Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Kou Djessou (Benin, 197?, Disques Tropiques)

Taken from a very rare single from the Almighty Kings of Benin, “Kou Djessou” is a storming Afro Beat track with psychedelic organ breaks and killer horns !

The song was composed by Bernard “Papillon” Zoundegnon and sung by Eskill Lohento – Enjoy !

Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Kou Djessou

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/sFc0eAESPx4

Have a really nice week end,

Armand

Mongo Ndouan – Okala Le Cri de La Rigueur (Cameroon, 1980, Tam Tam d’Afrique)

This week, I wanted to share with you one of my favourite Cameroonian tracks for a long time (and one of my secret weapons !) taken on this record from Mongo Ndouan from Cameroon, the one and only LP he recorded on a private local record label before totally disappearing.

The track I wanted to share with you, “Okala Le Cri de La Rigueur”, is a full of energy 8 min afrobeat track, with crazy synth parts and nervous syncoped drums – Enjoy !
Mongo Ndouan – Okala Le Cri de La Rigueur
Have a nice weekend,
Armand

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

ADP013 – The Senegambian Selection : A journey Into The 70’s Musical Scene of Gambia and Senegal (Baobab, Ifang Bondi, Laye Thiam..)

Hi dears readers !
Au menu cette semaine, here comes the new selection of the week. This time, we travel to the 70’s psych musical scene of West Africa, with two neighbouring countries, two “twin brothers” : Senegal and Gambia (which is called the “Senegambia”).
Hope you’ll enjoy the deepness of the tracks presented here !
Armand de Preseau – The Senegambian Selection
You can download this selection here !
Tracklist :
1 – Guelewar – Tasito
2 – Idrissa Diop – Massani Cisse
3 – Ifang Bondi – Atis-A-Tis
4 – Orchestre Baobab – Kelen Ati Len
5 – The Super Eagles – Feeling You Got
6 – Orchestre Laye Thiam – Kokorico
7 – Orchestre Baobab – Souleymane
8 – Orchestre Super Etoile de Dakar – Thiely
9 – Ifang Bondi – Yolele
10 – The Super Eagles – Love Is A Real Thing
11 – Le Sahel – Khandiou

 

See you next week for an Arabian Selection (or a Cameroonese one, we’ll see..) !
Armand