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Album: African Groove (Putumayo)
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Released: 2003
Length: 2:53
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Better than those Afro Celt guys.
Had this fun compilation for years. It's a regular on long car journeys coz it's such a mash up
There apparently are RP listener's who don't appreciate the diversity of music produced around the world..
A Putumayo disk! Always deliver something exotic to these white-boy ears. Luscious as a morning in the desert when it starts to get hot again :)
 jschontag wrote:
This song is mis-labeled. The recording is "Legacy" by Phil Keaggy off of his Acoustic Sketches album. I know because it is one of my favorites and I've listened to it hundreds of times.

 
That would be the next song in the rotation, not this one.
This song is mis-labeled. The recording is "Legacy" by Phil Keaggy off of his Acoustic Sketches album. I know because it is one of my favorites and I've listened to it hundreds of times.
{#Cheers} I could feel hot flames of fire roaring at my back  {#Fire}
Very nice!  Moves along at a nice clip; simultaneously energetic and soothing.
oneTinNC wrote:
I play this tune for my daughter and son often when I'm taking them to school. They love it. THey call it The UM-OW Song. :bananajam:
UM-OW ta here
I play this tune for my daughter and son often when I'm taking them to school. They love it. THey call it The UM-OW Song. :bananajam:
Loved this music. Woke me up a bit! :bananasplit:
tg3k wrote:
OMHO this song was OK for the first few listens, but it's worn thin over time.
I agree - used to like this one - but it's starting to get unlistenable.
Sounds like African jungle rhythms from some traveling guys.
Not bad, but not enough heavy percussion for me.
masterhead wrote:
larz..I guess that really hit home...As I said just open your mind brother..Leave hatred behind you
Knock off the ignorant comments and it's a deal.
brighthue wrote:
I've got it now... Green Dolpin Street - and it only plays once or twice. :whistle:
So, someone else has an ear for the Standards. I knew right away what the melody was being quoted.
This song seems to quote "On green dolphin street" a jazz standard. Anyone get that?
larz wrote:
Don't be an asshole. Just because he doesn't personally like a region's style of music doesn't make him rascist. Fuck.
larz..I guess that really hit home...As I said just open your mind brother..Leave hatred behind you
larz wrote:
Don't be an asshole. Just because he doesn't personally like a region's style of music doesn't make him rascist. Fuck.
I second that. I don't like necessarily Michael Jackson's music...what does that make me? A racist? A misogynist? Too close-minded about the pedophile lifestyle?* Please Masterhead, enlighten us! I'm amazed by people who are so high and mighty they can't see how stupid they look to us low-lifes on the ground. BTW, OMHO this song was OK for the first few listens, but it's worn thin over time. Maybe it's because I don't like anyone who lives south of me. Maybe not. High-Pro Glow indeed! * Apologies to any Michael fans who might happen to read this. He may not be guilty, but he's a nutcase nonetheless.
masterhead wrote:
Well it takes years and a lot of work to erase the racist aspect of your brain.
Don't be an asshole. Just because he doesn't personally like a region's style of music doesn't make him racist. Fuck.
this is good....... :sunny.gif:
masterhead wrote:
Well it takes years and a lot of work to erase the racist aspect of your brain.
That's not nice. How long did you have to study for your PC Thought Police merit badge, eh? :moon:
keemun wrote:
it's good, but like almost all sorts of African/world-beat stuff I hear, I don't find it really remarkable.
Well it takes years and a lot of work to erase the racist aspect of your brain.
ChardRemains wrote:
Don't generally go for the African beat stuff, but this is good, good, good. (Like Brigitte Bardot)
...Or are you just PRETENDing?
it's good, but like almost all sorts of African/world-beat stuff I hear, I don't find it really remarkable.
Boy, these two share quite a musical EAR. That transition was seamless! (From PS She Moves On)
Don't generally go for the African beat stuff, but this is good, good, good. (Like Brigitte Bardot)
This is the only place I get to hear this type of music, and I really don't think it's overplayed.
It had been years since I heard/danced to this track...Excellent dance music....
jimmyp wrote:
Enough of these guys. Getting a bit repetitive.
ditto :rolleyes:
Enough of these guys. Getting a bit repetitive.
Croak croak? If Peter Gabriel wasn't already played before this, I'd say follow up with "Shaking The Tree"...
Sounds like a Shabba Ranks sample in there -- the "Eye ho ho" bit. Anyone know? Is it credited on the liner notes?
Shimmer wrote:
Like alot of the African music played on RP, has a great groove that wears thin in under 60 seconds. Remember, people: rhythm + melody + harmony = music. You usually need all three ingredients to make a good song, plus half-way intelligent lyrics and two heaping spoonfuls of structure. Mix well, bake, and serve!
Yeah, well, this is the second time I've heard this tune and the groove is wearing even better this time. Now I know why I stopped using recipes when I cook. Tastes even better that way.
No fancy analysis. Just don't like it. =;
tdogboy wrote:
Are you sure you've got the right song? I don't hear any jazz standard repeated throughout the song. :??: :??: :??:
I've got it now... Green Dolpin Street - and it only plays once or twice. :whistle:
Shimmer wrote:
Like alot of the African music played on RP, has a great groove that wears thin in under 60 seconds. Remember, people: rhythm + melody + harmony = music. You usually need all three ingredients to make a good song, plus half-way intelligent lyrics and two heaping spoonfuls of structure. Mix well, bake, and serve!
What the hell does that mean? How does a song have a great groove and yet somehow not follow your recipe? If all styles of music followed the same recipe, there wouldn't be much diversity now would there? What are you, the Martha Stewart of good music? Climb off of your throne and broaden your horizons!
Shimmer wrote:
Like alot of the African music played on RP, has a great groove that wears thin in under 60 seconds. Remember, people: rhythm + melody + harmony = music. You usually need all three ingredients to make a good song, plus half-way intelligent lyrics and two heaping spoonfuls of structure. Mix well, bake, and serve!
Oh, thank you, all knowing music god, Shimmer...... what on earth would we do if you were not here to instruct us morons on what music is?!?! :rolleyes:
Ethnic music may transform and be influenced by western music. If you deny this then you become a conservative, non changing individual....shame on you
for some african music that doesnt sound like paul simon without paul simon, or just plain old disneyland-ified... try Konono.
oldslabsides wrote:
hmmmm...tribal...yuk...
I love tribal music, but this song is......yuk.
hmmmm...tribal...yuk...
Like alot of the African music played on RP, has a great groove that wears thin in under 60 seconds. Remember, people: rhythm + melody + harmony = music. You usually need all three ingredients to make a good song, plus half-way intelligent lyrics and two heaping spoonfuls of structure. Mix well, bake, and serve!
while(1) { play("African Rythm Travellers"); } Yes, you said what I wanted to say ;) amcallis wrote:
annoying + overplayed = :puke:
annoying + overplayed = :puke:
alanb wrote:
Ya, that's it, exactly! What language is that? What does it translate to? :)
translation: "quick, reach for the mute button!" :wink: actually, i'm not entirely sure why, but this really reminds me of that terrible "who let the dogs out" song - maybe the barking matches up with the "high-pro-glow" part of this track.
Very annoying
Platypus wrote:
"mmmm-ahhh, hi-pro glow"?
Seems to me that the phrase mimics a percussion effect, and really works in the mix. Reminds me of that gourd with the grooves that is rasped with a stick.
Annoying lyrics, especially the yodling thing.
Didn't Allison Moyet do something like this?!
Platypus wrote:
"mmmm-ahhh, hi-pro glow"?
Ya, that's it, exactly! What language is that? What does it translate to? :)
"mmmm-ahhh, hi-pro glow"?
iggy33 wrote:
A bit like the Mission Impossible theme set in Africa...
exactly! It's a great builder after Simon's "She moves on" too.
A bit like the Mission Impossible theme set in Africa...
Hey, I liked this. It was Aftrican traditional meets dance/trance. There's not accounting for taste, but lighten up a bit!
interesting song...but perhaps played a bit too much on RP? :??:
Originally Posted by brighthue: :??: What IS that jazz standard they quote in this song? The first few bars of that standard melody run through this tune several times. Anyone? I used to play that song at jazz jams and it's driving me NUTS that I can't identify it.
Are you sure you've got the right song? I don't hear any jazz standard repeated throughout the song. :??: :??: :??:
Pretty decent, thanks. :bounce:
I guess I have to get my work done in total silence. This is absolute garbage.
:??: What IS that jazz standard they quote in this song? The first few bars of that standard melody run through this tune several times. Anyone? I used to play that song at jazz jams and it\'s driving me NUTS that I can\'t identify it.
that is whacked!
Originally Posted by FeatFanMike: Vocals reminded me of Ladysmith Black Mambazo (did I get that correct?) from Paul Simon's Graceland fame. Anyone else?
Different, but of the same continent. This tune is featured on the Putamaya World Music album African Groove.
Vocals reminded me of Ladysmith Black Mambazo (did I get that correct?) from Paul Simon\'s Graceland fame. Anyone else?