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VOL № E62 — February 2018

Hasabe (My Worries)

Ayalew Mesfin
Why you'll love it...
The first compilation of single releases by oppressed and wholly original Ethio-groove musician Ayalew Mesfin, Hasabe represents the first issue of presumably the last great, unheard catalog of ‘70s Ethiopian music. The music Mesfin created with his Black Lion Band is amongst the funkiest to arise from Addis Ababa; his recording career, captured in nearly two dozen 7” singles and numerous reel-to-reel tapes, shows the strata of the most fertile decade in Ethiopia’s 20th century recording industry, when records were pressed constantly by both independent upstarts and corporate behemoths, even if they were only distributed within the confines of the unconquerable East African nation. To date, only four of Ayalew Mesfin’s songs have been reissued, as part of Francis Falcetto’s Ethiopiques ...
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Label
Now Again Records, Vinyl Me, Please
Original Release Year
2018
Release Type
New release
Format
1 LP
Speed
33 1/3 rpm
Vinyl Size
12 INCH
Foil Stamped
Yes
Color
Maroon
Jacket
Direct-to-board; N/A
Pressing Location
GZ 
Remastering Details
Remastered
Extras
16-pg Liner Notes Booklet
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