Uwandile – Apartheid (South Africa, 1987, Mother Africa)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Apartheid“, a splendid Afro Soul Funk track from the South African musician Uwandile Piliso, recorded in 1977 at the mythical Decca Studios in Lagos (Nigeria), produced and backed by the Nigerian band T-Fire leaded by Themba Matebese, but also including plenty of other legendary musicians such as Orlando Julius.

This album was reissued in 1987 with this sublime alternative sleeve artwork – Enjoy !

Uwandile – Apartheid

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Nw0UD4trHuE

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

Armand de Preseau

The Lijadu Sisters – Danger (Nigeria, 1976, Afrodisia)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Danger“, an uplifting afro rock track with awesome psychedelic organ & fuzz guitar parts, taken from the second album from the twin sisters Kehinde & Taiwo Lijadu – Enjoy !

The Lijadu Sisters – Danger

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/HuAkqbLs70Q

Have a nice wednesday,

Armand de Preseau

Charles Rodriguez and The African Revolution – L’Amour Ne S’achete Pas (Benin, 1970s, Decca)

Today, let’s make you (re)discover an obscure single from the Beninese artist Charles Rodriguez.

Charles Rodriguez, an organ player, used to play at the time with several well known Beninese musical groups, such as “Ignace de Souza and the Black Santiagos” or “El Rego et ses commandos“.

He recorded only 4 tracks, and “L’amour ne s’achète pas” (“You can’t buy love”) is one of them. In this song, Charles tells prostitutes on a heavy Afrobeat rhythm to stop drinking and selling their body, they are wasting their lives this way.

Strangely, this single has the “DECCA” cover, but was pressed specialy for an Nigerian music shop based in Lagos called “Alofty” in August 73 – Enjoy !

Charles Rodriguez and The African Revolution – L’Amour Ne S’achete Pas

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/2mmO3Jl5Q4U

Best regards,

Armand