ANDRE MARIE TALA

Cat# RETRO23CD

BEND SKIN BEATS (1972-1998)

RETROAFRIC


Released: 19 Oct 2009
Country: CAMEROON

Sterns TOP Veteran
Date/place on top
Nov 2010 - 13
Feb 2010 - 21
Jan 2010 - 12
Dec 2009 - 8
Nov 2009 - 6
Oct 2009 - 22

Price: £11.95



Andre Marie Tala has been at the heart of Camerounian music for over 30 years, collaborating with Manu Dibango and later giving the pan-African star, San Fan Thomas, his first break in the 1970s. In the 80s Tala introduced Tchamassi, the infectious urban dance that swept the continent, and in the 90s he created Bend Skin, a funky-folklore fusion associated with the motorbike taxis that buzz around the dusty streets of Cameroun. The album includes one of his earliest hits, Hot Koki, which was copied - and only later acknowledged - by James Brown, who reworked it as The Hustle. With tracks from 1972 to 1998, this album covers some of the most important phases of his career and helps introduce a key artist of the West African pantheon.

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Track# / Song nametime 
01 Bend Skin 05:15
02 Koki (Hot Koki) 05:14
03 Ye Nomtema 09:41
04 Othia 03:17
05 Odoya 04:30
06 Mwouop 03:57
07 Mo Kwa Yie Mou 07:16
08 Sadja Bouba 07:36
09 Saya 06:10
10 Me Te Ne Mse 04:58
11 Soul Tchamassi 06:26
12 Che Mutok 03:45
13 Piego Hela 04:50

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