Sammy Clark – Instrumental (Lebanon, 1980, EMI Voix de l’Orient Series)

For today, I wanted to share with you an instrumental song from the Lebanese singer Sammy Clark, a sad & beautiful track that reminds the bests songs of the legendary Italian western movies composer Ennio Morricone – Enjoy !

Sammy Clark – Instrumental

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/6TBK4Wo1onQ

Armand

Mohamed Mazouni – La Madrague (Algeria, 1970s, Oasis Disques)

For today, I wanted to make you rediscover “La Madrague“, a beautiful melancholic song by one of the most prolific Algerian composer and singer, Mohamed Mazouni – Enjoy !

Mohamed Mazouni – La Madrague

You can also listen to this song on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/ZmSrVecxwh8

Armand

Mohamed Abdelwahab – Alqafila (Egypt, 1974, Cairophon, LPCXG 111)

Today, I decided to make you rediscover “Alqafila“, a particular song in the oriental catalogue of the Egyptian 20th century legend Mohamed Abdelwahab that doesn’t sounds like his other tracks, a beautiful orchestral track with magnificent violin, organ and oud parts – Enjoy !!

Mohamed Abdelwahab – Alqafila

You can also listen to this track on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/lUt36ABp0JI

Regards,

Armand

D’Almeida Blucky et Les Black Santiago de Cotonou – Les Nanes (Benin, 1970s, LA aux Ecoutes)

D’Almeida Blucky is one of the greatests name of the Beninese musical scene, who composed several albums and singles from the 60s to the end of the 80s, backed by great bands such as “Les Black Santiago de Cotonou” or “L’Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou“.

Today, I decided to share with you “Les Nanes“, a raw jerk sung in French with catchy organ parts – Enjoy !!

D’Almeida Blucky et Les Black Santiago de Cotonou – Les Nanes

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/h7sY6hPmNCY

Have a nice day !

Armand

Massako 84 – Temedy (Gabon, 1984, Mass Pro)

Massako was a Military orchestra from Libreville (Gabon) that recorded more than 10 albums in the 80s.

A lot of musicians took part of the project during the decade, as the Guinean singer Amara Toure, strongly involved into the Afro Cuban (or Afro Latin) musical movement, generated by the blend of local songs and the music imported by the Cuban sailors in West Africa in the 40s.

For today, I wanted to make you (re)discover an alternative version of “Temedy“, one of Amara Toure’s Afro Cuban masterpieces, covered in 1984 by the Gabonese band – Enjoy !

Massako 84 – Temedy

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/2Zaer9dXexk

Best regards,

Armand

Victorien Smith et Les Pyromanes – Quelle Tentation ! (Guadeloupe, 1970s, A3 Productions)

Victorien Smith et Les Pyromanes” was a band from Guadeloupe (French West Indies) composed by :

Smith Victorien : Vocals, Guitar, Production
Avenant Metry : Synths
Daniel Alger : Vocals, Guiro
Bod Guibert : Vocals, Triangle
Maurice Latouchant : Vocals, Campana
Daniel Nemorin : Guitar
Joyau Moy : Lead bass
Guy Nemorin : Vocals, Tambourine
Pivert Rodolphe : Drums, Percussion, Choir
Merkiled Willy : Guitar
Christian Picot : Organ
Letchoumayen Pierre : Congas

Quelle Tentation !” is a very nice Antillean Guaguanco Latin Jazz track with awesome Fender Rhodes organ parts – Enjoy !!

Victorien Smith et les Pyromanes – Quelle Tentation !

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Cf7_r-CcuEc

Have a nice day,

Armand

Daniel Forestal & Thibault Freydy Doressamy – Ace Mal Pale Moin (Guadeloupe, 1970s, Ssamy FT)

Super obscure Gwo Ka Jazzy Biguine track from this combo from Guadeloupe island (French West Indies), hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !!

Daniel Forestal & Thibault Freydy Doressamy – Ace Mal Pale Moin

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/l03_cNqXb6Q

See you soon,

Armand

Orchestre Rail Band – Marabayasa (Mali, 1973, RCAM)

Hi everyone !
Today, I decided to make you (re)discover one of the great African Orchestra, from the Mystical country of Mali : L’Orchestre Rail Band du Buffet Hotel de la Gare de Bamako, also nicknamed Le Rail Band.
State-sponsored by the national railroad Malian Company (it explains the name of the band), Le Rail Band was the most powerful Malian orchestra, that released more than ten LP’s and many 7′ from the 70’s to the late 80’s.
The Rail Band’s leader was the great Tidiani Koné, an outstanding musician who was also a griot (a kind of religious leader/ influent personality), who decided to give his chance at this time to a young albino singer, Salif Keita, that would become world famous in the future.
Here is the track “Marabayasa” (Mariba Yasa or Marba Yassah), an outsanding track taken from the first album of the band, driven by Mamadou Bagayoko‘s devastating drums, Alfred Coulibaly‘s savage saxophone and Salif Keita‘s holy voice – Enjoy !

Orchestre Rail Band – Marabayasa

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/BCBM6XDi9HI

Take care,

Armand

Picture Artwork from my friend Faud from Les Mains Noires

Munir Bachir – Fouk Ennakhl (Iraq, 1974, Pathe Marconi)

Munir Bachir was an Iraqi musician, native of the city of Mossoul.

He began the Aoud (6 strings lute from Iraq) play at 5 years old and became teacher of this instrument at the Musical School of Bagdad at 15 years old.

He militate all his life in favor of the recognition of the Aoud in the Middle East, considering it as a more advanced musical instrument than the mandolin or the sitar.

He toured a lot in Europe (France, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany..)  before going back in Orient in the 70s, and recorded a many albums.

The song I wanted to present you today, “Fouk Ennakhl“, is a perfect crossover of Oriental and Occidental musical influences with sweets melancholic piano and violin parts that remind the recordings of the famous Rahbani Brothers from Lebanon – Enjoy !!

Munir Bachir – Fouk Ennakhl

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/MmXVqqdDfp8

Have a nice Sunday,

Armand

Jeancky – Protestation (Armand de Preseau Extended Edit) (Haiti, 1977, Troubadour Musical Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you one of my favourite Haitian songs (French West Indies) and taken from the second album from the singer and guitarist Jeancky.

This song, “Protestation“, is a deep protest folk song sung in French and Creole, full of poetry, with awesome Guitar, Violins, Congas and Vibraphone parts. I decided to share with you an extended edit I did of the track, mixing vocal and instrumental parts, because this song was way too beautiful to be presented in a short way – Enjoy !

Jeancky – Protestation (Armand de Preseau Extended Edit)

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/6LS-6VRlrMM

Or on my Soundcloud page here : https://soundcloud.com/armand_de_preseau/protestation-armand-de-preseau-extended-instrumental-edit

Have a nice week end,

Armand