Wednesday, September 19, 2007

This Hustling World -MP3-

September 19th 2007

Next week, I'll be in Madrid to spin some records at a party thrown by the fine folks from Vampisoul Records. I can't wait to play out my latest finds. For all of you who can't make it there, here's my newest mix with some of the records I found on my trip to Ghana.

I guess most of you already know the fabulous 2 Ghana Soundz compilations. I made an effort to avoid using any tracks that were included on those. If you like what you hear on this mix and for some reason don't already own Ghana Soundz 1&2, do yourself a favor and support a really cool record label as well as the people behind this great music by surfing over to Soundway Records and ordering these two or any other of their fantastic releases. Downloads from the internet should never be a substitute for purchasing legitimate reissues on CD or Vinyl.

All artists or bands on this mix are from Ghana except the Apostles who were a Nigerian band. Click on the image to listen:

Click on image to listen!

00:00 Gyedu-Blay Ambolley -this hustling world
04:10 Marijata -break through
09:10 George Danquah -just for a moment
12:48 Rob -more
18:00 The Apostles -black is beautiful
22:30 Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu -victory
26:40 K. Frimpong -kyenkyen bi adu m'awu
33:33 Ebo Taylor -peace on earth
41:10 Gyedu-Blay Ambolley -fa no dem ara
45:45 George Danquah -araba soso wo ndzema
49:58 Bunzu Soundz -zimabu
53:10 CK Mann -ahejde

35 comments:

Cyril said...

Great stuff as always Frank and very deep, i really enjoyed "peace and love" the 3 last tracks. Thanks !

Anonymous said...

Wow. Excellent mix.

Did you happen to find any copies of the Sweet Talks' Kusum Beat in Ghana?

Frank said...

no, unfortunatelly, I didn't find Kusum Beat... maybe on my next visit to Ghana in a couple of weeks.

Elvis said...

Wonderful mix one more time thank you!!!

Some of these tunes appear on the compilations Afro Rock vol1, The Danque and Booniay, but the best ones in your mix don't!!!

Anonymous said...

1 more wonderful mix from my favourite dj Im so happy
many many thanks frank
& good luck in spain

matt said...

thanks frank...do you have any more tracks by Rob?

matt said...

The Vampisoul Party must be for the launch of the Tony Allen and Orlando Julius LPs..??

Frank said...

There's a few other strong tracks on the Rob LP that I found but I'm stil missing his other record... another reason to go back to Accra in the near future...

I guess you're right about the launch of those two records but I don't have anything to do with those releases.

gotz said...

respect !

save these vinyls in sure place and spin it in good party !

Mr. Dubbs said...

Great mix Frank. Hope Madrid is a good time. Can you give some information on George Danquah? Was he a one platter wonder or does he have a few more releases you know of? Thaks for all your hard, selfless work!

Frank said...

Sorry, I only found the LP "hot & jumpy" by George Danquah. I just checked on Google and it appears that there is a compilation out with more funk tracks by him. The Cd is called "The Danque" and I think I'll just go ahead and order it on Amazon...

Mr. Dubbs said...

Dear Frank,
I feel like an ass now since I actually own The Danque; it's been forever since I gave it a listen (I was also under the impression that The Danque and Booniay from Afrodisiac Records were out-of-print).
Apropos: ""Downloads from the internet should never be a substitute for purchasing legitimate reissues on CD or Vinyl" and "Some of these tunes appear on the compilations Afro Rock vol1, The Danque and Booniay, but the best ones in your mix don't!!!":
George Duquah: 'Hot & Jumpy' on Booniay!!
George Duquah: 'Just A Moment' on The Danque!!
K. Frimpong: 'Kyenkyen Bi Adi M'awu': on Afro-Rock Vol. 1
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley: 'This Hustling World' & 'Fa No Dem Ara' on Booniay!!
Bunzu Doundz: 'Zimabu', "Zinabu" on Love's A Real Thing: The Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa.

Please people, go buy these LPs and support the artists and the labels putting this stuff out!!

Thanks again Frank!

Anonymous said...

Arent Booniay!! and the Dangue both bootlegs?

Dont want to start a rumour but they dont look official.

Dress

Evan said...

