Orchestre Franco – Je T’attends (Democratic Republic Of The Congo / Former Zaïre, 1964, Pathé)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Je T’attends“, a sublime melancholic Afro Soul Bossa Nova track recorded in the early 60s by the legendary Congolese musician Franco Luambo Makiadi, backed by his legendary “TP Ok Jazz” Orchestra – Enjoy !

Orchestre Franco – Je T’attends

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/QS2eLtOrghY

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

Armand de Preseau

Roger “Dama” Damawuzan et Les As Du Bénin – Do You Know My Name ? (Unreleased Alternate Demo Take) (Togo, 1981, Tropical Sounds)

Happy New Year !!

For today, I wanted to share with you an extremely rare unreleased alternate take (maybe the only one copy existing ?) of the track “Do You Know My Name ?” by the legendary musician Roger “Dama” Damawuzan, Togo‘s answer to James Brown, backed here by “Les As du Bénin” orchestra.

That unique demo version includes awesome drum machines parts & crazy breaks that were finally not kept at the time for the final version of the album – Enjoy !

Roger “Dama” Damawuzan et Les As Du Bénin – Do You Know My Name ? (Unreleased Alternate Demo Take)

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/uCKAhFoTOL0

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

Armand de Preseau

The Apostles – Disciple Funk (Nigeria, 1977, Love Day)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Disciple Funk“, a psychedelic mad Afro Rock Funk instrumental track taken from the 4th album of the legendary 70s nigerian band The Apostles –  Enjoy !

The Apostles – Disciple Funk

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/jrIl1MOMxnE

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

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre T.P. Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Bénin – Wodeka Koe (Bénin, 1983, Albarika Store)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Wodeka Koe“, a mad percussive psychedelic afro jerk rock garage track taken from this very rare 80s compilation of previously singles released by the legendary Beninese band “Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou” – Enjoy !

Orchestre T.P. Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – Wodeka Koe

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/uMGMLNIuD34

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

Armand de Preseau

K. Frimpong & His Cubanos Fiesta – Me Da A Ɔnnda (Onnda) (Ghana, 1980, Polydor)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Me Da A Ɔnnda“, a beautiful mellow Funky Afro Soul Highlife track recorded in 1980 by the legendary Ghanaian highlife guitarist, composer, arranger and lead vocalist Alhaji Kwame Frimpong & backed by his Cubanos Fiesta orchestra – Enjoy !

K. Frimpong & His Cubanos Fiesta – Me Da A Ɔnnda (Onnda)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/PFtHeBXgPh4

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

Armand de Preseau

Theodore Boumbhe – La Guerre Et La Paix Ne Sont Pas Pareilles (Ivory Coast, 1970s, SID – Societe Ivoirienne Du Disque)

Best known for his hit “Coco tu es partout“, Théodore Boumbhé – also nicknamed has “the guitar that speaks” – was the sole son of a noble family. Playing guitar since he was fifteen, he traveled widely throughout Africa, playing with bands & performing solos.

For today, I wanted to share with you “La Guerre Et La Paix Ne Sont Pas Pareilles” (“War & Peace Are Not The Same“), a breezing catchy psychedelic Afro Folksy Soul track with nice horns & organ parts – Enjoy !

Théodore Boumbhé – La Guerre Et La Paix Ne Sont Pas Pareilles

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ng7ir2_Ewrs

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

Armand de Preseau

Horoya Band National – Zoumana (Guinea Conakry, 1973, Syliphone Conakry)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Zoumana“, a raw psychedelic Afro Funk track with heavenly trumpet & deep violin parts by this Guinean orchestra, founded in 1965 by Mitoura Traoure – Enjoy !

Horoya Band National – Zoumana

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/o_PDF48PhRY

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Ofege – You Say No (Nigeria, 1973, EMI Nigeria)

OFEGE was a 70s psychedelic Rock band from Nigeria, composed of teenage students of the St. Gregory’s College of Lagos.

Led by Melvin Ukachi & largely influenced by artists such as Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck or Jimmy Page, they recorded 4 albums before splitting up.

For today, I wanted to present you the track “You Say No“, taken from their first album “Try And Love“, full of fuzzy electric guitar solos and Afrobeat-esque drums.

This album was a great musical snap when I found it in Kumba (Western Cameroon) more than a decade ago, and is still one of my favorite African record – Enjoy !

Ofege – You Say No

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ULkzZ7fkFZw

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Akofa Akoussah – I Tcho Tchass (Togo, 1976, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “I Tcho Tchass“, a very deep Psychedelic Afro Soul gem taken from the first album of the Togolese singer Akofa Akoussah and recorded in 1976 – Enjoy !

Akofa Akoussah – I Tcho Tchass

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/0SneUEoMQgE

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Roger Damahouzan – Wait For Me (Togo, 1970s, Disques Aziza)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Wait For Me“, a crazy afro funky soul track by Mister Roger Damahouzan, the Togolese answer to the almighty James Brown – Enjoy !!

Roger Damahouzan – Wait For Me

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Ijk-Qonbih0

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau