Etoile de Dakar – Cely (Senegal, 1978, M. Diaw )

For today, I wanted to share with you “Cely“, a gorgeous Psychedelic Afro Latin Funk Psychedelic Mbalax Fusion Jazz gem with dreamy voices, catchy guitars & deep saxophone parts, first version ever of this all-time African anthem covered countless times, recorded in 1973 by the legendary Senegalese Orchestra “Etoile de Dakar” that included great names as the mythical musician & composer Youssou Madjiguène Ndour (this album was his first ever credited appearance as a singer !).

This album, as many of the greatest early Senegalese ones (such as Orchestra Baobab ones), was recorded at the well-known Jandeer Night Club in Dakar (Senegal), one of the only few places musicians could lent at the times all the musical instruments & equipments they didn’t have themselves – Enjoy !

Etoile de Dakar – Cely

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Gorom – Yen Djigue Gni (Senegal, 1977, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yen Djigue Gni“, an incredible psychedelic Mbalax Jazz Fusion Funk Folk track taken from “Senegal Authentic 1977“, the only album recorded in 1977 by the Senegalese Orchestra “L’Orchestre Gorom” that included great names of that country’s musical history such as Yande Codou (composer & singer), Pape Mboup (arranger & singer) & Khar Mbaye (singer).

That record, out on the famous record label “Sonafric“, has 6 tracks, all winners – Enjoy !

Orchestre Gorom – Yen Djigue Gni (Senegal, 1977, Sonafric)

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Armand de Preseau

Les Tabalas – Initiation (Senegal, 1965, Cadici Dakar)

For today, I wanted to share with you “ Initiation “, a deep & bouncy African Surf Jazz Soul instrumental track taken from the only single recorded in the mid 60s by “Les Tabalas“, a bunch of 4 young Senegalese musicians led by Ben Tall, that came to Paris (France) at the time to follow musical studies – Enjoy !

Les Tabalas – Initiation (Senegal, 1965, Cadici Dakar)

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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

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Baobab Gouygui De Dakar – On Verra Ça Ce Soir (Senegal, 1979, Discafrique Records)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “On Verra Ça Ce Soir“, the superior alternate version of the classic Afro Latin Cuban influenced track “On Verra Ça” by the mythical Orchestre Baobab Gouygui De Dakar (Senegal) – Enjoy !

Orchestre Baobab Gouygui De Dakar – On Verra Ça Ce Soir

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Baobab Gouye Gui De Dakar – Mouhamadou Bamba (Senegal, 1980, Le Kiosque D’Orphee)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mouhamadou Bamba“, a splendid melancholic psychedelic Afro Latin track from the mythical Orchestre Baobab Gouye-Gui de Dakar (Senegal), out in 1980 on the mythical french record label “Le Kiosque D’Orphee” with this incredible cover art by the legendary Senegalese painter “Djibathen Sambou” – Enjoy !

Orchestre Baobab Gouye Gui De Dakar – Mouhamadou Bamba

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Armand de Preseau

Soleya Mama & Le Waatoo Sita – Jambar (Senegal, 1976, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Jambar“, an outstanding Psychedelic Funky Afro Fusion Mbalax track taken from the first album recorded in 1976 by the Senegalese musicologist, politician, ecologist, art critic, museum curator Ousmane Sow Huchard & his band, “Le Waatoo Sita” – Enjoy !

Soleya Mama & Le Waatoo Sita – Jambar

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Armand de Preseau

Guelewars Band Of Banjul – Tasito (Gambia, 1980, Le Kiosque D’Orphee)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tasito” (“Wake Up”), an outstanding Afro Psychedelic Fuzz track taken from the first album of the Gambian band Guelewars, illustrated by a splendid cover art from the senegalese painter Djibathen Sambou – Enjoy !

Guelewars Band Of Banjul – Tasito

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Armand de Preseau

Amara Toure – Lamento Cubano (Cameroun, 1975, Sonafric)

Following to this post, I wanted to share with you for today “Lamento Cubano“, a sublime & melancholic Cuban influenced Afro Latin track, recorded in 1975 by the mysterious Guinean singer Amara Touré and backed by the Cameroonian Orchestra “L’Ensemble Black & White“, taken from one of the three singles Amara recorded in Yaoundé (Cameroon), where he was living & performing in the 70s – Enjoy !

Amara Toure – Lamento Cubano

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Have a nice Sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Orchestra Baobab – Sibam (Senegal, 1978, Productions Ledoux)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sibam“, an excellent psychedelic mbalax afro latin song from the almighty Orchestra Baobab from Senegal – Enjoy !

Orchestra Baobab – Sibam

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/XRjrb3SYkPU

Have a nice Wednesday,

Armand de Preseau