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Breakthrough Afrika Mixtape

breakthrough afrika

Track Listing v.1

01 Minuit [Fagaru Evolution]

02 Muxima [Os Keizos]

03 Amasco dima no [Rochereau and African Fiesta]

04 Aura moreno[ Tabu Ley Rochereau]

05 Bowao [Tiers Monde]

06 Bholen Mwana [Orchestre Negro Succes]

07 Bahole Njalo [Mahlathini]

08 Camarada Kill Bill [Paulo Flores]

09 Belga [Cesaria Evora]

10 Tezeta [Getatchew Mekurya]

11 Zunkuluke [Quatre Etoiles]

12 Saudades De Luanda [Os Keizos]

13 Tika Nasakola [Sam Mangwana]

14 K’an Ben [Taj Mahal and Toumani Diabate]

15 Makono [Lobi Traore]

16 Wariko [Amadou Balake]



Track Listing v.2

17 Petit Sekou [Bembeya Jazz National]

18 Testament Ya Bowule [Simaro Massiya Lutumba]

19 Rhumba [The Cold Storage Band]

20 Breakthrough [The Funkees]

21 Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu [Brenda Fassie]

22 The More I See You [The Invaders]

23 Mke wa kwanza [Orcestre Simba Wanyki]

24 Awé Ho Mè [Orchestre Black Santiago]

25 Retany [Tarika]

26 Mi Guajeo [Orchestre N’guewel]

27 Almokerkum Neber [Hiru Begele]

28 Marie Lou [Tabu Ley]

29 Mr. Bull Dog (45 Version) [The MEbusas]

30 Tar Hani (My Love) [Bombino]

31 Kôté Don [Rokia Traore]

32 O Mang [Hi Hop Pantsula]


Gone: Merle Haggard

merle rip

My first Merle Haggard record, picked up at a shop in Dinkytown in Minneapolis, way back in the early 1980s was called Serving 190 Proof. I really don’t know why I decided to fork out the five or six bucks for a country and western record but I thank my lucky stars I did.


At that point my musical tastes were quite immature. Sure, Johnny Cash was a hero and Willie Nelson was fun, but country music in general was anathema to me. Hoaky music for rednecks.


But I read a lot of music reviews and Merle was someone the rock critics consistently praised. Maybe it was the album cover—a hand coloured photo of Merle looking lonely at a bar—that got me to dish out the cash. I can’t recall from this far up the road, but that album became instantly a favourite. It’s remained so for 30+ years.


More albums followed and my head and cassette tapes filled with Merle Haggard songs: Big City, Driftwood, Okie from Muskogee, Shopping from Dresses, Poncho and Lefty many of which I’ve included in this mixtape to mark his passing yesterday.


Merle’s songwriting is top notch. I have always been drawn more to his mellow side and songs where he seems to be simply reflecting on the wonders and sorrows of the simple life. Merle’s songs are full of nostalgia and hope and a sad resignation to never ending change.   His baritone which has to be one of the smoothest and most expressive natural voices ever gifted to mankind is what consistently delights and enchants me. Be it the rowdy CC Waterback with pal George Jones, the boozy anthem Swinging Doors or the downright classic, Kern River, it is voice that drives the nail into the knotted wood.


From little things big things grow, said another fine singer. And from that one LP purchased three and half decades ago, Merle’s place in my musical estimation has steadily risen. I reckon he is one of three singers whose music I consistently and regularly come back to for more inspiration, insight and pleasure. So his passing is a terrible loss.


Thanks for everything hoss!


Track Listing

01 Mississippi Delta Blues

02 There I’ve Said It Again

03 Crazy Moon

04 I’ll Be a Hero (When I Strike)

05 The Last Letter

06 What Happened

07 You Don’t Have Very Far To Go

08 Truck Driver’s Blues

09 Rainbow Stew

10 Pancho And Lefty

11 Are the Good Times Really Over

12 Going Where The Lonely Go

13 Swinging Doors Strangers

14 Still Water Runs The Deepest

15 Workin’ Man Blues

16 The Fightin’ Side of Me

17 Django and Jimmie

18 The Bottle Let Me Down

19 C.C. Waterback

20 Tulare Dust

21 My Own Kind of Hat

22 I Am What I Am

23 If I Could Only Fly

24 Driftwood

25 Walking the Floor Over You

26 Natural High

27 Irma Jackson

28 Okie from Muskogee

29 Kern River



Stay Sane at Work: Mixtapes


For those of you /us who struggle from time to time with boredom or cynicism or ennui at work. And restlessness too. Just can’t stand your co-workers and your boss is a ponce? Well what you need is a bit of fresh music and a playlist or two to listen to between meetings (maybe even during meetings).

