Orchestre Rail Band – Moko-Diolo (Mali, 1973, RCAM)

Following to this post, i wanted to share with you for today “Moko-Diolo“, a powerful Afro Jerk Funk track taken from the second single released in 1973 by the Malian orchestra “Orchestre Rail Band” from this band that Salif Keita, Mory Kanté & Tidiani Koné were part of – Enjoy !

State-sponsored by the national railroad Malian Company (it explains the name of the band), Le Rail Band was the most powerful Malian orchestra, that released more than ten LP’s and many 7′ from the 70’s to the late 80’s.
The Rail Band’s leader was the great Tidiani Koné, an outstanding musician who was also a griot (a kind of religious leader/ influent personality), who decided to give his chance at this time to a young albino singer, Salif Keita, that would become world famous in the future.

Orchestre Rail Band – Moko-Diolo

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/XHzR4n0OLIU

Best regard,

Armand de Preseau

Le Sahel – Khandiou (Senegal, 1975, Musiclub)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Khandiou“, a beautiful Afro Soul track, Senegalese answer to the classic “It’s A Man’s Man’s World” by the King James Brown, by former members of famous bands such as “Xalam” (Cheikh Tidiane Tall) or “Orchestre Cheikh Tall and Idrissa Diope” (Idrissa Diop) – Enjoy !

Le Sahel – Khandiou

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/jQlk5o8iWT0

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Nord Cameroun Rythms – Astadjam Dada Sare (Cameroun, 1974, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Astadjam Dada Sare“, one of my favourite track from Cameroon, taken from one of the hardest to find vinyl record of this country, a marvelous blend of psychedelic raw funk and traditional elements from this band that Hamad Kalkaba & Maurice “Elamau” Elanga were part of – Enjoy !

Nord Cameroun Rythms – Astadjam Dada Sare

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/nX1y1_7a5-Q

Take care,

Armand de Preseau

Veno – Nigeria Go Survive (Nigeria, 1985, Tabansi)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nigeria Go Survive“, an Electro Boogie anthem from Nigeria, recorded in 1985 by the singer Veno Marioghae – Enjoy !

Veno – Nigeria Go Survive

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/wCGzDVwk_C8

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Finger 5 – 帰ってほしいの (I Want You Back) (Japan, 1973, Philips)

For today, I wanted to share with you “I Want You Back“, a fresh & funky cover of the classic song of the mythical Jackson 5 by the Finger 5, a band of 5 japanese brothers and sisters from Okinawa – Enjoy !

Finger 5 – 帰ってほしいの (I Want You Back)

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/NP_cknu_8oM

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Wabiné – Sail On (Caribbean Islands, 1978, Wabiné Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sail On“, an awesome Tropical Disco-Lypso Funk track with sweets steel-drums parts from the Caribbean Islands, recorded in 1978 in New York by Trinidad island musicians – Perfect track to warm your rainy day, enjoy !

Wabiné – Sail On

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/kj4VrUEEwbE

Armand de Preseau

Djelmani Mahfoud – El Wahat (Algeria, 1982, Ministère de l’Information et de la Culture)

For today, I wanted to share with you”El Wahat“, an incredible psychedelic blend of Jazz, Fusion, Gnawa, Oriental & Bossa Nova influences, taken from an ultra rare & never commercialized boxset, edited in the early 80s by the Algerian Ministry of Culture & Information, and intended to be offered to a few Diplomats in order to promote the local musical scene – Enjoy !

Djelmani Mahfoud – El Wahat

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/xKDs0E0xI-E

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Les Vikings – Lola Lola (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you”Lola Lola“, one of my favorite Madagascan title, an uptempo Freakbeat Rock Fuzz Jerk Mod track recorded in the 70s by the band “Les Vikings” – Enjoy !

Les Vikings – Lola Lola

You can also listen to this track one my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/_u20uz-CleU

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Fred Aucagos – Pangua Zô Pilé Moin (Guadeloupe, 1978, Fred Aucagos)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Pangua Zô Pilé Moin“, a classic Tropical Boogie Funk track recorded in 1978 by the legendary West Indian musician Fred Aucagos from Guadeloupe island – Enjoy !

Fred Aucagos – Pangua Zô Pilé Moin

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/E95cjvjCu0A

Best regards,

Armand

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