Sorry Bamba – N’Diarabi Bedonna (Mali, 1960s, Djima Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “N’Diarabi Bedonna, an irresistible West African Latin Boogaloo Manding Jazz track with wonderful horn parts, taken from one of the earliest recordings (maybe the first ?) of the legendary Malian composer & singer Sorry Bamba, out on the Ivorian record label “Djima Records” – Enjoy !

Sorry Bamba – N’Diarabi Bedonna (Mali, 1960s, Djima Records)

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Pierre-Marie Ondo Mebale (Debora, 1985, Production Abenelang)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Debora », a bouncy Afro Synth Funk Boogie Disco-ish track from Gabon with catchy DX7 parts, taken from the only album of the obscure composer & musician Pierre-Marie Ondo Mebale out in the mid 80s – Enjoy !

Pierre Marie Ondo Mebale – Debora

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Armand de Preseau

Akoha Ambroise – Zedaga (Part 1) (Benin, 1990s, Editions Satel)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Zedaga“, an obscure killer Electronic Afro Funk Boogie track with killer Synth & drum machines breaks, taken from an ultra rare LP localy recorded by the Beninese composer & musician Akoha Ambroise apparently in the early 90s, and that never had a proper commercial release, out only at the time as a test press in the early 90s – Enjoy !

Akoha Ambroise – Zedaga (Part 1)

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Bella Bellow – O Se Nye (Togo, 1977, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “O Se Nye“, a magnificent deep West African Soul track with gorgeous flute & killer breaks parts, taken from the only album of the Togolese Diva Bella Bellow, tragically died in a car accident near from Lome (Togo) the 10 of December 1973.

This album was released posthumously in 1977, first on the mythical record label Akueson (the first Parisian record label of that time run by an African guy, the Togolese producer & musician Gerard Akueson) & then more widely on the other legendary record label “Sonafric“, is an highly recommended one, full of great songs, including some arranged by the mythical Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango – Enjoy !

Bella Bellow – O Se Nye

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Armand de Preseau

Vyckos Ekondo – Vyckos Revient (Gabon, 1985, Polinia Saint-Lazare)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Vyckos Revient », a mesmerizing Cosmic Afro Synth Funk instrumental from Gabon, recorded in 1985 & taken from the second album of the composer & musician Vyckos Ekondo, creator of the « Tandima », a musical & artistic way of expression – Enjoy !

Vyckos Ekondo – Vyckos Revient

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Migan Celestin Dit “Mig-Tino” – A Non Yi Go (Benin, 1970s, Papa-Disco)

For today, I wanted to share with you « A Non Yi Go », a powerful syncopated psychedelic Afro Funk Sato track with Afrobeat flavors, killer horns & guitar parts, taken from the first album of the Beninese composer & musician Migan Celestin (who was formerly part of « Les Commandos », the band founded by the mythical beninese musician Theophile « El Rego » Do Rego), out in the late 70s on the Ivorian record label « Papa-Disco » – Enjoy !

Migan Celestin dit « Mig-Tino » – A Non Yi Go

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Armand de Preseau

Amara Touré Accompagné Par l’Orchestre Massako – Salamouti (Gabon, 1980, Sonafric)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Salamouti“, an outstanding beautiful Afro Latin Funk Soul track with killer horns & strong Cuban influences, driven by the mesmerizing voice of the Guinean legendary composer, percussionist and singer Amara Touré, backed here again by the Gabonese band “Orchestre Massako” and taken from a now ultra hard to find album recorded & out in 1980 on the mythical French record label “Sonafric” – Enjoy !

Amara Touré Accompagné Par l’Orchestre Massako

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Bembeya Jazz National – Ne Fais Pas De Sacrifice (Guinea Conakry, 1978, Areito)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Ne Fais Pas De Sacrifice », a deep breezing psychedelic Afro Funk Soul Manding Jazz track by the famous Guinean orchestra Bembeya Jazz National (formerly « Orchestre De Beyla », the area where its members come from), co-founded in the 1961 by Sekou Bembeya DiabateAboubacar Demba CamaraSékouba Bambino Diabaté amongst others.

This song is one of the hardest to find from the band, because it was only released in 1978 on the compilation presented here, recorded between Cuba & Guinea Conakry & only out localy in La havane at the time, to commemorate the historical musical friendship between those two countries – Enjoy !

Orchestre Bembeya Jazz National – Ne Fais Pas de Sacrifice

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Armand de Preseau

Franco & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Sabina El Kwamy (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1964, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sabina El Kwamy“, a magnificent melancholic Congolese Afro Latin Bolero Jazz Slow track, recorded in the early 70s by the legendary Congolese musician François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi and his mythical band OK Jazz, and issued in 1964 on the present compilation.

The OK Jazz Orchestra was comprised at that time by :

Guitar & lead vocals : François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi ;

Vocals : Joseph “Mujos” Mulamba & Jean “Kwami” Munsi ;

Rhythm Guitar : Lutumba “Simarro” Ndomanueno ;

Bass : Tshiamala “Piccolo” ;

Saxophone : Isaac Musekiwa (tenor) & Albino Kalombo (alto) ;

Drums (Tumba) : Bosuma “Dessoir”.

Franco & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Sabina El Kwamy

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Armand de Preseau

Amedee Pierre – Souyassa (Ivory Coast, 1970s, Editions NAP)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Souyassa“, a gorgeous West African Latin Soul Jazz Anthem with a Bossa Nova twist, taken from one of the three albums recorded by the legendary Ivorian musician & composer Amédée Pierre who released around 50 singles from the beginning of the 60s – Enjoy !

Amedee Pierre – Souyassa

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Armand de Preseau