Question (from Hans): “I remember that you once had a post about an African LP by a female singer with an extremely soulful soundclip attached. I was floored by that soundclip (which was a type of deep soul ballad) but for the life of me cannot remember the title or the name of the singer. I do remember that on the cover the female singer was shown in a long dress and the cover was (i think) yellowish in colour. I cannot find it anywhere on your blog anymore. Does my (admittedly vague) description ring any bells?”
Answer: If I had to guess, it would be:
And I’m assuming the song was “Goodbye Poverty.”
If that’s not it, let me know and I’ll go back to the memory banks.
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No it was not Miriam makeba, but somebody (to me) totally unknown. I think it was a Nigerian album. The vibe was very deep, almost like a slow southern gospel song.
Whatever it was, I’m really intrigued now. Hoping ODub is able to identify it.
And definitely not the Lijadu Sisters right? https://soundcloud.com/knittingfactoryrecords/the-lijadu-sisters-lifes-gone
The cover doesn’t remotely match but this song definitely qualifies on the “deep” end.
No Not that one either. I can kick myself for not writing it down back then 🙂