Here you go. Long live 5 o’clock!

Stay Sane Pt 1

Track Listing (Pt. 1)

01 The Wonder Of It All [Mind & Matter]

02 No No Blues[Culey Weaver]

03 Your Love’s Been Good For Me [Gladys Knight & The Pips]

04 Swing Low, Chariot [Sister O.M. Terrell]                                                                           1

05 Funny World [Johnny Hartman]

06 The Panama Limited [Washington White]

07 Get a Feeling [Kings Go Forth]

08 I Want Jesus To Walk With Me [Shirley Stewart]

09 Ash Can Blues[Cliff Carlisle]

10 Talk To Me Baby[Fleetwood Mac]

11 Signed Gladys[Gladys Knight & The Pips]

12 Kalimba [Mr. Scruff]

13 Sleepin’ Bee [Johnny Hartman]

14 Gotta Make Me a Gun[Basement Freaks]

15 Never Feel Cold (feat. Mendee Ichikawa) [Bosq Of Whiskey Barons]

16 Now That I Don’t Have You[Mind & Matter]

17 Missing You[Billy Paul]

18 Black Family  [Roy Ayers]


StaySane Pt 2

Track Listing: (pt. 2)

01 My Baby’s Got A Dead Man’s Number [Chris Gaffney]

02 Almost Persuaded[David Houston]

03 Amos Moses [Jerry Reed]

04 King of California [Dave Alvin]

05 I Wish I Didn’t Love You So [k.d. lang]

06 Polk Salad Annie[Tony Joe White and Johnny Cash]

07 Sad Songs And Waltzes [Cake]

08 Old River[Hazel Dickens/Ginny Hawker]

09 Ashgrove [Dave Alvin]

10 She Thinks I Still Care [Johnny Paycheck]

11 Are You Sure                [Ray Price]

12 California Women  [Hoyt Axton]

13 Another Place, Another Time [Jerry Lee Lewis]

14 Holding On To Nothing [Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton]

15 Rings Of Gold [Dottie West]

16 Alchoholidays [Chris Gaffney & The Cold Hard Facts]

17 Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone? [Charley Pride]

18 Collection Box [Thomas Jefferson Kaye]

19 In Time [Kelly Hogan]


(Belated) New Year’s Greetings


I know. One twelfth of the year is already history! So this post is a bit late but I reckon it is still early enough in this fifteenth year of the twenty first century to share some fresh sounds from mainly non-mainstream artists (in the West or on commercial radio at least).

 Cheap Ring cover

Track Listing:

01 Aye Go Mila Dubwize [Dennis Bovell] A bit of dubstep to get things moving from this one time collaborator of Linton Kwesi Johnson.

02 Serán Dos Seixedos [A. Buxaina] Galician folk music from northwest Iberia.

03 Lokada Kalaji [Raghu Dixit] Kannada bhangra with a brass band Led Zep twist.

04 Rumba SoYo [Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca] Updated Congolese Rumba for the new year.

05 Two-Step De Port Arthur [BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet] Honest to the bone Cajun music from the Louisana bayous.

06 Gente Pota [Caxade] Bucolic pastoral folk music from Spain

07 Mali Cuba [AfroCubism] Mali and Cuba old (and some young) boys collaborate to make lovely music.

08 Silent Passage [Bob Carpenter] Long lost gem of an unsung American folkie from the 70’s. Originally cut in 73 but issued in 1984, it finally gets reheard in 2015.

09 Full Moon and Empty Arms [Bob Dylan] Mr Z pays tribute to Frank on his upcoming album.

10 Wedding Dress [Alice Gerrard] 80 year old bluegrass cult figure comes out with strong music many years later.

11 Simbo [Kasse Mady Diabate] Malian kora player and collaborator with Taj Mahal, Afro Cubism and others, goes solo. Heartwrenching.

12 Sun Down [Tricky Featuring Tirzah] English club music, dark and tasty.

13 Dripping [Blonde Redhead] Gaze at your shoes.

14 Sparta [Jennifer Castle] In the long line of Canadian folkies comes Jennifer Castle. What a fluid voice!

15 Glory [Wye Oak] Baltimore’s best indie rock band in their Glory.

16 Where The River Don’t Flow [Liz Green] Manchester UK based singer takes up an ancient theme with a lilting piano lead.

