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Product details

  • Audio CD (29 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Soundway
  • ASIN: B00BNR6R9M
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,636 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The Loi-Toki-Tok - Ware - Wa - The Loi-Toki-Tok
  2. The Rift Valley Brothers - Mu-Africa - The Rift Valley Brothers
  3. Slim Ali & The Famous Hodi Boys - Watoto Nyara - Slim Ali and The Famous Hodi Boys
  4. The Mombasa Vikings - Mama Matotoya - The Mombasa Vikings
  5. The Lulus Band - Ngwendeire Guita - The Lulus Band
  6. Mbiri Young Stars - Ndiri Ndanogio Niwe - Mbiri Young Stars
  7. Gatanga Boys Band - Wendo Ti Mbia - Gatanga Boys Band
  8. Orchestre VŽvŽ Star - Nitarudia - Orchestre Veve Star
  9. Hafusa Abasi & Slim Ali with The Kikulacho Yahoos Band - Sina Raha - Hafusa Abasi & Slim Ali with The Yahoos Band
  10. DO 7 Band - H.O,Ochiri - DO 7 Band
  11. New Gatanga Sound - Thoni Na Caki - New Gatanga Sound
  12. The Lulus Band - Naka Part 2 - The Lulus Band
  13. Nashil Pichen & The Eagles Lupopo - Ng'ong'a Wa Mwanjalo - Nashil Pichen & The Eagles Lupopo
  14. Orchestre Baba National - Sweet Sweet Mbombo - Orchestre Baba National
  15. Afro '70 - Cha-Umheja - Afro 70
  16. Peter Tsotsi Juma & The Eagles Lupopo - Kajo Golo - Weka - Peter Tsotsi Juma & The Eagles Lupopo

Disc: 2

  1. The Lulus Band - Mutumia Muriu - The Lulus Band
  2. Sophia Ben & The Eagles Lupopo - See Serere - Sophia Ben & The Eagles Lupopo
  3. The Loi-Toki-Tok Band - Leta Ngoma - The Loi-Toki-Tok
  4. Orchestre Super Volcano - Mngeni Mali Yare Yore - Orchestre Super Volcano
  5. The Rift Valley Brothers - Tiga Kurira - The Rift Valley Brothers
  6. Kalambya Boys - Kivelenge - Kalambya Boys
  7. Huruma Boys Band - Theresia - Huruma Boys Band
  8. Gatanga Boys Band - Keep Change Kairitu - Gatanga Boys Band
  9. The Famous Nyahururu Boys - Mwendwa - The Famous Nyahururu Boys
  10. The Eagles Lupopo - Pelekani - The Eagles Lupopo
  11. Ndalani 77 Brohters - Nzaumi - Ndalani 77 Brothers
  12. Afro 70 - Afrousa (Move On) - Afro 70
  13. Nairobi Matata Jazz - Tamba Tamba - Nairobi Matata Jazz
  14. Kiratu And His Group - Yanagiria Kayo - Kiratu and His Group
  15. Afro 70 - Week End - Afro 70
  16. The Mombasa Vikings - Kibe Kibe - The Mombasa Vikings

Product description

Product Description

Soundway Records present Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & '80s - a treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings from East Africa. Spread out over two CDs and one triple LP, Kenya Special is accompanied by detailed liner notes, original artwork and photographs. It follows on from Soundway's much acclaimed African 'Special' series that to date has focused on the highlife and afrobeat output from 1970s Nigeria and Ghana. Kenya Special is a collection of 32 recordings (most of which were only ever released on small-run 45rpm 7" singles) that stand out as being different or unique as well as some classic genre standards. From Kikuyu language 'liquid soul', Luo benga and Swahili afrobeat to genre-bending Congolese and Tanzanian tracks recorded in Nairobi, Kenya Special sees Soundway yet again taking the less trodden path. Many of the tracks featured here are peppered with innovation and experimentation highlighting how diverse the music scene in Kenya was at the time. Painstakingly compiled, assembled and researched over two years by a team of five people from five countries (Kenya included), Kenya Special is a collection that looks beyond the mainstream and brings new life and recognition to some little known gems and forgotten classics of Kenya's past. Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s and 80s – review (Soundway) The Observer **** "The resurrection of Africa's overlooked musical legacy continues apace. This lovingly packaged collection turns to the less celebrated sounds of east Africa during the 1970s and 80s. With Nairobi sucking in acts from DRC and Tanzania, a diverse scene resulted. Slinky Latin rumba by acts such as Afro 70 – check Week Endcorrect – vied with the aggressive guitar antics of Kenyan benga acts such as Mbiri Young Stars. Soul bands such as the Mombasa Vikings, meanwhile, plied the coastal tourist trade. The 32 cuts here cover all bases, from big hits to forgotten fusions; a fabulously entertaining history lesson"


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