Patience Dabany – Maimouna (Gabon, 1985, Nkoussou Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Maimouna“, an upper class bewitching Afro Funk Soul Soukous track with heavenly strings & guitar parts, recorded in 1985 by the Congolese musician & composer Marie-Joséphine Kama “Patience Dabany” (Gabonese president Omar Bongo‘s former wife), leader of mythical Gabonese bands such as “Akebe II“, “Banowita” or “Kounabeli” and founder of the recording studios “Elumba 2” (Libreville, Gabon) and Mbila (Los Angeles, United States).

This album was recorded between Gabon & the United States with the help of the legendary musician and arranger Fred Wesley, James Brown‘s former musical director – Enjoy !

Patience Dabany – Maimouna (Gabon, 1985, Nkoussou Music)

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Tshala Muana – Elako (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1991, Tamaris)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Elako“, a sweet & catchy great slice of Afro Electro Synth Funk by the legendary Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of the Congo) born singer Elizabeth “Tshala Muana” Muidikay, recorded in 1991 at the mythical “Studio Davout” in Paris (France) – Enjoy !

Tshala Muana – Elako

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Ti Plume & Macumbe – I Dream Of … (Haiti, 1993, Moustache Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “I Dream Of … “, an amazing deep bewitching Island Jazz Soul Voodoo-ish instrumental with haunting flute & drums, recorded in 1993 by the Haitian composer & guitar player Ricardo Franck (better known as “Ti Plume“), accompanied by his band “Macumbe” that included great names of Haitian music such as Gardner Lalane (leader of the legendary band “Les Loups Noirs“) or Edward Richard (from the band “Les Shleu Shleu“) – Enjoy !

Ti Plume & Macumbe – I Dream Of …

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Henri Guedon et Les Contesta – Van Van (Martinique, 1970s, Disques Debs)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Van Van”, a mind-blowing Afro Cuban Latin Salsa Funk Soul gem from the French West Indies (Martinique), recorded in the 70s on the legendary “Disques Debs” record label by “Henri Guedon“, the legendary musician, painter, sculptor and ceramist & master of the genre, backed here by his band “Les Contesta” – Enjoy !

Henri Guedon et les Contesta – Van Van (Martinique, 1970s, Disques Debs)

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Guenshi-Ever – Gbeme Dan (Benin, 1988, Production Nenuphar)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Gbeme Dan“, a deep syncopated percussive Psychedelic Afro Funk Sato Folk track with crazy drums & synth parts recorded in the late 80s by the Beninese composer & singer Guendehou “Guenshi-Ever” Sidonie Evelyne that only recorded two now hard to find LP – Enjoy !

Guenshi-Ever – Gbeme Dan

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Sayed Darwish (سيد درويش)- Arabesque (Egypt, 1975, Columbia)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Arabesque”, a dope Oriental Belly Dance Jazz instrumental Piano track with a funky swing, originally written by Sayed Darwish ( سيد درويش) a legendary Egyptian composer and singer, considered as the father of Egyptian popular music and that put music to the Egyptian national anthem “Bilady, Bilady, Bilady“, adapted from a famous speech by Mustafa Kamil (مصطفى كامل).

This track is taken from an ultra hard to find LP, never properly commercialized, only promotionally released in the 70s for tourist purposes, offered to the visitors of the great pyramid of Giza & Cairo’s Egyptian museum to make them discover Egyptian music – Enjoy !

Sayed Darwish (سيد درويش) – Arabesque (Egypt, 1975, Columbia)

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Orchestre Gorom – Yen Djigue Gni (Senegal, 1977, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yen Djigue Gni“, an incredible psychedelic Mbalax Jazz Fusion Funk Folk track taken from “Senegal Authentic 1977“, the only album recorded in 1977 by the Senegalese Orchestra “L’Orchestre Gorom” that included great names of that country’s musical history such as Yande Codou (composer & singer), Pape Mboup (arranger & singer) & Khar Mbaye (singer).

That record, out on the famous record label “Sonafric“, has 6 tracks, all winners – Enjoy !

Orchestre Gorom – Yen Djigue Gni (Senegal, 1977, Sonafric)

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Armand de Preseau

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)

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Wòz – Joël É Jack (Guadeloupe, 1989, Judith S. Faisans-Renac Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Wòz – Joël É Jack“, a splendid spiritual deep Gwo Ka Island Jazz Folk track from Guadeloupe (French West Indies) with beautiful synth parts, privately recorded & released in 1989 by a bunch of Guadeloupean culture, roots militant & artists leaded by the musician & poet Judith Simone “Wòz” Faisans-Renac.

The band was composed by Marcel Louis-Sidney, Humbert Marboeuf, Joël Nankin, Henri Peratout, Luc Reinette, Lucien Viardot, Judith Simone Faisans-Renac, Jacques Grizelin, Georges Faisans, Max Cointre, Georges Bourguignon, Henri Bernard, Henri Amedien, Etienne Faisans, Christian Amour, Hector Poullet among others.

Incredible rare record & true piece of Guadeloupean history here, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Wòz – Joël É Jack

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Armand de Preseau

Les As Du Golfe – Tsi Ma Leto (Togo, 1970s, Cocorico Music Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tsi Ma Leto“, a furious syncopated percussive Afro Funk Folk track with Afrobeat flavours, devastating horns & guitar riffs taken from the only album recorded in the 70s by the obscure Togolese band “Les As Du Golfe” – Enjoy !

Les As Du Golfe – Tsi Ma Leto

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Armand de Preseau