Ministere de l’Information et de la Culture (Unkown Artist) – Gasba Touila Et Gallal (Genre Oranais) (Algeria, 1982, Unité de disques du Ministère de l’Information et de la Culture)

For today, I wanted to share “Gasba Touila Et Gallal“, a raw hypnotic & bouncy Algerian Rai Folk Jazz Blues track with dope Gallal (Algerian drums) & Gasba Touila (Algerian flute), taken from a very hard to find LP that was part of a boxset privately edited and promotionally distributed by the national Algerian Ministry of Culture (that was part the legendary Algerian composer & musician Ahmed Malek) intended to promote national folk recordings – Enjoy !

Ministere de l’Information et de la Culture (Unkown Artist) – Gasba Touila Et Gallal (Genre Oranais)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/7ouPZ8brOkM

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

Armand de Preseau

Mahmoud Ahmed – Yalem Baytewarnegn (Ethiopia, 1974, Mahmoud Ahmed Records)

Following this previous post, I wanted to share with you for today “Yalem Baytewarnegn“, a fantastic deep melancholic Ethio Jazz Funk Soul bluesy track with bewitching horns recorded in 1974 by the legendary Ethiopian musician & composer Mahmoud Ahmed – Enjoy !

Mahmoud Ahmed – Yalem Baytewarnegn

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

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

Armand de Preseau

L.M. Kiland & l’Orchestre Mabatalai – Chercher Le Magot (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1970s, Zaire Promotion 2000)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Chercher Le Magot“, a frantic Tropical Soukous Funk Gem recorded in the late 70s by the Congolese musician Charles Pierre “Kiland” Loukelo Menayame, and backed the band “L’Orchestre Mbatalaï” – Enjoy !

L.M. Kiland & l’Orchestre Mabatalai – Chercher Le Magot

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Kn0uxXDsWUM

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

Armand de Preseau

Kiland & L’Orchestre Mabatalaï – Bounsana (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1970s, Zaire Promotion 2000)

For today, I wanted to share “Bounsana“, an incredible deep psychedelic Afro Blues Soul Funk Rumba ballad recorded in the 70s by the Congolese musician Charles Pierre “Kiland” Loukelo Menayame, and backed the band “L’Orchestre Mbatalaï – Enjoy !

Kiland & L’Orchestre Mabatalaï – Bounsana

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/4t7Xoh5RovA

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

Armand de Preseau

The Super Eagles – Love Is A Real Thing (Gambia, 1969, Decca)

The Super Eagles” was a band of 8 Gambian & Senegalese musicians (West Africa) that joined together in 1967. They recorded a few singles on the Ghanaian record label “Ghana Film” and one LP on the english label “Decca“.

For today, I wanted to share with you “Love Is A Real Thing“, a beautiful Bluesy Afro Soul track with psychedelic accents taken from their only LP, recorded in 1969 during a tour they did in England.

The band splited up a few years ago, and some of the members formed a new band called Ifang Bondi (feel free to check to that post for more infos about that one).

Nothing to add, the instrumentation, the voices, everything seems just as it should be in this track, perfect – Enjoy !

The Super Eagles – Love Is A Real Thing

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/OkVJUUhKp4M

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

Armand de Preseau

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Kinsiona (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1974, African)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Kinsiona“, a splendid melancholic Afro Soul Jazz Blues track recorded in 1974 by the legendary Congolese musician François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi and backed by his legendary “TP Ok Jazz” Orchestra – Enjoy !

This song was composed by Franco in memory of his young brother Bavon Marie Marie Luambo, died the 5 of August 1970 at the age of 26 in a car accident in the city of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Kinsiona

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Alain Peters – Complainte Pour Mon Defunt Papa (La Réunion, 1985, Village Titan)

Died in 1995 at the age of 43, Alain Peters, poet, musician, singer and melodist of genius native of Reunion was for a long time one of the best kept secrets of the Indian Ocean.

First in a band (“Les Caméléons”) and then alone, he crossed the 70s and 80s like a shooting star, drowning his spleen and demons in alcohol, leaving behind a handful of recordings including this tape, “Mangé Pou Le Cœur”.

Produced in very few copies at the time by the association “Village Titan”, and accompanied with a selection of a few of his poems, this one sums up in itself the beauty of the inestimable heritage – and unfortunately still too confidential – left by Peters, through ten Blues, Jazz, Sega and Maloya tracks merging in a great way Creole, African, Indian and European sounds.

For today, I decided to share with you “Complainte Pour Mon Defunt Papa“, my favorite track from this tape, a sublime melancholic instrumental Maloya Jazz track – Enjoy !

Alain Peters – Complainte Pour Mon Defunt Papa

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/nO7VVHhM4rQ

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Love you, Daddy

Ali Farka Touré – Ali Aoudy (Mali, 1984, Disques Esperance)

Father of the “Desert Blues” genre, Ali Farka Touré was a very well known Malian artist (considered as one of the greatest African guitar player ever), who recorded many albums during his life (his last from 2005, “In the Heart of the Moon“, recorded with Toumani Diabate won a Grammy award) and who collaborated with many national & international artists.
Ali Farka Touré died in 2006 in Bamako at the age of 67.
For today, I wanted to share with you “Ali Aoudy“, a bewitching Afro Desert Blues track from this legendary guitarist, Malian answer to the American bluesman John Lee Hooker – Close your eyes, and enjoy !

Ali Farka Touré – Ali Aoudy

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/IwjDmO1jfmg

Have a nice sunny sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Los Camaroes – Pitié (Cameroun, 2019, Nubiphone)

For today, I decided to share with you “Pitié“, a deep bluesy funky track taken from “Los Camaroes – A Journey Into Cameroonian Music“, the brand new compilation I’ve just reissued on vinyl record label Nubiphone, originally recorded and released in 1974 by this legendary Cameroonian band – Enjoy !

You can purchase the compilation (vinyl & digital format) on the bandcamp of my record label here :

 https://nubiphone.bandcamp.com/album/a-journey-into-cameroonian-music

Los Camaroes – Pitié

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/UQJtqYoNM80

All the best,

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