Orchestre African Fiesta – Eh Bien Mon Ami (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1968, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Eh Bien Mon Ami“, a breezing African Garage Soul Jerk Mod track driven by the grunts of Bovick Bondo Gala, James Brown’s congolese answer, and backed by the mythical band “Orchestre African Fiesta” founded in the early 60s by the legendary musicians Nicolas “Dr Nico” Kasanda & Tabu Ley Rochereau – Enjoy !

Orchestre African Fiesta – Eh Bien Mon Ami

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/FkpRZNmG7p8

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Evan and Sam & The New Sunshine Band – Honey Baby (Kenya, 1970s, Sounds Express)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Honey Baby“, an heavy psychedelic African Fuzz Garage Funk Rock track recorded in the 70s by Evan & Sam, two obscure teenage Kenyan musicians, accompanied by the band “The New Sunshine Band” – Enjoy !

Evan and Sam & The New Sunshine Band – Honey Baby

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

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

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