Soul-fuelled stompers from 1970s Ethiopia collected in new 3xLP

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“Straight from the dance floors of Addis Ababa.”

Ernesto Chahoud is releasing a new compilation of tracks from Ethiopia’s seventies music scene, this February via BBE.

Taitu: Soul-fuelled stompers from 1970s Ethiopia includes 25 tracks spanning r&b, rock, jazz, funk, and soul.

The album which is divided into two parts – “Ethiopian soul clappers” and “Ethiopian soul stompers” – features well known musicians, like “godfather of Ethio jazz” Mulatu Astatke and “Ethiopian Elvis” Alemayehu Eshete, alongside lesser known artists.

Taitu: Soul-fuelled stompers from 1970s Ethiopia is out 16th February on BBE.

Listen to Seifu Yohannes’ ‘Ebo Lala’ and check out the track list below.

Tracklist:

Ethiopian Stompers

1. Menelik Wossenatchew – Fikratchin*
2. Mulatu Astatke – Emnete
3. Teshome Meteku – Hasabe
4. Birkineh Wurga – Alkedashim
5. Selomon Shibeshi – Endiet Zenegashiw
6. Alemayehu Eshete – Chiro Adarie Negne
7. Hirut Bekele – Ewnetegna Feker
8. Bezunesh Bekele – Felagote
9. Alemayehu Eshete – Mekeyershene Salawke
10. Tilahun Gessesse – Aykedashim Libe
11. Merawi Yohannis – Teleyeshign
12. Hirut Bekele & Alemayehu Eshete – Temelese
13. Alemayehu Eshete – Honey Baby*

Ethiopian Clappers

1. Seifu Yohannes – Ebo Lala
2. Bezunesh Bekele – Aha Gedawo
3. Alemayehu Borobor – Yeshebelewa
4. Seifu Yohannes – Mela Mela
5. Tilahun Gessesse – Sigibgib Joroye
6. Alemayehu Eshete – Gizew Honeshyna
7. Bahta G. Hiwot – Tessassategn Eko*
8. Getatchew Kassa – Fikrishin Eshaleyu
9. Hirut Bekele – Almokerkum Nebere
10. Muluken Melesse – Alagegnhwatem
11. Menelik Wossenachew – Tezeta
12. Tamrat Molla – Ene Yewodedquat

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