June 27, 2009
The JAmes Brown of Ethiopia: Alemayehu Eshete!!!
This is the A-side to the Ethiopiques Alemayehu Eshete album, Ethiopian Urban Music vol 2. It's a compilation of Eshete's 7 inch releases, presumable a large amount from AMHA and Phillips, the two labels that ethiopian jazz/soul/funk was commonly released on. This is the entire A side of the comp, because the bside is good, but much different, more traditional in nature, so I figured most people would want this funkier side anyway. This guy is one of hundreds of severely underrated musicians from africa that have recently been re-emerging from long forgotten tombs, in America at least.