Pat Thomas & Marijata – I Need More (Ghana, 1977, Gapophone)

Born in 1951 in Agona (Ashanti region of Ghana), Pat Thomas is, with Ebo Taylor (an old friend of him, who plays guitar on the track presented here), one the greatest figures of the Ghanaian music.
Immersed in the musical scene since his childhood, Pat Thomas has recorded more than 20 albums, dozens and dozens of singles, and has played with many bands through the years, from Highlife to Afrobeat : The Blue Monks, The Satellites, The Sweet Beans (his own band), Marijata..
Pat Thomas – who lives in Ghana today – is, as Ebo Taylor, still playing and recording nowadays, and is regularly on tour.
The track presented here, “I Need More“, is taken from his last album on the Gapophone music label (one of the best record label from Ghana) and was recorded back in the time by Kayode Salami and Monday Oki, the two mythical recording engineers of the EMI NIGERIA studios based in Lagos.

Pat Thomas & Marijata – I Need More

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Gpo2tbIou2E

Have a nice sunday,

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

Simon Randria – Mitsangana (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mitsangana“, a surprising Malagasy Funk track recorded in Madagascar in the 70s by Simon Randria on the mythical local record label Discomad – Enjoy !

Simon Randria – Mitsangana

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/XBld8om_fbc

Take care,

Armand

ADP035 – In The Heat Of The Cameroonian Nights (A Selection of Raw Funk, Punk and Soul Tracks from the 70’s)

For this 35th selection, I’ve prepared you a journey of 50 min of ultra obscure and ungoogleable Afro Funk, Afro Punk and Afro Soul Cameroonian tracks from the 70’s !

Hope you’ll like it, I’ve put serious bangers in it !

Armand de Preseau – In The Heat Of The Cameroonian Nights

You can listen and download this selection by clicking here !

Enjoy,

Armand

Jerry Ella and The Sparklings – Why Can’t You Party Down (Nigeria, 1985, Acn Ltd)

Jerry Ella was an obscure musician from Nigeria, who released only one album in 1985 with his band “The Sparklings”, composed of Nigerian and Cameroonian musicians – No more infos on this one, sorry !

I decided to present you the track “Why Can’t You Party Down”, a perfect afro soul boogie stepper track to enjoy the beginning of this summer !
Jerry Ella and The Sparklings – Why Can’t You Party Down
Take care,
Armand

Theadora Ifudu – Four In A Tangle (Nigeria, 1980, Theagart Records)

Splendid Afro Soul track to finish this beautiful sunday by the Nigerian Diva Theadora Ifudu – Enjoy !!

Theaodra Ifudu – Four In A Tangle

See you next week,
Armand

Ebo Taylor – You Need Love (Ghana, 1980, Essiebons)

Instant feel good track by Ebo Taylor, one of the most important and prolific musician, arranger, composer from Ghana.
He relased dozens and dozens of singles and albums with Ghanaian bands and by himself, from the 60’s up to now, and is still touring today all over the world and releasing albums and compilations.
This track “You Need Love”, is taken from his 5th album, “Conflict Nkru”, which is my personnal favourite.
Ebo Taylor and Uhuru Yenzu – You Need Love
Have a nice sunday evening,
Armand

Itadi – Ayala (Togo, 1977, Sonafric)

Itadi K. Bonney was a singer and guitarist, born in Anonoe village (Togo) in 1948.

This track, Ayala, is a pure gem of afrosoul, taken from his first album, recorded live in Ghana in 1977.

In the early 1990’s, he has to flee Togo for the United States because of a song he recorded, “Mayi Africa”, that was against the political situation in Togo.

He recorded there several albums on his own record label “Bonney I. Productions”, and toured in the United States, West Africa and Europe.

He died in 2013 in Washington DC.

Itadi – Ayala

Have a nice sunday,
Armand

ADP000 – Kribi Kribi Twist – Afro Songs Sung In French Mix !


Hi Everyone !

It’s a loong time we didn’t seen each other uh ?

Here comes a special Mix of some of my personal favourite Afro songs sung in french, for your ears only ; ) – Enjoy !

Armand de Preseau – Kribi Kribi Twist

You can download this selection here !

Tracklisting :
1 – Prince Nico Mbarga – Home Is Home
2 – Innovation – Le Lycee
3 – D’Almeida Blucky & Les Blacks Santiagos – Les Nanes
4 – Le Tout Puissant Orchestre Du Poly Rythmo – Ecoute Ma Melodie
5 – El Rego & Ses Commandos De Cotonou -Dis Moi Oui
6 – Gnonnas Pedro – Finis Les Paves