Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sundaram Sai Bhajan Vol. 27

FLAC:   Side A   Side B

Side A
01. Mangala Dayaka Hey
02. Sadguru Om
03. Mukunda Madhava
04. Allah Ho Akbar
05. Prema Mayi Sai Ma
06. Sai Rma Sai Ram

Side B
07. Daya Karo Hari Narayana
08. Raghava Rama Raghuveera
09. Shivaya Parameshwaraya *
10. Hey Ranga Panduranga *
11. Shri Ram Jaya Ram
12. Govinda Madhava

* tracks 9 and 10 have a couple moments where the audio cuts out for a second

This tape is awesome.  Bhajan (devotional) music has really captured my attention lately and this is a really fun example.  This musical group seems to have something to do with Śri Sathya Sai Baba but the internet is not being too terribly clear on that point.  My copy is without an insert so I found the tracklist on the internet at the link above.  I hope it's accurate.

Note: including both the image of Side A and Side B pushed the FLAC zip files over the Mediafire size limit.  Here is a link to both images for completists like me:

Also, Tapess is on Facebook now.  So, if you want updates through there, now you can have that.

Here is a sample from track 4:
Sundaram (10/14/12) Tr 4 Sample by tapesssss

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

M. Polin - Ah! Je l'attends / Situation intéressante - Monologue


Here is a very old recording.  It sounds like a very old recording.  Recorded and pressed in 1905.  Can't find much of anything about this singer, not even the first name.  If anyone knows some stuff, let me know.  I'm curious.  Side 2 is literally just a monologue so it's pretty boring if you don't speak French (like me).

Here's a sound sample:
Polin (10/10/12) Samp by tapesssss

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mohammed Abdel Wahab - Meen 'azebak


Kickin' it off the right way.  Here's a recording from 1931.  Ripped straight from the delicious shellac it was pressed on.

And here's a sample:
Moh (09/18/12) sample by tapesssss

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Mamadou Lamine Maïga - Akara

FLAC:   Side A   Side B

Side A
01. Lawbe-Gua
02. Akara
03. Zikrou-Lah

Side B
04. Djinky
05. Souboba
06. Mbagnick

This tape is pretty damn energetic.  They're almost throwing too many sounds at you at once.  It's a fun listen.  This dude is from Senegal and he's got a killer voice.

Sorry for the month-long absence of tapes (I hope my uploading spree in April made up for it).  I moved recently and I'm all settled in now and ready to spend more time getting tapes up here.

Here is a preview from the title track:
Maiga (6/2/12) Tr 2 Samp by tapesssss

Monday, May 7, 2012

Super Rail Band Du Buffet Hotel De La Gare - Djougouya Magni

FLAC:   Side A   Side B

Side A
01. Djougouya Magni
02. Derimagni
03. Sanankoro Moriba
04. Dagna
05. N'donikegniba

Side B
06. Folikelaou
07. Soumba
08. M'barin
09. Dyanpamagni

If you're never listened to this band before, you probably shouldn't make this release the first one you hear.  I highly recommend getting their first album (reissued by Mississippi Records on vinyl and it's only $10) from 1970. This tape I'm posting is from 1990 and has a different lineup which is not bad by any means but you really must hear their music before Salif Keita spawned his solo career and left the group.  This is a great tape and I'm not trying to downplay it.  Just listen to their old stuff first.

Here's a preview from N'donikegniba:
Rail (5/7/12) Tr 5 Samp by tapesssss

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, and Lata Mangeshkar - An Evening In Paris / Love In Tokyo

FLAC:   Side A   Side B

Side A (An Evening In Paris)
01. An Evening In Paris (Mohammed Rafi)
02. Akele Akele Kahan Ja Rahe Ho (Mohammed Rafi)
03. Diwane Ka Naam To Puchho (Mohammed Rafi)
04. Raat Ke Hum Safar (Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle)
05. Aasman Se Aaya Farishta (Mohammed Rafi)
06. Mera Dil Hai Tera (Mohammed Rafi)

Side B (Love In Tokyo)
07. Love In Tokyo (Mohammed Rafi)
08. Koi Matwala (Lata Mangeshkar)
09. Oh Mere Shahe Khuban (Mohammed Rafi)
10. Sayonara (Lata Mangeshkar)
11. Oh Mere Shahe Khuban (Lata Mangeshkar)
12. Aaja Re Aa (Mohammed Rafi)

I've got a real treat for you all today.  Two of my top 5 Bollywood soundtracks on the same tape!  They fit together very nicely.  Mostly Mohammed Rafi solo songs, which is great in my book.  Shankar & Jaikishan (the composer duo) do a great job of fusing Parisian and Tokyo styles into the music while keeping true to Bollywood sound we all love.  I've said it once and I'll say it again: 60's Bollywood is solid gold.  If you only get one Bollywood tape from this blog, make it this one.

Here's a preview from track 1:
Evening (4/28/12) Tr 1 Samp by tapesssss

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Djeneba Seck - Kankeletigui


Side A
01. Kankeletigui
02. Baro
03. Mirimagni

Side B
01. Ladilikan
02. Djougouya
03. Kewaledjougou

Djeneba Seck is amazing.  Here is a little bio page if you're curious.  The vocals are reminiscent of Nahawa Doumbia at some points.  Really, the only thing I can find to complain about is the short duration of the tape (runs just under 30 minutes, which is why the FLAC fits in one file this time).  Check it out.

Here is a sample from track 3:
Djeneba (4/25/12) Tr 3 Samp by tapesssss