ORIGINAL PRESSINGS

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    Livy Ekemezie LP

    $1,500
    • USD: $900

    Label: Linic Major Production

    Artist: Livy Ekemezie

    Album: Friday Night

    Grade: Sealed copy. Flat! 

    What a record.. Rare as & unopened. Be the one to crack the seal on this incredible slice of afro boogie wonder.

    Still relatively unknown & an absolutely top notch dance-floor album.

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    Muluken Melesse LP

    $1,500
    • USD: $900

    Label: Kaifa Records – LPKF 39

    Artist: Muluken Melesse 

    Album: Muluken Sings Shewalul

    Grade: Ex (Clean/Shop stock) with scratch audible in latter part of B2, into B3.

    Blazing talent out of the Gojam region of Ethiopia backed by the amazing Equators Band.

    Muluken Melesse is one of the most revered singers of all time in Ethiopia, being so highly acclaimed for his vocal tone and original delivery.

    Wicked grooves with extended solos throughout, including some wild antics on conga & vibraphone by none other than Mulatu Astatke!

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    Nour El Houda 10″

    $170
    • USD: $102

    Label: Parlophone – VDL. 106

    Voix De L’Orient Series

    Artist: Nour El Houda

    Side A/B: Ala Oum El Manadilla

    Grade: Vg+ (shop stock)

    78 RPM.

    Exquisite Egyptian Shellac with the main theme running across both sides of the disc. 

    Beautiful acapella vocal meets hypnotic groove in the Egyptian orchestral style.

    Side A:  Part 1

    Side B:
  • Label: Amin – Amin 002

    Artist: Tilahun Gessesse

    A/B Side: Tewat Mata Tekazie / Besak Befegegeta

    Grade: EX (shop stock)

    Nice tunes with Lo-fi wah wah guitar and mandolin giving the main flavour.

    Side A: Tewat Mata Tekazie

    Side B: Besak Befegegeta
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    Aktion LP

    $625
    • USD: $375
    Label: Clover Sound - CXL 2005 Artist: Aktion Album: Celebration Grade: Side 1: VG- / Side 2: VG / Sleeve VG and nice.. Strong playing copy of this rare Nigerian Psych Funk Fuzz Heavyweight. Every track is a dancefloor bomb, such an amazing album. Side 1 has a scratch that is more pronounced towards track 4 but plays through whole side nicely. Side 2 is very clean & a strong VG. Listen to the sound file for a sample across the majority of tracks.
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    Abebe Tessema 7″

    $185
    • USD: $111

    Label: Philips - PH 265

    Artist: Abebe Tessema (backed by the Rainbow Orchestra)

    Side A/B: Yimama / Yam Loga

    Grade: EX (shop stock)

    Hypnotic cultural music which was no doubt played in the Ethiopian National Theatre at some time.

    Both sides featuring a nice 3/4 feel over some deep organ & horn sounds, with backing vocal chorus.

    Side A: Yimama

    Side B: Yam Loga

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    Label: Philips - PH 237

    Artist: Getatchew Kassa (with The Walias Band)

    Side A/B: Yene Alem / Wededkuh Maletish Layker

    Grade: Vg to Vg+ (some clicks on a side otherwise clean sound)

    Beautiful sounding record, featuring the Walias Band in their prime.

    Getatchew is in great voice, pleading out to the ladies ‘Yene Alem!’ ‘My World!’

    Side A: Yene Alem

    Side B: Wededkuh Maletish Layker

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    Mahmoud Ahmed LP

    $675
    • USD: $405

    Label: Kaifa Records - LPKF 20

    Artist: Mahmoud Ahmed (with Ibex Band)

    Album: Ere Mela Mela

    Grade: Vg- to Vg (some clicks)

    Seldom dug up classic from much loved Ethiopian Tenor Mahmoud Ahmed.

    Hypnotic sounds all round, and featuring the track ‘Mela Mela’, which has a deeper, more subdued mood than the Amha 45 cut.

    Check the Seifu Yohannes 45 of ‘Mela Mela’, also listed.

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    BLO LP

    $250
    • USD: $150
    Label: Afrodisia - DWAPS 56 Artist: Blo Album: Step Three Grade: Strong VG / Sleeve VG Very nice copy of a Nigerian Funk Rock classic. One of the best out there with all the heavy drums & hendrix inspired riffery, instant classic. Check the sample for a cross section of tracks
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    Mike Umoh LP

    $180
    • USD: $108

    Label: Duomo – DSL 0088

    Artist: Mike Umoh 

    Album: Getting On, Getting Down

    Grade: Side 1: VG- / Side 2: VG / Sleeve: G

    Superb Afro Funk Disco..

