Roger “Dama” Damawuzan et Les As Du Bénin – Do You Know My Name ? (Unreleased Alternate Demo Take) (Togo, 1981, Tropical Sounds)

Happy New Year !!

For today, I wanted to share with you an extremely rare unreleased alternate take (maybe the only one copy existing ?) of the track “Do You Know My Name ?” by the legendary musician Roger “Dama” Damawuzan, Togo‘s answer to James Brown, backed here by “Les As du Bénin” orchestra.

That unique demo version includes awesome drum machines parts & crazy breaks that were finally not kept at the time for the final version of the album – Enjoy !

Roger “Dama” Damawuzan et Les As Du Bénin – Do You Know My Name ? (Unreleased Alternate Demo Take)

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/uCKAhFoTOL0

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

The Apostles – Disciple Funk (Nigeria, 1977, Love Day)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Disciple Funk“, a psychedelic mad Afro Rock Funk instrumental track taken from the 4th album of the legendary 70s nigerian band The Apostles –  Enjoy !

The Apostles – Disciple Funk

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/jrIl1MOMxnE

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre T.P. Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Bénin – Wodeka Koe (Bénin, 1983, Albarika Store)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Wodeka Koe“, a mad percussive psychedelic afro jerk rock garage track taken from this very rare 80s compilation of previously singles released by the legendary Beninese band “Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou” – Enjoy !

Orchestre T.P. Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – Wodeka Koe

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/uMGMLNIuD34

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Tumblack – Caraiba (French West Indies / France, 1979, Island Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Caraiba“, a powerful percussive track with Disco & Electronic influences, recorded in France in the late 70s by a bunch of very well known French & West Indian musicians – Enjoy !

Awesome artwork by Helene Majera !

Tumblack – Caraiba

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

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Theodore Boumbhe – La Guerre Et La Paix Ne Sont Pas Pareilles (Ivory Coast, 1970s, SID – Societe Ivoirienne Du Disque)

Best known for his hit “Coco tu es partout“, Théodore Boumbhé – also nicknamed has “the guitar that speaks” – was the sole son of a noble family. Playing guitar since he was fifteen, he traveled widely throughout Africa, playing with bands & performing solos.

For today, I wanted to share with you “La Guerre Et La Paix Ne Sont Pas Pareilles” (“War & Peace Are Not The Same“), a breezing catchy psychedelic Afro Folksy Soul track with nice horns & organ parts – Enjoy !

Théodore Boumbhé – La Guerre Et La Paix Ne Sont Pas Pareilles

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ng7ir2_Ewrs

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re) discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Marhaba Band – Baba Bahri (Tunisia, 1978, Self-Released)

For today, I wanted  to share with you “Baba Bahri“, the B side of super obscure single self-released in 1978, only recording of the Tunisian bandMarhaba Band“, a powerful Psychedelic Rock Fusion Funk track sung in Arabic – Enjoy !

Marhaba Band – Baba Bahri

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/xYfTMYvq-g4

Have a nice sunday, see you on next wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Kouloukoko Du Zaïre – Sana Mana (Democratic Republic of Congo, 1978, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sana Mama“, a powerful Soukous Afro Funk track with Afrobeat reminiscences, taken from the only album recorded by the “Kouloukoko du Zaïre Orchestra” congolese back band in the 70s – Enjoy !

Orchestre Kouloukoko Du Zaire – Sana Mama

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel “African Grooves” here : https://youtu.be/cCZJ-Of_F00

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another muscial (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Exile One – Ti Moun Ka Pleure (Dominica, 1976, La Voix Du Globe)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ti Moun Ka Pleure“, an excellent uptempo Cadence Island Funk track from Exile One, the very well known band from Dominica (Caribbean), and based in Guadeloupe (french West Indies) – Enjoy !

Exile One – Ti Moun Ka Pleure

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/-eAuL6owWEw

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Wrinkar Experience – I Am A Natural Man (Nigeria, 1970s, EMI Nigeria)

For today, I wanted  to share with you “I Am A Natural Man“, an excellent psychedelic Afro Funk Rock Stormer from the Wrinkar Experience, one of my fave band of this genre, that was composed the nigerian Dan Ian(vocals and lead guitar) and the cameroonians Edjo’o Jacques Racine (bass & guitar) and Ginger Forcha (organ).

The band only existed six months from 1972 to 1973 before splitting up, & only released three singles produced by the mythical nigerian Odion Iruoje, including the hits “Fuel For Love” & “Soundway” – Enjoy !

Wrinkar Experience – I Am A Natural Man

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ZTOh4-UgHPM

Have a nice Sunday !

Armand de Preseau

African Grooves Soundcloud : Plenty of brand new vinyl selections to listen online & download !

From now, feel free to go on my Soundcloud account on the link below to listen online & download my past, present & future vinyl selections (more than 50 from now) !

African Grooves Soundcloud : www.soundcloud.com/armand_de_preseau

Enjoy !

Armand de Preseau