The Regimental Band Of The Rhodesian African Rifles – Hippy Girl (Ex-Rhodesia / Zimbabwe, 1970s, Teal)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Hippy Girl“, a psychedelic bouncy Afro Rock Funk Fuzzy Soul track, composed by the South African Saxophone player Kippie “Morolong” Moeketsi, a member of the Jazz Epistles, along with his students Abdullah Ibrahim (Adolph Johannes Brand, better known as “Dollar Brand“), Jonas Gwangwa and Hugh Masekela

This song is taken from a really obscure EP, recorded in the 70s by the Regimental Band Of The Rhodesian African Rifles (R.A.R.), a national military brass band from Zimbabwe (former Rhodesia) – Enjoy !

The Regimental Band Of The Rhodesian African Rifles – Hippy Girl

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Blo – Make Your Body Dance (Armand de Préseau NYE 2023 Edit) (Nigeria, 1979, Afrodisia)

For today, and to festively close 2022, I wanted to share with you an edit I made of “Make Your Body Dance“, an instant feel-good & powerful dancefloor friendly Afro Disco Boogie track, taken from the fifth album of the band BLO, in reference to the initials of its founders :

Berkley “Ike” Jones (guitar)

Olaoluwa “Laolu Akins” Akintobi (drums) ;

Mike “Gbenga” Odumosu (bass) ;

Odumosu left the band later and was replaced by Lemmy “Otu” Udofa (also known as “Lemmy Jackson” in his 80s solo carrer !)

I wish you all the best for 2023, and sincerely hope that this forthcoming year will be as sweet as 2022 was for you, enjoy !

Blo – Make Your Body Dance (Armand de Préseau NYE 2023 Edit) (Nigeria, 1979, Afrodisia)

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Armand de Preseau

King Joe Dann – Soko Bougé (Senegal, 1977, Pathe Marconi)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Soko Bougé », a crazy catchy Afro Rock Jerk Soul Mod Twist track, taken from the only single recorded in 1977 by the mysterious Senegalese composer & musician King Joe Dann aka Abdoul M’Baye (any further informations about him are welcomed !) on the mythical French record label « Pathé Marconi » – Enjoy !

King Joe Dann – Soko Bougé

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Chris Smith & Funky Road – Do Your Thing (Mozambique, 1976, RCA Victor)

For today, I wanted to share  with you « Do Your Thing », a dope 10 min long Afro Funk Garage Fuzz Rock track, taken from the only LP recorded & issued in 1976 by the Mozambican composer & singer Chris Smith and his band « Funky Road », that was composed with :

Bass : John Bagwasi ;

Drums : Wilfred Sibumbe ;

Guitar : Ben Rhikot ;

Organ : Joseph Tshabalala ;

Tambourine : Patrick Dlamini ;

Vocals : C. S. Smith ;

This LP was produced by the legendary South African producer & saxophone player David Thekwane – Enjoy !

Chris Smith & Funky Road – Do Your Thing

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The Blackfoot – Sounds In My Sleep (Zambia, 1970s, Zambia Music Parlour)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Sounds In My Sleep », a cool breezing & catchy Zambian Afro Rock Soul-ish track, recorded in the 70s by the Blackfoot, an African Garage Rock band from Zambia who released two really hard to find albums & a few singles during the 70s & the 80s on the legendary local record label « Zambia Music Parlour Limited », Zambia’s most prolific independent record label during the 1970s and 1980s.

The Blackfoot was composed with :

Alfred Yabe

Garry Musopa

George Kabale

Ottiman Mpondzi

The song presented here is taken from a really hard to find single, hope you’ll like it !

The Blackfoot – Songs In My Sleep

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Tony Grey & The Super 7 – Yem Efe (Nigeria, 1975, EMI Nigeria)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yem Efe“, an awesome powerful Psychedelic Afro Rock Funk track with crazy fuzzy guitar parts & afrobeat flavors, taken from the 3rd album of the Nigerian musician & composer Tony Grey and backed by his “Super 7” band, issued in 1975 on the legendary label “EMI Nigeria” – Enjoy !

Tony Grey & The Super 7 – Yem Efe

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John Migan & l’Orchestre Sodo-Sodo – Mayewo (Benin, 1980, Sodogil Editions)

Fort today, I wanted to share with you “Mayewo“, a dope uplifting Cosmic Afro Soul Disco Funk track with killer synth solo parts, taken from the only vinyl recorded, pressed & distributed in 1980 between Lagos (Nigeria), Abidjan (Ivory Coast) & London (UK) by the Beninese singer & drummer John Migan (who collaborated with many legendary African musicians such as Fela Anukulapo Kuti, Theophile “El Rego” Do Rego, Francis Lougah), before he became an evangelist in the Mid 80s.

Still active today today & very prolific in both domains, he continues to release religious music.

John Migan & l’Orchestre Sodo-Sodo – Mayewo

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Latapaza Band – Odi-Yoo (Kenya, 1974, Sirocco)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Odi-Yoo“, a bouncy Kenyan Benga Afro Rock track sung in Swahili and recorded in the mid 70s by the obscure band “Latapaza Band“, probably their one and only single ever released – Enjoy !

Latapaza Band – Odi-Yoo (Kenya, 1974, Sirocco)

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Jojo L’Explosif (Jo Tongo) – Get It (The Way I Like) (Cameroun, 1968, Akue)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Get It (The Way I Like)“, a devastating Afro Soul Jerk Rock Mod track with raw grunts a la James Brown and killer breaks, recorded in France in 1968 by the Douala (Cameroun) native musician Joseph Ekambi Tongo Mpondo (better known as “Jojo L’Explosif” or “Jo Tongo“), during his pharmacy studies – Enjoy !

Jojo L’Explosif (Jo Tongo) – Get It (The Way I Like)

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El Rego et son Ensemble Typique – E Ma Non Tin Me (Benin, 1960s, Impressions Sonores du Benin)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “E Ma Non Tin Me“, a bewitching slow Voodoo Folk Soul track taken from the very first recording ever from the Beninese legendary club owner, boxer, singer & musician Théophile Do Rego, better known as El Rego – Enjoy !

El Rego et son Ensemble Typique – E Ma Non Tin Me

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Armand de Preseau