17 When The Trail Goes Cold [Wooden Wand] James Jackson Toth aka Wooden Wand is a free spirit who refuses to be labeled by the music industry. Hints of Bob D anyone?

18 Look in Vain (radio edit) [New Build] Neo-disco from UK electronic boffins.

19 Lai Sing [Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band] Simply wonderfully unexpected Thai pop music.

20 Call of the Moose [Willy Mitchell] Canadian First National Willy sings about the icon of the frozen north. Rediscovered recording from the 1970s.

21 Cortez the Killer [Carrie Rodrigues] An unusual take on this Neil Young classic.

22 You’re Not Alone [Solomon Burke] No comment needed.

El Cheapo

Off the Leash: African Mixtape


 Have a nice weekend folks. To get you on your way is a little gift from the Washerman’s Dog studios!

Track Listing:

01 Na boyi danbinzi [Orchestre Mando Negro]

02 Onyame [Ashanti Afrika Jah]

03 Sogodounou [Nahawa Doumbia]

04 1er Gaou [Magic System]

05 Kyrie eleison [Orchestre Hi-Fives]

06 Ting’ Badi Malo [Gidigidi Majimaji]

07 Tweta [Mombasa Party and Zuhura Swaleh]

08 Black Egypt -Intro [Bukky Leo and Black Egypt]

09 Din Ya Sugri [Christy Azume and Uppers International]

10 Revolution [Sonny Okosun]

11 Gidelam [Baaba Maal]

12 Tollon Tollon [Afro National]

13 Ichibanda [Oliya Band]

14 Mosquito [Flaming Souls]

15 Despedida [Dimba Diangola]

16 Afro Funk [Afro Funk]

17 Elef Pan You [Afro National]

18 Marceline [Franco et le TP Ok Jazz]

19 Le Jour d’Après _ Siku Ya Baadaye (Indépendance Cha-Cha) [Baloji]

20 Heaven and Hell [William Onyeabor]

21 Mandalena Mazabuka [Smokey Haangala]


A Bit Belated: Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 Mixtape


Over the past few years I’ve put together an annual ‘peek’ into the Byron Bay Bluesfest, probably the most famous and grandest blues/roots festival in the southern hemisphere. Held in the stunning surrounds of Byron Bay on the northern coast of the Australian state of New South Wales, the Bluesfest has become a regular feature of many American and Australian blues acts’ itinerary.


This year, confronted with a new hectic pace of life, the festival came and went without my registering its Easter weekend occurrence. An old school mate who lives near to Byron Bay, recently and gently reminded me that the annual mixtape of Bluesfest offerings was long overdue!  And right she was!


And so, without any further comment, here is a musical souvenir of the some of the acts that headlined this year’s BBBF.


Rock on!

down under blues

Track Listing:

01 Mississippi Freight Train [James Cotton]

02 Drinking Muddy Water [North Mississippi Allstars]

03 Everybody Loves Me [Charlie Musselwhite and Charlie Sexton]

04 Get Behind The Mule [Booker T Jones]

05 Sweetest Waste of Time [Shane Nicholson and Kasey Chambers]

06 The Name Of This Thing Is Not Love [Elvis Costello and the Imposters]

07 Texas Flood [Jimmie Vaughan]

08 Pancho And Lefty [Steve Earle]

09 Way Back When [Ernest Ranglin]

10 Dis, Dat or D’udda [Dr. John]

11 Flying Machine [WAR]

12 Don’t Give That Shit to Me [Seun Kuti]

13 Ain’t Superstitious [Jeff Beck Group]

14 Lowdown [Boz Scaggs]

15 Devil Got My Woman [Gregg Allman]

16 A Change Is Gonna Come [Aaron Neville]

17 Oh My God [Michael Franti and Spearhead]

18 Bad Girl [Devendra Bahhart]

19 Vanishing Point [Boz Scaggs]

20 The Devil Never Sleeps [Iron and Wine}

21 Grey Blue Eyes [Dave Mathews]

22 The System [The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra]

23 Chokin’ Kind [Joss Stone]

24 Caution [The Wailers]

25 Ninety Nine And One Half [Buddy Guy]


Business before Pleasure: The Way Too Much Travel Mixtape


I’ve been travelling WAY too much of late and now I’m heading home. A full fortnight in one bed! With my family! Cooler climes (today, I’m told is the first real rainy, wintry day in Melbourne this year)! Aussie rules all weekend! No work (well, almost none)!


