Edmony Krater et Zepiss – Tijan (Guadeloupe, 1988, Editions Kaluila)

Edmond “Edmony Krater” Cratère is a musician (trumpeter, drummer, singer and Gwo-Ka player) who was born on the 18 of October 1956 in Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe, French West Indies).

He arrived in Paris (France) in 1983 and founded the band Zepiss, with whom he recorded two albums, “Natibel” in 1983 and “Tijan Pou Velo” in 1988, very hard to find nowadays and full of Spiritual Gwo-Ka and West Indies Jazz tracks.

Edmony is still active today, lives in the sweet South of France and is working on his next album that will be out very soon !

The track I wanted to make you rediscover today, “Tijan”, taken from his second album, is truly a masterpiece with splendid horns, fuzzy guitars and beautiful synth parts, wrote in the memory of the Guadeloupean Gwo-Ka drum master Marcel “Velo” Lollia.

Edmony Krater et Zepiss – Tijan

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/AKomQqoBbKY

Have a nice week,

Armand

Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Kou Djessou (Benin, 197?, Disques Tropiques)

Taken from a very rare single from the Almighty Kings of Benin, “Kou Djessou” is a storming Afro Beat track with psychedelic organ breaks and killer horns !

The song was composed by Bernard “Papillon” Zoundegnon and sung by Eskill Lohento – Enjoy !

Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Kou Djessou

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/sFc0eAESPx4

Have a really nice week end,

Armand

Ousmane Kouyaté Et Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux – Kefimba (Guinea Conakry, 1983, Musique Mondiale)

Ousmane Kouyaté is a composer, arranger and musician (balafon and guitar player) born in 1950 in Dabola (Guinea Conakry).

He released 5 albums, and played with many great African musicians, such as Salif Keïta, Kante Manfila, Cheikh Tidiane Seck or Mory Kante (he played the guitar on the African hit “Mandjou” with the Malian band “Les Ambassadeurs”) and played in the very well known “Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux” among with Salif Keïta (Mali) and Kante Manfila (Guinea Conakry).

The track I wanted to present you today, “Kefimba”, is a storming long afro funk track with crazy synth and furious guitar parts taken from the second album of Ousmane Kouyaté, recorded in 1983 in Mali with Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux.

Ousmane Kouyaté Et Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux – Kefimba

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/y9RjY-R2FU4

See you soon,

Armand

Freddy et Le Ricco Jazz – Dark Night (Republic of Congo, 1973, Sonafric)

One of the few and early singles from the great Congolese composer Freddy Kebano, “Dark Night” was recorded with the “Ryco-Jazz” band (misspelled here as “Ricco Jazz”) that imported Congolese Rumba in the French Antilles in the late 60’s and that will greatly contribute to the evolution of Martinican music.

Hope you will like this early afro jerk track !

Freddy et le Ricco Jazz – Dark Night

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel : https://youtu.be/WyQ24wtXww0

Have a nice evening,

Armand

Sissi Massila – Salif (Instrumental) (Togo, 1970s, Inter-Disque Fazao)

Sissi Massila was a singer from Togo who released one and only super obscure album in the late 70’s, produced by the great Togolese musician Mamo Lagbema.

I decided to make you discover the instrumental version of her track “Salif”, a deep track with haunting synths, guitar and saxophone parts – enjoy !

Sissi Massila – Salif (Instrumental)

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/-5dn83c_1EE

Best regards,

Armand

Siassia And Talk (Republic of Congo, 198?, Private Press)

For today, I wanted to present you a super obscure one and only 12 inches 4 track EP recorded in the 80’s in Paris by the Congolese artist Albert Siassa, originary from Pointe-Noire.

I decided to make you discover “Escale (Bolingo)”, a nice #Afro Boogie track recorded with drum machines – but the whole EP is great and in the same vein !!

Siassia & Talk – Escale (Bolingo)

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/cTn_NSlZqYI

Best regards,

Armand

PAN AFRICAN EBAY NOVEMBER 2017 SALES !!

PAN AFRICAN EBAY SALES !

https://www.ebay.com/sch/nangaboko-records/m.html…

I’ve listed yesterday 41 records AFRICAN RECORDS on ebay under the name “nangaboko-records”, auctions are ending in 6 days – all conditions, some serious rare records !

