ADP036 – Hold Fast The Biguine (A Journey into the Jazz Influenced French Antilles Sound)

For this 36th selection, we travel again to the French Antilles for a journey into the Jazz influenced French Antilles scene, hope you’ll like it !

Armand de Préseau – Hold Fast The Biguine

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Tracklist :

Max Cilla – La Flute Des Mornes

Eugene Mona – Pote Bambou

Max Labor – Hold Fast The Biguine

Franck Valmont – Mimile

Caraïbe Jazz Ensemble – Sabel Sabel

Rony Siber – Ban Nous On Ti Biguine

Henry Pierre Noel – Back Home … Sweet Home

Synchro – Lambi

Francisco – Ba, Moin Lagent Moin

Hilaire Hartock – Le Moin Vini Voue

Have a nice week,

Armand

ADP035 – In The Heat Of The Cameroonian Nights (A Selection of Raw Funk, Punk and Soul Tracks from the 70’s)

For this 35th selection, I’ve prepared you a journey of 50 min of ultra obscure and ungoogleable Afro Funk, Afro Punk and Afro Soul Cameroonian tracks from the 70’s !

Hope you’ll like it, I’ve put serious bangers in it !

Armand de Preseau – In The Heat Of The Cameroonian Nights

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Enjoy,

Armand

ADP034 – Lot Koté Loséan (A Deep Trip Into The Sega And Maloya Poetry From Réunion Island

Hello Everyone !

For this time, come aboard and travel with me for a one hour musical trip into the Indian Ocean, exploring rhythms from Réunion Island.

Close your eyes, leave yourself to the sound of Segas, go deeper and lose yourself into the Poetry of Maloya ..

Armand de Preseau – Lot Koté Loséan

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Tracklisting :

1 – Firmin Viry – Maloya Na Pa, Nou La Fe (Intro)

2 – Ravan’ – L’Espoir

3 – Ziskakan – Karyol Bourik

4 – Cormoran Group – O Te

5 – Ramone – Soul Regue Prisonnier

6 – Claudio et Les Satanik – Rend Mo Lalliance

7 – Les Pop Experience – Vive L’Amour (Live Version At The Meridien Hotel)

8 – Julien Trenoule – Mon Die Quocaou Moin La Fe

9 – Michou – Maloya Ton Tisane

10 – Herve – Mele Mele Pas Toue P’tit Pierre

11 – Ziskakan – Pei Bato

12 – Troupe Gaston Hoareau – Mon Patrie Mon Bouce Manze

13 – Alain Peters – Caloubadia

14 – Jacqueline Farreyrol – Empare Maloya

15 – Carrousel – Ote Maloya

Have a really nice sunday evening,

Armand

The cover of this selection is a tribute to the cover of  the album “Pei Bato Fou” from the band Ziskakan

ADP033 – Gwoka Sonné (Spiritual Drums from Guadeloupe and Martinique Islands)

Hello dear readers !
After months and months, lets travel together to the French Antilles for my brand new 33th selection, through those 8 Spiritual Gwoka (a unique drum from Guadeloupe island) Jazz tracks that I’ve selected for you – Enjoy !
Armand de Preseau – Gwoka Sonné

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TRACKLIST : 

1 – Guy Konket – Kimbe Red
2 – Ka Leve – Tou Le Maten
3 – Eugene Mona – Grodillo
4 – Thibaud Freydy Ahimsa Doressamy – O Fon A Ke An Nou
5 – Pakatak – Palkata
6 – Zepiss – Pou Mizik La
7 – Gwakasonne – Algerie 62
8 – Fabriano Fuzion – Kosmos

Have a nice week,

Armand

ADP032 – El Salsero (Gnonnas Pedro, The King Of Benin)

Gnonnas Sousou Pierre Kwasivi was born on the 10 of January 1943 in Cotonou, Benin.

Singing and playing music since his childhood, Gnonnas Pedro became in the 60’s one of the Beninese musical Kings (among with L’Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, Antoine Dougbe, Honore Avolonto or El Rego), and never stopped to play music beyond.

He led his own band in the 60’s, “Pedro y Sus Sanchos”, that later became “Gnonnas Pedro et ses Dadjes”.

Lover of the French language, he was strongly influenced by the French singer Charles Aznavour (he even recorded a cover of Aznavour’s song “Les Comediens” !).

From the 90’s to 2004, he was the singer of the interplanetary known Afro cuban band “Africando”, grouping of African Legends such as Boncana Maiga, Amadou Balake, Thione Seck, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Ismael Lo, Salif Keita or Koffi Olomide.

