Alemayehu Eshete

Ethiopiques, Vol. 9: Alemayehu Eshete 1969-1974

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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
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feat: Amha Eshete
04:33 Amazon
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feat: Amha Eshete
03:43 Amazon
3
feat: Amha Eshete
03:32 Amazon
4
02:21 Amazon
5
feat: Amha Eshete
03:54 Amazon
6
01:45 Amazon
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feat: Amha Eshete
03:40 Amazon
8
feat: Amha Eshete
03:35 Amazon
9
feat: Amha Eshete
03:17 Amazon
10
03:19 Amazon
11
feat: Amha Eshete
03:46 Amazon
12
feat: Amha Eshete
03:14 Amazon
13
feat: Amha Eshete
04:41 Amazon
14
feat: Amha Eshete
02:48 Amazon
15
feat: Amha Eshete
03:02 Amazon
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feat: Amha Eshete
03:09 Amazon
17
02:37 Amazon
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02:37 Amazon
19
feat: Amha Eshete
02:41 Amazon
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feat: Amha Eshete
03:03 Amazon
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feat: Amha Eshete
02:23 Amazon
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feat: Amha Eshete
02:37 Amazon
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