Amedee Pierre – Guhe Huiamo (Nin Segbe Nagie) (Ivory Coast, 1960s, Philips / Safie Deen)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Guhe Huiamo (Nin Segbe Nagie)“, an excellent Deep Afro Latin track recorded in the 60s by the Ivorian superstar musician Amedee Pierre, that will be covered a few years later by the Guadeloupean bandLes Vikings de La Guadeloupe“, music travels.. Enjoy !

Amedee Pierre – Guhe Huiamo (Nin Segbe Nagie)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Fm5SN4GaaDk

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Gougoumangou – Wazy Doble (Ivory Coast, 1978, Music Hall)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Wazy Doble“, a powerful Afro Funk track from Ivory Coast taken from the only album from the band Gougoumangou that Francis Koffi Kingsley was part of, and recorded in 1978 with the musicians of the nigerian legend Sonny Okosun – Enjoy !

Gougoumangou – Wazy Doble

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/0SEwaa_U2rw

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau

Amadou Traore dit Balake – Bar Konou Mousso & other beautiful songs (Burkina Faso, 1974, Disques CVD)

Amadou Traore dit Balake is a burkinabé singer who recorded many songs from very different genre (mandingo rhythms, afrobeat, salsa, quiet balads, soukouss) and in many countries/cities all over the world (New york, Abidjan, Paris, Accra, Lagos..).
This beautiful 7 inch was recorded in 1969 with l’Orchestre Super Volta, in the country of Burkina Faso, on the great “La Compagnie Voltaique du Disque” label (CVD), known for its magical psyché tracks.
This track deals with a musician (him, maybe ?), who performs every night at the Don Camillo Club. Each night, coming back from his show, this guy meets the same prostitute he is totally in love with, but the girl prefers to spend her night with white guys in Abidjan’s hotels, because they are rich, and musicians are poor (“Musicien c’est pas quelqu’un, tu es pauvre garçon“).
There are actually 2 different versions of this track (the lyrics are the same), because Amadou re-recorded it in the 70’s for one of his LP’s, out on the famous Ivory Coast’s SACODIS label, in an afrobeat way.
I definitely prefer the first quiet version, hope you’ll understand why (listen to this amazing hypnotic guitar..).

Amadou Balake – Bar Konou Mousso

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/v2UjruuRWCg
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As bonuses, two tracks :
To begin, here comes the other version of Bar Konou Mousso – the Afrobeat one – called Super Bar Konon Mousso.
Amadou Balake – Super bar Konon Mousso
 Next, another song from Amadou Traore out on the CVD label, Johnny.
(all the copies of the Kambele ba / Johnny record I heard from now have the same pressing default, this woush woush woush you can hear.. Shame but lovely in a way..)
Amadou Balake – Johnny
 Enjoy !

Armand de Preseau

Jean Mary Tacko – Vovo Gbala (Ivory Coast, 1980, Papa Disco)

Taken from the one-and-only album recorded in the 80s by the obscure artist Jean Mary Tacko from Ivory Coast, “Vovo Gbala” is a great Afro Boogie Disco track that I wanted to make you discover today – Enjoy !!

Jean Mary Tacko – Vovo Gbala

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Lfcm-AsKKbY

All the best,

Armand

Anoman Brouh Felix – Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast, 197?, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to present you “Côte d’Ivoire”, an obscure track with funky influences from Anoman Brouh Felix, a very well known musician from Ivory Coast – Enjoy !

Anoman Brouh Felix – Côte d’Ivoire

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/oLccGf0Pw8o

See you soon,

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