Mad Man Jaga – Hankuri (Nigeria, 1978, Joromi Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Hankuri“, a bouncy afrobeat track with explosive saxophone parts, taken from the second album of Mad Man Jaga, one of the musicians of the Nigerian superstar Sir Victor Uwaifo, and recorded in 1978 on Uwaifo’s record label, Joromi Records – Enjoy !

Mad Man Jaga – Hankuri

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Ttb1bXPrJl8

Have a nice Wednesday,

Armand de Preseau

The Lijadu Sisters – Danger (Nigeria, 1976, Afrodisia)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Danger“, an uplifting afro rock track with awesome psychedelic organ & fuzz guitar parts, taken from the second album from the twin sisters Kehinde & Taiwo Lijadu – Enjoy !

The Lijadu Sisters – Danger

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/HuAkqbLs70Q

Have a nice wednesday,

Armand de Preseau

Akofa Akoussah – I Tcho Tchass (Togo, 1976, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “I Tcho Tchass“, a very deep Psychedelic Afro Soul gem taken from the first album of the Togolese singer Akofa Akoussah and recorded in 1976 – Enjoy !

Akofa Akoussah – I Tcho Tchass

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/0SneUEoMQgE

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Nkotti François and The Black Styls 77 – Loko La Mboa (Cameroun, 1977, Disques Cousin)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Loko La Mboa“, a psychedelic Makossa Rock track taken from an album that has a very special meaning for me, the first album of the Cameroonian musician Nkotti François, backed by his band The Black Styl 77 – Enjoy !

This album is the very first one I’ve reissued on my vinyl record label “Nanga Boko Records” back in 2017, you can listen & purchase a copy here if interested : https://nangabokorecords.bandcamp.com/album/de-bonaberi-a-douala

Nkotti François and The Black Styls 77 – Loko La Mboa

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/OSZfmM1mHUg

Have a nice week,

Armand de Preseau

Roger Damahouzan – Wait For Me (Togo, 1970s, Disques Aziza)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Wait For Me“, a crazy afro funky soul track by Mister Roger Damahouzan, the Togolese answer to the almighty James Brown – Enjoy !!

Roger Damahouzan – Wait For Me

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Ijk-Qonbih0

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau

Bovick & L’Orchestre Veve – Venus (Democratic Republic Of Congo, 1970, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Venus“, a cover of the classic 60s song initially recorded the american band Shocking Blue, adaptated here in an funky Afro Jerk Rock version with french lyrics by the legendary Congolese artist Bovick, backed by the also very well known Orchestre Veve from the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaïre) – Enjoy !

Bovick & L’Orchestre Veve – Venus

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/QB19i7B7tFc

Have a great day !

Armand de Preseau

Tala André Marie – Singha (Cameroon, 1976, Fiesta)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Singha“, an instant feel-good afro disco funk track recorded in 1976 by André-Marie Tala, one of my favourite Cameroonian musican, who inspired the almighty James Brown at the time for some of his hits – Enjoy !

Tala André Marie – Singha

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/KB1-G1BcWng

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Préseau

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Nissodia (Mali, 1978, Eterna)

For today, I wanted to share with you a legendary Malian record out in 1978 on ETERNA, a German based label from Idrissa Soumaoro and the German association “L’Eclipse de l’Institut des Jeunes Aveugles” (I.J.A.) (Blind teenagers institute).

This record was produced at the time by the German association that took care of blind Malian teenagers in Bamako, and it was never properly released commercially.

This is the first record on which were revealed three future huge names of the Malian music : Idrissa Soumaoro, Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia (the well known Malian musical couple “Amadou & Mariam“, who got married together later, but that’s another story..).

The track presented here, “Nissodia” (that could be translated in English by “Joy Of Optimism“), is a pure gem, 8min long feel-good blend of furious guitars, psychedelic organ parts & celestal voices – Enjoy !!

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Nissodia

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/aVKG8-DFROk

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Piengpid Learvilai – Leum Chan Lean Rue (Thailand, 1960s, Super Star)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Leum Chan Lean Rue“, a Thai Funk / Luk Krung track recorded in the 60s by the singer Piengpid Learvilai, that would perfectly fit in the soundtrack of a Tarantino‘s movie – Enjoy !

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/oJAMe4ZDpnc

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Max Labor – Hold Fast The Biguine (Guadeloupe, 1984, Frederick 7 Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Hold Fast The Biguine“, an uptempo Biguine Island Jazz track from the Guadeloupean composer Max Labor – Enjoy !

Max Labor – Hold Fast The Biguine

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/bpQXeCPj4vs

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau