Jerry Boifraind – Natto Messiah (Armand De Preseau edit) (Nigeria, 1981, Clover Recording Organization)

For today, I wanted to share with you a short edit I did on one of my favourite songs from the most funky reverend from Nigeria, Mr. Jerry Boifraind !

He relased a few LP’s back in the end of the 70’s / early 80’s before giving his entire life to his church – enjoy !

Reverend Jerry Boifraind – Natto Messiah (Armand De Preseau edit)

You can download this edit here !

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/L4sJNXHdBo4

Have a nice day !

Armand

The Martin Brothers Global Band – Mon Begye Nsa N’Nom (Nigeria, 1982, Global Records)

For today, and following to this post, I wanted to share with you “Mon Begye Nsa N’Nom”, a splendid deep & slow Highlife track by The Martin Brothers Global Band”, one of my favourite Nigerian band – Enjoy !

The Martin Brothers Global Band – Mon Begye Nsa N’Nom

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Kvl0ak1eYc8

Regards,

Armand

Los Camaroes – Boo A Nun Muna (Cameroun, 1973, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Boo A Nun Muna“, a raw afro jerk track sung by “Los Camaroes” a band from Cameroon founded by the guitarist Jean Gabari, and who recorded around 40 singles and 3 albums from 1968 to 1981 and who revolutionized the Bikutsi musical genre – Enjoy !!

Los Camaroes – Boo A Nun Muna

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/_0D2XGAwQdU

Best regards,

Armand

Tchamy Patterson – Emigrate Problem (Cameroon, 1970s, Disques Bello, B4 612)

For today, I wanted want to share with you a not very well known psychedelic single from Tchamy Patterson, a musician from Douala (Cameroon) who recorded between Cameroon and France one album and several singles in the 70s – Enjoy !!!

Tchamy Patterson – Emigrate Problem

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/35y9eWFdiAM

Best 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

Lucien Sanzouango – Soul Mimbo (Brougé) (Cameroun, 1978, Le Kiosque d’Orphee)

Lucien Sanzouango was an obscure Cameroonian artist who released only two singles at the end on the 70s, including this one that he autoproduced on the mythical french record label “Le Kiosque d’Orphee“, this little Parisian shop founded in the 50s by Georges Batard and where every artists could go to press their songs on vinyl.

I devided to share with with you today “Soul Mimbo“, a minimal disco track with cosmic vibes – Enjoy !!

Lucien Sanzouango – Soul Mimbo (Brougé)

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/m1zhK4HGWlI

Best regards,

Armand

Balla et ses Balladins – Samba (Guinea, 1972, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

Samba” is a very well known traditional folk song from the Wassoulou area (situated between Ivory Coast, Guinea and Mali), adapted here by the national legendary “Balla et ses Balladins” Guinean orchestra, leaded by Balla Onivogui.

This song talks about Samba, a young and unlucky taxi driver from Conakry (Guinea) who fall in love with one of his customers. He steals the earings of the girl to see her again, but the father of the girl finds out the craftiness of the young Samba and casts out the boy. After many adventures, everything goes finally in order when Samba asks the girl in marriage.

Several covers of this song, in different musical styles, were recording during from the 70s to the 80s, to traditional from afro rock and funk way – Hope you’ll enjoy this one !!

Balla et ses Balladins – Samba

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

Take care,

Armand

Akaeze’s International Band – It’s Tough To Be Rich (Nigeria, 1978, Afrodisia)

The Akaeze’s International Band from Nigeria was leaded by Eric “Showboy” Akaeze, a musician converted very early to the Afrobeat musical genre that he made his own version called “Ikoto Rock“.

Originally from the Delta State (Mid-West region of Nigeria), Akaeze moved to Lagos as a fairly young man and played for a while in Bobby Benson’s famous band and founded a few times after his first band, The Royal Ericos, and then recorded several albums with different groups as The Akaeze’s International Band or The Azagas.

The track I wanted to make you rediscover today, “It’s Tough To Be Rich“, is an awesome 9 minutes long kick ass deep Afrobeat track – Enjoy !!

The Akaeze’s International Band – It’s Tough To Be Rich

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

Have a nice week,

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

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