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

Les Surfings – Reviens Sloopy (Madagascar, 1960s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Reviens Sloopy“, a 60s French Yeye Jerk beat cover of the classic song “Hang On Sloopy” by the american band The Mc Coys, adaptated here by “Les Surfings“, a band of 6 Madagascan sisters & brothers who only released this single locally under that name.

The band became very famous in France a few years later under the name “Les Surfs“, releasing many albums & singles in France that included many covers of great american standarts in French , such as “Reviens Vite Et Oublie” (covering “Be My baby” by The Ronettes) or “A Présent Tu Peux T’en Aller“(covering “I Only Want To Be With You” by Dusty Springfield) – Enjoy !

Les Surfings – Reviens Sloopy

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/_NYXl7iJYAk

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Sherifa Fadel – Mawal Al-Ashaa / شريفة فاضل – موّال العشاق (Egypt, 1970s, Soutelphan)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mawal Al-Ashaa” (موّال العشاق), a fantastic groovy oriental surf track by the Egyptian singer & actress Sherifa Fadel (شريفة فاضل) – Enjoy !

Sherifa Fadel – Mawal Al-Ashaa / شريفة فاضل – موّال العشاق

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

Have a nice saturday evening !

Armand de Preseau

Baligh Hamdy – Gada / بليغ حمدي – غاده (Egypt, 1973, Soutelphan)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today another track by the Egyptian Maestro Baligh Hamdy (بليغ حمدي), the sublime Oriental Surf instrumental song Gada (غاده) – Enjoy !

Baligh Hamdy – Gada / بليغ حمدي – غاده

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/qdnMYMhAu6Y

Take a good care,

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Rail Band – Moko-Diolo (Mali, 1973, RCAM)

Following to this post, i wanted to share with you for today “Moko-Diolo“, a powerful Afro Jerk Funk track taken from the second single released in 1973 by the Malian orchestra “Orchestre Rail Band” from this band that Salif Keita, Mory Kanté & Tidiani Koné were part of – Enjoy !

State-sponsored by the national railroad Malian Company (it explains the name of the band), Le Rail Band was the most powerful Malian orchestra, that released more than ten LP’s and many 7′ from the 70’s to the late 80’s.
The Rail Band’s leader was the great Tidiani Koné, an outstanding musician who was also a griot (a kind of religious leader/ influent personality), who decided to give his chance at this time to a young albino singer, Salif Keita, that would become world famous in the future.

Orchestre Rail Band – Moko-Diolo

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/XHzR4n0OLIU

Best regard,

Armand de Preseau

Les Vikings – Lola Lola (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you”Lola Lola“, one of my favorite Madagascan title, an uptempo Freakbeat Rock Fuzz Jerk Mod track recorded in the 70s by the band “Les Vikings” – Enjoy !

Les Vikings – Lola Lola

You can also listen to this track one my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/_u20uz-CleU

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Los Camaroes – Pitié (Cameroun, 2019, Nubiphone)

For today, I decided to share with you “Pitié“, a deep bluesy funky track taken from “Los Camaroes – A Journey Into Cameroonian Music“, the brand new compilation I’ve just reissued on vinyl record label Nubiphone, originally recorded and released in 1974 by this legendary Cameroonian band – Enjoy !

You can purchase the compilation (vinyl & digital format) on the bandcamp of my record label here :

 https://nubiphone.bandcamp.com/album/a-journey-into-cameroonian-music

Los Camaroes – Pitié

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/UQJtqYoNM80

All the best,

Armand

Jalil Bennis Et Les Golden Hands – Mirza (Morocco, 1967, Barclay)

Following to this article, I wanted to share with you “Mirza“, a cover of the famous song from the french singer Nino Ferrer, sung in arabic by Jalil Bennis, backed by the moroccon band “The Golden Hands” and recorded in 1967 in Casablanca – Different style but always on the groove, enjoy !

Jalil Bennis Et Les Golden Hands – Mirza

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Z22UZn9TNWo

Best regards,

Armand

Bob Jalil – La Akdar Alik (Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son) (Morocco, 1967, Polydor)

For today, I wanted to share with you a cover of the track “Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son“, the classic French 60s song recorded by France Gall & Serge Gainsbourg, covered here in a great psychedelic surf way by the Moroccon singer Jalil “Bob” Bennis – Enjoy !

Bob Jalil – La Akdar Alik (Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son)

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/CZ9IqbgjKCI

Best regards,

Armand