Jacques Kodjian – Nahna Wal Amar (Lebanon, 1972, Voix De L’Orient Series)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nahna Wal Amar“, a reinterpretation of the song originally recorded in 1966 by the Lebanese Diva Fairuz and composed by the legendary Rahbani Brothers Assi & Mansour, covered here in a splendid Middle Eastern Jazzy way with Bossa Nova influences by the Lebanese piano composer Jacques Kodjan – Enjoy !

Jacques Kodjian – Nahna Wal Amar

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

Have a nice Wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Caso Vikings Guadeloupe Exploration – Sweet Florence (Guadeloupe, 1978, 3A Production)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sweet Florence“, a sweet Cadence Island Jazz Fusion track from this well known band from Guadeloupe – Enjoy !

Caso Vikings Guadeloupe Exploration – Sweet Florence

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

Have a nice sunday, take care !

Armand de Preseau

Eugène Mona – 1700 (Martinique, 1975, Hit Parade)

For today, I wanted to share with you “1700“, an excellent west indian spiritual soul jazz track with a groove from the Martinican flute Master Georges Nilecam, better known as Eugene Mona – Enjoy !

Eugene Mona – 1700

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel “African Grooves” here : https://youtu.be/r6pb3IhbAI4

Have a nice sunday,

Armand de Preseau

Francisco – Biguine Lélé (Martinique, 1970s, Hit Parade)

Following to this post, I wanted to share with you for today “Biguine Lélé“, another great track from the Master Frantz-Charles “Francisco” Denis, an awesome blend of syncopated Biguine, Jazz, Creole and Latin influenced sound with awesome piano arrangements – Enjoy !

Francisco – Biguine Lélé 

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/6Q_wEXeWHwo

Have a really nice wednesday,

Armand de Preseau

Mahmoud Ahmed – Mela Mela (Ethiopia, 1973, Amha Records)

For today and following to this post, I wanted to share with you “Mela Mela“, a bewitching Ethio Jazz track recorded in 1973 by Mahmoud Ahmed and his band, IBEX – Enjoy !

Mahmoud Ahmed – Mela Mela

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/uV2zKnuxMME

Have a nice Sunday,

Armand de Preseau

Le Kéné-Star de Sikasso – Fitiriwale (Mali, 1977, Mali Kunkan)

Le Kéné-Star de Sikasso was one of the regional Malian Orchestras (such as “L’Orchestre Kanaga de Mopti” or “L’Orchestre Sidi Yassa des Kayes“) back in the 70’s.
The group was composed, among others, by François Ballo, Mamadou Touré, Mamadou Diakité and Cheick Sadibou Diabaté, former members of “L’Orchestre Regional de Sikasso“, who released one album in 1970.
For today, I wanted to share with you “Fitiriwale“, an outstanding psychedelic afro jazz track, recorded and released in France in 1977 on the mythical “Kiosque d’Orphée” label, a song that deals with wedding, and the ingratitude of the husbands towards their former wife and the good things they did for them – Enjoy !
Le Kéné-Star de Sikasso – Fitiriwale
 You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/76RJPhrpzX4
Have a nice Sunday,
Armand de Preseau

The Sweet Talks – Eyi Su Ngaangaa (Ghana, 1976, Philips)

The Sweet Talks were one of the most famous band from Ghana, formed in December 1973 by Jonathan Abraham, proprietor of the Talk Of The Town Hotel in the city of Tema.
They recorded more than fifteen albums, toured all over Africa but also in America (Los Angeles in 1978), where they recorded their biggest selling record, “Party Time In Hollywood“.
For today, I wanted to share with you “Eyi Su Ngaanga”, an outstanding afrobeat highlife track taken from their 2nd album recorded in 1976 – Enjoy !

The Sweet Talks – Eyi Su Ngaangaa

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

Have a nice Wednesday,

Armand de Preseau

Henri Debs Et Son Combo – Bidonville “Berimbau” (Guadeloupe, 1971, Disques Debs International)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Bidonville“, a splendid Bossa Nova Jazz track from Guadeloupe (French West Indies) from Henri Debs et Son Combo, superb cover of Baden Powell‘s standard “Berimbao“, sung here in french by Serge Christophe.

Henri Debs Et Son Combo – Bidonville “Berimbau”

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/AXBYqQn6MwU

Have a nice Sunday,

Armand de Preseau

Salah Ragab And The Cairo Jazz Band – Amber Of The Nile (Egypt Strut) (Egypt, 1975, Columbia)

For today, I wanted to present you one of my favorite Egyptian LP, “Egypt – A Holiday Souvenir“, issued in the 1970’s on the EMI label and that was offered to tourists visiting the mystic country of Egypt.

All the tracks on this LP are winners, and it contains one astonishing Oriental Jazz Groove track, “Amber of the Nile“, by the Egyptian Jazz musician Salah Ragab (or Rageb), an Egyptian Jazz Player, backed with the Cairo Jazz Band.

This tune is actually a different version of his well known “Egypt Strut” track that some of you may you, a longer and more jazzy one that exists only on this compilation (and that is faaar better according to me) – Enjoy !

Salah Ragab And The Cairo Jazz Band – Amber Of The Nile (Egypt Strut)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/e8ADZ7VzcSU

Have a nice wednesday, see you on sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Henri Guedon – L’An Messe Minuit (Martinique, 1970s, Magic’Tirelir Disques)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today another song from the Martinican musician & painter Henri Guedon, “L’An Messe Minuit“, an excellent Biguine Jazz track with Latin influences – Enjoy !

Henri Guedon – L’An Messe Minuit

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Qw8Pw4Ql2uQ

Have a nice day !

Armand de Preseau