Mahmoud Ahmed - Jeguol Naw Betwa

“Reissue of a 1978 self released LP by one of the greatest Ethiopian vocalists of all time. This material has not been reissued in any form since its original release digitally or analog! Recorded at the end of the ‘golden age’ of Ethiopian urban music, Mahmoud is in top form belting out transcendent intense vocals over the Ibex Bands’ hypnotic soulful horns, organs, guitars, bass & percussion. As good as it gets & as close to universally perfect music as ever has been made.” (Little Axe/ Mississippi)

That write-up says it all. This LP is presently the boss of me. 320 vinyl rip by yours truly. Do enjoy.

Release Information
Year: 1978.
Country: Ethiopia.
Label: Mississippi Records.
A1 Jeguol Naw Betwa
A2 Bemin Sebeb Litlash
A3 Fetsum Dink Lij Nesh
A4 Hoy Na-Na Jegnaw Na

B1 Neshtie
B2 Endet Lilakek
B3 Marie Gela
B4 Anwedim Tekatin
B5 Gebtewat Yihon Fikrien
Comments (11)

11 Responses

  1. øשlqæda says:

    ya shore are making it easy fer me to stay ‘abreast’ of mississippi’s indefatigable release schedule, & fer that, i thank ye 🙂 this bra spits sonic manna from on high

  2. nicholab says:

    sonic manna = forever the aim.

  3. Anonymous says:

    super thanks.
    what an album!
    up there with muluken mellesse.
    If you ever put up his album from 1976 (whic was pressed in Greece, I think) then I will praise you forever (which I will, anyways… I have only heard snippets from it (sounding incredibly good)

    Back to Mahmoud…
    This album will make my sunday shine!!!!

    You turned me on to mississippi records way back and since then I have bought a lot of their goodies…
    k from the north

  4. Toots says:

    Two of these tracks are on the Ethiopiques 7 CD, but confusingly, are titled differently…
    Saying that, great album!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Excellent blog, excellent work!!!
    Many thanks for all your goodies,
    especially with the scans.
    Mahmoud Ahmed…what a wonderful singer…
    Kostas from Greece.

  6. Riz says:

    Bring it on home Nick… this is heavenly. Thanks for exposing another great MR release. This one’s on the shopping list now.

  7. Thank you for this! I’ve been looking crazy for more Mahmoud Ahmed.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Can anyone post this on a different site? I’m dying to hear it.

  9. Anonymous says:

    can we please get a repost?

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