Elie “Lili” Boniche – Ana Fi El Houb (Algeria, 1960s, Dounia) / ليلي بونيش – أنا في الحب

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ana Fi El Houb” (“أنا في الحب”) (“I’m in love“), a splendid & melancholic Oriental Arabic Latin Bolero Jazz track, cover of the all-time classic « Historia De Un Amor », recorded in 1955 by the Panamanian artist Carlos Almaran.

The version presented here was reinterprated in the early 60s by Elie “Lili” Boniche (ليلي بونيش), the legendary Algerian composer & singer of Andalusian-Arab music on the famous Parisian record label Dounia (دنياء) – Enjoy !

Lili “Elie” Boniche – Ana Fi El Houb (ليلي بونيش – أنا في الحب)

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Migan Celestin Dit “Mig-Tino” – A Non Yi Go (Benin, 1970s, Papa-Disco)

For today, I wanted to share with you « A Non Yi Go », a powerful syncopated psychedelic Afro Funk Sato track with Afrobeat flavors, killer horns & guitar parts, taken from the first album of the Beninese composer & musician Migan Celestin (who was formerly part of « Les Commandos », the band founded by the mythical beninese musician Theophile « El Rego » Do Rego), out in the late 70s on the Ivorian record label « Papa-Disco » – Enjoy !

Migan Celestin dit « Mig-Tino » – A Non Yi Go

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Henri Guedon Et Les Contesta – Bilongo (Martinique, 1972, Aux Ondes)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today « Bilongo », an outstanding Tropical Guaguanco Salsa Latin track from the French West Indies (Martinique), taken from the first album of the legendary musician, painter, sculptor and ceramist Henri Guedon, considered as the grandfather of modern music from French Antilles, and backed by his band « La Contesta ».

This record came out in 1972 on the record label « Aux Ondes », subdivision of the mythical West Indian record company « Celini Disques » – Enjoy !

Henri Guedon Et Les Protesta – Bilongo

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Orchestre Du Jardin De Guinée – Sakhodou (Guinée Conakry, 1967, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sakhodou“, a mind-blowing melancholic Afro Manding Latin Funk Jazz track with 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐧 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬, recorded in 1967 by the national 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐧 (𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐤𝐫𝐲) band “𝐎𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞 𝐃𝐮 𝐉𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧 𝐃𝐞 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐞́𝐞”, one of the earliest releases of the mythical record label “𝐄𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐒𝐲𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐤𝐫𝐲” that included legendary musicians such as 𝐊𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐚.

The group will later take the name of “𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐄𝐭 𝐒𝐞𝐬 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐬” under the direction of 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐎𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐨𝐠𝐮𝐢), but that’s another story – Enjoy !

Orchestre Du Jardin De Guinée – Sakhodou

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Amara Touré Accompagné Par l’Orchestre Massako – Salamouti (Gabon, 1980, Sonafric)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Salamouti“, an outstanding beautiful Afro Latin Funk Soul track with killer horns & strong Cuban influences, driven by the mesmerizing voice of the Guinean legendary composer, percussionist and singer Amara Touré, backed here again by the Gabonese band “Orchestre Massako” and taken from a now ultra hard to find album recorded & out in 1980 on the mythical French record label “Sonafric” – Enjoy !

Amara Touré Accompagné Par l’Orchestre Massako

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Franco & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Sabina El Kwamy (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1964, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sabina El Kwamy“, a magnificent melancholic Congolese Afro Latin Bolero Jazz Slow track, recorded in the early 70s by the legendary Congolese musician François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi and his mythical band OK Jazz, and issued in 1964 on the present compilation.

The OK Jazz Orchestra was comprised at that time by :

Guitar & lead vocals : François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi ;

Vocals : Joseph “Mujos” Mulamba & Jean “Kwami” Munsi ;

Rhythm Guitar : Lutumba “Simarro” Ndomanueno ;

Bass : Tshiamala “Piccolo” ;

Saxophone : Isaac Musekiwa (tenor) & Albino Kalombo (alto) ;

Drums (Tumba) : Bosuma “Dessoir”.

Franco & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Sabina El Kwamy

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Amedee Pierre – Souyassa (Ivory Coast, 1970s, Editions NAP)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Souyassa“, a gorgeous West African Latin Soul Jazz Anthem with a Bossa Nova twist, taken from one of the three albums recorded by the legendary Ivorian musician & composer Amédée Pierre who released around 50 singles from the beginning of the 60s – Enjoy !

Amedee Pierre – Souyassa

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Etoile de Dakar – Cely (Senegal, 1978, M. Diaw )

For today, I wanted to share with you “Cely“, a gorgeous Psychedelic Afro Latin Funk Psychedelic Mbalax Fusion Jazz gem with dreamy voices, catchy guitars & deep saxophone parts, first version ever of this all-time African anthem covered countless times, recorded in 1973 by the legendary Senegalese Orchestra “Etoile de Dakar” that included great names as the mythical musician & composer Youssou Madjiguène Ndour (this album was his first ever credited appearance as a singer !).

This album, as many of the greatest early Senegalese ones (such as Orchestra Baobab ones), was recorded at the well-known Jandeer Night Club in Dakar (Senegal), one of the only few places musicians could lent at the times all the musical instruments & equipments they didn’t have themselves – Enjoy !

Etoile de Dakar – Cely

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Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo (Benin, 1974, Disques Tropiques – Satel)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Okpo Videa Bassouo“, an irresistible bouncing Afrobeat Funk track with Latin flavors, syncopated drums, furious horns & guitar riffs, one of the first recordings from the Beninese legendary singer & composer Gnonnan “Gnonnas Pedro” Sossou Pierre Kouassivi, backed here by his band “Panchos de Cotonou” (that included several other great Beninese musicians such as Theophile “El Rego” Do Rego), and out on the mythical record label “Disques Tropiques – Satel” – Enjoy !

Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo (Benin, 1974, Disques Tropiques – Satel)

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Roland Louis – Play The Fool (Guadeloupe, 1979, GuerarDisques)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Play The Fool” a massive uptempo tropical dance floor Island Disco Funk stormer recorded in 1979 by the legendary Guadeloupean (French West Indies) composer Roland Louis – Enjoy !

Roland Louis – Play The Fool

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