Jay U Experience – Baby Rock (Nigeria, 1978, Emi Nigeria)

Justus “Jay U” Nnakwe is a musician native of the city of Enugu (Nigeria), who played and recorded a few singles with several rock band back in the 70’s, as the mighty Hygrades or P.R.O (People Rock Outfit).

Fan of European and American Heavy Metal and Rock artists such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple or Led Zeppelin, Justus was really involved into this kind of sound at the time and tried to establish a “Nigerian Heavy Metal music scene”.

The principal result is the awesome album I wanted to present you here, “Enough Is Enough“, his one and only solo album released in 1978 on the mythical “Emi Nigeria” record label, a one of its kind mixture of reggae, jazzy afrobeat and heavy psych rock.

“Baby Rock”, the track selected here, is a devastating Heavy Afro Metal Rock track, with powerful vocals, devilish fuzzy guitar riffs and catchy organ parts – Enjoy !

Jay U Experience – Baby Rock

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/K7IEWZfunQ0

Best regards,

Armand

Ofo Black Company – Not Easy (Nigeria, 1980, Afrodisia)

Ofo & The Black Company were one of countless student band’s playing in Lagos during the 70’s. They became famous with their “Allah Wakbarr” first single, recorded and released in 1972 in London.

It was leaded by Larry Ifedioranma Jr. and composed of :

Larry Ifedioranma Jr. : Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bells, Whisltes and Percussion

Santana Otu Bassy : Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals

Johnson Hart : Drums, Marracass, Clavinet Piano and Vocals

Marcel All-Well Opara : Vocals and Organ

Eddy Cox : Bass Guitar and backing Vocals

Pappowei Daniel : Backing Vocals and Percussion

Koffibok : Congas

Felix Lebarty : Lead Guitar

They released 3 albums between 1972 and 1980, a few singles and toured several times in Europe in the 70s (they even played with Carlos Santana, student at the time, on stage during one concert, realizing after the gig – but too late – who he really was).

The track presented here, “Not Easy”, taken from their last album “People’s law”, is an awesome Afro Rock track with fuzzy guitar parts and catchy vocals – Enjoy !

Ofo Black Company – Not easy

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/YBtrp0tVYKI

Best regards,

Armand

Ozobby Horn – Happy Joe (Nigeria, 1977, JBC)

Ozobby Horn was a very obscure band from Nigeria composed of three musicians that only released one and only very hard to find album, “Born To Move On”, before they totally disappear from the musical scene.

Among the 7 tracks that this LP contains , I decided to make you discover my favourite one, “Happy Joe”, a slow Afro Rock and Soul track with Fuzzy guitars and melancholic vocals – Enjoy !

Ozobby Horn – Happy Joe

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

Happy new year, I wish you the best for 2018 !

Armand

Nkotti François and The Black Styl 77 – Loko La Mboa (France, 2017, Nanga Boko Records)

NBK 001 : Nkotti François and The Black Styls 77 – De Bonaberi A Douala

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IN ENGLISH :

40 years after the original release, Nangaboko Records is very proud to present you the official reissue of the first album from the Cameroonian musician Nkotti Francois and his band, « The Black Styls ».

High quality remastered sound.

Reissued by Armand de Preseau.

A very detailled biography in both English and French langages with exclusive pictures come with the record, for a better comprehension of the work of the musician.

Each vinyl includes a voucher to download the album in a HD digital format for free.

Available in LP vinyl record and HQ digital format.

Approuved by the artist himself, 100 % legit, all 8 tracks are under exclusive license of Nanga Boko Records.

Limited edition.

Official Website : www.africangrooves.fr

Official Bandcamp : www.nangabokorecords.bandcamp.com

Official Facebook Page : www.facebook.com/nangabokorecords

Official Discogs Page : https://www.discogs.com/fr/Nkotti-Fran%C3%A7ois-Les-Black-Styl-De-Bonaberi-Douala/release/10812365


EN FRANCAIS :

A l’occasion des 40 ans de la date de sortie de l’album original, Nangaboko Records est fier de vous présenter la réédition officielle du premier album de l’artiste Camerounais Nkotti François et de son groupe, « Les Black Styls ».

L’ensemble des morceaux de l’album a été soigneusement re-masterisé, dans le souci d’apporter aux auditeurs un son de très haute qualité.

Une biographie détaillée de l’artiste en anglais et en français ainsi que des photos inédites du groupe accompagnent le disque, pour une plus grande compréhension et appréciation de l’œuvre du musicien.

Chaque disque vinyle est accompagné d’une carte de téléchargement permettant de télécharger l’album en haute qualité audio.

Disponible au format vinyle 33 tours et en téléchargement en haute qualité audio !

Réédition approuvée par l’artiste lui-même !

Edition limitée.

L’ensemble des 8 titres de l’album est sous la licence exclusive de Nanga boko Records.

