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Various Artists / Songs Of The African Coast: Cafe Music Of Liberia
Album:Songs Of The African Coast: Cafe Music Of Liberia Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:Jul 2007
Label:Yarngo Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-08-19 Pull Date:2007-10-21 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Oct 21Oct 14Oct 7Sep 23Sep 16Sep 9Sep 2Aug 26

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 03, 2010:Music Casserole
Woman Sweeter Than Man
4.Oct 02, 2007:At the Cafe Bohemian
Chicken Is Nice
2.Oct 16, 2007:At the Cafe Bohemian
You Promised To Marry Me
5.Sep 18, 2007:At the Cafe Bohemian
Woman Sweeter Than Man
3.Oct 09, 2007:At the Cafe Bohemian
Jebe, Na Uhn Fa Sah
6.Sep 11, 2007:At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-08-17 
Fascinating historic live recordings from the late 1940s in Liberia. Tracks range in sound from Calypso-ish sways to early jazz. These are old recordings, so the sound quality isn’t great, but don’t let that prevent you from playing these – they’re great fun. Mostly in English, though at times hard to understand. Many w/spoken word intros.

*1. Plinky piano, midtempo male vocal backed by female. Fun. 2:56
2. Bouncy toe-tapper about getting married. 2:38
*3. Midtempo w/a toe-tapping, early jazz sound. 3:04
4. Female lead vocal, upbeat w/a true early café sound. 2:17
5. Upbeat story song w/a playful air.3:30
6. Bouncy call-response w/sweet male lead & chorus. 2:30
*7. Midtempo w/a jazzy trumpet solo. 3:08
*8. Midtempo w/some spoken lyrics in Vai. 1:52
9. Midtempo love song w/a catchy melody. 2:51
10. Lazy and folksy w/female lead & chorus. 2:30
11. A rather violent “love song” w/a lazy bounce. 2:57
12. Midtempo song w/a biblical theme. 3:32
13. Sweetly bouncy w/a light Calypso air. 2:50
*14. Male solo vox, chorus, lazy w/amusing lyrics. 3:02
15. Mid/upbeat w/nasally female lead vocalist. 2:14
*16. Lazy w/a folksy, almost bluesy sound. 4:25
*17. Alternate version of #2. Bright & bouncy. 2:38
*18. Alternate version of #3. Relaxed & nicely fun. 2:46

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Hayes, Howard B. & Malinda ParkerChicken Is Nice
2.Hayes, Howard B. & Malinda ParkerNan Kru
3.Hayes, Howard B. & Malinda ParkerBush Cow Milk
4.Hayes, Howard B. & Malinda ParkerGbanawa
5.Hayes, Howard B. & Malinda ParkerNothing But Leaves
6.Greenwood Singers, ThePeople Go Mind Your Business
7.Greenwood Singers, TheGbanawa
8.Greenwood Singers, TheJebe, Na Uhn Fa Sah
9.Greenwood Singers, TheHold Me Tight
10.Greenwood Singers, TheKokoleo-Ko
11.Greenwood Singers, TheAll Fo' You
12.Greenwood Singers, TheNeither Do I Condemn Thee
13.Greenwood Singers, TheRhumba, O!
14.Greenwood Singers, TheWoman Sweeter Than Man
15.Greenwood Singers, TheMarr Me And Close De Door
16.UnknownYou Promised To Marry Me
17.Greenwood Singers, TheNana Kru (Version 2)
18.Greenwood Singers, TheBush Cow Milk (Version 2)