Maybe I’ll have time to blog more often!?


When Will Peace Break Out in the Middle East?


Why Do We still Tolerate Child Abuse?


Is North Korea the new black?


Why is half a duck?


Are oranges the only fruit?


Does Donald Trump really exist?


Did you know Santa was married three times?


While you contemplate these questions, have a listen to some songs that have tickled my music bone of late.


Bon voyage!

business pleasure


Track Listing:

01Alwar Song (Madras, Vocal, Tambura, Sruti Peti) [Unknown]

02 Sufism [Zeb]

03 Margret Odero [D.O. Misiani and Shirati Jazz]

04 Hail The King [Wali and the Afro Caravan]

05 Houlala Mopanze [Roitlet]

06 Move It On Over [George Thorogood and the Destroyers]

07 Jake’s Boogie [Mike Eldred]

08 How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live [Ry Cooder]

09 Laili Jaan [Zeb and Haniya]

10 Rank Strangers [Marty Stuart and Vince Gill]

11 San Quentin [Johnny Cash]

12 Gregory C. [Bill Frisell]

13 My Sister’s Tiny Hands [Handsome Family]

14 Fried Pies (Take 1) [Wes Montgomery]

15 John McLaughlin [John Hartford]

16 Adorada socorro [Alfredo Gutierrez y sus Acordeones Dorades]

17 Gathering [Deep Forest]

18 Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies [Jackson Browne]

19 Bitaîhi  [Habib Gueroummi]

20 An Earnest Prayer [The Radio Four]

21 Naallu Perukku Nandri [MGR]

22 Sexopolis [Jean Pierre Mirouze]

23 African Village_Bedford Stuyvesant [Randy Weston]

24 Ahesta Ahesta [Ahmad Zahir]

25 Janme Gokul Mein [Urmila Srivastava]

26 Business Before Pleasure [George Akaeze & His Augmented Hits]


Bad Ass Liberator: The Enduring Legacy of Staggerlee

Stagger Lee

Stagger Lee

The first I ever heard the name Staggerlee was on a ‘Mississippi’ John Hurt record.  The way Hurt sang, so softly, so melodiously, belied the tragedy of the tale. It was only the repeated references to the ‘bad man Staggerlee’ that gave any idea that this was a dark story of cruel murder.

I am currently making my way through the excellent book Stagolee Shot Billy in which Cecil Brown explores both the history of the protagonist of one of America’s most resilient ballads as well as its evolution as a piece of folk music that has found a home in styles from jazz to hillbilly and the blues.  Brown also explores the song as a way to understand African-American masculinity and a way to resist an oppressive and brutal political system. Absolutely fascinating!

I’ll quote a bit from the book for tonight’s post.

In walked Stagger Lee

In walked Stagger Lee

The origins of the Stagolee legend coincide with the origins of the blues in the 1890s. The legend had its first expression as a field holler of former plantation slaves as they migrated to the levee camps along the Mississippi. From there the legend moved to southern prisons, where it was honed and shaped into a work song. Stagolee also expressed the worldview and feelings of poor white hillbillies, who adopted the legend as one of their own.


The legend survives because black men pass it on. As culture critic Greil Marcus observes, Stagolee “is a story that black America has never tired of hearing and never stopped living out, like whites with their Westerns.”


Stagolee has taken musical shape as ballad, as blues, as jazz, as epic, as folk song, and as rap. There are at least twenty jazz recordings, by musicians ranging from Cab Calloway, Jimmy Dorsey, and Peggy Lee to Duke Ellington. More than a hundred bluesmen, from Champion Jack Dupree and Sonny Terry to Mississippi John Hurt, have recorded it. During the 1930s and 1940s John Lomax and his son Alan collected it from prisoners across the South, in the form of a strictly folk protest music; at least a dozen recordings survive in the Library of Congress. And it has thrived as a soul tune rendered by James Brown, Neil Diamond, Fats Domino, and Wilson Pickett. Performers of Stagolee have ranged from levee workers to white female “coon-shouters,” from whorehouse pianists to black female blues shouters, from hundreds of “unidentified Negro convicts” to famous contemporary musicians such as Huey Lewis and the News, Bob Dylan, and the Grateful Dead, and from 1920s Hawaiian guitarists to 1970s English groups like the Clash.