Dear Dress,
It's true, Booniay!! and The Danque!! do appear to be shady: NO artist info, NO original record co. licensing info, just the track list, etc. Also the sound mastering on both LPs is a bit too compressed. Afrodisiac put them out first, but no longer do so (it was an LA Dj who tracked the tracks down). BRG Records is now the license giver and presser of the LPs. And BRG offers no contact info! (Though they are based in Los Angeles). So we can't ask if they are bootlegs either. But, all this said, we don't know if they're bootlegs or not. So. Buyer beware.

Frank said...

If those are bootlegs, it would be pretty bold from BRG to sell mp3s off the out of print recrd online... I'll be back in Ghana soon and perhaps I'll get to talk to some of the artists (unknowingly?) involved...

Pieter said...

Enjoy some Cava for me in Madrid (though not real Cava country like Barcelona, it shouldn't be hard to find a bar that serves it chilled!). Have fun at the Vampisoul party.

PS. I'm pretty sure those Afrodisiac Booniay/Danque are bootlegs: hardly any information, almost like white label...

Frank said...

Will do so Pieter! Already indulged in baby octopus with black sauce and a nice bottle of white wine today...

thebeathunters said...

great mix! i really enjoyed the lagos disco mix as well (currently groovin' on it) too bad the 2 other mixes are off... keep on diggin'

Anonymous said...

we need you to visit L.A. frank, wax in tow. surely you must know Egon of Stones Throw or Lucas (Cut Chemist) or Miles of Breakestra? they put together the best club we have here, Funky Sole every saturday. u would be right at home and we would be sweaty and thankful.

~prof cantaloupe

gavin said...

Frank,

Just want to say thank you so much for the music and your wonderful blog. I only just discovered it today and have just finished reading it from start to finish and will be listening to your mixes over the coming weeks. It's been fascinating reading about your adventures and the people you've met and the lengths you go to digging for these gems.

Peace!

Frank said...

Dear Prof. Cantaloupe,

I only know Miles, he gave me a promo copy of the first Breakestra 45 in NYC some 8 years or so ago... I'd be delighted to come to LA with a box of records. I usually visit the US every year around June or July so maybe we can do this next summer.

rbarenblat said...

This is fabulous. Thank you.

Olli Sulopuisto said...

I created a cue file for the mp3. So if anyone cares about getting the performer and song names right in their player, go grab the file @ http://rapidshare.com/files/63373258/this_hustling_world.cue.html

And oh: Thanks for the great mix.

beef said...

yup yup. a friend just pointed me in this direction. sing the praises. i've got some new sweet tunes to listen to for a while. appreciate your work and love for seeking these wonders.

Al said...

Hi Frank,

Just got the T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo release from the Soundway guys in Brighton - it's fine stuff. Thanks for the tip!

Cheers,

Al

Dave C said...

Just wanted to say I just discovered this blog recently the music is awesome. Thanks!

Chris said...

Holy Cow, Frank! I don't even remember how I stumbled on your blog, but this mix popped up as I was parking in front of my daughter's apartment last night. I had the windows down, and she and a couple of friends were sitting on the front steps. I killed the motor and sat there for about two minutes, with the car stereo on eleven, pumping out these amazing sounds. Many thanks from Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Frank said...

Hey Chris,
great to hear these sounds make it all the way out to Atlanta! Makes my day!

All the best from (currently) Accra, Ghana.

Frank

Anonymous said...

Frank, thanks for your great posts. Keep up the good work.

I have both Booniay and The Danque CDs and they list track name, artist, and record company. Booniay is an excellent compilation.

Lyle

Anonymous said...

you are doing a great job with this blog!only killer stuffs in here!!many thanks!!

funkymonkey said...

Man, these are supa'powerful tunes! What is really awesome for me its your great taste and dedication to extremely rare grooves! U're definitely one of the few on the planet! Many many thanx from Moscow, Ru

krilli said...

Hi,

I've had this mix on my computer for quite some time now, don't know how it got there, but it is excellent. Thanks!

p said...

frank this is one the best mixes i've ever heard. thanks for the jamz, especially george danquah's.

peace from manila
p

p said...

Frank my man, I just gotta ask....can you give me more information on Rob? Been looking all over the internet for album info for this Ghanaian artist....I gotta say that "More" is probably the sickest most funkiest jam I've ever heard.

more power to you
P

Frank said...

"more" is from his first, self titled LP which is very tough to find. His second LP "make it fast make it slow" is even rarer and is very badly pressed and produced. There might be re-issues of both albums coming out soon though...