Chris Smith & Funky Road – Do Your Thing (Mozambique, 1976, RCA Victor)

For today, I wanted to share  with you « Do Your Thing », a dope 10 min long Afro Funk Garage Fuzz Rock track, taken from the only LP recorded & issued in 1976 by the Mozambican composer & singer Chris Smith and his band « Funky Road », that was composed with :

Bass : John Bagwasi ;

Drums : Wilfred Sibumbe ;

Guitar : Ben Rhikot ;

Organ : Joseph Tshabalala ;

Tambourine : Patrick Dlamini ;

Vocals : C. S. Smith ;

This LP was produced by the legendary South African producer & saxophone player David Thekwane – Enjoy !

Chris Smith & Funky Road – Do Your Thing

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Armand de Preseau

The Blackfoot – Sounds In My Sleep (Zambia, 1970s, Zambia Music Parlour)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Sounds In My Sleep », a cool breezing & catchy Zambian Afro Rock Soul-ish track, recorded in the 70s by the Blackfoot, an African Garage Rock band from Zambia who released two really hard to find albums & a few singles during the 70s & the 80s on the legendary local record label « Zambia Music Parlour Limited », Zambia’s most prolific independent record label during the 1970s and 1980s.

The Blackfoot was composed with :

Alfred Yabe

Garry Musopa

George Kabale

Ottiman Mpondzi

The song presented here is taken from a really hard to find single, hope you’ll like it !

The Blackfoot – Songs In My Sleep

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Armand de Preseau

Amara Touré Accompagné Par l’Orchestre Massako – Salamouti (Gabon, 1980, Sonafric)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Salamouti“, an outstanding beautiful Afro Latin Funk Soul track with killer horns & strong Cuban influences, driven by the mesmerizing voice of the Guinean legendary composer, percussionist and singer Amara Touré, backed here again by the Gabonese band “Orchestre Massako” and taken from a now ultra hard to find album recorded & out in 1980 on the mythical French record label “Sonafric” – Enjoy !

Amara Touré Accompagné Par l’Orchestre Massako

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Armand de Preseau

Ihsan Al-Munzer – Rasputin (Lebanon, 1979, Voice Of Stars)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Rasputin », a dope percussive Middle-Eastern Groovy Disco Synth instrumental cover of the interplanetary hit by the West-Indian band Boney M, recorded in 1979 by the legendary Lebanese very prolific composer and musical arranger Ihsan Al-Munzer, who sadly passed away recently on last 3rd of August.

This song was compiled on the record presented here, wich is a part of a Oriental series released in the late 70s on the mythical Lebanese-Armenian record label « Voice Of Stars », owned by the famous producer Daniel Der Sahakian – Enjoy !

Ihsan Al-Munzer – Rasputin (Lebanon, 1979, Voice Of Stars)

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Armand de Preseau

Jeannette N’Diaye Lokamba – Makom Ma Bobe (Cameroun, 1981, Disques Jojo)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Makom Ma Bobe », a catchy uptempo Afro Disco Funk Soul track, taken from the first single recorded in 1981 by Jeannette N’diaye Lokamba (also known as Janet Ndiaye or Jeanet Ndiaye), a Senegalese-Cameroonian renowned musician & chorister of the Afro-Parisian sceneInstant club friendly & personal favorite, Enjoy !

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Armand de Preseau

Tony Grey & The Super 7 – Yem Efe (Nigeria, 1975, EMI Nigeria)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yem Efe“, an awesome powerful Psychedelic Afro Rock Funk track with crazy fuzzy guitar parts & afrobeat flavors, taken from the 3rd album of the Nigerian musician & composer Tony Grey and backed by his “Super 7” band, issued in 1975 on the legendary label “EMI Nigeria” – Enjoy !

Tony Grey & The Super 7 – Yem Efe

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Armand de Preseau

Fair-Nick Stars – Arrete Mal Pale (Guadeloupe, 1978, Capriccio)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Arrete Mal Pale“, an instant dance floor friendly and now classic furious Island Funk Cadence Soul track from the French West Indies, taken from the first album recorded in 1978 by Fair-Nick Stars, the band founded in 1974 by Monique & Guy Fanfant (a very well-known Guadeloupean family of musicians), and composed by musicians from Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guyana, such as (for the album presented here) :

Lead Guitar : Max Labor ;

Bass Guitar : Jean-Pierre Misaine ;

Drums, Cowbell & Cymbal : Charles Fanfant ;

Piano & Organ : Ralph Victoire ;

Saxophone : Victor René-Corail ;

Trumpet : Guy René-Corail ;

Vocals : Edwige Rechal ;

Xylophone, Congas & Percussions : Guy Fanfant ;

Chorus : Monique & Veronique Fanfant ;

Fair-Nick Stars – Arrete Mal Pale

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Bentho Gustave Titiou & l’International Poly Rythmo – Agnon Djidjo (Tu As Bon Caractère) (Benin, 1978, L.I.R.)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Agnon Djidjo“, an atomic tropical Afro Latin Salsa Funk Cavacha dance floor stormer, taken from the only solo album recorded in 1978 by the legendary composer, guitarist and bass player Bentho Gustave “Titiou”, who began his career in the 60s with the beninese Band “Super Star de Ouidah“.

Shortly after, he founded the almighty “Poly Rhythmo de Cotonou” orchestra in 1968 (formerly “Sunny Blacks Band“) with other mythical musicians such as :

Melome Clement ;

Eskil Lohento ;

Amenoudji Joseph “Vicky” ;

Zoundegnon Bernard “Papillon” ;

Yehouessi Leopold ;

Pierre Loko.

who also all play on the album presented here – Enjoy !

Bentho Gustave Titiou & l’International Poly Rythmo – Agnon Djidjo (Tu As Bon Caractère)

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Armand de Preseau

Amedee Pierre – Souyassa (Ivory Coast, 1970s, Editions NAP)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Souyassa“, a gorgeous West African Latin Soul Jazz Anthem with a Bossa Nova twist, taken from one of the three albums recorded by the legendary Ivorian musician & composer Amédée Pierre who released around 50 singles from the beginning of the 60s – Enjoy !

Amedee Pierre – Souyassa

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Armand de Preseau

Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Akpaisong (Nigeria, 1973, Philips)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Akpaisong“, a deep Afro Highlife Jazz Funk Soul track with Afrobeat flavors, taken from the 1st album of the Nigerian superstar Etubom Rex Williams, recorded in 1973 & backed by his famous “Nigerian Artistes” – Enjoy !

Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Akpaisong

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Armand de Preseau