Freddy et Le Ricco Jazz – Dark Night (Republic of Congo, 1973, Sonafric)

One of the few and early singles from the great Congolese composer Freddy Kebano, “Dark Night” was recorded with the “Ryco-Jazz” band (misspelled here as “Ricco Jazz”) that imported Congolese Rumba in the French Antilles in the late 60’s and that will greatly contribute to the evolution of Martinican music.

Hope you will like this early afro jerk track !

Freddy et le Ricco Jazz – Dark Night

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel : https://youtu.be/WyQ24wtXww0

Have a nice evening,

Armand

ADP035 – In The Heat Of The Cameroonian Nights (A Selection of Raw Funk, Punk and Soul Tracks from the 70’s)

For this 35th selection, I’ve prepared you a journey of 50 min of ultra obscure and ungoogleable Afro Funk, Afro Punk and Afro Soul Cameroonian tracks from the 70’s !

Hope you’ll like it, I’ve put serious bangers in it !

Armand de Preseau – In The Heat Of The Cameroonian Nights

You can listen and download this selection by clicking here !

Enjoy,

Armand

ADP011 – Fly Me Back To Kinshasa – A Selection of 70’s Congolese Afro Jerk and Soukouss Tracks

Merry Christmas everyone !!!

As a little Xmas present, here comes the last brand new selection of the year 2012 of some Afro Jerk / Afrobeat and Soukouss tracks from Congo (Zaïre) through some different orchestras and bands (Orchestre Veve, Orchestre Veve Star, Orchestre Cobantou, Orchestre Kiam) leaded by the great Georges Kiamwangana Mateta aka “Dynamite Verckys”,a legendary Congolese musician that began his carrer at the end of the 60’s – Enjoy !!

Armand de Preseau – Fly Me Back To Kinshasa
A 70’s Afro Jerk and Soukouss Congolese Track

(be patient with the flash player, it works but loading may be slow due to the size of the file )
Download the selection here !
Tracklist :

1 – Champro King et l’Orchestre Cobantou – Merci Roi Champro
2 – Bovick et L’Orchestre Veve – Venus
3 – Orchestre Bella bella – Milly
4 – Verckys et l’Orchestre Veve – Nakobala Yo Denise
5 – Orchestre Veve Star – Nitarudia
6 – Ndalani 77 Brothers – Nzaumi
7 – Orchestre Veve Star – Bassala Hot
8 – Franck Muzola Ngunga et l’Orchestre Kiam – Bamo Kangi
Merry christmas again and happy 2013 to everyone ! See you next week for the next selection !
Sincerely yours,

Armand de Préseau

ADP008 – African Garage Jerk Rock Selection

Hi there !
Au menu cette semaine, a selection of 10 tracks taken from terrific Afro Garage Jerk & Rock seven inches, from West To South Africa during the Golden 70’s era – enjoy !
Armand de Preseau – African Garage Rock Selection

 Download it here !

A little game for you, dear readers : guess who are the artists or the songs of this selection, as some clues I give you the countries from where the bands are (not the countries where the songs were recorded!)

1 – Gabon
2 – Gambia
3 – Congo
4 – Burkina Faso
5 – Cameroon
6 – Ivory Coast
7 – Ivory Coast
8 – Cameroon
9 – Benin
10 – South Africa

Good search !