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ARTIST
TITLE
The Syliphone Years: Hits And Rare Recordings
FORMAT
2CD BOX

LABEL
CATALOG #
STCD 3029-30CD STCD 3029-30CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/10/2009

Restocked; 2009 release. Formed in 1961 in the small town of Beyla, Bembeya Jazz relocated to Conakry, the capital of Guinea, in 1970 and earned its 'National' designation by the sheer strength of its talent and the extent of its musical innovations. Still going strong today, Bembeya's peak period was the late '60s and early '70s, when the phenomenal guitarist Sekou "Diamond Fingers" Diabate led the band and the great Aboubacar Demba Camara was the lead singer. For this album Guinean music experts Paul Hayward and Graeme Counsel have collected 27 tracks recorded during the remarkably fecund ten years from 1967 and 1977, when Bembeya Jazz National was the top band in Guinea. In addition to the two CDs, the boxed set includes a 44-page full-color booklet replete with period photos and record cover reproductions along with Counsel's authoritative notes in English and French.