Sunday, November 11, 2007

AFRICAN COUNTRIES & CITIES SONGS



ALGERIA

Rock The Casbah-THE CLASH (1982)
You Belong To Me-SUE THOMPSON (1952), THE DUPREES (1962 / See the marketplace in old Algiers - also: See the pyramids along the Nile)


BURUNDI

Burundi Black-BURUNDI STEIPHENSON BLACK (1971)
Burundi Blues-BEATS INTERNATIONAL (1990)


DJIBUTI

Ένας Νέγρος Θερμαστής Απο Το Τζιμπουτί-ΒΑΣΙΛΗΣ ΠΑΠΑΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥ / Enas Negros Thermastis...-VASILIS PAPAKONSTANTINOU


EGYPT

Egyptian Reggae-JONATHAN RICHMAN & THE MODERN LOVERS (1977)
Fire In Cairo-THE CURE (1979)
Night Boat To Cairo-MADNESS (1980 / Nile)
Nights Over Egypt-THE JONES GIRLS (1981)
Lies-THOMPSON TWINS (1982 / Egypt, Cleopatra - also see Japan)
Misirlou-MICHALIS PATRINOS (1930), NICK ROUBANIS (1941), DICK DALE & HIS DEL-TONES (1962 / Misirlou in Greek: Egyptian woman or girl)
The Right Stuff-BRYAN FERRY (1987 / she’s the Queen of the Nile)
Walk Like An Egyptian-BANGLES (1986 / Nile)


ETHIOPIA

Madame De La Luna-MARC ALMOND (1990 / cruel Ethiopian sun)
Starvation / Tam-Tam Pour L'Ethiope-STARVATION (1985)
We Are The World-USA FOR AFRICA (1985)


KONGO - CONGO

King Of Bongo-MANO NEGRA (1991)
check out Manu's solo version:
Bongo Bong - Je Ne T'aime Plus-MANU CHAO feat. ANOUK (2000)


LIBERIA

Liberian Girl-MICHAEL JACKSON (1987)
Woman From Liberia-JIMMIE RODGERS (1958)


MALI
Medicine Show-BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE (1985 / Santa Fe to Timbuktu)
Spice Up Your Life-SPICE GIRLS (1997 / yellow man in Timbuktu)


MOROCCO

Casablanca-KENNY BALL HIS JAZZMEN (1963)
Casablanca-BERTIE HIGGINS (1982)
Marrakesh Express-CROSBY,STILLS & NASH (1969)
Marrakesh Night Market-LOREENA McKENNIT (1994)
Modern Dance-LOU REED (2000 / Tangiers)
The Ride To Agadir-MIKE BATT WITH THE LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (1977)
Tangier-DONOVAN (1968)


MOZAMBIQUE
Mozambique-BOB DYLAN (1976)
Radio Africa-LATIN QUARTER (1986)


NIGERIA

Hello Africa-DR. ALBAN feat. LEILA K. (1991)
Jet Set-DR. JOHN (1984 / I love to go to Lagos)
Lagos Jump-THIRD WORLD (1983)


SOUTH AFRICA

Biko-PETER GABRIEL (1980), SIMPLE MINDS (1989 /Port Elizabeth)
Gimme Hope Joanna-EDDY GRANT
(1988 / Joanna stands for Johannesburg, South Africa's most powerful city)
South African Man-HAMILTON BOHANNON (1975)
Soweto-JEFFREY OSBORNE (1986)
Sun City-ARTISTS UNITED AGAINST APPARTHEID (1985)


SUDAN

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick-IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS
(1978 / Sudan & others)
Nights Over Egypt-THE JONES GIRLS
(1981 / Take a caravan across the Sudan, Sahara)
Orinoco Flow-ENYA (1988 / from the north to the south Ebudae into Khartoum)


TANZANIA / TANSANIA

AKA New York Al-TERRY CALLIER (1998 / Dar Es Salaam)
Blinded By The Light-MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND
(1973 / in Zanzibar* a shooting star was ridin’ in a side car)
Kilimandjaro-PASCAL DANEL (1967)
Tales Of Kilimanjaro-SANTANA (1983)

*though Zanzibar has it’s own government


ZAIRE

In Zaire-JOHNNY WAKELIN (1976)


ZIMBABWE (RHODESIA)

Master Blaster [Jammin’]-STEVIE WONDER (1980 / Peace has come to Zimbabwe)
...Rhodesia-JAPAN (1979)
Zimbabwe-TONI CHILDS (1988)


VARIOUS

Africa-ROSE LAURENS (1983)
Africa-TOTO (1982)
African & White-CHINA CRISIS (1982)
Baby I’m Leaving-SOCRATES A.K.A. PLAZA (1983 / I get a ticket to Africa)
Buffalo Soldier-BOB MARLEY (1983 / stolen from Africa)
Hello Africa-DR. ALBAN (1991)
Is It A Crime-SADE (1986 / Victoria lake, see: Tansania, Uganda & Kenya)
The Miracle-QUEEN (1989 / every drop of rain that falls in Sahara desert)
On The Border-AL STEWART (1976)
Orinoco Flow-ENYA (1988)
Sahara-CUTTING CREW (1986)
Tea In The Sahara-POLICE (1983)
Viva Sahara-SCRAPTOWN (1984)
Zambesi-LOU BUSCH (1956) EDDIE CALVERT (1956)


"AFRICAN" GROUPS:

AFRIC SIMONE, AFRIKA BAMBAATAA & THE SOUL SONIC FORCE, JOHN KONGOS

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