The Sweet Talks – Eyi Su Ngaangaa (Ghana, 1976, Philips)

The Sweet Talks were one of the most famous band from Ghana, formed in December 15th 1973 by Jonathan Abraham, proprietor of the Talk Of The Town Hotel in the city of Tema.
They recorded more than fifteen albums, toured all over Africa but also in America (Los Angeles in 1978), where they recorded their biggest selling record, Party Time In Hollywood.
The track presented here, “Eyi Su Ngaanga”, an outstanding afrobeat, is taken from their 2nd album from 1976.
The Sweet Talks – Eyi Su Ngaangaa
See you soon,
Armand

Segun Bucknor – The Price Of Your Love (Nigeria, 1975, Afrodisia)

Following to this article, I wanted to make you rediscover for this sunday another high level afrobeat track by the Nigerian master Segun Bucknor, who greatly influenced Fela Kuti at the time, but who was unfortunately less known.
Segun Buknor – The Price Of Your Love
All the best,
Armand

Joby Valente – Liberte Ce Plus Belle Pagaille (Martinique, 197?, A3)

Joby Valente was an actress and singer, born in 1939 in Fonds-Saint-Denis (Martinique)
She released 2 albums and a few singles between the 60’s and the 80’s, before devoting herself to cinema.
Joby Valente – Liberte Ce Plus Belle Pagaille
Sincerely yours,
Armand

Orchestre Super Mazembe – Samba (Kenya, 1982, Virgin)

The Orchestre Super Mazembe was a very popular band in Nairobi (Kenya) in the 80’s, as known on the Lingala Kenyan scene as Les Mangelepa and Baba Gaston.


The band was formed in Zaire in 1967 by Mutonkole Longwa Didos, and was called “Super Vox” at the time, but changed its name to Orchestra Super Mazembe when the members moved to Nairobi in 1974.

 The members decided to split in 1985, after more than 5 albums and several singles recorded.

Orchestre Super Mazembe – Samba

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

Jean Guehi – Pantalon Craque (Ivory Coast, 1984, GD Productions)

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Following to this New Year’s Eve, I wanted to make you discover a track from Jean Gnamaka Guehi,  a singer from Ivory Coast.

“Pantalon craque” (“ripped pants”), the track presented here, is a kind of digital afrobeat with funny lyrics talking about used clothes – Enjoy !

Jean Guehi – Pantalon Craque

I wish you the best for 2017 !
Armand

Melome Clement et Le Tout Puissant Poly Rythmo – Zo Tche Kpo Dote (Benin, 1979, Disques Tropiques)

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Another wicked track from Benin by the very well known almighty Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, conducted by Melome Clement !
This afro disco track is taken from an album out in 1979 on the SATEL record label to celebrate the 11 years of the band (their first recordings were made in 1968 !), hope you will like it !
 
Melome Clement et Le Tout Puissant Poly Rythmo – Zo Tche Kpo Dote
Happy New Year, all the best for 2017 !
Armand

Alain Peters – Caloubadia (La Reunion, 1981)

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Alain Peters – Caloubadia

Alain Peters was a poet and a musician, born the 10 of March 1952 in the city of Saint Denis (La Reunion island).

Playing guitar since he was 13 years old, he truly began his musical career in the 70’s, playing rock and pop music in several bands in La Reunion, including Carroussel (you can go here for more informations on this band), but was particularly known through his contribution to the Maloya musical scene (a traditional musical genre from La Reunion, as the Sega style), which he was one of the most prominent figures and strongest supporter.

Accursed poet and misunderstood musician during his life, he died the 12 of July 1995 in the streets of Saint Paul (La Reunion island) of an heart disease, from drinking too much and singing misery.

He released one album and a few 7 inches.

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

Les Cheveux Crepus – Pere Eternel Mette Moin En Haut (Congo, 1960’s, Fidsound)

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Founded in Brazzaville (Democratic Republic of Congo) in 1960 by Jacques Loubelo, Les Cheveux Crepus was a Christian Afro Folk band composed by Jacques Loubelo, Prosper Nkouri, Kinouani Kazis, Maxime Kibongui, May Yarkos and Bruno Ntelassamou.

The track presented here, “Pere Eternel Mette Moin En Haut” is taken from their first LP – Enjoy !

Les Cheveux Crepus – Pere Eternel Mette Moin En Haut

Have a nice day,
Armand

Orchestre National du Congo – Ah ! Congo (Congo, 1976, Editions Nationales)

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L’Orchestre National du Congo was a band from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, founded in 1975 by Sebastien Bikouta.

They recorded this album in 1976, with the help of the Congolese Ministry of Culture.

I decided to make you (re)discover the track “Ah ! Congo”, a splendid now classic afro funk track (I really advise you this record, plenty of beautiful tracks !).

Orchestre National du Congo – Ah ! Congo
Have a nice sunday evening,
Armand

Jerry Boifraind – Natto Messiah (Armand De Preseau edit) (Nigeria, 1981, Clover Recording Organization)

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Hi everyone !

Here is a short edit I did on one of my favourite songs from the most funky reverend from Nigeria, Mr. Jerry Boifraind !

He relased a few LP’s back in the end of the 70’s / early 80’s before giving his entire life to his church – enjoy !

Reverend Jerry Boifraind – Natto Messiah (Armand De Preseau edit)

Have a nice day,
Armand