Mulatu Astatke ‎– Mulatu Of Ethiopia

Worthy Records (2) ‎– W-1020
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Mulatu 5:00
A2 Mascaram Setaba 2:40
A3 Dewel 4:00
B1 Kulunmanqueleshi 2:05
B2 Kasalefkut-Hulu 2:25
B3 Munaye 3:15
B4 Chifara 7:00

Companies, etc.



© & ℗ 1972

Track A3 (Dewel) is spelled as "Da-Wol" on label.

Identifiers for original pressings:
- large die mount impressions on labels
- paste-on cover (front)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): W-1020-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): W-1020-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, etched (Variant 1)): W-1020-1-RE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, etched (Variant 1)): W-1020-2-RE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, etched (Variant 2)): W-1020-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, etched (Variant 2)): W-1020-2-RE
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
W-1020 Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(LP, Album, RE, W/Lbl) Worthy Records (2) W-1020 US Unknown Sell This Version
W-1020 Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(LP, Album, RE, 180) Worthy Records (2) W-1020 US 2003 Sell This Version
STRUT129CD, none Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Strut, Worthy Records (2) STRUT129CD, none UK 2017 Sell This Version
W-1020 Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(CD, Album, RE) Worthy Records (2) W-1020 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
STRUTCDJ-129 Mulatu Astatke Mulatu Of Ethiopia(CD, Album, RE) Strut STRUTCDJ-129 Japan 2017 Sell This Version


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April 26, 2019
Strut did such a nice job with the reissue, I wonder why there are no musician credits? In the liner notes Astatke mentions "the sax player" but he is never named -- any have any insight into this, or know who played on the sessions?


September 10, 2017
On his bandcamp, the label says :"Strut present the first official reissue of a landmark album in the field of African music, Mulatu Astatke’s ‘Mulatu Of Ethiopia’ from 1972".
So it seems this a total legit reissue. I think Strut is a serious company. I can be wrong...
Right, the mono LP is really good, better than the stereo one.
Love this release.


February 27, 2017
Same comments as below, My copy came sealed, but was warped to a degree that it was barely playable. The mastering sounded flat. Origins of the repress are indeed very unclear and I highly doubt it is completely legit. I would not recommend buying this record unless you are sure about the quality of the vinyl.


March 4, 2014
Can someone please tell me how to tell the difference between the original and the reissue? Thank you!