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Friday, 17 February 2017

Hugh Tracey, Jimmie Rodgers and the Kipsigis Song, Chemirocha; Amanda Petrusich, NYT



"THE MAGNIFICENT CROSS-CULTURAL RECORDINGS OF KENYA’S KIPSIGIS TRIBE"

An article by Amanda Petrusich, New York Times (thanks to Charmagne for the link).

I acquired many Jimmie Rodgers 78rpm records on safari in Kenya, back in the 1970s.

See also https://corfublues.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/sounds-of-africa-mbira-thumb-piano.html (2013)

Also, from my posting of 11 October,m 2010:

I bought about ten Jimmie Rodgers Regal Zonophone 78s in upcountry Kenya (at the Bhogal Brothers shops in Kitale and Eldoret) in the mid '70s. He was incredibly popular in Africa: "Hello Chemirocha!" was a Kipsigi song of welcome, a field recording captured by Hugh Tracey.







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