African Brothers Band International Of Ghana – Hold Your Lover Tight (Ghana, 1970s, Happy Bird)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Hold Your Lover Tight“, a incredible refreshing & bouncy Afrobeat Highlife Soul Jazz track, taken from an ultra hard to find album recorded in the 70s by the legendary & very prolific Ghanaian band “African Brothers Band International of Ghana“, founded in 1963 by Patrick Nana Kwame Ampadu & Eddie Donkor amongst other mythical musicians.

This album features :

  • Guitar – Nana Kwame Ampadu
  • Bass Guitar – Joe Opoku Appiah
  • Drums – Baba Tunde
  • Guitar – Eddie Donkor, Jacob Osae, Nana Ampadu, Nana Amoako
  • Organ – Ancient Awuah (Kasepo)
  • Percussion – Offei Kwame, Kofi Amoah, Dan Owusu

Enjoy !

African Brothers International Band Of Ghana – Hold Your Lover Tight

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U-Turn – Panno Kaye (Haiti, 1988, Mini Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Panno Kaye“, a dreamy West Indian spiritual Fusion Funk Soul Ambiant Synth track from Haiti (Ayiti, in the Antilles), taken from the only & invisible album from the obscure Haitian band U-Turn, recorded in 1988 in Brooklyn (United States), leaded by the musician & producer Alix Jacques, and composed by some of the former members of the country’s legendary historical musical formations such as Djet-X, Alix Jacques Colé Colé Band, Les Freres Dejean & Gary French & The Tropical Sextet – Enjoy !

U-Turn – Panno Kaye

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Ernesto Djedje – Aguisse (Ivory Coast, 1970s, Badmos)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Aguisse” (“We Know It“), a instant feel-good bouncy West African Soul Funk Soukous track with awesome horns & guitar parts, recorded in the 70s by the legendary prolific Ivorian composer, singer & musician Ernesto Djedje (founder of the Ziglibithy musical genre !) on the mythical Ivorian local label Badmos – Enjoy !

Cherry on the cake : a rare live footage of the artist and his band “Les Ziglibithiens” performing the track (with French translation of the lyrics) is available here : https://youtu.be/mOFn42-mbrg

Ernesto Djedje – Aguisse

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Esin Engin Ve Orkestrası – Kolbastı (Turkey, 1973, Kent)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Kolbasti“, a deep psychedelic Anatolian Funk Soul Jazz instrumental, one of the thousand versions of this all-time classic Turkish song, covered here in a belly-dance way by the Turkish composer, arranger, orchestra leader and film actor Esin Engin – Enjoy !

Esin Engin Ve Orkestrası – Kolbasti

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Orchestre The Soul Kids – J’ai Pleuré Ma Belle (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1960s, Ngoma)

For today, I wanted to share with you “J’ai Pleuré Ma Belle” (“I’ve cried my love“), an uplifting dope Afro Soul Funk Mod Jazz track, recorded in the 60s by the Congolese band « The Soul Kids » from Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo), who released a few singles and one album of French covers of American & French Soul, Funk & Rnb standards of that time on the legendary congolese record label ” Ngoma“, strongly influenced by the American heroes of that era such as the kings James Brown, Otis Redding & Wilson Pickett – Enjoy !

Orchestre The Soul Kids – J’ai Pleuré Ma Belle

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Armand de Preseau

Amara Touré & L’Orchestre Massako – Fatou (Gabon, 1984, Mass Pro)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Fatou“, an Afro Cuban Latin Jazz Soul masterpiece, initially recorded in the 70s by the legendary Guinean singer Amara Touré on the mythical record label Sonafric, re-interprated in 1984 in a gorgeous alternate superior version by Amara & the Gabonese band “Orchestre Massako” with sublime saxophone & piano parts (the version presented in this article), during the few years he spent in Libreville (Gabon) – Enjoy !

Amara Touré & L’Orchestre Massako – Fatou

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The Regimental Band Of The Rhodesian African Rifles – Hippy Girl (Ex-Rhodesia / Zimbabwe, 1970s, Teal)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Hippy Girl“, a psychedelic bouncy Afro Rock Funk Fuzzy Soul track, composed by the South African Saxophone player Kippie “Morolong” Moeketsi, a member of the Jazz Epistles, along with his students Abdullah Ibrahim (Adolph Johannes Brand, better known as “Dollar Brand“), Jonas Gwangwa and Hugh Masekela

This song is taken from a really obscure EP, recorded in the 70s by the Regimental Band Of The Rhodesian African Rifles (R.A.R.), a national military brass band from Zimbabwe (former Rhodesia) – Enjoy !

The Regimental Band Of The Rhodesian African Rifles – Hippy Girl

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Maitre Gazonga & L’International Challal – Les Jaloux Saboteurs (Tchad, 1983, AS Records)

Ahmat Saleh Rougalta, betterly known as “Maître Gazonga” was born the 27 of May 1948 in Am-Timam (Republic of Chad, central Africa).

 During all of his childhood, he fully very involved into sports, but decided to become a musician at the age of 20. A few years later, he created his band, “L’international Challal“, that became soon one of the most popular groups of the country, always on tour.

For today, I wanted to share with you “Les Jaloux Saboteurs“, his most famous song, an instant feel-good & frantic uptempo Afro Soukous Funky track recorded in 1983 in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) that quickly became a huge African anthem in most of the countries of the continent, and still is nowadays – Enjoy !

Maitre Gazonga & L’International Challal – Les Jaloux Saboteurs

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Armand de Preseau

Salim “Sal Davis” Abdallah Salim – Leave Me Alone (Kenya, 1966, Philips)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Leave Me Alone“, an uplifting deep Afro Soul Jazz Twist track with Bossa Nova influences, taken from one of the earliest recordings of the Kenyan crooner Salim “Sal Davis” Abdallah Salim, out in 1966 on the record label “Philips” – Enjoy !

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Blo – Make Your Body Dance (Armand de Préseau NYE 2023 Edit) (Nigeria, 1979, Afrodisia)

For today, and to festively close 2022, I wanted to share with you an edit I made of “Make Your Body Dance“, an instant feel-good & powerful dancefloor friendly Afro Disco Boogie track, taken from the fifth album of the band BLO, in reference to the initials of its founders :

Berkley “Ike” Jones (guitar)

Olaoluwa “Laolu Akins” Akintobi (drums) ;

Mike “Gbenga” Odumosu (bass) ;

Odumosu left the band later and was replaced by Lemmy “Otu” Udofa (also known as “Lemmy Jackson” in his 80s solo carrer !)

I wish you all the best for 2023, and sincerely hope that this forthcoming year will be as sweet as 2022 was for you, enjoy !

Blo – Make Your Body Dance (Armand de Préseau NYE 2023 Edit) (Nigeria, 1979, Afrodisia)

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Armand de Preseau