What I’m listening to…

These days, we’re all looking for some music that perks us up, right? Here’s what I have been listening to the past couple of mornings. Later in the day I move on to classical and jazz.

The Very Best of Osibisa 2009, Afro pop-rock

Osibisa are a British Afrobeat band, founded in London in 1969 by four expatriate African and three Caribbean musicians. Their music is a fusion of African, Caribbean, jazz, funk, rock, Latin, and R&B and highlife.

This group was new to me when Barbara introduced me to their music. She had listened to them when she lived in Denver and liked the music. I agree. I especially like the earlier stuff, and the song “Fire” is my favorite. Good stuff. Try it!

The Very Best of Osibisa

  • Sunshine Day 4:46
  • Music for Gong Gong 5:32
  • Welcome Home 4:19
  • The Dawn 7:05
  • Woyaya 4:28
  • Ayiko Bia 7:55
  • Fire 4:49
  • Nkosi Sikeleli Africa 5:39
  • Cherry Field 3:43
  • Coffee Song 3:17
  • Dance the Body Music 3:49
  • Celebration 4:43
  • The Warrior 3:46
  • (I Feel) Pata Pata 3:48
  • Uhuru 3:28
  • Kilele 3:14
  • Home Town 3:36

About Richard Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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18 Responses to What I’m listening to…

  1. Margot Kinberg says:

    I’m glad you’ve been listening to music that lifts you up. Music can be healing if we let it.

  2. Cap'n Bob Napier says:

    There’s a genre called highlife? I thought it was a beer.

  3. Steven A Oerkfitz says:

    I listened to a little of it on You Tube. I liked Fire but not Sunshine Day which had pretty sappy lyrics. This type of music, like Reggae, is a lot of fun live.
    I’ve been listening to a lot of Lucinda Williams who has a new cd this week which I have pre-ordered and some Ryan Adams (not to be mistaken for the lightweight Bryan Adams).

  4. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Sounds good. We’ve been listening to The Mavericks, which Deb & John introduced us to when we were visiting them a couple of years ago. I have doubts we will get to their concert this year, but we never tire of listening to them.

  5. Patti Abbott says:

    In Tampa, I went to hear a group that played similar music. It was so much fun.

  6. Patti Abbott says:

    Sorry, it was St. Petersburg and this was the group: Brazilian jazz group O Som Do Jazz with guest flutist, Jose Valentino Ruiz and Brazilian percussionist Rafael Pereira. Now I am going to go listen to them on You Tube.

  7. tracybham says:

    This is new to me but from your description, it sounds like it would be good. I am glad you are enjoying your music.

  8. The Very Best of Osibisa sounds good. I’ll have to track down a copy. Like you, I’ve been listening to more music lately. I, for one, would enjoy a music review every Wednesday.

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