Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ethiopiques Volume 10 – Tezeta: Ethiopian Blues & Ballads

Excellent stuff – even if this volume isn't as funky as other numbers in the Ethiopiques series! Instead, the tracks are soulful and bluesy numbers – half vocal, half instrumental tunes, with a really dark approach, and backings that are spare and extremely haunting. The vocalists are amazing – with a wailing crying tone that really sets the mood of the CD – and the instrumentalists follow suit with moody solo work on guitar and tenor sax. Titles include "Eyetegnu Negu" by Frew Haylou, "Hedetch Alu" by Mulequen Mellesse, "Tezeta" by Mahmoud Ahmed, "Tezeta" by Menelik Wesnatchew, "Gubelye" by Mulatu Astatqe, and "Alteleyeshegnem" by Alemayehu Eshete. © 1996-2010, Dusty Groove America, Inc.

01 Frew Haylou - Eyetegnu Nequ - Frew Haylou
02 Hedetch Alu - Muluqen Mellesse
03 Teredtchewalehu - Alemayehu Eshete
04 Heywete - Tesfa-Maryam Kidane
05 Tezeta - Seyfou Yohannes
06 Alteleyeshegnem - Alemayehu Eshete
07 Gubelye - Mulatu Astatqe
08 Tezeta - Mahmoud Ahmed
09 Man Yehon Telleq Sew - Alemayehu Eshete
10 Tezeta - Tesfa-Maryam Kidane
11 Tezeta - Menelik Wesnatchew
12 Tezeta Slow - Getatchew Kassa
13 Tezeta Slow - Getatchew Kassa


marram62 said...


Feq'wah said...

Indeed, an excellent collection, the whole series is, actually.

Thanks for the share.

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derek j adams at gmail dot com said...

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