Orchestre El Rego Et Ses Commandos de Cotonou – E Nan Mian Nuku (Benin, 1969, Albarika Store)

For today, I wanted to share with you “E Nan Mian Nuku“, an outstanding Afro Soul Folk ballad with funky elements recorded in the late 60s by the Beninese legendary musician Theophile Do Rego, better known as “El Rego“.

This is one of the very first recordings of the famous Albarika Store local record label, originally founded as a record store in Porto Novo (Benin) by Adissa Seidou in the early 60s – Enjoy !

Orchestre El Rego Et Ses Commandos de Cotonou – E Nan Mian Nuku

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Bh3VLL6aqc8

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

Armand de Preseau

T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Reaggae Is Your Food (Benin, 1983, Albarika Store)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Reaggae Is Your Food“, a catchy Funky Afro Reggae track with great horns & fresh psychedelic guitar parts, taken from a late LP recorded in 1983 by the all mighty Poly Rythmo de Cotonou Orchestra – Enjoy !

T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Reaggae Is Your Food

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/H8BxkbXfRyo

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

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre T.P. Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Bénin – Wodeka Koe (Bénin, 1983, Albarika Store)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Wodeka Koe“, a mad percussive psychedelic afro jerk rock garage track taken from this very rare 80s compilation of previously singles released by the legendary Beninese band “Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou” – Enjoy !

Orchestre T.P. Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – Wodeka Koe

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/uMGMLNIuD34

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

Armand de Preseau

TP Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Blues Ya De (Benin, 1979, Albarika Store)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Blues Ya De“, another fresh & funky track from the almighty Beninese orchestra “Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou” – Enjoy !

TP Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Blues Ya De

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Wsfxp0z-lKw

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Nadjinon (Benin, 1987, Albarika Store)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nadjinon“, another late gem recorded in 1987 by the almighty Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, a mind-blowing 8min long syncopated Afrobeat Soukous track – Enjoy !

Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Nadjinon

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/f8yrjMnxthQ

Best regards,

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

Orchestre Les Sympathics de Porto Novo – Benin To (Benin, 1978, Albarika Store)

The Orchestra “Les Sympathics de Porto-Novo” was a band created in 1972 in Porto-Novo, Benin, by Herman F. Laleye, the former leader of the very well known “Black Dragons Orchestra“.
They recorded a few LP in the 70’s (three, as far as I know), and also backed other artists such as Singer Nahounou (Amédée Pierre).
The band was composed by :
Herman Laleye : Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar
Armand Pognon : Lead Guitar
Jean Apithy : Bass Guitar
Camille Zannou : Organ
Bonheur Gangbo : Vocals
Georges d’Assomption : Tumbas
Olivier Boke : Tumbas
Marc Laleye : Drums
Epiphane Zinsou : Drums
 This LP was recorded in Lagos, Nigeria, at the mythical EMI Studios Nigeria, and was engineered by Mister Ayo and Mister Kayode Salami, great names of the Nigerian musical scene at the time.
I decided to make you discover “Benin To”, a splendid slow Afrobeat and Sato Vodoun rhythm song – Enjoy !
Les Sympathics de Porto Novo – Benin To
You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/kBn2Ttd_RXs
See you soon,
Armand