There was indeed a real Stagolee, a well-known figure in St.Louis’s red-light district during the 1890s, a pimp who, when he shot and killed William Lyons, was the president of a “Colored Four Hundred Club,” a political and social organization. In December 9, 1937, Tyrrell Williams, a law professor at Washington University, wrote an article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch,  claiming that the Stagolee ballad was based on “the killing by a Negro bully named Stacker Lee (or Stack O’ Lee) of another Negro named Lyon, because Lyon accidentally spit in the Stetson owned by Lee. ”He claimed that his information had come from William Marion Reedy, a journalist and critic who was active during the 1890s. Reedy had told Williams “that Lee was an actual character and that the lawyer who defended him was Nathaniel Dryden.” A sketchy narrative of Lee Shelton’s life is also available from newspaper articles and other public records.


Jim 'Slaughter' Brown

Jim ‘Slaughter’ Brown

In the blues, Stack changed names, but little else. He was the Crawling Kingsnake; Tommy Johnson pouring Sterno down his throat, singing “Canned heat, canned heat is killing me”; Muddy Waters’s cool and elemental Rollin’ Stone; Chuck Berry’s Brown-Eyed Handsome Man; Bo Diddley with a tombstone hand and a graveyard mind; Wilson Pickett’s Midnight Mover; Mick Jagger’s Midnight Rambler . . . When the civil rights movement got tough, [Staggerlee] took over. And Staggerlee would come roaring back to the screen in the ’70s, as Slaughter, Sweet Sweetback, Superfly


The basic story is that in St Louis, on Christmas Day 1895, a nattily dressed pimp but also local political activist and businessman by the name of Stack Lee entered a bar where he met a friend named Billy Lyons.  As the two chatted Lyons somehow grabbed Lee’s beautiful and prized Stetson hat.

Police officer, how can it be?

You can ‘rest everybody but cruel Stack O’ Lee

That bad man, oh, cruel Stack O’ Lee

Billy de Lyon told Stack O’ Lee, “Please don’t take my life,

I got two little babies, and a darlin’ lovin’ wife”

That bad man, oh, cruel Stack O’ Lee

“What I care about you little babies, your darlin’ lovin’ wife?

You done stole my Stetson1 hat, I’m bound to take your life”


That bad man, cruel Stack O’ Lee

…with the forty-four

When I spied Billy de Lyon, he was lyin’ down on the floor

That bad man, oh cruel Stack O’ Lee

“Gentleman’s of the jury, what do you think of that?

Stack O’ Lee killed Billy de Lyon about a five-dollar Stetson hat”

That bad man, oh, cruel Stack O’ Lee

And all they gathered, hands way up high,

at twelve o’clock they killed him, they’s all glad to see him die

That bad man, oh, cruel Stack O’ Lee

The basic tale has been told a thousand times with as many variations in the lyrics and details but always it is Lee who kills Lyon and usually over a Stetson hat.  The above lyrics are the version preferred by ‘Mississippi’John Hurt.  But as Cecil Brown points out, while the white world has come to see Staggerlee as a ‘very bad man’ and a person of little moral value, to black audiences he was a far more complex character.  A man who stood up for his rights. A man of wealth and standing who was provoked to take the fatal step of murder. A man who experienced the cruelty of the white man’s prison system. A liberator of sorts who as a pimp, or mack (as pimps were known in St Louis), held economic power over white men and women.

To celebrate this great story and an incredibly rich character of American popular music Washerman’s Dog has compiled a collection of Stagolee inspired songs.  Several versions of the ballad are interspersed with songs from contemporary blues bands, 70’s-era Blaxploitation film and icons of the blues who tell similar stories about the good-bad nigger who is a lover, cool, shady, rich and volatile.  The ultimate anti-hero and danger man.

Boom boom!



Track Listing:

