Oct 5, 2010

Malik Yaqub - Yaqub Speaks, Vol. 1

barabara sounds sez:
I've been away recently (and will be again shortly) — but I don't need to be posting much at the moment, there's so much other good stuff out there.

Currently I'm grooving on the most incredible track by Malik Yaqub, a clip posted by cinemafunk. If you read Spanish (I don't — but google translate will give you the gist) you can find all about Yaqub and his outside life around Europe. If you don't, then just scroll down to the two clips at the bottom. One is a live snippet from the 6th Jazz in Tangier Festival (2005), featuring the legendary Salah Ragab & his Cairo Jazz Band.

But it's the other clip that transports me. I'm not sure of the track name, but It seems to have a radio introduction, suggesting it was recorded off the air.

Wait, there's more — thanks to a couple of my favourite regular haunts in the blogosphere...
Get yourself over to the mighty El Reza and to Katonah's Private Press, and you'll find a couple more tracks from Yaqub's ultra-rare album...

Enjoy!

6 comments:

Reza said...

Cinemafunk's clip is from the album itself, just has spoken word introduction, think its the same track that Katonah posted

Fd said...

Thank you very much for your visit and comment, both are much appreciated.
The track you like the most is taken from his 1980 album 'Yaqub Speaks' on House of Yaqub Records (HY-4141): a highly recommended album.
You can listen to another track thanks to El Reza: http://elreza.blogspot.com/2010/09/malik-yaqub-yaqub-speaks.html
I've just linked your great blog. Congrats for the work you're doing here.
Kyou mo yoi hi dato yoidesune

taro nombei said...

@ reza
cheers!

taro nombei said...

@ Fd
thanks for clarifying that.

Ervin said...

Dope Sounds!

taro nombei said...

@ Ervin
You said it!