Site Officiel : www.africangrooves.fr

Bandcamp Officiel : www.nangabokorecords.bandcamp.com

Page Facebook Officielle : www.facebook.com/nangabokorecords

Page Discogs Officielle : https://www.discogs.com/fr/Nkotti-Fran%C3%A7ois-Les-Black-Styl-De-Bonaberi-Douala/release/10812365

Sebastien Marini – Fatou Bolingo (Congo, 197?, Sonafric)

Sebastien Marini was born on the 20th of January 1950 at Pointe-Noire (Congo-Brazzaville).
During his childhood, he learnt how to play music with the great Cameroonian producer Tino Baroza in Yaounde (Cameroon), then after with Gracia, the former drummer of the great congolese band Ryco-Jazz.
Arrived in Paris in 1969, he decided to travel to the United States in 1970 to try his luck.
Fatou Bolingo, the track presented here, is an interesting funky track with good breaks and solo guitar parts, taken from the only single I know from him !
Sebastien Marini – Fatou Bolingo
Regards,
Armand

Segun Bucknor – The Price Of Your Love (Nigeria, 1975, Afrodisia)

Following to this article, I wanted to make you rediscover for this sunday another high level afrobeat track by the Nigerian master Segun Bucknor, who greatly influenced Fela Kuti at the time, but who was unfortunately less known.
Segun Buknor – The Price Of Your Love
All the best,
Armand

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

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Hi everyone !

Here is 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)

Have a nice day,
Armand

New Reissue : Nkotti François and The Black Styls 77 – De Bonaberi A Douala

IN ENGLISH :

40 years after the original release, Nangaboko Records is very proud to present you the official reissue of the first album from the Cameroonian musician Nkotti Francois and his band, « The Black Styls ».

High quality remastered sound.

Reissued by Armand de Preseau.

A very detailled biography in both English and French langages with exclusive pictures come with the record, for a better comprehension of the work of the musician.

Each vinyl includes a voucher to download the album in a HD digital format for free.

Available in LP vinyl record and HQ digital format.

Approuved by the artist himself, 100 % legit, all 8 tracks are under exclusive license of Nanga Boko Records.

Limited edition.

Official Website : www.africangrooves.fr

Official Bandcamp : www.nangabokorecords.bandcamp.com

Official Facebook Page : www.facebook.com/nangabokorecords

Official Discogs Page : https://www.discogs.com/fr/Nkotti-Fran%C3%A7ois-Les-Black-Styl-De-Bonaberi-Douala/release/10812365


EN FRANCAIS :

A l’occasion des 40 ans de la date de sortie de l’album original, Nangaboko Records est fier de vous présenter la réédition officielle du premier album de l’artiste Camerounais Nkotti François et de son groupe, « Les Black Styls ».

L’ensemble des morceaux de l’album a été soigneusement re-masterisé, dans le souci d’apporter aux auditeurs un son de très haute qualité.

Une biographie détaillée de l’artiste en anglais et en français ainsi que des photos inédites du groupe accompagnent le disque, pour une plus grande compréhension et appréciation de l’œuvre du musicien.

Chaque disque vinyle est accompagné d’une carte de téléchargement permettant de télécharger l’album en haute qualité audio.

Disponible au format vinyle 33 tours et en téléchargement en haute qualité audio !

Réédition approuvée par l’artiste lui-même !

Edition limitée.

L’ensemble des 8 titres de l’album est sous la licence exclusive de Nanga boko Records.

Site Officiel : www.africangrooves.fr

Bandcamp Officiel : www.nangabokorecords.bandcamp.com

Page Facebook Officielle : www.facebook.com/nangabokorecords

Page Discogs Officielle : https://www.discogs.com/fr/Nkotti-Fran%C3%A7ois-Les-Black-Styl-De-Bonaberi-Douala/release/10812365

ADP018 – Take Me Back To Lagos, Nigeria (Mansion /Celebrant / Identicals / Visitors / Mary Afi Usuah / Super Wings..)

Hi dear readers !
It’s been a while since the last time we met ! This week, we travel to Nigeria, this strange and continuously moving country, with a few tracks from several well known Afro Rock / Funk and Disco bands back in the 70’s ! Hope you’ll enjoy this selection, it took me some time to prepare it, because those LP’s are reaaally hard to find nowadays, especially in such exceptional condition !
See you really soon for another Selection !
You can download the selection here !
Armand de Preseau – Take Me Back To Lagos
Tracklist :
1 – The Visitors – Togetherness
2  – Mansion – Devil Woman
3 – The Identicals – Akwa Kayi Ji Bia Nuwa
4 – The Celebrant – Funky Music
5 – Mary Afi Usuah – What’s A Woman to Do
6 – Clement Djimogne – Africa
7 – Etubom Rex William – Disco Baby
8 – MFB – Boredom Pain
9 – Super Wings – Men of the People
Sincerely yours,
Armand