Henri Guedon et Les Contesta – Van Van (Martinique, 1970s, Disques Debs)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Van Van”, a mind-blowing Afro Cuban Latin Salsa Funk Soul gem from the French West Indies (Martinique), recorded in the 70s on the legendary “Disques Debs” record label by “Henri Guedon“, the legendary musician, painter, sculptor and ceramist & master of the genre, backed here by his band “Les Contesta” – Enjoy !

Henri Guedon et les Contesta – Van Van (Martinique, 1970s, Disques Debs)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/QlNt4lmd27M

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

Armand de Preseau

Albert Siassia – River Song (Republic of the Congo, 1979, WEA)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “River Song“, a dope Afro Funk track with wild piano & horn parts, recorded in 1979 by the Pointe Noire (Republic of Congo) native Albert Siassia – Enjoy !

Albert Siassia – River Song

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/KuDRq2ukLjg

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

Armand de Preseau

El Rego et son Ensemble Typique – E Ma Non Tin Me (Benin, 1960s, Impressions Sonores du Benin)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “E Ma Non Tin Me“, a bewitching slow Voodoo Folk Soul track taken from the very first recording ever from the Beninese legendary club owner, boxer, singer & musician Théophile Do Rego, better known as El Rego – Enjoy !

El Rego et son Ensemble Typique – E Ma Non Tin Me

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/GIGeTQ_UP4E

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

Armand de Preseau

Kallé & L’African Team – Minueyo Boongalo (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1960s, AMB)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Minueyo Boongalo“, an uplifting 60s Afro Latin Boogaloo Jazz track with strong Cuban influences, taken from a super hard to find compilation recorded in the 60s by Joseph Kabasele “Kallé” & l’African Team, a bunch of legendary African musicians that included greatest names such as Manu Dibango, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Joseph “Mujos” MulamaJean Kwami Munsi – Enjoy !

Kallé & L’African Team – Minueyo Boongalo

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/wAxWw3x4eio

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

Armand de Preseau

Franco et l’Orchestre OK Jazz – Thomas (Congo, 1960s, Ngoma)

For today, I wanted to share with you one of my unexpected recent finds, “Thomas“, a splendid early deep rumba by the Congolese Master and his famous “Orchestre OK Jazz”  – Enjoy !

Franco et l’Orchestre OK Jazz – Thomas

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/5Qi0eOlLBxw

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

Liber et Andoche Gentile – Amour d’Un Negre (Guadeloupe, 1961, Disques Debs)

Firmin “Andoche” Gentille and Jean “Liber” Gentille were two brothers and musicians native of Guadeloupe, French West Indies.

They played in several bands in the 50s and the 60s, but released only one 4-tracks single together in the early 60s.

The song presented here, “Amour d’un Negre“, is a beautiful melancholic bolero with jazz influences that I wanted to make you rediscover – Enjoy !!

Liber et Andoche Gentile – Amour d’un Negre

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

Best regards,

Armand

Fayrouz – Ya Mayla (Lebanon, 195?, Pathé / Voix de l’Orient)

No need to introduce Fairouz (“Turquoise Blue” in Arabic), the greatest singer from Lebanon who recorded several dozen of songs, albums and theater plays, who was married Assi Rahbani and who is the mother of the well known Rahbani brothers.

Born as “Nuhad Rizq Wadīʿ Ḥaddad”, she is one of the most widely admired and deeply respected living singers in the Arab world.

I decided to make you rediscover a very early and rare song from the Diva, “Ya Mayla”, a romantic Bolero sung in Arabic language – Enjoy !

Fayrouz – Ya Mayla

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

See you soon,

Armand

ADP028 – Au Temps des Biguines // A Selection of early Biguines, Merengues and Boleros from the French West Indies

Hi Dear readers !
I’m proud to present you my 28th selection ! Ten early Buiguines, Merengues and Boleros songs, from the French West Indies.
Those tracks are taken from some quite hard to find seven inches of my personal collection, hope you’ll like them !

Armand de Preseau – Au Temps des Biguines

You can download this new selection right here !
Enjoy, and get ready for the next selection..
Armand