Les frères Mégri – El Harib (Morocco, 1971, Sudiphone)

For today, I wanted to share with you “El Harib“, a psychedelic progressive rock ballad with an oriental touch & beautiful haunted voices, recorded in 1971 by Mahmoud, Hassan & Younes Mégri, founders of the Moroccon band “Les frères Mégri” – Enjoy !

Les frères Mégri – El Harib

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/UiWut4v8xdE

All the best,

Armand

Super Boiro Band – Samba (Guinea Conakry, 1976, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

Samba” is a very well known traditional folk song from the Wassoulou area (situated between Ivory Coast, Guinea and Mali), adapted here by the national legendary “Super Boiro Band” Guinean orchestra, leaded by the trumpetist Mamadou Niaissa.

This song talks about Samba, a young and unlucky taxi driver from Conakry (Guinea) who fall in love with one of his customers. He steals the earings of the girl to see her again, but the father of the girl finds out the craftiness of the young Samba and casts out the boy. After many adventures, everything goes finally in order when Samba asks the girl in marriage.

Several covers of this song, in different musical styles, were recording during from the 70s to the 80s, to traditional from afro rock and funk way – Hope you’ll enjoy this psychedelic one !!

Super Boiro Band – Samba

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/3pHdltzm7po

All the best,

Armand

Jean-Claude Vinson – RN7 (Madagascar, 2013, Self-production)

Jean-Claude Vinson is a Madagascan guitarist and singer, born in 1958 and who released 2 albums surrounded by the best musicians of the island, as Sylvin Marc or Jean Emilien Rakotonandrasana.

Strongly influenced by his idol Carlos Santana, he learnt to play the guitar by himself, and his music is a unique mixture of Rock, Traditionnal Madagascan Rhythms, Folk and Jazz music.

He lives between Madagascar and the south of France, and is also strongly involved into environmental care and Madagascan politics.

He also militates for the defense and recognition of the primitive people “Mikea” of Madagascar, a tribe of hunter-gatherers who live in the Mikea Forest, on the South of the Island.

He’s currently working on his next album, that will be out next year.

I decided to make you discover “RN7“, the first track of his second album “Blue Bird“, a perfect example of the musical genre he managed to create, halfway between tradition and modernity – Enjoy !

Jean-Claude Vinson – RN7

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

Feel free to contact me if you want to buy the “Blue Bird” album, all the benefits goes straight to the artist !

(You can also purchase the album here : https://www.discogs.com/fr/sell/item/801188260,all the benefits will also be redistribute to the artist).

Best regards,

Armand

ADP037 – Madagasikara (70s Salegy, Folk, Funk, Punk and other Tracks From The Red Island)

For this 37th selection, come and fly with me trough the Indian Ocean to the great Island of Madagascar – where I’ve spent a part of my childhood on – trough a deep selection of the best 10 mad 70s Salegy, Folk, Disco, Funk, Jerk, Punk and other outer dimensional tracks taken from my record collection – Hope you’ll like it !!

Armand de Preseau – Madagasikara

You can listen and download this selection by clicking here !

Enjoy,

Armand

Trio Bydoli – Lalia (Ivory Coast, 1980, Sodogil Editions)

The “Tryo Bydoli” band was a composed of 3 Abidjan (Ivory Coast) based Congolese musicians : Lea Lignanzi, Domingo Salsero and Bhy Gao.

They released 2 very good and hard to find albums in the early 80s before splitting.

“Lalia”, the song presented here, is the last song of their first album, a deep Afro Psych Funk track with catchy horns and guitar parts – Enjoy !

Trio Bydoli – Lalia

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/5rgiKdzJiZc

Best regards,

Armand

Aubert Osiris presente Kan’nik – Rohe ! Ban Mwen Nouvel (Martinique, 1980s, Kan’Nik)

Super obscure single recorded by the Martinican musician Aubert Osiris and is band “Kan’Nik” in the late 80s that contains the crossover Funky Disco Zouk track “Rohe ! Ban Mwen Nouvel” that I decided to make you rediscover today – Enjoy !

Aubert Osiris presente Kan’Nik – Rohe ! Ban Mwen Nouvel

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/r7zwfjbAufU

Best regards,

Armand

Ziskakan – Ral Si Ton Koukoune (1981, La Reunion, Editions Reunion Ocean Indien)

Let’s travel to the Reunion Island, with a song from Ziskakan, a band founded in 1979 by Gilbert Pounia.

This very prolific band has released several album through the years, and is still touring today.

I decided to make you discover “Ral Si Ton Koukoune”, a track taken from the first album of the band.

Ziskakan – Ral Si Ton Koukoune

ADP029 – Nigeria Soul Sisters (Feat Mary Afi Usuah, Christiana Essien, Theadora Ifudu..)

Hi dear readers,
After a long time of searching, selecting, mixin and editing, I’m very proud to present you my new compilation !
Here are the best mental cuts of the best four (for me) Nigerian divas :
– Christiana “Christy” Essien
Taiwo and Kehinde Lijadu, the twins Lijadu sisters
– Theadora Ifudu
– Mary Afi Usuah 
 Please listen this selection until the end to really enjoy this mix – Hope you’ll like it !!
Armand de Preseau – Nigeria Soul Sisters
You can download this new selection right here !
The next Selection will be Ghanaian or Arabic !
Sincerely yours,
Armand

ADP024 – Funk’O’Lypso – A Journey Across The Funky Caribbean Islands (feat Frankie Zhivago, Shadow and others..)

Hi dear readers !
It’s been a long time without any selections – so don’t wait no longer, let’s travel this time to the Caribbean Islands for a 6 records flight, hope you’ll enjoy this mixture of island funk, Kaiso Disco and Bahamian soul tracks !
Armand de Preseau – Funk ‘ O ‘ Lypso
You can download the selection here !
Tracklist :
1 – The Crashers – Flight to Jamaïca
2 – Wabiné – Sail On
3 – Frankie Zhivago – All Around The World
4 – Disco Warriors – Cumbaya Disco
5 – Shadow – De Hardis
6 – Ed Watson and The Brass Circle – Let’s Get It On
All the best, sincerely yours and see you soon.
Armand

ADP023 – Nigerian Disco Grooves – My Definition of The Nigerian Disco Inferno (blo, ofege, ipa..)

Hi Everyone !!
Today, we come back to Nigeria, with a Disco Oriented Selection of 6 tracks. Short but good, I truly hope you’ll enjoy this 23rd selection (yes, this is the 23rd !!).
Armand de Préseau – Nigerian Disco Grooves
You can download the selection here !
Take care, don’t hesitate to leave a comment if you liked this selection !! See you soon for another selection !!
Sincerely yours,
Armand