African Grooves Soundcloud : Plenty of brand new vinyl selections to listen online & download !

From now, feel free to go on my Soundcloud account on the link below to listen online & download my past, present & future vinyl selections (more than 50 from now) !

African Grooves Soundcloud : www.soundcloud.com/armand_de_preseau

Enjoy !

Armand de Preseau

The Vibrations – Onye Oriri (Nigeria, 1977, Anodisc)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Onye Oriri“, a slow psychedelic fuzzy nigerian Afro Rock track with afrobeat flavours, taken from the hard to find only album recorded in 1977 by the band The Vibrations leaded by Tex Soul – Enjoy !

The Vibrations – Onye Oriri

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/RVOYp3NXNR4

Have a nice Sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Afro Train – Ode To Hendrix (Ivory Coast, 1973, Societe Ivoirienne du Disque SID)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ode To Hendrix“, a slow psychedelic Afro Funk instrumental tribute to the American legend Jimi Hendrix, recorded in 1973 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast – Enjoy !

Afro Train – Ode To Hendrix

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

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Demba Camara Et Son Groupe – Exhumation Folklorique (Guinea Conakry, 1971, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

For today, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite Guinean song, “Exhumation Folkorique“, an outstanding deep folk track with jazzy vibes, slow afrobeat accentsmesmerizing voices & captivating rhythm section – Enjoy !

Demba Camara Et Son Groupe – Exhumation Folklorique

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/5H3kgo_N-hM

Have a nice Sunday !

Armand de Preseau

TP Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Blues Ya De (Benin, 1979, Albarika Store)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Blues Ya De“, another fresh & funky track from the almighty Beninese orchestra “Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou” – Enjoy !

TP Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Blues Ya De

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Wsfxp0z-lKw

Have a nice wednesday !

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

Moussa Doumbia – Samba (Mali, 1980, Sacodis)

Samba” is a very well known West-African traditional folk song from the Wassoulou area (situated between Ivory Coast,Guinea and Mali).

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 differents musical styles, were recorded from the 70s to the 80s, to traditional from afro rock and funk way.

For today, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite version of this classic song, interpreted here in a raw Afro Funk way by the Malian James Brown Moussa Doumbia – Enjoy !

Moussa Doumbia – Samba

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/TwGuTJmvNJ4

Have a nice day !

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

Orchestra Baobab – Sibam (Senegal, 1978, Productions Ledoux)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sibam“, an excellent psychedelic mbalax afro latin song from the almighty Orchestra Baobab from Senegal – Enjoy !

Orchestra Baobab – Sibam

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/XRjrb3SYkPU

Have a nice Wednesday,

Armand de Preseau

Eskill & Vicky et Le T.P. Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Ecoute Ma Melodie (Benin, 1980, Ama Sun)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ecoute Ma Mélodie“, a bouncy tropical Afrobeat track about love, recorded in 1980 by the Beninese singer Eskill Lohento and backed by the famous almighty Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – Enjoy !

Eskill & Vicky et Le T.P. Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Ecoute Ma Mélodie

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/sc4_RJMRvLg

Have a nice Wednesday !

Armand de Preseau