Groupe El Azhar – Talle Tayella (Algeria, 1970s, Oasis Disques)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Talle Tayella“, a raw Proto Raï track recorded in the 70s by the band “El Azhar” from Algeria – Enjoy !

Groupe El Azhar – Talle Tayella

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/kSpDkHxB0Yg

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Le Kéné-Star de Sikasso – Fitiriwale (Mali, 1977, Mali Kunkan)

Le Kéné-Star de Sikasso was one of the regional Malian Orchestras (such as “L’Orchestre Kanaga de Mopti” or “L’Orchestre Sidi Yassa des Kayes“) back in the 70’s.
The group was composed, among others, by François Ballo, Mamadou Touré, Mamadou Diakité and Cheick Sadibou Diabaté, former members of “L’Orchestre Regional de Sikasso“, who released one album in 1970.
For today, I wanted to share with you “Fitiriwale“, an outstanding psychedelic afro jazz track, recorded and released in France in 1977 on the mythical “Kiosque d’Orphée” label, a song that deals with wedding, and the ingratitude of the husbands towards their former wife and the good things they did for them – Enjoy !
Le Kéné-Star de Sikasso – Fitiriwale
 You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/76RJPhrpzX4
Have a nice Sunday,
Armand de Preseau

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

The Sweet Talks were one of the most famous band from Ghana, formed in December 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“.
For today, I wanted to share with you “Eyi Su Ngaanga”, an outstanding afrobeat highlife track taken from their 2nd album recorded in 1976 – Enjoy !

The Sweet Talks – Eyi Su Ngaangaa

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/rnGsjrXMNCU

Have a nice Wednesday,

Armand de Preseau

Henri Debs Et Son Combo – Bidonville “Berimbau” (Guadeloupe, 1971, Disques Debs International)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Bidonville“, a splendid Bossa Nova Jazz track from Guadeloupe (French West Indies) from Henri Debs et Son Combo, superb cover of Baden Powell‘s standard “Berimbao“, sung here in french by Serge Christophe.

Henri Debs Et Son Combo – Bidonville “Berimbau”

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/AXBYqQn6MwU

Have a nice Sunday,

Armand de Preseau

The Lijadu Sisters – Danger (Nigeria, 1976, Afrodisia)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Danger“, an uplifting afro rock track with awesome psychedelic organ & fuzz guitar parts, taken from the second album from the twin sisters Kehinde & Taiwo Lijadu – Enjoy !

The Lijadu Sisters – Danger

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/HuAkqbLs70Q

Have a nice wednesday,

Armand de Preseau

Akofa Akoussah – I Tcho Tchass (Togo, 1976, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “I Tcho Tchass“, a very deep Psychedelic Afro Soul gem taken from the first album of the Togolese singer Akofa Akoussah and recorded in 1976 – Enjoy !

Akofa Akoussah – I Tcho Tchass

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/0SneUEoMQgE

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Salah Ragab And The Cairo Jazz Band – Amber Of The Nile (Egypt Strut) (Egypt, 1975, Columbia)

For today, I wanted to present you one of my favorite Egyptian LP, “Egypt – A Holiday Souvenir“, issued in the 1970’s on the EMI label and that was offered to tourists visiting the mystic country of Egypt.

All the tracks on this LP are winners, and it contains one astonishing Oriental Jazz Groove track, “Amber of the Nile“, by the Egyptian Jazz musician Salah Ragab (or Rageb), an Egyptian Jazz Player, backed with the Cairo Jazz Band.

This tune is actually a different version of his well known “Egypt Strut” track that some of you may you, a longer and more jazzy one that exists only on this compilation (and that is faaar better according to me) – Enjoy !

Salah Ragab And The Cairo Jazz Band – Amber Of The Nile (Egypt Strut)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/e8ADZ7VzcSU

Have a nice wednesday, see you on sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Nkotti François and The Black Styls 77 – Loko La Mboa (Cameroun, 1977, Disques Cousin)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Loko La Mboa“, a psychedelic Makossa Rock track taken from an album that has a very special meaning for me, the first album of the Cameroonian musician Nkotti François, backed by his band The Black Styl 77 – Enjoy !

This album is the very first one I’ve reissued on my vinyl record label “Nanga Boko Records” back in 2017, you can listen & purchase a copy here if interested : https://nangabokorecords.bandcamp.com/album/de-bonaberi-a-douala

Nkotti François and The Black Styls 77 – Loko La Mboa

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/OSZfmM1mHUg

Have a nice week,

Armand de Preseau

Bonga – Mama Lala (Angola, 1982, Philips)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Mama Lala“, a nice Angolan Samba track from José “Bonga” Adelino Barceló de Carvalho – Enjoy !

Bonga – Mama Lala 

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/_O9K2ChbP24

Have a nice sunday,

Armand de Preseau

Cormoran Group – Ô Té (La Réunion, 1979, Piros)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ô Té“, a nice melancholic Jazzy Maloya Soul track from the band “Cormoran Group” from Reunion island and leaded by Michel Vendôme – Enjoy !

Cormoran Group – Ô Té

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Mcj53-6BvnE

Have a nice saturday,

Armand de Preseau