African Brothers Band International Of Ghana – Hold Your Lover Tight (Ghana, 1970s, Happy Bird)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Hold Your Lover Tight“, a incredible refreshing & bouncy Afrobeat Highlife Soul Jazz track, taken from an ultra hard to find album recorded in the 70s by the legendary & very prolific Ghanaian band “African Brothers Band International of Ghana“, founded in 1963 by Patrick Nana Kwame Ampadu & Eddie Donkor amongst other mythical musicians.

This album features :

  • Guitar – Nana Kwame Ampadu
  • Bass Guitar – Joe Opoku Appiah
  • Drums – Baba Tunde
  • Guitar – Eddie Donkor, Jacob Osae, Nana Ampadu, Nana Amoako
  • Organ – Ancient Awuah (Kasepo)
  • Percussion – Offei Kwame, Kofi Amoah, Dan Owusu

Enjoy !

African Brothers International Band Of Ghana – Hold Your Lover Tight

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U-Turn – Panno Kaye (Haiti, 1988, Mini Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Panno Kaye“, a dreamy West Indian spiritual Fusion Funk Soul Ambiant Synth track from Haiti (Ayiti, in the Antilles), taken from the only & invisible album from the obscure Haitian band U-Turn, recorded in 1988 in Brooklyn (United States), leaded by the musician & producer Alix Jacques, and composed by some of the former members of the country’s legendary historical musical formations such as Djet-X, Alix Jacques Colé Colé Band, Les Freres Dejean & Gary French & The Tropical Sextet – Enjoy !

U-Turn – Panno Kaye

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Ernesto Djedje – Aguisse (Ivory Coast, 1970s, Badmos)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Aguisse” (“We Know It“), a instant feel-good bouncy West African Soul Funk Soukous track with awesome horns & guitar parts, recorded in the 70s by the legendary prolific Ivorian composer, singer & musician Ernesto Djedje (founder of the Ziglibithy musical genre !) on the mythical Ivorian local label Badmos – Enjoy !

Cherry on the cake : a rare live footage of the artist and his band “Les Ziglibithiens” performing the track (with French translation of the lyrics) is available here : https://youtu.be/mOFn42-mbrg

Ernesto Djedje – Aguisse

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Armand de Preseau

Esin Engin Ve Orkestrası – Kolbastı (Turkey, 1973, Kent)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Kolbasti“, a deep psychedelic Anatolian Funk Soul Jazz instrumental, one of the thousand versions of this all-time classic Turkish song, covered here in a belly-dance way by the Turkish composer, arranger, orchestra leader and film actor Esin Engin – Enjoy !

Esin Engin Ve Orkestrası – Kolbasti

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Orchestre The Soul Kids – J’ai Pleuré Ma Belle (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1960s, Ngoma)

For today, I wanted to share with you “J’ai Pleuré Ma Belle” (“I’ve cried my love“), an uplifting dope Afro Soul Funk Mod Jazz track, recorded in the 60s by the Congolese band « The Soul Kids » from Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo), who released a few singles and one album of French covers of American & French Soul, Funk & Rnb standards of that time on the legendary congolese record label ” Ngoma“, strongly influenced by the American heroes of that era such as the kings James Brown, Otis Redding & Wilson Pickett – Enjoy !

Orchestre The Soul Kids – J’ai Pleuré Ma Belle

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Armand de Preseau

The Regimental Band Of The Rhodesian African Rifles – Hippy Girl (Ex-Rhodesia / Zimbabwe, 1970s, Teal)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Hippy Girl“, a psychedelic bouncy Afro Rock Funk Fuzzy Soul track, composed by the South African Saxophone player Kippie “Morolong” Moeketsi, a member of the Jazz Epistles, along with his students Abdullah Ibrahim (Adolph Johannes Brand, better known as “Dollar Brand“), Jonas Gwangwa and Hugh Masekela

This song is taken from a really obscure EP, recorded in the 70s by the Regimental Band Of The Rhodesian African Rifles (R.A.R.), a national military brass band from Zimbabwe (former Rhodesia) – Enjoy !

The Regimental Band Of The Rhodesian African Rifles – Hippy Girl

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Maitre Gazonga & L’International Challal – Les Jaloux Saboteurs (Tchad, 1983, AS Records)

Ahmat Saleh Rougalta, betterly known as “Maître Gazonga” was born the 27 of May 1948 in Am-Timam (Republic of Chad, central Africa).

 During all of his childhood, he fully very involved into sports, but decided to become a musician at the age of 20. A few years later, he created his band, “L’international Challal“, that became soon one of the most popular groups of the country, always on tour.

For today, I wanted to share with you “Les Jaloux Saboteurs“, his most famous song, an instant feel-good & frantic uptempo Afro Soukous Funky track recorded in 1983 in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) that quickly became a huge African anthem in most of the countries of the continent, and still is nowadays – Enjoy !

Maitre Gazonga & L’International Challal – Les Jaloux Saboteurs

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Blo – Make Your Body Dance (Armand de Préseau NYE 2023 Edit) (Nigeria, 1979, Afrodisia)

For today, and to festively close 2022, I wanted to share with you an edit I made of “Make Your Body Dance“, an instant feel-good & powerful dancefloor friendly Afro Disco Boogie track, taken from the fifth album of the band BLO, in reference to the initials of its founders :

Berkley “Ike” Jones (guitar)

Olaoluwa “Laolu Akins” Akintobi (drums) ;

Mike “Gbenga” Odumosu (bass) ;

Odumosu left the band later and was replaced by Lemmy “Otu” Udofa (also known as “Lemmy Jackson” in his 80s solo carrer !)

I wish you all the best for 2023, and sincerely hope that this forthcoming year will be as sweet as 2022 was for you, enjoy !

Blo – Make Your Body Dance (Armand de Préseau NYE 2023 Edit) (Nigeria, 1979, Afrodisia)

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Armand de Preseau

Exode + – L’Histoire (Guadeloupe, 1984, Disques Caraibes Record)

For today, I wanted to share with you “L’Histoire“, a furious Tropical Island Funk Cadence Zouk track with devastating furious keyboard & horn parts, taken from the only known album of the obscure Guadeloupean (French West Indies) band “Exode +“, released in the early 80s on the record label “Disques Caraïbes Record” – Instant dance floor burner, enjoy !

Exode + – L’Histoire

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Vincent Ahehehinnou & l’Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou – Kourougninda Wendé (Benin, 1970s, Disques Tropiques – Satel)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Kourougninda Wendé“, an awesome deep psychedelic Afro Soul Sato Funk track with devastating horns parts, taken from an early & ultra hard to find single from the all mighty Poly Rythmo de Cotonou legendary Beninese orchestra, driven by the warm voice of Vincent Ahehehinnou & out on the mythical “Disques Tropiques – Satel” local record label – Enjoy !

Vincent Ahehehinnou & l’Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou – Kourougninda Wendé

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