Wellborn (Ayawo Attivor) – Tetemalima (Togo, 1981, Wellborn Self-Produced)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tetemalima”, a breezing deep African Funk Soul track taken from the only LP self-produced & released in France in the early 80s by the mysterious Togolese guitarist, multi-instrumentist and producer Ayawo Attivor “Wellborn” – Enjoy !

Wellborn (Ayawo Attivor) – Tetemalima

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Armand de Preseau

Latapaza Band – Odi-Yoo (Kenya, 1974, Sirocco)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Odi-Yoo“, a bouncy Kenyan Benga Afro Rock track sung in Swahili and recorded in the mid 70s by the obscure band “Latapaza Band“, probably their one and only single ever released – Enjoy !

Latapaza Band – Odi-Yoo (Kenya, 1974, Sirocco)

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Armand de Preseau

Patience Dabany – Maimouna (Gabon, 1985, Nkoussou Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Maimouna“, an upper class bewitching Afro Funk Soul Soukous track with heavenly strings & guitar parts, recorded in 1985 by the Congolese musician & composer Marie-Joséphine Kama “Patience Dabany” (Gabonese president Omar Bongo‘s former wife), leader of mythical Gabonese bands such as “Akebe II“, “Banowita” or “Kounabeli” and founder of the recording studios “Elumba 2” (Libreville, Gabon) and Mbila (Los Angeles, United States).

This album was recorded between Gabon & the United States with the help of the legendary musician and arranger Fred Wesley, James Brown‘s former musical director – Enjoy !

Patience Dabany – Maimouna (Gabon, 1985, Nkoussou Music)

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Armand de Preseau

Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo (Benin, 1974, Disques Tropiques – Satel)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Okpo Videa Bassouo“, an irresistible bouncing Afrobeat Funk track with Latin flavors, syncopated drums, furious horns & guitar riffs, one of the first recordings from the Beninese legendary singer & composer Gnonnan “Gnonnas Pedro” Sossou Pierre Kouassivi, backed here by his band “Panchos de Cotonou” (that included several other great Beninese musicians such as Theophile “El Rego” Do Rego), and out on the mythical record label “Disques Tropiques – Satel” – Enjoy !

Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo (Benin, 1974, Disques Tropiques – Satel)

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – General Gowon (Benin, 1974, Albarika Store)

 

For today, I wanted to share with you “General Gowon“, a devastating powerful Afrobeat Soul Funk track with killer horns & psychedelic organ parts, taken from one of the hardest to find singles from the mythical Beninese band “Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou“, driven by the Clement Melome‘s bewitching voice, orchestrated by Pierre Loko & recorded in the mid 70s on the legendary record label “Albarika Store” – True piece of history here, so enjoy !

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – General Gowon

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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

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

Daouda Koné “Le Sentimental” – Chant De La Savane (Ivory Coast, 1980, Maikano)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Chant De La Savane“, a beautiful syncopated Afro Soul track from Ivory Coast (West Africa) with Afrobeat flavours & awesome flute parts from the singer & guitarist Daouda Koné, better known as “Le Sentimental“.

This album was recorded in 1980 on the very well known Ivorian record label Maikano, run by the legendary Maïkano Adamou – Enjoy !

Daouda Koné – Chant De La Savane

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Armand de Preseau

Homzy Trio Group – Rossanah Nwere Obi Nwayo (Nigeria, 1981, Homzy Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Rossanah Nwere Obi Nwayo“, a deep spiritual Afro Soul track with Afrobeat flavours, driven by the holy voice of the nigerian Diva Nelly Uchendu, and recorded in 1981 by the studio band of the very well known nigerian recording label “Homzy Records” in order to promote and support the Green Eagles, Nigeria’s national soccer team – Enjoy !

Homzy Trio Group – Rossanah Nwere Obi Nwayo

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Les Rapaces – Julie (Comoros, 1968, Voix Des Comores)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Julie“, a nice psychedelic island Soul Rock Surf instrumental track taken from the first single recorded in 1968 by “Les Rapaces“, a band from Mayotte island in the Comoros archipelago (Indian Ocean) that began its career in the late 60s, playing covers, yeye or segas in hotels of the country – Enjoy !

Les Rapaces – Julie

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ASCJrtr7WUM

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau