Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Kou Djessou (Benin, 197?, Disques Tropiques)

Taken from a very rare single from the Almighty Kings of Benin, “Kou Djessou” is a storming Afro Beat track with psychedelic organ breaks and killer horns !

The song was composed by Bernard “Papillon” Zoundegnon and sung by Eskill Lohento – Enjoy !

Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Kou Djessou

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/sFc0eAESPx4

Have a really nice week end,

Armand

PAN AFRICAN EBAY NOVEMBER 2017 SALES !!

PAN AFRICAN EBAY SALES !

https://www.ebay.com/sch/nangaboko-records/m.html…

I’ve listed yesterday 41 records AFRICAN RECORDS on ebay under the name “nangaboko-records”, auctions are ending in 6 days – all conditions, some serious rare records !

Link here : https://www.ebay.com/sch/nangaboko-records/m.html…

NO RESERVE PRICE – START PRICE : 10 USD !

41 records, 87 long soundclips, 84 pictures !

Here is a Wetransfer link to download all the soundclips and pictures of the records for sale easily in one clic : https://we.tl/qSeMyr0g9k

Records are from : #Mauritania, #Nigeria, #Cameroon, #Congo, #Guinea , #Togo, #Senegal, #Mali, #Haiti, #Gambia, #IvoryCoast and #Benin !

Several musical genres : #afrobeat, #afrofunk, #folk, #psychedelic, #mbalax, #blues, #afro disco, #jazz, #afro latin, #soul ..

Artists for sale :

Anne-Marie Nzie (Cameroon)
Baad John Cross (Nigeria)
Bella Njoh (Cameroon)
Clement Djimogne (Cameroon)
Emmanuel Kahe (Cameroon)
Etubom Rex Williams (Nigeria)
Guelewar Bands Of Banjul (Gambia)
Ifang Bondi (Gambia)
Igbo Is Kaya (Ivory Coast / Benin)
Itadi (Togo)
Jardin de Guinee (Guinea Conakry)
Jerry Ella (Nigeria)
Joey Etondey (Cameroon)
Kene Star de Sikasso (Mali)
Le Sahel (Senegal)
Liza Ngwa (Cameroon)
Los Camaroes (Cameroon)
Manuel Guysso (Cameroon)
Mongo Ndouan (Cameroon)
Mushi et Lakansyel (Haiti)
Mystere Jazz de Tombouctou (Mali)
Ngewel (Senegal)
Nzongo Soul (Congo)
Orchestre Bawobab (Senegal)
Orchestre National de Mauritanie (Mauritania)
Orchestre National du Congo Vol 1 and 2 (Congo)
Orchestre Paillotte (Guinea Conakry)
Orchestre Regional de Segou (Mali)
Rail Band (Mali)
Siassia and Talk (Congo)
Spiritual Singers Ntsamina (Congo)
Star Band de Dakar (Senegal)
Star Number One (Senegal)
Super Eagles of Gambia (Gambia)
Tala Andre Marie (Cameroon)
Tjaps (Cameroon)

Good luck !

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Ventes ebay Pan-Africaines !

J’ai listé hier sur ebay 41 disques Africains de divers genres sous le nom “nangaboko-records”, les enchères se terminent dans 6 jours – des disques de toutes conditions, certains disques très rares !

Le lien ici : https://www.ebay.com/sch/nangaboko-records/m.html…

AUCUN PRIX DE RESERVE, PRIX DE DEPART : 10 Dollars

41 disques, 87 longs extraits audio, 84 photos !

J’ai créé un lien Wetransfer sur lequel vous pouvez telecharger en un clic tous les disques de la vente triés par dossiers, gradés avec photos et extraits audio de chacun, le lien est ici : https://we.tl/qSeMyr0g9k

Les disques sont de : Mauritanie, Nigeria, Congo, Cameroun, Senegal, Mali, Haiti, Gambie, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinee Conakry et Bénin !

Beaucoup de genre musicaux différents : #afrobeat, #afro funk, #folk, #psychedelic, #mbalax, #blues, #afro disco, #jazz, #afro latin, #soul ..

Artistes des disques à vendre :

Anne-Marie Nzie (Cameroon)
Baad John Cross (Nigeria)
Bella Njoh (Cameroon)
Clement Djimogne (Cameroon)
Emmanuel Kahe (Cameroon)
Etubom Rex Williams (Nigeria)
Guelewar Bands Of Banjul (Gambia)
Ifang Bondi (Gambia)
Igbo Is Kaya (Ivory Coast / Benin)
Itadi (Togo)
Jardin de Guinee (Guinea Conakry)
Jerry Ella (Nigeria)
Joey Etondey (Cameroon)
Kene Star de Sikasso (Mali)
Le Sahel (Senegal)
Liza Ngwa (Cameroon)
Los Camaroes (Cameroon)
Manuel Guysso (Cameroon)
Mongo Ndouan (Cameroon)
Mushi et Lakansyel (Haiti)
Mystere Jazz de Tombouctou (Mali)
Ngewel (Senegal)
Nzongo Soul (Congo)
Orchestre Bawobab (Senegal)
Orchestre National de Mauritanie (Mauritania)
Orchestre National du Congo Vol 1 and 2 (Congo)
Orchestre Paillotte (Guinea Conakry)
Orchestre Regional de Segou (Mali)
Rail Band (Mali)
Siassia and Talk (Congo)
Spiritual Singers Ntsamina (Congo)
Star Band de Dakar (Senegal)
Star Number One (Senegal)
Super Eagles of Gambia (Gambia)
Tala Andre Marie (Cameroon)
Tjaps (Cameroon)

Bonne chance !