Link here : https://www.ebay.com/sch/nangaboko-records/m.html…

NO RESERVE PRICE – START PRICE : 10 USD !

41 records, 87 long soundclips, 84 pictures !

Here is a Wetransfer link to download all the soundclips and pictures of the records for sale easily in one clic : https://we.tl/qSeMyr0g9k

Records are from : #Mauritania, #Nigeria, #Cameroon, #Congo, #Guinea , #Togo, #Senegal, #Mali, #Haiti, #Gambia, #IvoryCoast and #Benin !

Several musical genres : #afrobeat, #afrofunk, #folk, #psychedelic, #mbalax, #blues, #afro disco, #jazz, #afro latin, #soul ..

Artists for sale :

Anne-Marie Nzie (Cameroon)
Baad John Cross (Nigeria)
Bella Njoh (Cameroon)
Clement Djimogne (Cameroon)
Emmanuel Kahe (Cameroon)
Etubom Rex Williams (Nigeria)
Guelewar Bands Of Banjul (Gambia)
Ifang Bondi (Gambia)
Igbo Is Kaya (Ivory Coast / Benin)
Itadi (Togo)
Jardin de Guinee (Guinea Conakry)
Jerry Ella (Nigeria)
Joey Etondey (Cameroon)
Kene Star de Sikasso (Mali)
Le Sahel (Senegal)
Liza Ngwa (Cameroon)
Los Camaroes (Cameroon)
Manuel Guysso (Cameroon)
Mongo Ndouan (Cameroon)
Mushi et Lakansyel (Haiti)
Mystere Jazz de Tombouctou (Mali)
Ngewel (Senegal)
Nzongo Soul (Congo)
Orchestre Bawobab (Senegal)
Orchestre National de Mauritanie (Mauritania)
Orchestre National du Congo Vol 1 and 2 (Congo)
Orchestre Paillotte (Guinea Conakry)
Orchestre Regional de Segou (Mali)
Rail Band (Mali)
Siassia and Talk (Congo)
Spiritual Singers Ntsamina (Congo)
Star Band de Dakar (Senegal)
Star Number One (Senegal)
Super Eagles of Gambia (Gambia)
Tala Andre Marie (Cameroon)
Tjaps (Cameroon)

Good luck !

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Ventes ebay Pan-Africaines !

J’ai listé hier sur ebay 41 disques Africains de divers genres sous le nom “nangaboko-records”, les enchères se terminent dans 6 jours – des disques de toutes conditions, certains disques très rares !

Le lien ici : https://www.ebay.com/sch/nangaboko-records/m.html…

AUCUN PRIX DE RESERVE, PRIX DE DEPART : 10 Dollars

41 disques, 87 longs extraits audio, 84 photos !

J’ai créé un lien Wetransfer sur lequel vous pouvez telecharger en un clic tous les disques de la vente triés par dossiers, gradés avec photos et extraits audio de chacun, le lien est ici : https://we.tl/qSeMyr0g9k

Les disques sont de : Mauritanie, Nigeria, Congo, Cameroun, Senegal, Mali, Haiti, Gambie, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinee Conakry et Bénin !

Beaucoup de genre musicaux différents : #afrobeat, #afro funk, #folk, #psychedelic, #mbalax, #blues, #afro disco, #jazz, #afro latin, #soul ..

Artistes des disques à vendre :

