteku. Must be a problem with permissions. One of the missing songs turns up on The Rough Guide to Ethiopia (Rough Guide World Music CDs). Both of the Christgau-recommended tracks (Mulequèn Mèllèssè, "Wètètié maré" and Sèyfu Yohannès, "Tezeta") are here.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Different, but definitely cool! 30 Dec 2008
By B. Swenson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I will keep this short. First, check this out on the MP3 digital download, which is far cheaper, albeit a couple of songs fewer. You definitely need a love for the eclectic, but this music is infectious. It is performed with passion and intensity. There is both ska and reggae influence (or is it the other way around). I know nothing about Ethiopian "pop" music, but this is way, way cool IMHO.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Don't miss this one. 14 Dec 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Wild, beautiful Ethiopian Deep Soul music - this album is sublime. Definitely in the same league of ethnic R&B as the great Intensified Ska reissues, but with the conspicuous presence of middle eastern and eritrean melodies and innovation. I would recommend this to any sensitive person who loves authentic music of any sort.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Sun Shines Through 23 May 2011
By HeyNonny - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Without doubt, this is one of the most happy, enjoyable musical experiences I've had for some time. Just sit back and let that Ethiopean sunshine light up your day.
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