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Afrika Wanda – God’s Time’s Best (Cameroun, 1992, Essimo’oh Productions)

Following to this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “God’s Time’s Best“, a mesmerizing Afro Soul Funk track with catchy synths & folk flavors, taken from the only album of the Cameroonian band “Afrika Wanda“, recorded in 1992 in Nigeria at the legendary “EMI” studios by the mythical Nigerian sound engineers Pal Akalonu and Monday Oki, and out on the small local label “Essimo’oh” from Douala.

Really hard to find LP nowadays, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Afrika Wanda – God’s Time’s Best (Cameroun, 1992, Essimo’oh Productions)

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Armand de Preseau

Pasteur Lappé – Ashiko, Sekele, etc… (Cameroun, 1981, Disques Espérance)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ashiko, Sekele, etc…“, an instant killer Afro Disco Soul Funk track, taken from the third & last LP recorded in 1981 in Paris by the legendary Cameroonian composer & musician Nicolas Pasteur Lappé.

Native of the city of Douala, he began his musical career very young, becoming a local sensation at the age of 19 thanks to his songs broadcasted on “Radio Adele“, a local radio station. In the late 70s, after moving to Paris originally to study journalism, he settled into a new life of music where he befriends African music legends such as Fela Kuti, André-Marie Tala, Joe Mboule or Jacob Desvarieux from the mythical French West Indian Band “Kassav“.

Pasteur Lappé is known to have created the “Sekele Movement“, a blend of Funk, Disco, Afrobeat, Reggae, Soul and RnB.

His most prolific years were from 1979 to 1981, years he made his three flagship albums.

The album features the following musicians :

Bass, Producer : Christophe Zadire ;

Chorus : Maryse Lappé, Sylvie Draï ;

Album direction : Jean-Marie Ahanda ; Zulu Gang ;

Drums, Percussions : Philippe Draï ;

Sound engineering, Guitar, Synthesizers : Jacob Desvarieux ;

Keyboards, Pianos, Synthesizers : Douglas Mbida, Robert Benjamin ;

Lead Vocals – Pasteur Lappé, Mehdi Dayas (B2) ;

Saxophone : Alain Hatot, Jimmy Mvondo ;

Trombone : Alex Perdigon, Jacques Bolognesi ;

Trumpet : Jacques “Cake” Bessot, Antoine “Tony” Rousseau ;

Pasteur Lappé – Ashiko, Sekele, etc… (Cameroun, 1981, Disques Espérance)

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Armand de Preseau

Eko Roosevelt Louis – Phone Me Tonight (Cameroun, 1981, Eko Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Phone Me Tonight“, a killer balearic Cosmic Afro Synth Disco Soul track with awesome organ parts, taken from an ultra rare single recorded in France in the early 80s by the legendary Cameroonian composer, musician & producer Eko Roosevelt Louis & produced in very small quantities, and that doesn’t appear on any of his albums.

Serious invisible holy grail here, hope you’ll enjoy !

Eko Roosevelt Louis – Phone Me Tonight (Cameroun, 1981, Eko Music)

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Armand de Preseau

Emmanuel Eteme – Impulse (Cameroun, 1979, Disques Espérance)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Impulse“, a killer Afro Funk Boogie Fusion track, taken from the first album recorded in 1979 by the Cameroonian composer & musician Emmanuel Eteme, who was also a very-well known & gifted football player in the early 70s.

This album features :

Emmanuel Eteme : Vocals, Guitar & Percussions ;

Georges Neulemkam : Drums ;

Jacques Mbida : Synth, Drums & Bass ;

Jean-Claude Ebongue : Bass ;

Jimmy Mvondo Mvele : Saxophone ;

Samuel Ateba Mengue : Percussions & Bongos ;

Sammy Massamba : Guitar ;

This song reminds me the best tracks by the mythical Cameroonian duet “J.M. Tim & Foty” (Jean-Marie Tiam “Tim” & Maurice Fotié “Foty” Kembiwo) & includes awesome guitar parts by another Congolese legend, Sammy Massamba – Enjoy !

