Jean-Claude – Mauvais Zimeurs (Mauritius, 1978, Disques Issa)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mauvais Zimeurs“, a sweet psychedelic Soul Sega track recorded in 1978 by the legendary Mauritian musician Jean-Claude Gaspard, and taken from the second volume of a very obscure compilation intended to promote folk songs from Mauritius and Seychelles islands (Indian Ocean) – Enjoy !

Jean-Claude – Mauvais Zimeurs

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/2xD4bVv0SkI

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday 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

Tabu Ley Rochereau & L’Afrisa International – Aon Aon (Congo Zaïre, 1973, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Aon-Aon” (in reference to the sounding effect on the guitar that plays during the track), a beautiful rumba afro jazzy track from the congolese master Tabu Ley Rochereau and his “Afrisa International” orchestra – Enjoy !

Tabu Ley Rochereau & L’Afrisa International – Aon Aon

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/FhE7PuLBb8Y

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

Armand de Preseau

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Da Da De Tu Amor (Congo, 1977, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Da Da De Tu Amor“, a wonderful Afro Latin track from the legendary Congolese musician Franco, backed by his well-known band “Orchestre TP OK Jazz” – Enjoy !

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Da Da De Tu Amor

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/cbpbuq0gg1U

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Ofege – You Say No (Nigeria, 1973, EMI Nigeria)

OFEGE was a 70s psychedelic Rock band from Nigeria, composed of teenage students of the St. Gregory’s College of Lagos.

Led by Melvin Ukachi & largely influenced by artists such as Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck or Jimmy Page, they recorded 4 albums before splitting up.

For today, I wanted to present you the track “You Say No“, taken from their first album “Try And Love“, full of fuzzy electric guitar solos and Afrobeat-esque drums.

This album was a great musical snap when I found it in Kumba (Western Cameroon) more than a decade ago, and is still one of my favorite African record – Enjoy !

Ofege – You Say No

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ULkzZ7fkFZw

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Gnonnas Pedro And His Dadjes Band – I Got You (Benin, 1980, World Wide Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “I Got You“, an awesome version of James Brown‘s interplanetary hit, covered here in a tropical Afro Funk way by the Beninese Legend GnonnanGnonnas PedroSossou Pierre Kouassivi – Enjoy !

Gnonnas Pedro – I Got You

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

Have a nice Sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Bovick & L’Orchestre Veve – Venus (Democratic Republic Of Congo, 1970, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Venus“, a cover of the classic 60s song initially recorded the american band Shocking Blue, adaptated here in an funky Afro Jerk Rock version with french lyrics by the legendary Congolese artist Bovick, backed by the also very well known Orchestre Veve from the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaïre) – Enjoy !

Bovick & L’Orchestre Veve – Venus

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/QB19i7B7tFc

Have a great day !

Armand de Preseau

Charles Rodriguez and The African Revolution – L’Amour Ne S’achete Pas (Benin, 1970s, Decca)

Today, let’s make you (re)discover an obscure single from the Beninese artist Charles Rodriguez.

Charles Rodriguez, an organ player, used to play at the time with several well known Beninese musical groups, such as “Ignace de Souza and the Black Santiagos” or “El Rego et ses commandos“.

He recorded only 4 tracks, and “L’amour ne s’achète pas” (“You can’t buy love”) is one of them. In this song, Charles tells prostitutes on a heavy Afrobeat rhythm to stop drinking and selling their body, they are wasting their lives this way.

Strangely, this single has the “DECCA” cover, but was pressed specialy for an Nigerian music shop based in Lagos called “Alofty” in August 73 – Enjoy !

Charles Rodriguez and The African Revolution – L’Amour Ne S’achete Pas

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/2mmO3Jl5Q4U

Best regards,

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