24 Nov 2022

Re-Up

sublime collection from a wonderful artist

Further Sounds of S.E. Rogie is a compilation of songs from 1960’s Sierra Leone by the wildly popular S.E. Rogie, originally released on his own Rogie label and include solo, ensemblem and Morningstars songs, most of have never been reissued until now. 
 
S.E. Rogie went from running a tailor shop in Sierra Leone to being one of West Africa's most popular artists. He toured around the country, singing his palm wine music in multiple local languages, created his own record label, and was known as the most handsome man in Sierra Leone. He formed the highlife band The Morningstars in 1965. In 1973, he came to the Bay Area to live and expand his base, performing everywhere from local high schools and convalescent homes to festivals and large stages. In his later life he hit the road again and toured the world, eventually passing away while on stage in Russia in 1994. 
 
He shared the following songwriting wisdom with his son, Rogee Rogers: “When you write a song, you can be complicated if you want, but your chorus should be that anybody can sing it.” 

S. E. Rogie – Further Sounds Of S.E. Rogie

Label: Domino Sound – DS-043, Mississippi Records – MRI-134
Format: Digital, Vinyl, LP, Compilation, 160g
Country: US
Released: Mar 2022
Style: African, Highlife, Palm-wine music

1. Toomus Meremereh Nor Good 2:53
2. Nor Look Me Lek Dat 3:39
3. Kpindigbi 3:03
4. Koneh Yama 3:15
5. Waitin' Make You Do Me So 2:53
6. Are Sorry For You 3:30
7. Not When I'm In Town 3:50
8. Koneh Pelawo Ngijoko 3:03
9. My Baby Girl Loves Me So 3:04
10. Long Live Our Woman Mayor 3:35