Roger “Dama” Damawuzan et Les As Du Bénin – Do You Know My Name ? (Unreleased Alternate Demo Take) (Togo, 1981, Tropical Sounds)

Happy New Year !!

For today, I wanted to share with you an extremely rare unreleased alternate take (maybe the only one copy existing ?) of the track “Do You Know My Name ?” by the legendary musician Roger “Dama” Damawuzan, Togo‘s answer to James Brown, backed here by “Les As du Bénin” orchestra.

That unique demo version includes awesome drum machines parts & crazy breaks that were finally not kept at the time for the final version of the album – Enjoy !

Roger “Dama” Damawuzan et Les As Du Bénin – Do You Know My Name ? (Unreleased Alternate Demo Take)

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/uCKAhFoTOL0

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Amadou Balake – Super Bar Konon Mousso (Burkina Faso, 1978, Sacodis)

Following to this article, I wanted to share with you for today “Super Bar Konon Mousso“, the alternate Afro Funk version with Afrobeat reminiscences of this classic song by the legendary Burkinabé musician Amadou Traoré Balake – Enjoy !

Amadou Balaké – Super Bar Konon Mousso

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

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako – M’bouram Mousso (Mali, 1977, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “M’bouram Mousso“, a sublime psychedelic Funky Afro Manding track by this legendary Malian band, led by Kante Manfila and that included the finest Malian musicians such as Salif Keita, Amadou Bagayoko, Ousmane Kouyaté, Moussa Doumbia & Idrissa Soumaoro (who sings on the song presented here) – Enjoy !

Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako – M’Bouram Mousso

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/GgZ4inOS_gc

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Les Ya Toupas Du Zaire – Marche Des Esclaves (Democratic Republic of Congo / Former Zaïre, 1978, Songhoï)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Marche des Esclaves“, an awesome deep african fusion piano jazz track with psychedelic influences, taken from the first album the congolese band of “Les Ya Toupas du Zaïre“, the orchestra that included some of the finest musicians of the country : Manuaku Waku, Raymond “Ray” Lema A’Nsi, Mansiamina “Bopol” Mfoko & great others famous names – Enjoy !

Les Ya Toupas Du Zaïre – Marche Des Esclaves

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/oQU3RyoTNL4

have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

ADP018 – Take Me Back To Lagos, Nigeria (Mansion /Celebrant / Identicals / Visitors / Mary Afi Usuah / Super Wings..)

Hi dear readers !
It’s been a while since the last time we met ! This week, we travel to Nigeria, this strange and continuously moving country, with a few tracks from several well known Afro Rock / Funk and Disco bands back in the 70’s ! Hope you’ll enjoy this selection, it took me some time to prepare it, because those LP’s are reaaally hard to find nowadays, especially in such exceptional condition !
See you really soon for another Selection !
You can download the selection here !
Armand de Preseau – Take Me Back To Lagos
Tracklist :
1 – The Visitors – Togetherness
2  – Mansion – Devil Woman
3 – The Identicals – Akwa Kayi Ji Bia Nuwa
4 – The Celebrant – Funky Music
5 – Mary Afi Usuah – What’s A Woman to Do
6 – Clement Djimogne – Africa
7 – Etubom Rex William – Disco Baby
8 – MFB – Boredom Pain
9 – Super Wings – Men of the People
Sincerely yours,
Armand