Ofo The Black Company – Allah Wakbarr (Nigeria, 1972, London Records)

For today, and following to this former post, I wanted to share with you “Allah Wakbarr“, an uptempo psychedelic Afro Rock track recorded in 1972 by the nigerian band Ofo The Black Company – Enjoy !

Ofo The Black Company – Allah Wakbarr

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/UB60LDM-20A

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau

Wabiné – Sail On (Caribbean Islands, 1978, Wabiné Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sail On“, an awesome Tropical Disco-Lypso Funk track with sweets steel-drums parts from the Caribbean Islands, recorded in 1978 in New York by Trinidad island musicians – Perfect track to warm your rainy day, enjoy !

Wabiné – Sail On

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/kj4VrUEEwbE

Armand de Preseau

Djelmani Mahfoud – El Wahat (Algeria, 1982, Ministère de l’Information et de la Culture)

For today, I wanted to share with you”El Wahat“, an incredible psychedelic blend of Jazz, Fusion, Gnawa, Oriental & Bossa Nova influences, taken from an ultra rare & never commercialized boxset, edited in the early 80s by the Algerian Ministry of Culture & Information, and intended to be offered to a few Diplomats in order to promote the local musical scene – Enjoy !

Djelmani Mahfoud – El Wahat

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/xKDs0E0xI-E

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Bright Engelberts & The B.E. Movement – Tolambo Funk (Cameroon, 1978, Discogram)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tolambo Funk“, an incredible Afro Funk track recorded in 1978 by the Cameroonian musician Bright Engelberts – Enjoy !
Bright Engelberts and the B.E. Movement – Tolambo Funk
You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/psrwAHDYBIg
All the best,
Armand de Preseau

Jean Raph Loumbet – Mbonge (Congo, 1983, Loukelo Samba)

For today, I decided to share with you “Mbonge“, one my favourite #Soukous track by the Congolese musician Jean Raph Loumbet, an instant feel-good track with catchy guitar riffs, perfect for make your dancefloor smile – Enjoy !

Jean Raph Loumbet – Mbonge

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

All the best,

Armand

 

Tidiani Kone Et le T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Djanfa Magni (Benin, 1977, Albarika Store)

Another Afrobeat / Soukous hit track by Le Tout Puissant Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou !!
Horns are played by the Malian musician Tidiani Kone, the bandleader, founder and member of l’Orchestre Super Rail Band du Buffet Hotel Del La Gare De Bamako (Mali), it explains the similarities in the trumpet playing between this track and “Mouo Dilo“, by the Super Rail Band.

The title of this awesome track, “Djanfa Magni“, can be translated in those words : “Betrayal isn’t good” – undoubtedly true, right ? 

Tidiani Kone Et le T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Djanfa Magni
 You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/-SvgyE2xsw0
Best regards,
Armand

Bongos Ikwue and The Groovies – Woman Made The Devil (Nigeria, 1977, EMI NIGERIA)

Great mixture of American folk music and Nigerian roots, “Woman Made The Devil“, track by the very prolific Nigerian singer and guitarist Bongos Ikwue (his last album came out in 2012 !) – is perfect for this hot thursday summer !
Close your eyes, and relax..

Bongos Ikwue – Woman Made The Devil

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/LICUo0a8d6k

Take care of you all,
Armand

Trio Bydoli – Lalia (Ivory Coast, 1980, Sodogil Editions)

The “Tryo Bydoli” band was a composed of 3 Abidjan (Ivory Coast) based Congolese musicians : Lea Lignanzi, Domingo Salsero and Bhy Gao.

They released 2 very good and hard to find albums in the early 80s before splitting.

“Lalia”, the song presented here, is the last song of their first album, a deep Afro Psych Funk track with catchy horns and guitar parts – Enjoy !

Trio Bydoli – Lalia

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/5rgiKdzJiZc

Best regards,

Armand

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – Simigwa Soca (Ghana, 1989, Simigwa Records)

Late track from the Ghanaian master that perfectly sounds like a hit from the Barbados – Enjoy !!

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – Simigwa Soca

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/v0ZvAB6kOUw

Best regards,

Armand

Abeti Masikini – Beya Beya (Congo, 1976, Pathe Marconi)

Abeti Masikini was one of the most famous Congolese singer, born on the 9 of October 1951 in Kisangani (Democratic Republic of Congo, former Zaire).

After being graduated of a secretary diploma, she integrated the Congolese Ministry of Culture and Arts in 1969.

She started to become known in 1970 thanks to a singing contest on the National Congolese TV, toured in 1971 in many African countries (Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana, Niger..), in Europe (she performed in France in 1973 at the Olympia Concert Hall in Paris, in Belgium..) and also in the United States 1974 at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York.

She recorded her first album in 1973 and around 20 others and dozens of singles after that.

She died on the 28th of September 1994 in Paris.

The song presented here, “Beya Beya“, is a splendid deep and melancholic Afro psych fusion track taken from the live album that was recorded on the 7 and 8 of April 1975 at the Olympia Concert Hall in Paris – Enjoy !

Abeti Masikini – Beya Beya

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Q0gY9OreKsY

Have a nice sunny sunday,

Armand