links: Koranteng on Franco

Koranteng writes an excellent piece, “66 Ways to Franco”, on the logistics of finding music, which is the raison d’etre of this site in its current form.

I found this piece all the more germaine because it is he writes about music that I also happen to extremely fond of and the problem that is my professional life’s work, managing data and turning it into information.

Pity he did not start his search here, he would have found “Candidat” right away from you guys.

But then, we would not have had that excellent piece of writing.

AOB:
Le Sape

Daniele Tamagni: Gentlemen of Bacongo

On an (un)related(?) note, Cool Hunting has a piece on Daniele Tamagni’s new book, Gentlemen of Bacongo just out on “Le Sape” or Les Sapeurs, a favourite topic of Kamau who writes at Forota.

Discuss - 246 Comments

  1. JARIBU says:

    @ Oloo,
    Here is my copy of Likambo Ya Somo.

    [a href=’http://www.sendspace.com/file/z2rysf’]http://www.sendspace.com/file/z2rysf[/a>]

  2. JARIBU says:

    @ Oloo
    Here is my copy of Veve’s Likambo Ya Somo

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/z2rysf

  3. Nobrun says:

    @ Humphry

    Thanks for Matsuli’s link. Woke up a part of my brain that’s been dormant for a few decades…Masua Mabe, Maudhi Ya Kila Siku, Hayati Ndugu Sembuli…

  4. Egoing says:

    Hello everyone

    Quickly adapt to the New Year, and welcome yourselves in full swing back to participation in the NTWIGA family blog.

    By the way, anyone has NYBOMA’s songs in the album including ANICET, INA, MALCOLM X, ABYSSINA etc?
    What about Dally Kimoko’s songs in the album including FIANCE, TOBINA, SOUKOUSS STARS, etc?

  5. JARIBU says:

    @ Engoing.
    Here is Nyboma self-titled album featuring Koffi and Djeffar. Included are some of the songs you mentioned plus more. Enjoy.

    Nyboma – “Nyboma” = http://www.sendspace.com/file/8draxx

  6. Swara says:

    hii again
    you can also visit Swara Bukusu’s Blog.
    Just google search. he has not arranged the songs in any order but if you download you will find what you are looking for!

  7. Egoing says:

    @Swara
    I have come back from a visit to your blog, but failed to have any songs posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 to open. Maybe you ought to tell me more about it, whether they need re uploading or otherwise.

    Thanks.

  8. David Ochan says:

    @ ALL
    Fred, Jaribu, Egoing, et al. There is a tribute under “Tabu Ley” link of 14 Feb 2010. Have a look.

  9. swara says:

    @egoing

    try again. there is a fresh post!!!

  10. JARIBU says:

    @Swara.
    It would really help if you offered titles to the tunes.

  11. Egoing says:

    @David Ochan

    The only mention of Tabu Ley is in posting No. 164 of Jan 26. Have not seen the Feb 14, 2010 “Tribute” you mention.

    @Swara
    Thanks for the new posting, which I am eating lock, stock and barrel. Much help would have been felt if they were tagged. Hope you will do so in the future.

    @ALL

    Hope you are pilling you loads before eventually posting! Otherwise, cheer and open up!

  12. David Ochan says:

    @ EGOING
    Refresh your system or log on to “Ntwiga” again and you will see the current link.
    There is a Utube of Tabu Ley playing “Kaful Mayai”

  13. Egoing says:

    @David Ochan
    Thanks. I got it. Sorry, I thought it was on this same page, though.
    One thing, I seemed to just scan the new February page, and I sort of got the impression its music was more modern than I actually enjoy.
    Still waiting for the compiled MORENO’s tunes you mentioned about. Hope the fingers are about to thaw now!

  14. Egoing says:

    @JARIBU
    Thanks so much for the Nyboma compilation. Sorry, I took long to eventually download it. The file was too big for Sendspace “free” service to download it. Each time I tried, it would stop at 39.6MB/69MB and freeze there. Actually, if it had not done the needful again today, I was going to raise an alarm with the clan (and anyway I am still asking) for other faster alternatives to downloading heavier files.

    @Fred, JARIBU, Mutunga et all
    Thanks once more for the fraternity. A friend of mine from the US sent me an INPORT DELUXE Home Recording Kit. After I have done with school fees etc, I need to get a good music system, and assign someone to use it, and all the alternatives you gave me, to convert all my more than 400 tapes’ music to MP3, and we shall all feast on it.

    Before I forget. Although we are moving on with new technologies, I still seem to value storage of music on Cassette Tapes. Some of my tapes are more than 15 years but still clear, unlike CDs which sometimes hung even before they have celebrated an anniversary. Can anyone educate us on other existing alternatives such that our music lives and lives and keeps on living.

    Keep the blog interesting, cheer and re-open up, please!

  15. David Ochan says:

    @ EGOING
    Moreno collection is coming next. It will be posted on the Feb (Tabu Ley) link.

  16. Arnol_79 says:

    @All

    Please, help me with “sangela” of Zaiko langa langa “Vol. 1 Mbeya Mbeya”

  17. Fred says:

    @ Ochan:
    I think most recordings were done on master tapes (24 track) before being transfered to vinyl, so tapes and vinyl are still good storage medium. I think some studios still use tapes. CDs once scratched, they are damaged. Buy an external drive to store your valuables but also keep the tapes.
    I have kept mine and once in a while revisit them.

  18. Egoing says:

    @Fred
    Thanks. At least I have bought me another external hard drive. The first I had developed a problem and I lost all the data therein. Actually, the problem begun with the cable’s head breaking off, and I think as I tried to fix the pins direct, I pushed them in, the other way round, and apparently the drive suffered a short circuit, or so they say. On the tray below, it can show a drive when connected to a good cable, but will not play, at all. I have given up on that one, and will now look after this one well.

  19. JARIBU says:

    @ Engoing,
    You will love Inport Deluxe. That’s what I use and it does a good job. To augment it, I also use Gold Wave to edit the output files. It does a good job of eliminating clicks, pops and hisses. You can get a free trial version. http://www.goldwave.com/

  20. JARIBU says:

    @ Arnol-79
    Here is Zaiko Langa Langa’s Sangela. Unfortunately it’s slightly over 2 minutes long.

    Zaiko Langa Langa – Sangela = http://www.sendspace.com/file/xmlfyk

  21. Arnol_79 says:

    @ JARIBU

    thanks for “sangela”

    Could you tell me the name of this song, Is the zaiko langa langa?

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/f17yku

    I appreciate your response.

  22. Fred says:

    Here is a longer copy of Sangela about 9 minutes.
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/inskyy

  23. JARIBU says:

    @ Fred,
    Thanks for the full Sangela.

  24. John Oloo says:

    What is the name of this Orchestre Veve song?
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/ksnrpw

  25. John Oloo says:

    What is the name of this Orchestre Veve song?
    Part 1:
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/ygsc0u
    Part 2:
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/hdyy1v

  26. Arnol_79 says:

    @Fred

    Thanks very much for “sangela”

  27. JARIBU says:

    @ John Oloo.

    The song in post # 224 is Moseka by Johnny Bokelo and Conga Succes. And the song in post # 225 is Pinjoli Ya Lilango by Veve.

  28. saminator says:

    hi guys, long time.
    @ emma and egoing, thanks so much for the effort to bring us SULIA. i for one have been looking ardently for that great song…didnt even know the singer’s name because i was too young at the time but still loved the music. but, i kindly ask you to resend the song cause when i tried downloading it from sendspace it told me the song no longer existed! you can’t imagine my disappointment. sendspace asked me to ask you to resend. love that great hit, love it. also can anyone out there get hold of PESA KUJA by the great ugandan singer sammy kasule who was based then in Nairobi? and my final requests are MWANA MPUKU by jonny bokelo isenge and NISAIDIE by orchestre les wanyika; great tunes believe you me.

    Welcome back Saminator

    Mr. Kasule asked that I stop distributing his music.

    Not wanting to fall foul of the law, I choose to comply. This means that none of Sammy Kasule’s music is available on the blog any more.

    – Steve

  29. saminator says:

    thanx a bunch steve for your prompt response. i agree, it’s right to always follow the law. now then do you think you could get me the rest of the songs i mentioned? once again, shukran.

  30. John Oloo says:

    @ Saminator
    I now think that post No. 224 could be “Mwana Mpuku” by Bokelo as it mentions “Mwana Mpuku” several times. It sounds like an Orchestre Veve song and given that Veve has “Mwana Mburu” I initially thought that the 2 songs might be related. Jaribu (post no. 227) thinks it is “Moseka” by Bokelo but the song clearly mentions “Mwana Mpuku” several times.

  31. David Ochan says:

    @ John Oloo & Saminator
    The song in #224 is indeed MOSEKA by Johnny Bokelo as JARIBU posted in #227.
    After this song MOSEKA, Bokelo improved on it and the resultant was MWANA PUKU which came in Parts 1&2.
    In Zaire speak, you may therefore call MOSEKA as the Original version of Mwana Mpuku.

  32. John Oloo says:

    @ Ochan
    Does anyone have Mwana Puku 1 & 2 then?

  33. Robert says:

    @All
    I am still around and keeping in touch with the goings on here. I am compiling some Mwinshehe will soon upload for all.

  34. saminator says:

    @ ochan and john oloo
    the MWANA PUKU i talk about mentions ”pili na mwogo kota bien”, lingala for the pili (chili) and cassava combination is nice…..or something like that. could it be the same one?

  35. David Ochan says:

    @ Saminator
    It is the one.
    The good thing with this Clan is that you can expect the unexpected. Someone might post MWANA PUKU

  36. Fred says:

    Isn’t “Mwna Mpuku” and “Moseka” the same?
    I have them some where check back here, i f I get them I will post them.

  37. Humphry says:

    @203 Thanx Nobrun.

    I still haven’t gotten a response to my several requests for lyrics of (1) Pamela by Les Wanyika (2) Paulina by Les Wanyika (3) Embakasi by Orchestra Mangelepa.

  38. JARIBU says:

    @ Fred,
    David Ochan explained in post 231 the genesis of Moseka and Mwana Mpuku.

  39. saminator says:

    @ ochan,
    i’ve checked it out and it’s indeed the one. my only disappointment was that i did not get the part 1 and 2 form (Mwana Puku). it was indeed a surprise from the clan.
    but could you surprise me again, bwana ochan; might you be from northern uganda? because that’s my home region and is where i grew up savouring that kind of music on my granddad’s jukebox presented to him by my late equally music loving uncle. the name ochan is one of the popular ones there.
    then finally i still appeal to the good clansmen out there to get us SULIA and NISAIDIE, and of course, MWANA PUKU. shukran.

  40. saminator says:

    @ ochan,
    i’ve checked it out and it’s indeed the one. my only disappointment was that i did not get the part 1 and 2 form (Mwana Puku). it was indeed a surprise from the clan.
    but could you surprise me again, bwana ochan; might you be from northern uganda? because that’s my home region and is where i grew up savouring that kind of music on my granddad’s jukebox presented to him by my late equally music loving uncle. the name ochan is one of the popular ones there.
    then finally i still appeal to the good clansmen out there to get us SULIA and NISAIDIE, and of course, MWANA PUKU. shukran. by the way i almost forgot, i got another surprise when i got hold of the original pamela, and i thought i could also land on paulina, original. anyone out there got an idea?

  41. Waweru says:

    @ Humphry,

    Is the Pamela song you’re looking for the one with the words ‘Nasikia waniita ehh lakini mama uningojee. Kwani najua unachokitaka Pamela eh oh ohh………. Nitakuja nikuone mama, nikupe busu oh Mama Pamela”.

    Confirm if it is the one. I may be able to get it to you.

  42. JARIBU says:

    @Waweru,
    I hope you realize that Humphrey is looking for lyrics and not the songs.

  43. Waweru says:

    @ JARIBU

    Oops! I hadn’t realised that he actuallywanted lyrics not songs. Wish him all the best.

  44. Arnol_79 says:

    @All

    please some “mabatalai”

  45. Emma says:

    @All

    Been out for a long while. Where is everybody?

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