Monday, February 9, 2015

Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family - 1974 - My Ancestors

Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family
My Ancestors

01. My Ancestors 3:29
02. Trouble Maker 3:42
03. Lonely Night 3:26
04. Coffin Maker 3:47
05. Oh Yeh Yeh 3:04
06. Fisherman 3:31
07. I've Been Losing 3:18
08. Feeling Good 3:33
09. Gone Forever 3:13

Awesome afro-psych rock from Zambia released back in '74. Summer is almost here and what's better from a fuzzy rock storm like this one.
Maybe it sounds quite simplistic for the average western-music listener's tastes but hey this got it all. Groovy rhythms, thumbing beat, great fuzz guitar and creole vocals which fit perfectly. The production isn't good but we talking about Africa in 70's here..
Above all, the music here is played with heart and soul and that's what makes "My Ancestors" a goood record. As I said, a great company for the summer. Cheers!

This is the first of many LPs by Chrissy Zebby Tembo, originally released in 1974. Zambian records from this period are often characterized by their prodigious use of fuzz guitar.
Afro-psychedelic rock made in Zambia, Chrissy Zebby Tembo and his group Ngozi Family deliver a brutal set of fuzzed to the max psychedelic rock, with a slight African feel and English vocals. If you happen to own "Love, Peace & Poetry: African Psychedelic Music" compilation, you may remember the instrumental "Oh Yeh Yeh", which is also featured on this album.
The back cover says : "Chrissy Zebby Tembo was born in Chingola 27 years ago. He started his musical career as a drummer for The Scorpions, who became three years before and are now The Ngozi Family. And now Chrissy has recorded this solo album and hopes you'll enjoy listening to it." Tommy Mwale on bass and Paul Ngozi on guitar.

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