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

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Armand de Preseau

Daouda Koné “Le Sentimental” – Simi Keneya (Ivory Coast, 1980s, Bade Stars Music)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today another Gem from the Ivorian singer & musician Daoudé Koné, a fresh & catchy slow Afro Soul Boogie Funk stepper with super cool bass & synth parts, recorded in the early 80s – Enjoy !

Daouda Koné – Simi Keneya

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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

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Armand de Preseau

Sahoua Marinette – Youofa (Ivory Coast, 1985, Ambiance Ivoirienne Production)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Youofa“, a dreamy Afro Soul Funk Synth ballad with beautiful flute & saxophone parts, recorded in 1985 by the obscure Ivorian singer Sahoua Marinette (probably self-released) – Enjoy !

Sahoua Marinette – Youofa

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Armand de Preseau

The Steneboofs – Simigwado (Ghana, 1975, Agoro Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Simigwado“, a funky Afro Funk Highlife track with Afrobeat flavours, initially recorded in 1973 by the Ghanaian musician Gyedu Blay Ambolley and his former band “The Steneboofs” (that only recorded a unique single), compiled in 1975 amongst other song on the marvelously sleeve designed album presented here – Enjoy !

The Steneboofs – Simigwado

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Armand de Preseau

Bidot Audat – N’Yarakpena (Togo, 1970s, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “N’Yarakpena“, a powerful psychedelic Afro Jerk Soul track sung in Bassari language with nervous drums, frenetic guitars & grunts in the same vein as the almighty Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, taken from an obscure single recorded in the 70s by the Togolese musician Bidot Audat on the mythical french record label “Sonafric” – Enjoy !

Bidot Audat – N’Yarakpena

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Armand de Preseau

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Djama (La Société) (Mali, 1978, Eterna)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Djama” (“Society“) a bewitching Afro Soul Funk blend of catchy guitars, psychedelic organ parts & celestal voices, taken from a record produced in very small quantities by a Bamako based German association which took care of blind Malian teenagers.

Only promotionally released at the time, this is the first record on which were revealed three future huge names of the Malian music : Idrissa Soumaoro, Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia (from the very well known Malian musical couple “Amadou & Mariam“).

The song presented here was composed by Amadou Bagayoko, and has Mariam Doumbia on the vocals – Enjoy !

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Djama

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou – A O O Ida (Benin, 1970s, Badmos)

For today, I wanted to share with you “A O O Ida“, a breezing Afro Funk Soul track with catchy horns & organ parts & raw grunts a la James Brown, recorded in the 70s by the all mighty Poly Rythmo de Cotonou Orchestra (composed by Yehouessi Leopold, drummer of the band), and out as a single that was part of a series of 8 on the very well known Ivorian record label Badmos – Enjoy !

Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou – A O O Ida

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Armand de Preseau

The Super Eagles – Love Is A Real Thing (Gambia, 1969, Decca)

The Super Eagles” was a band of 8 Gambian & Senegalese musicians (West Africa) that joined together in 1967. They recorded a few singles on the Ghanaian record label “Ghana Film” and one LP on the english label “Decca“.

For today, I wanted to share with you “Love Is A Real Thing“, a beautiful Bluesy Afro Soul track with psychedelic accents taken from their only LP, recorded in 1969 during a tour they did in England.

The band splited up a few years ago, and some of the members formed a new band called Ifang Bondi (feel free to check to that post for more infos about that one).

Nothing to add, the instrumentation, the voices, everything seems just as it should be in this track, perfect – Enjoy !

The Super Eagles – Love Is A Real Thing

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Armand de Preseau

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Kinsiona (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1974, African)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Kinsiona“, a splendid melancholic Afro Soul Jazz Blues track recorded in 1974 by the legendary Congolese musician François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi and backed by his legendary “TP Ok Jazz” Orchestra – Enjoy !

This song was composed by Franco in memory of his young brother Bavon Marie Marie Luambo, died the 5 of August 1970 at the age of 26 in a car accident in the city of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Kinsiona

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Armand de Preseau