Vinyl Selection + Interview Armand de Preseau for Lost Grooves Radio Show #36 Rinse Fm

Hi everyone,

Here’s a repost of a 1h30 vinyl selection and French interview (sorry my dear English speaking friends !) I did for Rinse FM Radio on the 15 of October 2017 to present my two firsts reissues from Eko Roosevelt and Nkotti and to speak about my record labels Nubiphone and Nanga Boko Records – Enjoy !

You can download the selection right here !

Tracklist :

0 min 00 – Joseph Lacides – Invitation Aux Iles (Guadeloupe)
3 min 58 – Baligh Hamdi – Gada (Egypte)
6 min 06 – Hamad Kalkaba et le Grand Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine du Cameroun – Fouh Sei Allah (Cameroun)
10 min 52 – Chorale St Kisito – Nge Ni Kembela (Congo)
13 min 55 – Spiritual Singers – Kimia (Congo)
18 min 24 – Orchestre National du Congo – Ah ! Congo (Congo)
21 min 38 – Atomic Bomb Zigoto – Menyeckse (Cameroun)

22 min 54 – Interview about the Eko Roosevelt “1975 – 1982” compilation

28 min 40 – Eko Roosevelt Louis – Kilimandjaro My Home (Cameroun)
35 min 32 – Ousmane Kouyaté et les Ambassadeurs Internationaux – Kefimba (Mali)
41 min 15 – The Sea Lions – Akwa Idim (Nigeria)
46 min 10 – Cross River Nationale – Nyong Eyen Unen (Nigeria)

51 min 52 – Interview about the Nkotti François “De Bonaberi A Douala” first LP reissue

56 min 24 – Nkotti François and The Black Styls 77 – Loko La Mboa (Cameroun)
57 min 17 – Gnonnas Pedro – Pas de Pétard (Bénin)
1h 01 min 28 – Nkotti François and The Black Styls 77 – Muboledi (Cameroun)
1h 06 min 14 – The Ceejebs – Highway Mini Girl (Nigeria)
1h 09 min 21 – Dan Ian Spades – Wondering Lord (Nigeria)
1h 13 min 19 – Liza Ngwa – N’Kirre (Cameroun)
1h 18 min 31 – Firmin Viry – Ti Crie A Moin Anin (La Réunion)

Best regards,

Armand

Roger Tchaou et l’Orchestre de La B.C.B – Safia (Benin, 1970’s, ORTB)

This 7 inches is the first one from Roger “Tchaou” Baba, a blind guitarist from Benin, who released later another single.

This recording was backed with “L’Orchestre de La Banque Commerciale Du Benin”,  a popular Beninese Orchestra leaded by Ambroise “D’almeida” Bluecky.

The song presented here, “Safia”, is a leadback Afro Psych track dedicated to his first love – Enjoy !

Roger Tchaou Et L’Orchestre de La B.C.B. – Safia

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/SsXzw-3YlP4

Kind Regards,

Armand.

Dossia Dassaboute – Le Message (Benin, 1970, Disques Tropiques)

Composed in 1970 in one night only, “Le Message” is the first song from Dossia Pierre Dassaboute, one of my favourite Beninese musician, acoustic guitar player, politician and writter.

This song comes from one of the earlier records of the “Disques Tropiques” record label from Benin.

At the time, Dossia wrote this track for his ex girlfriend, “Aminata”, who was cheating on him.
This song became his most popular song, and Dossia released after that two albums, one in 2004 and another one in 2012.
Dossia Dassaboute – Le Message
 You can also listen to this track on my youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/b1XmsNz24lc
Best regards
Armand

Gnonnas Pedro and his Dadjes Band – Les Comediens (Benin, 1980, World Wide Music)

Following to this former article, I decided to make you (re)discover a cover of the classic French song “Les Comediens” (sung by the great singer Charles Aznavour) by my favourite Beninese singer Gnonnas Pedro, who was also a huge fan of Charles Aznavour !
Two of my heroes linked with the same song, hope you’ll like it !
Gnonnas Pedro and his Dadjes Band – Les Comediens

ADP032 – El Salsero (Gnonnas Pedro, The King Of Benin)

Gnonnas Sousou Pierre Kwasivi was born on the 10 of January 1943 in Cotonou, Benin.

Singing and playing music since his childhood, Gnonnas Pedro became in the 60’s one of the Beninese musical Kings (among with L’Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, Antoine Dougbe, Honore Avolonto or El Rego), and never stopped to play music beyond.

He led his own band in the 60’s, “Pedro y Sus Sanchos”, that later became “Gnonnas Pedro et ses Dadjes”.

Lover of the French language, he was strongly influenced by the French singer Charles Aznavour (he even recorded a cover of Aznavour’s song “Les Comediens” !).

From the 90’s to 2004, he was the singer of the interplanetary known Afro cuban band “Africando”, grouping of African Legends such as Boncana Maiga, Amadou Balake, Thione Seck, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Ismael Lo, Salif Keita or Koffi Olomide.

Known as “The man that speaks all African languages”, Pedro embraced many musical styles, including afrobeat, highlife, salsa, pachanga, juju or “Modern Agbadja” (an update og the traditional style of his home region, Lokassa).

Many of the tracks he composed are still big hits today, such as “Yiri Yiri Boum” (Afro Cuban Anthem) or “Von O Von Non” (Hymn of the Togolese national football team).

He died the 12 of August 2004, at the age in Cotonou, Benin.

Armand de Preseau – El Salsero
You can download this selection right here !
TRACKLIST :
1 – Pas De Petard
2 – Dadjê Von O Von Non (80’s version)
3 – I Feel Good
4 – How Much Love Naturally Cost
5 – Adigbedoto
6 – Yiri Yiri Bom
7 – Dadjê Von O Von Non (70’s version)
8 – La Musica En Verite
9 – Tu Es Tout Seul
10 – La Crocatuba
11 – Bon Anniversaire
12 – Finis Les Paves
I tried to present you all different genre played by Gnonnas, don’t hesitate to tell me if you enjoyed this selection !
Best regards,

Armand

This selection is dedicated to Jean, my cousin, who with we listened Gnonnas albums again and again and again. Miss you and think about you everyday, my little brother..

Melome Clement et Le Tout Puissant Poly Rythmo – Zo Tche Kpo Dote (Benin, 1979, Disques Tropiques)

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Another wicked track from Benin by the very well known almighty Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, conducted by Melome Clement !
This afro disco track is taken from an album out in 1979 on the SATEL record label to celebrate the 11 years of the band (their first recordings were made in 1968 !), hope you will like it !
 
Melome Clement et Le Tout Puissant Poly Rythmo – Zo Tche Kpo Dote
Happy New Year, all the best for 2017 !
Armand

ADP026 – African All Stars (feat. Volta Jazz, Menelik Wossenachew, MBT, Ndo Clement..)

Hi dear readers !

Here comes the new selection I’ve prepared for you !This week I take you with me on a ride for a musical Journey through 9 songs, taken from 9 7 inches from 9 African countries (is 9 your favourite number ?)

This selection took me a long time to prepare, hope you’ll like it !!
 
Armand de Preseau – African All Stars
You can download the selection here !
Tracklist :
Kenya : The New Sunshine Band – Honey Baby
Guinea (Conakry) : Balla et Ses Balladins – Moi Ca Ma Fout
Congo : The MBT’s – MBT’s Sound
Benin : Phany Agboton – Allabiaboukata
Nigeria : Demono Rock Group : I’ll Loose you Girl
Ethiopia : Menelik Wossenachew – Chereka
Central African Republic : Orchestre Typical Fiesta – Papa Got A Brand New Bag
Burkina Faso : Volta Jazz – Moussoko Robatike
Cameroon : Ndo Clement et Les Titans – Nkul Wo Nlon
See you very soon, and don’t hesitate to leave some comments if you liked the selection, or if you have any questions !

Sincerely yours,

Armand

ADP019 – Voodoo In Cotonou (Anos Band de Parakou, Black Santiago, Vincent Ahehehinnou, Poly Rythmo..)

Happy 2014 to everyone, I wish you the best for this new year !!!!
Sincerely sorry for the delay, been reaaaally busy those days, preparing some good surprises for you my dear readers but.. it’s a secret !
Let’s begin 2014 with a brand new 7 inches selection from the beautiful country of Bénin, hope you’ll enjoy those little treasures taken from my collection that I’ve cleaned, selected and masterized just for you !
The next selection will come quick ! (I hope..)
Thanks for your support !
Armand de Préseau – Voodoo In Cotonou

You can download this Selection here !

Tracklist :

1 – Ignace de Souza et L’Orchestre Black Santiago – Paulina
2 – Orchestre Blacks Dragons de Cotonou – Se Djro
3 – Vincent Ahehehinnou – Kourougninda Wende
4 – Orchestre Anos Band de Parakou – Alassane Koda Maradi
5 – Orchestre Blacks Dragons de Cotonou – E Sa F’aiye
6 – Gnonnas Pedro y sus panchos de Cotonou – L’indomptable Gnonnas Pop
7 – Orchestre Anos band de Parakou – boro non andou nan
8 –  D’almeida Blucky et L’orchestre Black Santiago – Les Nanes
9 – Melome Clement Et L’Orchestre Poly Rythmo – La Fin De L’Ete
10 – El Rego – Divogny Din Ton Le

Sincerely yours,

Armand