Honore Avolonto – Tin Lin Non (Benin, 1983, LIR)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tin Lin Non“, a powerful Afrobeat track by the Beninese singer Honore Avolonto, backed here by Eskill Lohento & Joseph Vicky, two vocalists of the legendary band “Le Tout Puissant Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou” – Enjoy !

Honore Avolonto – Tin Lin Non 

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/_lZ8LXWmV_4

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Le Sahel – Khandiou (Senegal, 1975, Musiclub)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Khandiou“, a beautiful Afro Soul track, Senegalese answer to the classic “It’s A Man’s Man’s World” by the King James Brown, by former members of famous bands such as “Xalam” (Cheikh Tidiane Tall) or “Orchestre Cheikh Tall and Idrissa Diope” (Idrissa Diop) – Enjoy !

Le Sahel – Khandiou

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/jQlk5o8iWT0

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

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

Audience Limited – Underground Sound (Nigeria, 1977, Hasbunalau Record Company)

Audience Limited” was a very obscure band, led by John Broadway, that recorded only one album in Lagos (Nigeria) 1977, full of Afro Rock tracks.

I decided to share with you “Underground Sound“, a nervous instrumental song with psychedelic fuzzy guitars, catchy drums and crazy organ parts – Enjoy !

Audience Limited – Underground Sound

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/7iiCn-oh2W0

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

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

Obiba Colins Marfo – Owuo Yi (Ghana, 1979, BHM)

Obiba Collins Marfo was an artist from Ghana that played in the famous Vis-a-Vis band, who backed Alhaji Kwesi Frimpong on several albums and who recorded a few albums himself.

Owuo Yi“, the track I decided to present you today, is taken from his first album and is a 16min long pure Ghanaian joyful jewel, in the same vein of Alhaji K Frimpong or Ebo Taylor best songs – Enjoy !

Obiba Collins Marfo – Owuo Yi

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/TKXpczl0T6s

Have a nice week,

Armand

Fangool – Nianing (Senegal, 1979, Discafrique Records)

Fangool was an obscure band from Senegal that released an only album in 1979. It was composed by :

Alioune Agbo (Lead guitar)

El Hadj Thiam (Bass guitar and drums)

Pap Camara (Saxophone and Clarinette)

Pap Samb (Lead vocal)

Fatou Kine N’Diaye (Lead vocal)

Max Dia (Lead Vocal and drums)

I decided to make you discover “Nianing“, a splendid 7min long deep track sung in Mbalax with awesome psychedelic fuzz guitar riffs – Enjoy !!

Fangool – Nianing

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/9JzBf7hq3X0

Best regards,

Armand

Marmay – Ti Frer (La Reunion, 1985, Marmay)

Marmay” was a band from La Reunion island (Indian Ocean), composed by 3 members of the same family : Theresien Chamand (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), Clermont Chamand (Harmonica, Violin, Electric and Acoustic Guitar) and Pascale Chamand (Flute and Artwork).

They released only one autoproduced album in 1985, “Ote Kreol“.

As a tribute to the memory of Clement “l’Indien” Chamand, who died last week, I decided to make you discover “Ti Frer“, a splendid deep psychedelic Maloya song – Rest in Peace, l’Indien.

Marmay – Ti Frer

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/xvuuaOW4nX0

All the best,

Armand de Preseau

Trio Bydoli – Lalia (Ivory Coast, 1980, Sodogil Editions)

The “Tryo Bydoli” band was a composed of 3 Abidjan (Ivory Coast) based Congolese musicians : Lea Lignanzi, Domingo Salsero and Bhy Gao.

They released 2 very good and hard to find albums in the early 80s before splitting.

“Lalia”, the song presented here, is the last song of their first album, a deep Afro Psych Funk track with catchy horns and guitar parts – Enjoy !

Trio Bydoli – Lalia

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/5rgiKdzJiZc

Best regards,

Armand