Eskill & Vicky et Le T.P. Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Ecoute Ma Melodie (Benin, 1980, Ama Sun)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ecoute Ma Mélodie“, a bouncy tropical Afrobeat track about love, recorded in 1980 by the Beninese singer Eskill Lohento and backed by the famous almighty Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – Enjoy !

Eskill & Vicky et Le T.P. Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Ecoute Ma Mélodie

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/sc4_RJMRvLg

Have a nice Wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Mad Man Jaga – Hankuri (Nigeria, 1978, Joromi Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Hankuri“, a bouncy afrobeat track with explosive saxophone parts, taken from the second album of Mad Man Jaga, one of the musicians of the Nigerian superstar Sir Victor Uwaifo, and recorded in 1978 on Uwaifo’s record label, Joromi Records – Enjoy !

Mad Man Jaga – Hankuri

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Ttb1bXPrJl8

Have a nice Wednesday,

Armand de Preseau

Emmanuel Kahe & Jeannette Kemogne – Ye Medjuie (Cameroun, 1980s, Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ye Medjuie“, one of my Cameroonian secret weapon, a super obscure powerful psychedelic Afro Funk track, tropical dancefloor burner, self-released in the early 80s by Emmanuel Kahe & Jeannette Kemogne – Enjoy !

Emmanuel Kahe & Jeannette Kemogne – Ye Medjuie

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/xpoT8d69J9w

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

The Sweet Talks – Eyi Su Ngaangaa (Ghana, 1976, Philips)

The Sweet Talks were one of the most famous band from Ghana, formed in December 1973 by Jonathan Abraham, proprietor of the Talk Of The Town Hotel in the city of Tema.
They recorded more than fifteen albums, toured all over Africa but also in America (Los Angeles in 1978), where they recorded their biggest selling record, “Party Time In Hollywood“.
For today, I wanted to share with you “Eyi Su Ngaanga”, an outstanding afrobeat highlife track taken from their 2nd album recorded in 1976 – Enjoy !

The Sweet Talks – Eyi Su Ngaangaa

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

Have a nice Wednesday,

Armand de Preseau

The Lijadu Sisters – Danger (Nigeria, 1976, Afrodisia)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Danger“, an uplifting afro rock track with awesome psychedelic organ & fuzz guitar parts, taken from the second album from the twin sisters Kehinde & Taiwo Lijadu – Enjoy !

The Lijadu Sisters – Danger

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/HuAkqbLs70Q

Have a nice wednesday,

Armand de Preseau

The Cranes – Joy (Uganda, 1975, The Cranes)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Joy“, an excellent Afro Rock Soul track from the band The Cranes from Uganda – Enjoy !

If you are looking for it, this single has been recently reissued by my friend Fredrik from the excellent label “Afro 7“, highly recommended quality reissue, more infos here : https://afro7.net/product/the-cranes-whats-love/

The Cranes – Joy

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/SzLuzrhr6Fc

Take care !

Armand de Preseau

Tony Allen with Afrobeat 2000 – N.E.P.A. (Never Expect Power Always) (Nigeria, 1984, Mercury)

For today, I wanted to you share with you “N.E.P.A. (Never Expect Power Always)“, an 80s Afrobeat track with an electronic touch by the Master Tony Oladipo Allen, former drummer for Fela Anikulapo Kuti & his Afrika 70 & active musician still until a few days ago, inventor of this unrivaled rhythm, who sadly passed away yesterday – Enjoy !

Tony Allen with Afrobeat 2000 – N.E.P.A. (Never Expect Power Always)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/pAav216dWYU

Have a nice Friday !

Armand de Preseau

Tala André Marie – Singha (Cameroon, 1976, Fiesta)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Singha“, an instant feel-good afro disco funk track recorded in 1976 by André-Marie Tala, one of my favourite Cameroonian musican, who inspired the almighty James Brown at the time for some of his hits – Enjoy !

Tala André Marie – Singha

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/KB1-G1BcWng

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Préseau

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

For today, I wanted to share with you a legendary Malian record out in 1978 on ETERNA, a German based label from Idrissa Soumaoro and the German association “L’Eclipse de l’Institut des Jeunes Aveugles” (I.J.A.) (Blind teenagers institute).

This record was produced at the time by the German association that took care of blind Malian teenagers in Bamako, and it was never properly released commercially.

This is the first record on which were revealed three future huge names of the Malian music : Idrissa Soumaoro, Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia (the well known Malian musical couple “Amadou & Mariam“, who got married together later, but that’s another story..).

The track presented here, “Nissodia” (that could be translated in English by “Joy Of Optimism“), is a pure gem, 8min long feel-good blend of furious guitars, psychedelic organ parts & celestal voices – Enjoy !!

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

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/aVKG8-DFROk

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Honoré Avolonto et l’Orchestre Black Santiago – Assounon Dje Dokoli (Benin, 1978, Disques Tropiques)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Assounon Dje Dokoli“, a storming Afrobeat track recorded in 1978 by the Beninese singer Honoré Avolonto, backed here by the famous “Black Santiago” orchestra leaded by the Maestro Ignace de Souza – Enjoy !

Honoré Avolonto et l’Orchestre Black Santiago – Assounon Dje Dokoli

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/l6yrDpGVIzI

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau