RADIO RAIN PARADE

[Sorry Bamba]
Last night’s radio show stretched time out proper, starting with a hypnotic track from Sorry Bamba’s upcoming album on Thrill Jockey, a real standout in a year thick with African reissues. This erroneous Guardian review by Rob Fitzpatrick claims that the song, “Yayoroba” (which Mr Fitzpatrick also misspelled), was “written to honor Bamba’s Dogon ancestors.” Actually, it’s an ode to ladies’ big behinds. THAT’S A SUBSTANTIAL DIFFERENCE. Anyhow, the music flows on, misunderstandings or no…

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tracklist:
Sorry Bamba Yayoroba Volume One: 1970-1979 Thrill Jockey
Pantha Du Prince Welt Am Draht (Die Vogel version) XI Versions of Black Noise Rough Trade
Shabazz Palaces Swerve… the reeping of all that is worthwhile (noir not withstanding Black Up Sub Pop
DJ Vampiros medley – La Sonidera Colombiana mix Rhein Rhuer bootleg
Damas Gratis La 3rd del Borracho Esquivando el Exito Damas Gratis
Kingdom Uptown Buck VA – Sounds of NYC Trouble & Bass
DJ Vampiros medley La Sonidera Colombiana mix Rhein Rhuer bootleg
Africa Hitech Out In the Streets 93 Million Miles Warp
Benjamin Thighpen Brief Candle Divide By Zero Sub Rosa
? (Moroccan) ? VA – Nojoum Wislane Nojoum Wislane
Pantha Du Prince Abglanz Black Noise Rough Trade
? (Moroccan) track 4 ? Sawt Nassim track / name info in Arabic, sorry…
Grupo Naidy El Botellon Arriba Suena Marimba! Smithsonian Folkways
Imanaren track 3 ? ? title/info in Arabic
Shabazz Palaces The Kings New Clothes Were Made With His Own Hands Black Up Thrill Jockey

3 thoughts on “RADIO RAIN PARADE”

  1. Not sure if the Guardian review was sneakily edited after you posted this, but the “written to honour Bamba’s Dogon ancestors” comment appears to refer to ‘Sayouwe’, not ‘Yayoroba’. Anyway! Sorry Bamba just shot up to the top of my wish list – thanks for that.

  2. hah — they quietly edited it *after* my post. I took a screenshot of the earlier version….

  3. Cheeky blighters – and the song title’s *still* spelt wrong. Classic Grauniad.

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