Riverside

World Folklore #4000(12”)  

RLP-4001~4006

RLP-4001

AFRICAN COAST RHYTHMS

Tribal and Folk Music of West Coast

 

This album is the music of West Africa, both traditional and contemporary by the people of the Gold Coast, 

Ivory Coast, Upper Volta, Soudan, French Guinea and Liberia; 1949

Side 1 

 1. Spirit Songs of the Baoule Bush

 2. Celebration Song 

 3. Gold Coast Drums – Barrel Drums and Cong-Gong 

 4. Prince’s Dance 

 5. Gold Coast Talking Drums 

 6. Anansi 

 7. Moslem Songs of the Gold Coast Northern Territory – Battle Song 

 8. Moslem Songs of the Gold Coast Northern Territory – Muezzin’s Song 

 9. Moslem Songs of the Gold Coast Northern Territory – Mossi Chant 

  10. Gold Coast Children’s Folk and War Songs and Mano Fish Song 

  11. Two Pagan Dances 

  12. Two Pagan Dances

Side 2

 13. Songs to Allah and Bambara Dance (Balaphons and Soudanese banjo) 

 14. Mossi Emperor’s Court Music – “In Praise of the Moro Naba” 

 15. Kissi Flute Music – “Welcome to the White Chief” 

 16. Soudanese Wandering Minstrels – “Kajira” 

 17. Soudanese Minstrels – “Doubajabija” 

 18. Malinke Love Song 

 19. Buzi (Loma) Harp Songs – “Woman Refuse the Ring” 

 20. Mano Work Song 

 21. Fanti Jamboree (square dance) 

NOTE: recorded in West Africa and edited by Arthur S. and Lois Alberts.

Notes based on material by Albert, Melville J. Herskovits and Richard A. Waterman. Cover by Paul Bacon. 

          

RIVERSIDE RECORDS are released by BILL GRAUER PRODUCTIONS 

125 LaSalle Street New York 27, N.Y. 

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RLP-4002

VOICE OF THE CONGO : TRIBAL MUSIC OF CENTRAL AFRICA

Music of the Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi  

Alan P. Merriam and his wife, Barbara made these recordings during an extended field trip taken in 1951 and 1952. 

Lobertine, Belgian Congo; 1951 – 52

Side 1 

 1. Bashi Men’s Social Dance Songs 

 2. Bashi Girl’s Song 

 3. Lobertina sung by Michael Fefe 

 4. Bashi Nzenze and voice 

 5. Bashi Mulizi 

 6. Trough Zithers – Bashi, Bahutu, Barundi 

 7. Barundi Work Songs 

 8. Batundi Girl’s Song 

 9. Batwa Ikembes 

  10. Lullabies – Bahutu-Barundi-Ekonda 

  11. Ruanda Musical Bow 

  12. Bahuru Girl’s Song 

Side 2 

 13. Royal Drums of the Abatutsi 

 14. Abatutsi Ibiririmbo 

 15. Abatutsi Girl’s Song 

 16. Abatutsi Traditional Song 

 17. Batwa Male Voice 

 18. Batwa Horns and Drums 

 19. Bakoga Violin 

 20. Bahema Harp 

 21. Bambuti Elephant-Hunting Song 

 22. Abatutsi Bambuti Ikembe 

 23. Ekonda Women’s Song 

 24. Ekonda Orchestra 

 25. Ekonda Lokombi 

 26. Modern Congo Songs 

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NOTE: RLP-4002 recorded and edited by Alan P. and Barbara; notes written by Alan Merriam. Reissued from Circle Label. 

RLP12-112 “The Riverside History of Classic Jazz, Vol. 1 & 2: Backgrounds / Ragtime” 

Produced by Bill Grauer  & Orrin Keepnews; tape editing by Ray Fowler (Reeves Sound Studios)

SDP-11 “The Riverside History of Classic Jazz” 5LPs box set; produced by Bill Grauer & Orrin Keepnews. 

