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Hasabe (My Worries)

Ayalew Mesfin


To date, only four of Ayalew Mesfin’s songs have been reissued, as part of Francis Falcetto’s Ethiopiques series: this is the first anthology of his music.
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Exclusive Features
color Maroon
extras 16-pg Liner Notes Booklet
foil stamped Yes
remastering details Remastered
weight 180
Other Features
download code No
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-to-board
label Now Again Records, Vinyl Me, Please
mastering engineering Dave Cooley
mastering studio Elysian Masters
numbered No
pressing location GZ 
release type New release
By the Numbers

1 LP
format
2018
original release year
33 1/3 RPM
speed
12 INCH
vinyl size
Description

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 series: this is the first anthology of his music, and the first time he has involved himself in the process.
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