Wednesday, June 21, 2006

In your face! I found a Ghana CD.

I post this as a celebration of the rich musical heritage Ghana has brought to the world. As far as soccer/football is concerned, I put giant hex on you! Your feet will be as of clay and your goal will always be downhill! This one, Ghana: Ancient Ceremonies: Songs & Dance Music is on the Nonesuch label which also puts out stuff by, Kronos Quartet, Philip Glass, David Byrne, Wilco, Varttina, Laurie Anderson, Pat Metheny, Ry Cooder, and on and on. If you ever see something that's on the Nonesuch label and you never heard of them, pick it up because chances are it'll be pretty good. This is another traditional music field recording type of thing. The quality is pretty good but I wish it was a little longer. I think it was just transferred from an Lp straight to a CD without any additional material added. If you go to the Nonesuch site, they have the complete liner notes to the CD posted and even have a streaming radio station. Buy stuff from their label, they're really great. This is all Mr. AMG had to say about it,
"A Nonesuch re-release of music recorded in the '70s is the best general introduction to Ghanian traditional music, in that there's variety in singing styles, types of music, and instrumentation, along with excellent playing and very fine recording quality."

Ghana is a scary team to face. It all depends on what U.S. team and what Ghana Team shows up to play. I do think that the guys Ghana will be missing for this match will hurt them more than the guys that the U.S. team will be missing. This one would normally be hard to predict, but due to my hex:
Ghana 2
U.S. 87

Track List:
1. Dogumbo Song (Sandema)
2. Dzil Duet (Accra)
3. Gonje Songs (Achimota)
4. Donno Drummers (Yeji)
5. Kassena-Nankani Festival (Navrongo)
6. Ahanta Chant I (Dixcove)
7. Ahanta Chant II (Dixcove)
8. Wiiks And Mpintintoa (Wiaga)
9. Marilli (Yeji)
10. Chohun And Gyamadudu (Nima)
11. Donno Drunmmers (Yeji)

Quick Stats:
Ghana Compilation - Nonesuch label
51 MB
192 kbps
pw = Nonesuch


At 6/22/2006 3:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I apologize but I don't know how else to ask this.. I would like to listen to the Ethiopian LP you had on here but I can't extract the archive because the entry is no longer here and thus the password is a mystery. Could you divulge the password for the Ethiopian archive?

Thanks for the great blog. :)

At 6/22/2006 11:12 AM, Blogger Escape Goat said...

Thanks, the Ethiopian is still available. Look in the June archives. Everything is there.

At 6/23/2006 6:36 AM, Anonymous belubettlo said...

Hi, Been away from my Internet Public Library too long, but the internet is such a huge resource and time is limited.
Thanks for the Ghanaian post. Agree with what you said about Nonesuch.
Watched the game the other night. Your lads played well, but it wasn't their night.
Glad to see you're still in business.

At 6/26/2006 10:29 PM, Blogger Escape Goat said...

Yo belubettlo, I didn't forget. I checked out two CDs from the Library for you,
Gypsy Folk Songs from Hungary - Kalyi Jag "Black Fire"

Musique Tzigane - Hungarian Gypsy Music - Sandor Lakatos.

Do you have a preference?


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