Emmanuel Eteme – Impulse (Cameroun, 1979, Disques Espérance)

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Armand de Preseau

Isidore Tamwo – Nouo Le Guea (Cameroun, 1970s, Tamwo Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nouo Le Guea“, an instant feel-good punchy psychedelic Afro Funk Disco Soul track with crazy fuzzy guitars & organ parts, taken from the first album recorded in the 70s by the Cameroonian producer & composer Isidore Tamwo from Douala – Enjoy !

Isidore Tamwo – Nouo Le Guea (Cameroun, 1970s, Tamwo Records)

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Armand de Preseau

Nkotti François & Les Black Styl – Eyeo Me Ndi (Cameroun, 1980s, Editions Retro 2000)

Following this previous post, I wanted to share with you for today “Eyeo Me Ndi“, a bouncy frantic Afro Disco Funk Makossa track, taken from one of the first LP (probably the third ?) from the mythical Cameroonian band “Les Black Styl” from the city of Douala, that included the finest musicians of that era such as Toto Guillaume, Emile Kangue, Guy Lobe & Mouelle Jean and leaded by the legendary composer & musician Nkotti François.

Recorded in Paris (France) in the early 80s, this album is one of their hardest to find – Personal dance floor filler, hope you’ll enjoy !

This post is dedicated to Nkotti François, my Cameroonian father who sadly passed away on August 2021. Miss you so much my friend, but my pain is relieved, I know that you will now sing for the stars !

Nkotti François & Les Black Styl – Eyeo Me Ndi (Cameroun, 1980s, Editions Retro 2000)

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Armand de Preseau

Fogue Docteur – Da’Da (Cameroun, 1980s, Edition Dogue)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Da’Da“, a deep bouncy psychedelic Cosmic Afro Funk Synth Folk track with Jazz & Afrobeat influences & killer saxophone parts, taken from an ultra rare album self-produced & released by the Cameroonian composer & musician Docteur Fogue – Enjoy !

Fogue Docteur – Da’Da (Cameroun, 1980s, Edition Dogue)

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Armand de Preseau

Olinga Gaston – Ngon Engap (Cameroun, 1977, Fiesta)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ngon Engap“, a powerful uptempo Afro Disco Soul Funk track sung in Ewondo (dialect of the central region of Cameroon), recorded in 1977 by the mysterious Cameroonian composer & musician Olinga Gaston, who recorded 4 singles in the 70s – Enjoy !

Olinga Gaston – Ngon Engap (Cameroun, 1977, Fiesta)

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Armand de Preseau

Manu Dibango Et Son Orchestre – Répondez-Nous Seigneur (Cameroun, 1963, Philips)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Répondez-Nous Seigneur” (“Answer us, my Lord“), an instant feel-good groovy Afro Twist Soul Jerk Mod Jazz early recording (1963) by the legendary Cameroonian composer, singer & saxophonist Emmanuel N’Djoké “Manu Dibango – Merry Christmas to all, enjoy !

Manu Dibango Et Son Orchestre – Répondez-Nous Seigneur

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

Armand de Preseau

Bella Bellow – O Se Nye (Togo, 1977, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “O Se Nye“, a magnificent deep West African Soul track with gorgeous flute & killer breaks parts, taken from the only album of the Togolese Diva Bella Bellow, tragically died in a car accident near from Lome (Togo) the 10 of December 1973.

This album was released posthumously in 1977, first on the mythical record label Akueson (the first Parisian record label of that time run by an African guy, the Togolese producer & musician Gerard Akueson) & then more widely on the other legendary record label “Sonafric“, is an highly recommended one, full of great songs, including some arranged by the mythical Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango – Enjoy !

Bella Bellow – O Se Nye

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Armand de Preseau