Anne-Marie Nzie (Cameroon)
Baad John Cross (Nigeria)
Bella Njoh (Cameroon)
Clement Djimogne (Cameroon)
Emmanuel Kahe (Cameroon)
Etubom Rex Williams (Nigeria)
Guelewar Bands Of Banjul (Gambia)
Ifang Bondi (Gambia)
Igbo Is Kaya (Ivory Coast / Benin)
Itadi (Togo)
Jardin de Guinee (Guinea Conakry)
Jerry Ella (Nigeria)
Joey Etondey (Cameroon)
Kene Star de Sikasso (Mali)
Le Sahel (Senegal)
Liza Ngwa (Cameroon)
Los Camaroes (Cameroon)
Manuel Guysso (Cameroon)
Mongo Ndouan (Cameroon)
Mushi et Lakansyel (Haiti)
Mystere Jazz de Tombouctou (Mali)
Ngewel (Senegal)
Nzongo Soul (Congo)
Orchestre Bawobab (Senegal)
Orchestre National de Mauritanie (Mauritania)
Orchestre National du Congo Vol 1 and 2 (Congo)
Orchestre Paillotte (Guinea Conakry)
Orchestre Regional de Segou (Mali)
Rail Band (Mali)
Siassia and Talk (Congo)
Spiritual Singers Ntsamina (Congo)
Star Band de Dakar (Senegal)
Star Number One (Senegal)
Super Eagles of Gambia (Gambia)
Tala Andre Marie (Cameroon)
Tjaps (Cameroon)

Bonne chance !

Anne-Marie Nzie – Djih Yang (Cameroon, 1975, Pathe Marconi)

For today, I decided to present you “Djih Yang”, a very deep folk bikutsi track with jazz reminiscences taken from the first album from the great Anne-Marie Nzié, my favourite singer from Cameroon and considered by many (that includes me) as the Queen of the Bikutsi (a traditional Cameroonian musical genre).

She passed away last year in 2016, may she rest in peace..

Anne Marie Nzie – Djih Yang

 

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/2TE8RRcMaoo

Have a nice evening,

Armand

Felixson Ngasia and The Survivals – Black Precious Colour (Cameroon, 1980, Polydor Nigeria)

Super obscure Afro Funk Boogie anthem taken from the one and only album recorded in Lagos (Nigeria) by an unknown Cameroonian band, The Survivals, leaded by Felixson Ngasia – Enjoy !

Felixson Ngasia and The Survivals – Black Precious Colour

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/8Et2HzyaXeg

Regards,

Armand

Vinyl Selection + Interview Armand de Preseau for Lost Grooves Radio Show #36 Rinse Fm

Hi everyone,

Here’s a repost of a 1h30 vinyl selection and French interview (sorry my dear English speaking friends !) I did for Rinse FM Radio on the 15 of October 2017 to present my two firsts reissues from Eko Roosevelt and Nkotti and to speak about my record labels Nubiphone and Nanga Boko Records – Enjoy !

You can download the selection right here !

Tracklist :

0 min 00 – Joseph Lacides – Invitation Aux Iles (Guadeloupe)
3 min 58 – Baligh Hamdi – Gada (Egypte)
6 min 06 – Hamad Kalkaba et le Grand Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine du Cameroun – Fouh Sei Allah (Cameroun)
10 min 52 – Chorale St Kisito – Nge Ni Kembela (Congo)
13 min 55 – Spiritual Singers – Kimia (Congo)
18 min 24 – Orchestre National du Congo – Ah ! Congo (Congo)
21 min 38 – Atomic Bomb Zigoto – Menyeckse (Cameroun)

22 min 54 – Interview about the Eko Roosevelt “1975 – 1982” compilation

28 min 40 – Eko Roosevelt Louis – Kilimandjaro My Home (Cameroun)
35 min 32 – Ousmane Kouyaté et les Ambassadeurs Internationaux – Kefimba (Mali)
41 min 15 – The Sea Lions – Akwa Idim (Nigeria)
46 min 10 – Cross River Nationale – Nyong Eyen Unen (Nigeria)

51 min 52 – Interview about the Nkotti François “De Bonaberi A Douala” first LP reissue

56 min 24 – Nkotti François and The Black Styls 77 – Loko La Mboa (Cameroun)
57 min 17 – Gnonnas Pedro – Pas de Pétard (Bénin)
1h 01 min 28 – Nkotti François and The Black Styls 77 – Muboledi (Cameroun)
1h 06 min 14 – The Ceejebs – Highway Mini Girl (Nigeria)
1h 09 min 21 – Dan Ian Spades – Wondering Lord (Nigeria)
1h 13 min 19 – Liza Ngwa – N’Kirre (Cameroun)
1h 18 min 31 – Firmin Viry – Ti Crie A Moin Anin (La Réunion)

Best regards,

Armand