RLp-4002 reissued as Washington WLP-703 “Various: Voice of the Congo Tribal Music of Central Africa” 

                    

RIVERSIDE RECORDS are released by BILL GRAUER PRODUCTIONS 

125 LaSalle Street New York 27, N.Y. 

RLP-4003

NEW SONGS OF THE AFRICAN COAST 

Modern Café Music of West Africa

 

Various Artists details unknown Liberia and Gold Coast; c. 1951-1952

 

You Be Sorry for Me (4:03) 

My Son, I Send You to School (3:35) 

Soldier’s Lament (3:53) 

Love Is Slow but Sure (3:10) 

Dagomba (I Found My Love) (3:15) 

Chicken Is Nice (2:46) 

Nana Kru (2:33) 

Bush Cow Milk (2:52) 

People! Go Mind Your Business (2:25) 

Gbanawa (3:05) 

Jebe, Na Ubn Fa Sab (Jebe, Come Pleasure 

Me Small) (1:48) 

Hold Me Tight (2:45) 

Kokoleo-Ko (Chicken Crowing for Day (2:23) 

All Fo’ You (2:48) 

Rhumba, O! (2:44) 

Marry Me and Close de Door (2:10) 

You Promised to Marry Me (4:18) 

 

NOTE: Edited by Arthur S. Alberts and notes based on material by Arthur S. Alberts. Reissued from Citcle Label. 

Portion of this LP are from the 78 rpm, 3-album set “Tribal, Folk and Café Music of West Africa”

RLP-4003 “The Field Recordings of New Songs of the African Coast” 

          

RIVERSIDE RECORDS are released by BILL GRAUER PRODUCTIONS

418 West 49th Street New York 19, N.Y. 

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RLP-4004

GEOFFREY HOLDER AND HIS TRINIDAD HUMMINGBIRD

SONGS OF THE CARIBBEAN   

Geoffrey Holder and His Hummingbird: personal, recording, place and date;  early 1950s

Side 1 

 1. Sol Leve Woyo 

 2. Shango Hymn (Amia Ma Dejani)

 3. Fay Oh (Leaves of Gold) 

 4. Invocation 

 5. Hymn to Osine 

Side 2 

 6. Pendant Moin dans l’Armee 

 7. Wake Song (Adieu Dudu) 

 8. Adieu Madras 

 9. Ti Paule 

  10. Miss Lily White 

  11. Adam In De Garden 

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NOTE: RLP-4004 produced by Bill Graur. Notes by Orrin Keepnews, based on material provided by Geoffrey Holder.

Cover designed by Gene Gogerty. 

          

RIVERSIDE RECORDS are released by BILL GRAUER PRODUCTIONS 

418 West 49th Street New York 19, N.Y. 

 

RLP-4005

FESTIVAL IN HAVANA: FOLK MUSIC OF CUBA   

personal; no credit Havana, Cuba; Spring 1956  

Side 1 

 1. Tumbando Cana (Conga) 

 2. El Barracon (Conga) 

 3. Consuelate Como Yo (Rumba Guaganco) 

 4. Dondon EStabas Anoche (Rumba Guaganco) 

 5. Ultima Rumba (Rumba Guaganco) 

 6. La Chambelona (Conga Liberal) 

Side 2 

 1. Tumba la Cana (Conga Conservatore) 

 2. Siento un Bombo (Conga) 

 3. Desengano de los Roncos (Rumba Guaganco) 

 4. Malanga (Rumba Columbia) 

 5. Ava Maria Morena (Rumba Yambo) 

 6. Mirala Que Linda Viene (Conga) 

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NOTE: RLP-4005 produced by Bill Grauer under the technical supervision of Odilio Urfe 

and the Instituto Musical de Investigacions Folkloricas. 

Notes by Odilio Urfe translated by E. g. Aghib; adapted by Orrin Keepnews. Cover designed by Gene Gogerty. 

          

RIVERSIDE RECORDS are released by BILL GRAUER PRODUCTIONS 

418 West 49th Street New York 19, N.Y. 

 

RLP-4006

EKONDA: TRIBAL MUSIC OF THE BELGIAN CONGO   

Belgian Congo; April and May 1952 

Side 1

 1. BOBONGO

  (song cycle: eleven songs) 

Side 2 

 1. NSI 

 2. NAKOBEKA 

 3. BOKUNGU 

 4. NTOLE BAYINTU 

 5. EKOTO MBOLOKO 

 6. LELA-LELA 

 7. BONGO 

 8. IKOKOLE 

 9. BOLOI 

  10. IYELI 

  11. BILIMI 

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NOTE: RLP-4006 reissued from Circle Label. 

RLP-4006 edited by Alan P. and Barbara W. Merriam and notes written by Alan P. Merriam. .

Cover designed by Gene Gogerty; photo by Barbara W. Merriam.

RLP-4006 reissued as Washington WLP-709 “Ekonda: Tribal Music of the Belgian Congo” 

RLP-4006 (small blue) 

          

RIVERSIDE RECORDS are released by BILL GRAUER PRODUCTIONS 

418 West 49th Street New York 19, N.Y.