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Artist
Ayalew Mesfin
ReleaseProduct
Good Adergechegn (Blindsided By Love)
Label
Now Again Records
Catalogue Number
NA5191
Release Date
August 17, 2020

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Press Release

CD Features Cuts Not Included On The Vinyl Release. Ayalew Mesfin stands aside the likes of Mulatu Astake, Mahmoud Ahmed, Hailu Mergia and Alemayehu Eshete as a legend of 1970s Ethiopia. Mesfin’s music is some of the funkiest to arise from this unconquerable East African nation. Mesfin’s 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 this East African nation. Though Mesfin was forced underground by the Derg regime that took control of Ethiopia in 1974, he has returned almost 50 years later with this triumphant set albums the first time that his music has been presented in this form. These albums give us a chance to discover a rare and beautiful moment in music history, in anthologies built from Mesfin’s uber-rare 7” single releases and from previously unreleased recordings taken from master tapes. Good Aderegechegn gives us a chance to discover a rare & beautiful moment in music history, in an anthology built from his uber-rare 7” single releases. Vinyl Contains an oversized 11” x 11” 16 page book that tells the story of modern Ethiopian music and Mesfin’s role within it.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Hasabe (My Worries) 3:56 Buy

    Hasabe (My Worries)

  2. 2 Ewedish Neber (I Used To Love You) 3:24 Buy

    Ewedish Neber (I Used To Love You)

  3. 3 Tezetash Rekik (Memories of You) 4:03 Buy

    Tezetash Rekik (Memories of You)

  4. 4 Endet Liyesh (How Can I See You) 3:39 Buy

    Endet Liyesh (How Can I See You)

  5. 5 Ekul Teramedu (Walk As One) 5:08 Buy

    Ekul Teramedu (Walk As One)

  6. 6 Good Aderegechegn (Blindsided By Love) 3:48 Buy

    Good Aderegechegn (Blindsided By Love)

  7. 7 Wubeet (Beautiful) 4:51 Buy

    Wubeet (Beautiful)

  8. 8 Yewefe Ber Abeba (Like a Beautiful Bird) 3:20 Buy

    Yewefe Ber Abeba (Like a Beautiful Bird)

  9. 9 Sak Sak Beyelegni (Smile For Me) 3:17 Buy

    Sak Sak Beyelegni (Smile For Me)

  10. 10 Gubeleye (Gorgeous Girl) 5:08 Buy

    Gubeleye (Gorgeous Girl)

Track List

LP Track Listing:
A1. Hasabe (My Worries)
A2. Ewedish Neber (I Used To Love You)
A3. Tezetash Rekik (Memories Of You)
A4. Endet Liyesh (How Can I See You)
A5. Ekul Teramedu (Walk As One)
B1. Good Aderegechegn (Blindsided By Love)
B2. Wubeet (Beautiful)
B3. Yewefe Ber Abeba (Like A Beautiful Bird)
B4. Sak Sak Beyelegni (Smile For Me)…….

CD Track listing:
Hasabe (My Worries)
Ewedish Neber (I Used To Love You)
Tezetash Rekik (Memories Of You)
Endet Liyesh (How Can I See You)
Ekul Teramedu (Walk As One)
Good Aderegechegn (Blindsided By Love)
Wubeet (Beautiful)
Yewefe Ber Abeba (Like A Beautiful Bird)
Sak Sak Beyelegni (Smile For Me)
Gubeleye (Gorgeous Girl)
Libe Menta Hone (My Divided Heart)
Hedech Gara Zura (She Left Across The Mountain)
Tereterkush Betam (I Suspect You Are Unfaithful)
Harrar Dire-Diwa (Harrar Dire-Diwa)
Yesew Neger (Amazed By Humanity)
Konjo Lidge Nat (She’s A Beautiful Girl)
Zebeder (Mesmerizing)

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