Amadou Balake – Super Bar Konon Mousso (Burkina Faso, 1978, Sacodis)

Following to this article, I wanted to share with you for today “Super Bar Konon Mousso“, the alternate Afro Funk version with Afrobeat reminiscences of this classic song by the legendary Burkinabé musician Amadou Traoré Balake – Enjoy !

Amadou Balaké – Super Bar Konon Mousso

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Theodore Boumbhe – La Guerre Et La Paix Ne Sont Pas Pareilles (Ivory Coast, 1970s, SID – Societe Ivoirienne Du Disque)

Best known for his hit “Coco tu es partout“, Théodore Boumbhé – also nicknamed has “the guitar that speaks” – was the sole son of a noble family. Playing guitar since he was fifteen, he traveled widely throughout Africa, playing with bands & performing solos.

For today, I wanted to share with you “La Guerre Et La Paix Ne Sont Pas Pareilles” (“War & Peace Are Not The Same“), a breezing catchy psychedelic Afro Folksy Soul track with nice horns & organ parts – Enjoy !

Théodore Boumbhé – La Guerre Et La Paix Ne Sont Pas Pareilles

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ng7ir2_Ewrs

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

Armand de Preseau

Coulibaly Tidiani – Sie Koumgolo (Burkina Faso, 1979, Sacodis)

 Coulibaly Tidiani, born on the 31th of December 1941 in Kankala town, was one of the most famous  singer from Burkina Faso (former Upper Volta) in the 70’s, as well as Amadou Balake.
He began his carrer in the 60’s playing with the Volta Jazz Orchestra, and founded his own band in the 70’s, the “Orchestre Dafra Star de Bobo-Dioulasso”, one of the most popular band at the time in the country.
He recorded three albums, and a few 7 inches records.
The song I wanted to present you today, “Sie Koumgolo”, an uplifting melancholic ballad with psychedelic guitars and wild piano parts, is taken from his last LP, recorded in 1979 in Ivory Coast.
Coulibaly Tidiani – Sie Koumgolo
You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/O4FidjZbWxY
Have a nice day,
Armand

Cissé Abdoulaye – Aw’ Ye Douba Ke (Burkina Faso, 1978, Christiana Satel)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Aw’ Ye Douba Ke“, a nice psychedelic Afro Funk track with strong organ parts from the Burkinabé singer Cissé Abdoulaye – Enjoy !

Cissé Abdoulaye – Aw’ Ye Douba Ke

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/0fiNhoCGh8o

Have a really nice evening,

Armand de Preseau

Amadou Traore dit Balake – Bar Konou Mousso & other beautiful songs (Burkina Faso, 1974, Disques CVD)

Amadou Traore dit Balake is a burkinabé singer who recorded many songs from very different genre (mandingo rhythms, afrobeat, salsa, quiet balads, soukouss) and in many countries/cities all over the world (New york, Abidjan, Paris, Accra, Lagos..).
This beautiful 7 inch was recorded in 1969 with l’Orchestre Super Volta, in the country of Burkina Faso, on the great “La Compagnie Voltaique du Disque” label (CVD), known for its magical psyché tracks.
This track deals with a musician (him, maybe ?), who performs every night at the Don Camillo Club. Each night, coming back from his show, this guy meets the same prostitute he is totally in love with, but the girl prefers to spend her night with white guys in Abidjan’s hotels, because they are rich, and musicians are poor (“Musicien c’est pas quelqu’un, tu es pauvre garçon“).
There are actually 2 different versions of this track (the lyrics are the same), because Amadou re-recorded it in the 70’s for one of his LP’s, out on the famous Ivory Coast’s SACODIS label, in an afrobeat way.
I definitely prefer the first quiet version, hope you’ll understand why (listen to this amazing hypnotic guitar..).

Amadou Balake – Bar Konou Mousso

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/v2UjruuRWCg
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As a small bonus, here comes another song from Amadou Traore out on the CVD label, Johnny.
(all the copies of the Kambele ba / Johnny record I heard from now have the same pressing default, this woush woush woush you can hear.. Shame but lovely in a way..)
Amadou Balake – Johnny
 Enjoy !

Armand de Preseau

Amadou Traore dit Balake – Bar Konon Mousso & other beautiful songs (Burkina Faso, 1974, Disques CVD)

Amadou Traore dit Balake is a burkinabé singer who recorded many songs from very different genre (mandingo rhythms, afrobeat, salsa, quiet balads, soukouss) and in many countries/cities all over the world (New york, Abidjan, Paris, Accra, Lagos..).
This beautiful 7 inch was recorded in 1969 with l’Orchestre Super Volta, in the country of Burkina Faso, on the great “La Compagnie Voltaique du Disque” label (CVD), known for its magical psych tracks.
This track deals with a musician (him, maybe ?), who performs every night at the Don Camillo Club. Each night, coming back from his show, this guy meets the same prostitute he is totally in love with, but the girl prefers to spend her night with white guys in Abidjan’s hotels, because they are rich, and musicians are poor (“Musicien c’est pas quelqu’un, tu es pauvre garçon”).
There are actually 2 different versions of this track (the lyrics are the same), because Amadou re-recorded it in the 70’s for one of his LP’s, out on the famous Ivory Coast’s SACODIS label, in an afrobeat way.
I definitely prefer the first quiet version, hope you’ll understand why (listen to this amazing hypnotic guitar..).
Amadou is still alive, and plays now with the famous Africando salsa band.

Amadou Balake – Bar Konou Mousso

 
As bonuses, two tracks :
To begin, here comes the other version of Bar Konou Mousso – the Afrobeat one – called Super Bar Konon Mousso.
Amadou Balake – Super bar Konon Mousso
Next, another song from Amadou Traore out on the CVD label, Johnny.
(all the copies of the Kambele ba / Johnny record I heard from now have the same pressing default, this Woush woush woush you can hear.. Shame but lovely in a way..)
Amadou Balake – Johnny

Enjoy !

Armand

ADP008 – African Garage Jerk Rock Selection

Hi there !
Au menu cette semaine, a selection of 10 tracks taken from terrific Afro Garage Jerk & Rock seven inches, from West To South Africa during the Golden 70’s era – enjoy !
Armand de Preseau – African Garage Rock Selection

 Download it here !

A little game for you, dear readers : guess who are the artists or the songs of this selection, as some clues I give you the countries from where the bands are (not the countries where the songs were recorded!)

1 – Gabon
2 – Gambia
3 – Congo
4 – Burkina Faso
5 – Cameroon
6 – Ivory Coast
7 – Ivory Coast
8 – Cameroon
9 – Benin
10 – South Africa

Good search !