As promised in the the last post, there is a new internet discovery for the my readers. My thanks for this recording go to Brian Shimkowitz, the author of a famous Awesome Taped from Africa blog. We exchanged some tapes in a short correspondence, and he sent me a rip of this cassette by an unknown author. I have been trying to find the author of the music, but in spite of listening to a number of albums by various authors from different periods, I have been unsuccessful. I have thought that it might be one of the " lost editions" of Haile Mergia, ( with the dominant keyboards sounds ) but Brian, who has published his albums, would have cracked this first.
I hope some of the readers would solve the mystery and let us know, and it would be briliant, as it is a fantastic album. The cassette itself is not the best quality, but the sound is satisfactory. The recording dates back to 1976, I assume according to Ethiopian calendar, which would be around 1983-4. Analogue synthesizers and the sound quality are typical for Ethiopian ediitons from this period.
My thanks go to Sirack Hailu for the translations of the titles.
Enjoy, and get in touch with your suggestions.
unknown artist - 02 - Fekir endegena (4:58)
unknown artist - 03 - Zengadaw Dereku (3:37)
unknown artist - 04 - Gumegum (4:23)
unknown artist - 05 - Nefese New Zemedea (3:29)
unknown artist - 06 - Atematlenem way (3:36)
unknown artist - 07 - Misterawi Debdabe (4:34)
unknown artist - 08 - Uuta (3:18)
unknown artist - 09 - Aya belew belew (4:19)
unknown artist - 10 - Yemenfes Kurana (5:00)
unknown artist - 11 - Endegena (4:22)
unknown artist - 12 - Yehewyate heywot (6:00)
unknown artist - 13 - Tezaalen Agere (8:08)