Alemayehu Eshete

Ethiopiques, Vol. 9: Alemayehu Eshete 1969-1974

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Ethiopiques, Vol. 9: Alemayehu Eshete 1969-1974 Review

by Rob Ferrier

This disc offers 22 tracks from the man once known as the Ehtiopian James Brown. Like the others in the series, the music here is funk-tinged with Armenian overtones. Like most of the other volumes, this one is a stone blast all the way through. Eshete was a soul singer in the classic tradition. He didn't so much sing to his audience as seduce it, working himself and his fans into a sweat-soaked frenzy. Fans of the series might remember this man from Volume 8. If you liked the sound of that, give this a try. If you haven't been hipped to this series yet, there are worse places to start. This disc is a perfect example of what the rest of the series has to offer; ferocious horns, groovy guitar licks and a definite Mideast influence that reminds one of the early days of rai, back before they discovered the synthesizer. Anyone with a passion for funk or the sound of '70s Africa should pick up this set.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Amha Eshete 04:33 Amazon
2
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Amha Eshete 03:43 Amazon
3
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Amha Eshete 03:32 Amazon
4
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Tebèbè Bèlatchèw / Amha Eshete 02:21 Amazon
5
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Amha Eshete 03:54 Amazon
6
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Lemma Demissewe / Amha Eshete 01:45 Amazon
7
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Amha Eshete 03:40 Amazon
8
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Amha Eshete 03:35 Amazon
9
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Amha Eshete 03:17 Amazon
10
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Amha Eshete / Mekonnen X 03:19 Amazon
11
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Amha Eshete 03:46 Amazon
12
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Amha Eshete 03:14 Amazon
13
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Amha Eshete 04:41 Amazon
14
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Amha Eshete 02:48 Amazon
15
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Amha Eshete 03:02 Amazon
16
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Amha Eshete 03:09 Amazon
17
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Lemma Demissewe / Amha Eshete 02:37 Amazon
18
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Lemma Demissewe / Amha Eshete 02:37 Amazon
19
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Amha Eshete 02:41 Amazon
20
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Amha Eshete 03:03 Amazon
21
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Amha Eshete 02:23 Amazon
22
Alemayehu Eshete feat: Amha Eshete 02:37 Amazon
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