N’Draman Blintch – I First U Last (Armand de Preseau Edit) (Nigeria, 1979, Cosmic Sounds)

N’Draman Blintch was an artist from Nigeria who released three auto-produced obscure albums at the end of the 70s, and who was one of those very few precursors that experimented cosmic vintage synths in Africa back in 70s, as William Onyeabor also did.

I decided to present you an edit I made of “I First U Last“, the last track of his first album, a catchy cosmic Afro Funk track with crazy organ parts – Enjoy !

N’Draman Blintch – I First U Last (Armand de Preseau Edit)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/u4JhFoC4Fqk

Or on my Soundcloud page here : https://soundcloud.com/armand_de_preseau/ndraman-blintch-i-first-u-last-armand-de-preseau-edit

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

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

Max et Henri – Lespwa Ka Fe Viv (Guadeloupe, 1982, Disques Debs International)

Late track composed by the two legends from the french West Indies Max Severin and Henri Debs, “Lespwa Ka Fe Viv” is a splendid spiritual Gwo Ka Jazz track with funky bass and flute parts that I wanted to make you discover today – Enjoy !!

Max et Henri – Lespwa Ka Fe Viv

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/fp5GxTLa7nE

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

ADP037 – Madagasikara (70s Salegy, Folk, Funk, Punk and other Tracks From The Red Island)

For this 37th selection, come and fly with me trough the Indian Ocean to the great Island of Madagascar – where I’ve spent a part of my childhood on – trough a deep selection of the best 10 mad 70s Salegy, Folk, Disco, Funk, Jerk, Punk and other outer dimensional tracks taken from my record collection – Hope you’ll like it !!

Armand de Preseau – Madagasikara

You can listen and download this selection by clicking here !

Enjoy,

Armand

Trio Bydoli – Lalia (Ivory Coast, 1980, Sodogil Editions)

The “Tryo Bydoli” band was a composed of 3 Abidjan (Ivory Coast) based Congolese musicians : Lea Lignanzi, Domingo Salsero and Bhy Gao.

They released 2 very good and hard to find albums in the early 80s before splitting.

“Lalia”, the song presented here, is the last song of their first album, a deep Afro Psych Funk track with catchy horns and guitar parts – Enjoy !

Trio Bydoli – Lalia

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/5rgiKdzJiZc

Best regards,

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

You can download the selection here !

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

Roger Tchaou et l’Orchestre de La B.C.B – Safia (Benin, 1970’s, ORTB)

This 7 inches is the first one from Roger “Tchaou” Baba, a blind guitarist from Benin, who released later another single.

This recording was backed with “L’Orchestre de La Banque Commerciale Du Benin”,  a popular Beninese Orchestra leaded by Ambroise “D’almeida” Bluecky.

The song presented here, “Safia”, is a leadback Afro Psych track dedicated to his first love – Enjoy !

Roger Tchaou Et L’Orchestre de La B.C.B. – Safia

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/SsXzw-3YlP4

Kind Regards,

Armand.

Nkotti François and The Black Styl 77 – Loko La Mboa (France, 2017, Nanga Boko Records)

Kojo N’dah and Soundz Connection – Ewule Ma Mbawu La (Ghana, 1981, Kojo N’dah)

 This week, I decided to share with you one of my favourite Highlife record from Ghana, very obscure (the record is a private pressing), from Kojo N’dah, an artist who used to live in Ivory Coast and who recorded a few LP.
The track presented here, “Ewule Ma Mbawu La”, is an awesome percussive and bouncing dancefloor highlife track, with rhodes keys and synths in Vis-a-Vis Orchestra vein – Enjoy !
Kojo N’dah and Soundz Connection – Ewule Ma Mbawu La
Have a nice weekend,
Armand

Super Ensemble Nemours Jean Baptiste – Haiti Cumbia (Haiti, 1970, Marc Records)

 Born on the 2 of February 1918 in Port-Au-Prince (Haiti), Jean-Baptiste Nemours was one of the most important figures of the Haitian musical scene.
He was member of many Haitian orchestra’s (Jazz Guignard, Trio Atomique..) before founding his own in 1953, the “Ensemble aux Calebasses” (he will change the name of the orchestra later in 1958 for “Ensemble Nemours Jean-Baptiste” and in 1963 for “Super Ensemble Nemours Jean-Baptiste”).
With his Ensemble, they are supposed to have invented the “Kompa Dirèk”, later shortened to “Kompa” (compas) musical style.
Jean-Baptiste Nemours died the 18 of May 1985 in Port-Au-Prince.
I decided to present you “Haiti Cumbia”, a latin song played with a lovely Haitian touch and Biguine reminiscences – Enjoy !
Super Ensemble Nemours Jean Baptiste – Haiti Cumbia

You can also listen to this song on my new Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/R41IkgUQeDQ

Have a nice week,

Armand.