Tag: latin

Okoi Seka Athanase – Mambo Marie Madeleine Houi Bin (Ivory Coast, 1977, Disco 2000)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mambo Marie Madeleine Houi Bin“, a mind-blowing deep melancholic Afro Soul Jazz track with gorgeous horns & Latin flavors, taken from one of the first albums recorded by the Ivorian composer Okoi Seka Athanase in 1977.

This album includes the following musicians (any further informations are welcomed) :

Okoi Seka Athanase : Lead Vocals ;

Léo : Bass Guitar ;

Christophe : Drums ;

N’Da Jo : Guitar ;

Bouadou Ernest : Solo Guitar ;

P. Lucien Dy : Percussion ;

Bader : Saxophone ;

Ahmed, Beugré Edouard : Trumpet ;

Assy Lucien, Lucien Achipo : Vocals ;

Really beautiful song, that reminds some of the best Afro Latin tracks by legendary Congolese bands & musicians (Tabu Ley Rochereau & L’Orchestre Afrisa International, Franco & his T.P. OK Jazz, Dr Nico, …). Enjoy !

Okoi Seka Athanase – Mambo Marie Madeleine Houi Bin (Ivory Coast, 1977, Disco 2000)

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Armand de Preseau

Gary French & The Tropical Sextet – Lo Siento (Haiti, 1970s, A.H.A. Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Lo Siento“, an outstanding Guaracha Latin Soul Jazz track, taken from the second album recorded by the Haitian composer & musicien Gary French and his “Tropical Sextet” band, that included the following musicians :

Carlos Ramirez : Organ & Piano ;

Jean Thomas Donnay : Saxophone ;

Emmanuel “Manno” Mathieu : Bass ;

Michel Corvington : Guitar ;

Patrick “Pat” Coby : Percussions ;

Jacques Succes : Drummer ;

One of my favorite album from Haïti, full of many solid tracks of different musical genres – Enjoy !

Gary French & The Tropical Sextet – Lo Siento (Haiti, 1970s, A.H.A. Records)

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Henri Guedon – Karma (Martinique, 1975, La Voix Du Globe)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Karma“, an outstanding blend of Cadence Soul Funk Latin Synth Jazz & Fusion influences, taken from the 3rd album recorded in 1975 by the mythical musician, painter, sculptor and ceramist Henri Guedon from Martinique, considered by most as the grandfather of modern music from French West Indies. 

This album includes :

Henri Guedon : Leader, Lead Vocals, Agogô, Cowbell, Kalimba, Spoons, Helicon, Skratjie, Percussion, Handclaps, Guimbarde, Bombo, Balafon ;

Fabien Bannet : Backing Vocals, Guiro, Maracas, Claves ;

Alain Delos : Congas, Percussion, Wood Block ;

Claude Vamur : Percussion (Tambou Ka, Latigo), Drums, Timbales, Bongos ;

Alfred Varasse : Percussion [Tiboi], Drums, Bata, Cowbell ;

Michel Pacquit : Piano, Piano, Electric Piano (Fender Piano) ; 

Jacky Bernard : Synthesizer, Bass, Organ, Vibraphone ;

Pure dance floor heater here, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Henri Guedon – Karma (Martinique, 1975, La Voix Du Globe)

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Le Sahel – Caridad (Senegal, 1975, Musiclub)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Caridad“, an incredible beautiful Afro Latin Mbalax Soul track, taken from the only album by “L’Orchestre Du Sahel“, house band of the night club “Le Sahel” in Dakar (Senegal) owned by the businessman Ndiouga Kobe and founded in 1972 by the composer and musician Cheikh Tidiane Tall.

Open to various musical styles, le Sahel offered a music mixing African sounds (Mbalax, Pulaar Fulani music, Mandingo music), and included legendary Senegalese musicians, former members of the mythical band “Xalam” founded in 1965 by Sakhir Thiam, such :

Cheikh Tidiane Tall (Bandleader, Guitar, Organ) ;

Willy Sakho (Bass) ;

Alassane N’Doye (Congas) ;

Diguy Diabate (Drums) ;

Thierno Koité (Flute, Saxophone) ;

Seydina Insa Wade (Guitar) ;

Emmanuel Batta (Trombone) ;

Jean N’Diaye (Trumpet) ;

Idrissa Diop, René Cabral (Vocals) ;

Pape Djiby Ba (Vocals, Guiro) ;

Really hard to find album & magical song, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Le Sahel – Caridad (Senegal, 1975, Musiclub)

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Fairuz – Habbeytak Bessayf (Lebanon, 1973, Parlophone – Voix De L’Orient Series) / فيروز – حبيتك بالصيف

Following to this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Habbeytak Bessayf” (“حبيتك بالصيف“, what could be translated by “I loved you since the summer” in Lebanese Arabic langage), a mesmerizing & bewitching Oriental Arabic Jazz track with Latin vibes & beautiful piano parts, one of the most iconic & famous song from the Lebanese Diva Nuhad Ḥaddad (betterly known as “Fairuz“) taken from the play “Ya’iche… Ya’iche…” (“He lives… He lives”).

