Sunday, January 25, 2009

Spirits Up Above

No, not the optics down the Barley Mow, the ghosts of our ancestors looking after us as we sleep. This is a beautiful song from a beautiful band - Osibisa. I commend it to your spirits...

12 comments:

nilpferd said...

Very nice, Magicman. I'll dond that.
There's a similar sound on this awesome compilation, if you don't already know it- apols. for the Amazon link..
http://www.amazon.com/Afro-Rock-Vol-1-Various-Artists/dp/B0000641BQ

Blimpy said...

Great stuff! I dig it!!

DarceysDad said...

There were loads of Osibisa albums floating round in my school days, but I never bothered investigating; dunno why.

Enjoyed that magicman.

Thanks.

magicman said...

darcey's dad - may have been the Roger Dean covers put you off : gawd knows I didn't like Yes...but saw Osibisa live and they blew me away.
thanks blimpy and nilpferd : and that looks like a great discovery on Amazon to augment my African collection. Thing is with music in a different language : how can you nominate it - eg most of Youssou N'Dour ?

ToffeeBoy said...

@ magicman - excellent - haven't heard Osibisa for well over twenty years. Makes me feel (almost) young again...

nilpferd said...

Story of the Afro-rock album here-
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2001/jul/27/artsfeatures
re other languages: I have a similar problem, most of the sung music I have isn't sung in english. Still, there's always the 'Spill if you feel like sharing anything..

tincanman said...

magic: you should be able to email me here or at last

tincanman said...

erm and if you can email me here anyway, no privacy broken by posting it here. duh me
tincanman@tincanland.com

magicman said...

tincanman - I only have one email address (yeah I know) and I guard my privacy jealously, so I'd rather we communicated here - til I have another one...I'm such a luddite I find in spurts I can cope with internet, but often just fall back on what I've already set up. Sorry mate.

magicman said...

tincanman - I only have one email address (yeah I know) and I guard my privacy jealously, so I'd rather we communicated here - til I have another one...I'm such a luddite I find in spurts I can cope with internet, but often just fall back on what I've already set up. Sorry mate.

tincanman said...

No worries M-man. Some of us share tunes through a site called Dropbox and you need an invite, which needs an email address.
If you don't complain about being excluded, I won't include you. Or something like that.

magicman said...

OK. If I can create a new email address I'll be right back atcha !! Did you pay for yours @tincanman ??