Pierre-Marie Ondo Mebale (Debora, 1985, Production Abenelang)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Debora », a bouncy Afro Synth Funk Boogie Disco-ish track from Gabon with catchy DX7 parts, taken from the only album of the obscure composer & musician Pierre-Marie Ondo Mebale out in the mid 80s – Enjoy !

Pierre Marie Ondo Mebale – Debora

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Akoha Ambroise – Zedaga (Part 1) (Benin, 1990s, Editions Satel)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Zedaga“, an obscure killer Electronic Afro Funk Boogie track with killer Synth & drum machines breaks, taken from an ultra rare LP localy recorded by the Beninese composer & musician Akoha Ambroise apparently in the early 90s, and that never had a proper commercial release, out only at the time as a test press in the early 90s – Enjoy !

Akoha Ambroise – Zedaga (Part 1)

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Jules Kamga – Fa-Mo (Cameroun, 1981, Ebeny Records, International)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Fa-Mo“, an instant massive Dancefloor friendly Afro Disco Funk Soul track, taken from the 1st album of the Cameroonian composer & musician Jules Kamga recorded in France and backed by legendary musicians from Cameroon & the French West Indies such as Toto Guillaume, Aladji Touré, Jacob Desvarieux & Jean-Claude Naimro from the Guadeloupean band “Kassav“, thanks to the special musical connexion between those two countries during that era, that gaves birth to the best bass players of the 70s & 80s – Enjoy !

Jules Kamga – Fa-Mo

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Vyckos Ekondo – Vyckos Revient (Gabon, 1985, Polinia Saint-Lazare)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Vyckos Revient », a mesmerizing Cosmic Afro Synth Funk instrumental from Gabon, recorded in 1985 & taken from the second album of the composer & musician Vyckos Ekondo, creator of the « Tandima », a musical & artistic way of expression – Enjoy !

Vyckos Ekondo – Vyckos Revient

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Migan Celestin Dit “Mig-Tino” – A Non Yi Go (Benin, 1970s, Papa-Disco)

For today, I wanted to share with you « A Non Yi Go », a powerful syncopated psychedelic Afro Funk Sato track with Afrobeat flavors, killer horns & guitar parts, taken from the first album of the Beninese composer & musician Migan Celestin (who was formerly part of « Les Commandos », the band founded by the mythical beninese musician Theophile « El Rego » Do Rego), out in the late 70s on the Ivorian record label « Papa-Disco » – Enjoy !

Migan Celestin dit « Mig-Tino » – A Non Yi Go

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Orchestre Du Jardin De Guinée – Sakhodou (Guinée Conakry, 1967, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sakhodou“, a mind-blowing melancholic Afro Manding Latin Funk Jazz track with 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐧 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬, recorded in 1967 by the national 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐧 (𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐤𝐫𝐲) band “𝐎𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞 𝐃𝐮 𝐉𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧 𝐃𝐞 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐞́𝐞”, one of the earliest releases of the mythical record label “𝐄𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐒𝐲𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐤𝐫𝐲” that included legendary musicians such as 𝐊𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐚.

The group will later take the name of “𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐄𝐭 𝐒𝐞𝐬 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐬” under the direction of 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐎𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐨𝐠𝐮𝐢), but that’s another story – Enjoy !

Orchestre Du Jardin De Guinée – Sakhodou

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Armand de Preseau

Chris Smith & Funky Road – Do Your Thing (Mozambique, 1976, RCA Victor)

For today, I wanted to share  with you « Do Your Thing », a dope 10 min long Afro Funk Garage Fuzz Rock track, taken from the only LP recorded & issued in 1976 by the Mozambican composer & singer Chris Smith and his band « Funky Road », that was composed with :

Bass : John Bagwasi ;

Drums : Wilfred Sibumbe ;

Guitar : Ben Rhikot ;

Organ : Joseph Tshabalala ;

Tambourine : Patrick Dlamini ;

Vocals : C. S. Smith ;

This LP was produced by the legendary South African producer & saxophone player David Thekwane – Enjoy !

Chris Smith & Funky Road – Do Your Thing

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Armand de Preseau

The Blackfoot – Sounds In My Sleep (Zambia, 1970s, Zambia Music Parlour)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Sounds In My Sleep », a cool breezing & catchy Zambian Afro Rock Soul-ish track, recorded in the 70s by the Blackfoot, an African Garage Rock band from Zambia who released two really hard to find albums & a few singles during the 70s & the 80s on the legendary local record label « Zambia Music Parlour Limited », Zambia’s most prolific independent record label during the 1970s and 1980s.

The Blackfoot was composed with :

Alfred Yabe

Garry Musopa

George Kabale

Ottiman Mpondzi

The song presented here is taken from a really hard to find single, hope you’ll like it !

The Blackfoot – Songs In My Sleep

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Amara Touré Accompagné Par l’Orchestre Massako – Salamouti (Gabon, 1980, Sonafric)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Salamouti“, an outstanding beautiful Afro Latin Funk Soul track with killer horns & strong Cuban influences, driven by the mesmerizing voice of the Guinean legendary composer, percussionist and singer Amara Touré, backed here again by the Gabonese band “Orchestre Massako” and taken from a now ultra hard to find album recorded & out in 1980 on the mythical French record label “Sonafric” – Enjoy !

Amara Touré Accompagné Par l’Orchestre Massako

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Franco & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Sabina El Kwamy (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1964, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sabina El Kwamy“, a magnificent melancholic Congolese Afro Latin Bolero Jazz Slow track, recorded in the early 70s by the legendary Congolese musician François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi and his mythical band OK Jazz, and issued in 1964 on the present compilation.

The OK Jazz Orchestra was comprised at that time by :

Guitar & lead vocals : François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi ;

Vocals : Joseph “Mujos” Mulamba & Jean “Kwami” Munsi ;

Rhythm Guitar : Lutumba “Simarro” Ndomanueno ;

Bass : Tshiamala “Piccolo” ;

Saxophone : Isaac Musekiwa (tenor) & Albino Kalombo (alto) ;

Drums (Tumba) : Bosuma “Dessoir”.

Franco & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Sabina El Kwamy

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Armand de Preseau