  1. Stagolee [Mississippi John Hurt]
  2. Backdoor Man [T-Model Ford]
  3. Stackalee [Frank Hutchison]
  4. King Slaughter [James Brown]
  5. Stack a Lee [Bob Dylan]
  6. Superfly [Curtis Mayfield]
  7. Am I Black Enough for You? [Billy Paul]
  8. Son of Shaft [Bar-Kays]
  9. Mister Magic [Grover Washington Jr.]
  10. Sweet Sweetback’s Theme [Earth Wind and Fire]
  11. Stagger Lee [Taj Mahal]
  12. Theme from Savage [Don Julian]
  13. Mack the Knife [Louis Armstrong]
  14. Brother Rap [James Brown]
  15. Bad Man [T-Model Ford]
  16. Stack Shot Billy [The Black Keys]
  17. Clean up Man [Eddie Finley]
  18. Mannish Boy [Muddy Waters]
  19. Tail Dragger [Howlin’ Wolf]
  20. Stack-o-lee [Champion Jack Dupree]
  21. The Cisco Kid [WAR]
  22. I’m a Midnight Mover [Bobby Womack]
  23. He’s a Misstra Know it All [Stevie Wonder]
  24. A Pimp [The Watts Prophets]
  25. Super Bad [Idris Muhammad]
  26. Crawling Kingsnake [Honeyboy Edwards]
  27. Brown Eye Handsome Man [Nina Simone]
  28. I’m the Wolf [Howlin’ Wolf]
  29. Boom Boom [John Lee Hooker]


Dance of the Flaming Sword: Friday Night Mixtape

flaming sword


What have we in this Friday Night Special mixtape?


Delta Blues and rai, several reggae tunes from Desmond Dekker and Lee ‘Scratch’, some jazzy film scores from Spain and an acid-jazz depiction of America.  David Byrne and Bob Dylan indulging in a bit of history with his Early Roman Kings. Speaking of Dylan we’ve also got Hendrix with BBKing jamming to Like a Rolling Stone. How bout some Hammond B3 driven Polish rock from the 1960s? Or The Ipamenas bossa nova-ing in San Roque?


Altogether a delectable grab bag of sound, Dance of the Flaming Sword is corker of a way to groove your weekend away!


Track Listing:

01 Kokomo Me Baby [Mississippi Fred McDowell]

02 Chab Rassi [Cheikha Remitti]

03 Color In Between The Lines [Greyboy]

04 Cumbia sampuesana [Alfredo Gutierrez y sus Acordeones Dorades]

05 Montecarlo Beach [Adolfo Waltzman Orquesta]

06 Home at Last [Steely Dan]

07 Nikola [Rising Appalachia]

08 Dance of The Flaming Swords [Hugo Montenegro]

09 America [No Se]

10 Ide Dalej [Halina Frackowiak]

11 Cow Cow Boogie [Janet Seidel]

12 Venus [Eric Frater]

13 Baby I Love You [Cold Blood]

14 Cassius Clay [Denis Alcapone]

15 Kimble [Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry]

16 Green Pastures In The Sky [Larry Sparks]

17 Mi recorrida [Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto]

18 Early Roman Kings [Bob Dylan]

19 Hippo [Desmond Dekker]

20 San Roque [The Ipamenas]

21 Like A Rolling Stone [Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King and Butterfield Blues Band]

22 Desconocido Soy [David Byrne]



all the way from africa: mix tape of beats, melodies and rhythms

alll the way from africa

Welcome to the new version of Washerman’s Dog. I’ve given a bit of an explanation of how this version will be different from the original Dog and hope the splitting of South Asian music from the Rest of the World will work for everyone.

To get started I’ve put together another mixtape of African melodies, beats and rhythms that have been on frequent ‘Play’ mode on various devices in my world.

I know these have been appreciated by many of readers in the past so I hope this one lives up to that (perceived) standard.

Track Listing:

01 N’Borin [Bembeya Jazz National]

02 Tokoma ba camarade pamba [Franco]

03 Ennemi toton [Gnonnas Pedro & his Dadjes Band International]

04 Sidi Bu Derbala [Abderrahmane Paco]

05 Intriya Ag Babo[Taliat]

06 Mataraden Anexan [Tinariwen]

07 Sum Bulala (Remix) [Brenda Fassie]

08 Kahn [Gigi]

09 Muume Wa Mtu [Dataz]

10 Ndinzwei Vari Pasi [Jonah Moyo & Devera Ngwena]

11 Yeheywete Heywet [Djemil ‘jimmy’ Mahmed]

12 Ayubu [Jerusalem Gospel Rumba]

13 Vyombo No.1 [Dar es Salaam Jazz Band]

14 Yes Indeed [Ebo Taylor and Pat Thomas]

15 Muna Cikin Sanyi [Sani Danja]

16 Suru lo dara[ Melody Aces]

17 Generation Sacrifiee [Les Salopards]

18 Ye Ye de Smell [Fela and Ginger Baker]

19 Princeza Rita [Os Keizos]

20 Ndol’Asu [Henri Dikongue]

21 Talaka na miso [le Docteur Nico et l’orchestre African Fiesta]