Known as “The man that speaks all African languages”, Pedro embraced many musical styles, including afrobeat, highlife, salsa, pachanga, juju or “Modern Agbadja” (an update og the traditional style of his home region, Lokassa).

Many of the tracks he composed are still big hits today, such as “Yiri Yiri Boum” (Afro Cuban Anthem) or “Von O Von Non” (Hymn of the Togolese national football team).

He died the 12 of August 2004, at the age in Cotonou, Benin.

Armand de Preseau – El Salsero
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TRACKLIST :
1 – Pas De Petard
2 – Dadjê Von O Von Non (80’s version)
3 – I Feel Good
4 – How Much Love Naturally Cost
5 – Adigbedoto
6 – Yiri Yiri Bom
7 – Dadjê Von O Von Non (70’s version)
8 – La Musica En Verite
9 – Tu Es Tout Seul
10 – La Crocatuba
11 – Bon Anniversaire
12 – Finis Les Paves
I tried to present you all different genre played by Gnonnas, don’t hesitate to tell me if you enjoyed this selection !
Best regards,

Armand

This selection is dedicated to Jean, my cousin, who with we listened Gnonnas albums again and again and again. Miss you and think about you everyday, my little brother..

ADP031 – A Night At Ammar El Sheriyi’s Mansion (meeting with the legendary Egyptian blind organist)

For my 31th selection, I decided to make you travel into the Egypt of the 70’s, with a very special tribute to Ammar El Sheriyi, a blind organist famous for the covers he made of songs from legendary Egyptian musicians, such as Abdel Halim Hafez or Mohammed Abdel Wahab.
Hope you’ll like it, don’t hesitate to leave some comments !!
 
Armand de Preseau – A Night At Ammar El Sheriyi’s Mansion
 
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Tracklist :
1 – Gafnoho
2 – Heya Di Heya
3 – Eldonya Helwa
4 – Day El Kanadil
5 – Eh Zambi
See you very very soon,
Armand

Armand de Preseau – Three Versions of “D’leau Coco” (Martinique / Guadeloupe / Cape Verde)

Hello my friends,
Today a special selection with three (yes, ONLY three !) songs, the original one and two covers of the famous tropical anthem “D’leau Coco”, written by Albert Nadeau, a member of the band “Les Leopards de St Pierre”.
This song was originally released in 1972 by the band “Les Leopards de St Pierre”, from La Martinique, a raw tumbele biguine track.
Les Leopards de Saint Pierre – D’leau Coco
It was covered a bit later by Georges Plonquitte and his band, from La Guadeloupe, with a cool Jazz feeling and some good piano solos.
Georges Plonquitte – D’leau Coco
The Os Apolos”, a Cape Verdian band, also covered this song, in a raw tropical way !
Os Apolos – D’leau Coco
Which one is your favourite ? Do you know other versions ?
All the best,
Armand

ADP030 – Orient In the Flesh (Feat. Omar Khorshid, Ziad and Elias Rahbani, Farid El Atrache, Omar El Shariyi, Ihsan Al Munzer, Hassan Abou Seoud… )

Hi dear readers !!
As promised (for a long time..), here comes my brand new selection !
 We’re traveling to Middle East this time, with several dope Belly Dances songs taken from Lebanese and Egyptian records of my collection !
Hope you’ll like it, don’t hesitate to leave some comments !!
 
Armand de Preseau – Orient In the Flesh

 You can download this new selection right here !

See you very soon,

Armand

ADP029 – Nigeria Soul Sisters (Feat Mary Afi Usuah, Christiana Essien, Theadora Ifudu..)

Hi dear readers,
After a long time of searching, selecting, mixin and editing, I’m very proud to present you my new compilation !
Here are the best mental cuts of the best four (for me) Nigerian divas :
– Christiana “Christy” Essien
Taiwo and Kehinde Lijadu, the twins Lijadu sisters
– Theadora Ifudu
– Mary Afi Usuah 
 Please listen this selection until the end to really enjoy this mix – Hope you’ll like it !!
Armand de Preseau – Nigeria Soul Sisters
You can download this new selection right here !
The next Selection will be Ghanaian or Arabic !
Sincerely yours,
Armand

ADP028 – Au Temps des Biguines // A Selection of early Biguines, Merengues and Boleros from the French West Indies

Hi Dear readers !
I’m proud to present you my 28th selection ! Ten early Buiguines, Merengues and Boleros songs, from the French West Indies.
Those tracks are taken from some quite hard to find seven inches of my personal collection, hope you’ll like them !

Armand de Preseau – Au Temps des Biguines

You can download this new selection right here !
Enjoy, and get ready for the next selection..
Armand