This track was recorded in 1973 and composed by the mythical Assi & Mansour Rahbani Brothers, and released on the mythical “EMI – Parlophone” record label (“Voix De L’Orient” series).

Cherry on the cake : this gorgeous picture of the Diva, taken live by the Lebanese photographer Varoujan Setian, who was the appointed photographer of the Rahbani Brothers’ theatrical company – Enjoy !

Fairuz – Habbeytak Bessayf (Lebanon, 1973, Parlophone – Voix De L’Orient Series) / فيروز – حبيتك بالصيف

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Armand de Preseau

Lord Cobra And Panafro – Colon Colon (Panama, 1979, Tamayo)

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For today, I wanted to share with you “Colon Colon“, a gorgeous melancholic Tropical Latin Calypso Soul track with sweet Island Reggae flavors & bewitching guitar parts, recorded on the 30 of November 1970 by the mythical Panamanian producer, composer & musician Wilfred Methusiel Berry Gonin better known as “Lord Cobra“, one of the most important calypsonians, not only in Panama but throughout the Caribbean, standing out as a troubadour and as a composer.

Among dozens of pieces he composed, we can mention “Banana”, “The Man with the Big Suitcase” and the famous “Baptism”.

This track (my favorite from this artist by far !) was released on the mythical owned by the legendary producer Rodrigo De Jesús Escobar Tamayo – Hope you’ll like it, enjoy !

Lord Cobra And Panafro – Colon Colon (Panama, 1979, Tamayo)

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Fitz Vaughn Bryan And His Orchestra – Moonbeam Serenade (Trinidad & Tobago, 1958, Kay)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Moonbeam Serenade“, an astonishing uptempo Island Calypso Latin Soul Mambo track, one of the very first recordings (1958, maybe the 3rd one) of the legendary Trinidadian musician, composer, arranger Fitzroy Vaughan Bryan, leader of the band “Fitz Vaughan Bryan Orchestra” that he formed in 1955 and that was composed with :

Fitzroy Vaughan Bryan (Leader, Arrangements) ;

Daniel Albert (Bongos) ;

Frank Pollard (Congas, Tumbas) ;

Anderson Perraud (Percussion) ;

Samuel Reid (Piano) ;

Annie Haynes, The Strollers (Vocals) ;

Terrific dance floor burner of the genre, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Fitz Vaughn Bryan And His Orchestra – Moonbeam Serenade (Trinidad & Tobago, 1958, Kay)

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Gustave Gbenou “G. G.” Vikey – Je Vous Remercie (Benin, 1976, Riviera Afrique)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Je Vous Remercie” (“I thank you”), a splendid Afro Soul Acoustic Folk track driven by beautiful guitar parts and with Latin flavors, taken from the first album recorded in 1976 by the Beninese guitarist & composer Gustave Gbenou “G.G.” Vikey on “Riviera Afrique“, the legendary African focused sub-label of “Riviera“, the well-known French record label owned by the mythical composer & musician Gilles Sala.

This song is dedicated to all of you dear followers (5000 subscribers on Youtube & 2000 on Instagram !), thank you for your kind support & beautiful messages since the beginning of this blog in June 2010 – 14 years of sharing with you tons of musical rediscoveries, vinyl selections & record digging trips all over the world !

And never forget, sharing is caring – Enjoy !

Gustave Gbenou “G. G.” Vikey – Je Vous Remercie (Benin, 1976, Riviera Afrique)

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Michel Boyibanda & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Ven Y Ven Y Ven (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1970s, Pathé Marconi)

Following this previous post, I wanted to share with you for today “Ven Y Ven Y Ven“, a timeless standard of the latin musical repertoire initially recorded in 1965 by the composer Johnny Pacheco (Dominican Republic), and covered here in a killer sweet top notch Afro Latin Salsa version, recorded in the 70s by the Congolese (former Zaïre) composer & singer Michel Boyibanda and backed by the mythical orchestra “OK Jazz” founded by the legendary François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi.

Cherry on the cake : this gorgeous cover art album – Enjoy !

Michel Boyibanda & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Ven Y Ven Y Ven (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1970s, Pathé Marconi)

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Armand de Preseau

Etoile de Dakar – Footaane (Senegal, 1980, MCA)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Footaane“, a deep splendid Afro Mbalax Jazz Fusion track with latin flavors, taken from the “Thiapathioly” album recorded in the early 80s by the mythical Senegalese band Etoile de Dakar founded in 1977 by the legendary composer & musician Youssou N’Dour – Enjoy !

Etoile de Dakar – Footaane (Senegal, 1980, MCA)

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