Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo (Benin, 1974, Disques Tropiques – Satel)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Okpo Videa Bassouo“, an irresistible bouncing Afrobeat Funk track with Latin flavors, syncopated drums, furious horns & guitar riffs, one of the first recordings from the Beninese legendary singer & composer Gnonnan “Gnonnas Pedro” Sossou Pierre Kouassivi, backed here by his band “Panchos de Cotonou” (that included several other great Beninese musicians such as Theophile “El Rego” Do Rego), and out on the mythical record label “Disques Tropiques – Satel” – Enjoy !

Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo (Benin, 1974, Disques Tropiques – Satel)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/8x3sEX7IP80

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday 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

Gnonnas Pedro – La Musica En Verite (Benin, 1980, Editions Gnoinsope)

Following this former post today, I wanted to share with you for today “La Musica En Verite“, an awesome Afro Cuban Latin track with Afrobeat flavours & deep lyrics from the Beninese King of African Salsa, Mister Gnonnan Sossou Pierre Kouassivi, better known as “Gnonnas Pedro” – Enjoy !

Gnonnas Pedro – La Musica En Verite

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Na1jZTYBC2M

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

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre El Rego Et Ses Commandos de Cotonou – E Nan Mian Nuku (Benin, 1969, Albarika Store)

For today, I wanted to share with you “E Nan Mian Nuku“, an outstanding Afro Soul Folk ballad with funky elements recorded in the late 60s by the Beninese legendary musician Theophile Do Rego, better known as “El Rego“.

This is one of the very first recordings of the famous Albarika Store local record label, originally founded as a record store in Porto Novo (Benin) by Adissa Seidou in the early 60s – Enjoy !

Orchestre El Rego Et Ses Commandos de Cotonou – E Nan Mian Nuku

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Bh3VLL6aqc8

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

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

ADP019 – Voodoo In Cotonou (Anos Band de Parakou, Black Santiago, Vincent Ahehehinnou, Poly Rythmo..)

Happy 2014 to everyone, I wish you the best for this new year !!!!
Sincerely sorry for the delay, been reaaaally busy those days, preparing some good surprises for you my dear readers but.. it’s a secret !
Let’s begin 2014 with a brand new 7 inches selection from the beautiful country of Bénin, hope you’ll enjoy those little treasures taken from my collection that I’ve cleaned, selected and masterized just for you !
The next selection will come quick ! (I hope..)
Thanks for your support !
Armand de Préseau – Voodoo In Cotonou

You can download this Selection here !

Tracklist :

1 – Ignace de Souza et L’Orchestre Black Santiago – Paulina
2 – Orchestre Blacks Dragons de Cotonou – Se Djro
3 – Vincent Ahehehinnou – Kourougninda Wende
4 – Orchestre Anos Band de Parakou – Alassane Koda Maradi
5 – Orchestre Blacks Dragons de Cotonou – E Sa F’aiye
6 – Gnonnas Pedro y sus panchos de Cotonou – L’indomptable Gnonnas Pop
7 – Orchestre Anos band de Parakou – boro non andou nan
8 –  D’almeida Blucky et L’orchestre Black Santiago – Les Nanes
9 – Melome Clement Et L’Orchestre Poly Rythmo – La Fin De L’Ete
10 – El Rego – Divogny Din Ton Le

Sincerely yours,

Armand

ADP004 – El Rego, Poly Rythmo, Honore Avolonto, Antoine Dougbe, Gnonnas Pedro : The Kings Of Benin Mix

Hi !

This week, a special Mix of some uncompiled songs from great and very well know artists from the beautiful country of Benin, hope you’ll enjoy it !
You can download it here !
Covers of the records used for this mix :
 

 
All the best,
Armand

ADP000 – Kribi Kribi Twist – Afro Songs Sung In French Mix !


Hi Everyone !

It’s a loong time we didn’t seen each other uh ?

Here comes a special Mix of some of my personal favourite Afro songs sung in french, for your ears only ; ) – Enjoy !

Armand de Preseau – Kribi Kribi Twist

You can download this selection here !

Tracklisting :
1 – Prince Nico Mbarga – Home Is Home
2 – Innovation – Le Lycee
3 – D’Almeida Blucky & Les Blacks Santiagos – Les Nanes
4 – Le Tout Puissant Orchestre Du Poly Rythmo – Ecoute Ma Melodie
5 – El Rego & Ses Commandos De Cotonou -Dis Moi Oui
6 – Gnonnas Pedro – Finis Les Paves