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Amadou Traore Ballake


This single was recorded in 1975 in Burkina Faso and pressed in Benin by Satel label. I bought this vinyl on Ebay thanks to the title "Bar Konou Mousso". Ballake counts the story of a pragmatic prostitute. I think that this song is rare and beautiful enough to pay it 200 dollars...
She says: "Ballake, wait until tomorrow, i have a meeting with the white man at the Independance Hotel, it's 5000 Francs...
Ballake, leave me alone, you don't have enough money. Musician is not someone..."

Ce 45 tours a été enregistré en 1975 au Burkina-Faso et pressé au Bénin par la grande maison Satel. Je l'ai acheté sur Ebay grâce au morceau "Bar Konou Mousso". L'histoire de cette prostituée qui ignore le pauvre Ballake pour le blanc, à l'hotêl Indépendance, m'a paru assez sublime pour la payer 200 dollars...

12 comments:

reservatory said...

Hello! I had assumed that the discs you post have been in your collection for years and years. The fact that you are sharing stuff for which you've just recently paid big money indicates a generosity that is almost saintly. THANKS again, as always!

ORL said...

hello
"bar konou mousso" is nice story but is also musical frenzy... personally i cannot stay calm when listenning to this...
(fyi: reedited by oriki)
Thanks again
ORL

kissmynoose said...

Dear oro,
You are my hero for buying and posting this record. Also, for explaining the lyrics. I have collected every CVD and Amadou Ballake record that I have been able to find. However, this record - one of his best - has proved as impossible to obtain as the beautiful but expensive woman in the song. She is no less beautiful now she is free to all. Thanks also for all the other great music on your essential blog.

Oro said...

Bonjour mes amis,
"bar Konou mousso" was effectively reedited by Oriki but in a different version (much more afrobeat).
I love this vinyl...

trumpetaaa said...

many many thanks for sharing this great singel

avocado kid said...

thanks again for all the musical treasures!

Ambiance Congo said...

I will have to listen. Is this the same song that is on the Sacodis label LP of the same name?

Z j A k said...

Oro Nic you're the toughest !
I love it too , 1000 thanks for your generous sharing !

bathmate said...

It looks so good in the post.
Many thanks for your nice posting, I like it.
Bathmate

bathmate said...

It looks so good in the post.
Many thanks for your nice posting, I like it.
Bathmate

Seyum said...

thanks for thsi great share - link gives error message. any chance of a re-upload

Armand de Preseau said...

Salut Oro

Je viens d'ecrire un article sur Amadou Traore dans mon blog, j'ai egalement ce 45t que j'ai mis en écoute (en parfait état, mon disque préféré !), mais comme je n'ai pas la pochette, je me suis permis de t'emprunter l'image de la tienne pour mon visuel.

A ta demande je peux la retirer si tu le souhaite !

Merci et continue tes super articles ; ) !