    Get way down to Shake your Body on this Nigerian Synth Excursion.

    Check the sample for a cross section of tracks

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    Label: Kothari - K 1

    Artist: Wendyifraw Weretta

    Side A/B: Sean Aya / Fikri Hesum

    Grade: NM (shop stock)

    Wicked and deep 5/8 Eritrean double sider. Strictly for the connoisseurs.

    Killer lick back reverb on the snare and claps. Also some low-end bass to be found in the b side ‘Fikri Hesum’, if you are able to dial it up!

    Side A: Sean Aya

    Side B: Fekri Husum

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    Seifu Yohannes 7″

    $250
    • USD: $150

    Label: AMHA - AE 270

    Artist: Seifu Yohannes

    A/B Side: Mela Mela / Tezeta

    Grade: Vg- to Vg

    Killer 6/8 banger on the A side

    B side Tezeta (a nostalgic memory) is purest Ethiopian, nowhere else on the continent can pull this kind of sound!

    Check the Mahmoud Ahmed version of ‘Mela Mela’, also listed. 

    A Side: Mela Mela

    B Side: Tezeta
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    Hirut Bekele 7″

    $170
    • USD: $102

    Label: AMHA - AE 570

    Artist: Hirut Bekele

    Side A/B: Almokerkum Nebere / Esu Naw Meselegne

    Grade: Vg- to Vg (Green & red marbled vinyl) slight surface hiss due to coloured vinyl.

    Funking a side from one of the best female singers, from ‘the golden era’ of Ethiopian music.

    Check the mid song jam, funky highland guitar meets slamming drums.

    Side A: Almokerkum Nebere

    Side B: Esu Naw Meselegne
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    William Onyeabor LP

    $1,000
    • USD: $600
    Label: Wilfilms - WLP 030 Artist: William Onyeabor Album: Good Name Grade: Side 1: VG- / Side 2: VG / Sleeve VG You Know this ! A great copy of a super rare Nigerian Synth Boogie Bomb. Beats the reissue to pieces... & pretty much anything else that steps in its way. Check the sample for a cross section of tracks
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    Label: Philips - Ph 108

    Artist: Menelik Wossenatchew / Telela Kebede

    A/B Side: Aderetch Arada / Kelemewa

    Grade: EX (shop stock)

    2 sides cut by Haile Selassie's Imperial Bodyguard Band.

    Menelik Wossenatchew's operatic vocal prowess is clear on Adarech Arada. It's about a hip little area in Addis where active young ladies would gather and what they got up to when their mothers weren't watching..gulp!

    The b side is a great theatrical piece with backing chorus.

    A Side: Aderetch Arada

    B Side: Kelemewa
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    Label: Philips - Ph 214

    Artist:Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Kassa (with Mulatu Astatke)

    Side A/B: Alemiye / Gubiliye

    Grade: G+ to Vg

    Track titles: Alemiye / Gubiliye

    Deep double sider from a couple of young ladies who used to sing together in an Addis Ababa bar. Mulatu heard them and said 'why don't we try something...'

    One of 2 x 45s that they cut on consecutive Philips releases.

    Some psyche sounds in there plus extended solos in the mid section of each track. Deeep!

    Side A: Alemiye

    Side B: Gubiliye
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    Label: Philips - PH 101

    Artist: Tilahun Gessesse / Mulatu Astatke

    Side A/B: Tiz Alegn Yetintu / Emnete

    Grade: G+ to Vg

    Needs little intro...

    The great Tilahun Gessesse, Ethiopia’s most celebrated singer of all time, laying it down over a 6/4 groove.

    B side is Mulatu doings his thing! Emnete means ‘My thoughts.’

    Label is rough but the record better.

    A play out copy, clicks near the beginnings but still drops!

    Side A: Tiz Alegn Yetintu

    Side B: Emnete

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    Label: AFA - N.E.C. 20777 Artist: George Arvanitas Trio Album: Porgy and Bess Grade: VG+ / Sleeve also VG+. Super clean copy throughout. Incredible LP filled with classic Jazz & Funk drum breaks. French release from the early 70s, check the version of Summertime. Sublime.
  • Label: Philips Artist: Tilahun Gessesse Side A/B: Sinibit / Bey Dehina Keremy Grade: NM condition, with original picture sleeve also in NM condition. Side A/B: