Akoha Ambroise – Zedaga (Part 1) (Benin, 1990s, Editions Satel)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Zedaga“, an obscure killer Electronic Afro Funk Boogie track with killer Synth & drum machines breaks, taken from an ultra rare LP localy recorded by the Beninese composer & musician Akoha Ambroise apparently in the early 90s, and that never had a proper commercial release, out only at the time as a test press in the early 90s – Enjoy !

Akoha Ambroise – Zedaga (Part 1)

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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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Armand de Preseau

Bentho Gustave Titiou & l’International Poly Rythmo – Agnon Djidjo (Tu As Bon Caractère) (Benin, 1978, L.I.R.)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Agnon Djidjo“, an atomic tropical Afro Latin Salsa Funk Cavacha dance floor stormer, taken from the only solo album recorded in 1978 by the legendary composer, guitarist and bass player Bentho Gustave “Titiou”, who began his career in the 60s with the beninese Band “Super Star de Ouidah“.

Shortly after, he founded the almighty “Poly Rhythmo de Cotonou” orchestra in 1968 (formerly “Sunny Blacks Band“) with other mythical musicians such as :

Melome Clement ;

Eskil Lohento ;

Amenoudji Joseph “Vicky” ;

Zoundegnon Bernard “Papillon” ;

Yehouessi Leopold ;

Pierre Loko.

who also all play on the album presented here – Enjoy !

Bentho Gustave Titiou & l’International Poly Rythmo – Agnon Djidjo (Tu As Bon Caractère)

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – General Gowon (Benin, 1974, Albarika Store)

 

For today, I wanted to share with you “General Gowon“, a devastating powerful Afrobeat Soul Funk track with killer horns & psychedelic organ parts, taken from one of the hardest to find singles from the mythical Beninese band “Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou“, driven by the Clement Melome‘s bewitching voice, orchestrated by Pierre Loko & recorded in the mid 70s on the legendary record label “Albarika Store” – True piece of history here, so enjoy !

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – General Gowon

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Armand de Preseau

Mauriboko – La Mésentente Conjugale (Bénin, 1988, Production Kodjehou Botchi Maurice)

For today, I wanted to share with you “La Mésentente Conjugale“, an obscure crazy tropical synth Afro Disco Funk track about a marital conflict, self-released in 1988 by the Beninese musician Maurice Kodjehou Botchi – Perfect to set a dancefloor on fire, so enjoy !

Mauriboko – La Mésentente Conjugale

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Armand de Preseau

Gnonnas Pedro – La Musica En Verite (Benin, 1980, Editions Gnoinsope)

Following this former post today, I wanted to share with you for today “La Musica En Verite“, an awesome Afro Cuban Latin track with Afrobeat flavours & deep lyrics from the Beninese King of African Salsa, Mister Gnonnan Sossou Pierre Kouassivi, better known as “Gnonnas Pedro” – Enjoy !

Gnonnas Pedro – La Musica En Verite

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Armand de Preseau

Bidot Audat – N’Yarakpena (Togo, 1970s, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “N’Yarakpena“, a powerful psychedelic Afro Jerk Soul track sung in Bassari language with nervous drums, frenetic guitars & grunts in the same vein as the almighty Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, taken from an obscure single recorded in the 70s by the Togolese musician Bidot Audat on the mythical french record label “Sonafric” – Enjoy !

Bidot Audat – N’Yarakpena

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre El Rego Et Ses Commandos de Cotonou – E Nan Mian Nuku (Benin, 1969, Albarika Store)

For today, I wanted to share with you “E Nan Mian Nuku“, an outstanding Afro Soul Folk ballad with funky elements recorded in the late 60s by the Beninese legendary musician Theophile Do Rego, better known as “El Rego“.

This is one of the very first recordings of the famous Albarika Store local record label, originally founded as a record store in Porto Novo (Benin) by Adissa Seidou in the early 60s – Enjoy !

Orchestre El Rego Et Ses Commandos de Cotonou – E Nan Mian Nuku

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Armand de Preseau

T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Reaggae Is Your Food (Benin, 1983, Albarika Store)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Reaggae Is Your Food“, a catchy Funky Afro Reggae track with great horns & fresh psychedelic guitar parts, taken from a late LP recorded in 1983 by the all mighty Poly Rythmo de Cotonou Orchestra – Enjoy !

T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Reaggae Is Your Food

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Armand de Preseau

Assa Cica & L’Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Yokpo Wa Non Kpo Ha mi (Benin, 1970s, Echos Sonores du Benin / Grataidisc)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yokpo Wa Non Kpo Ha mi“, a powerful Afro Funk Soukous track with powerful horns & frenetic guitar parts, recorded in the late 70s by the Beninese artist Michel “Assa Cica” Agadjan Kpodan, driven by the voice of the legendary singer Eskill Lohento and backed by his almighty Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Enjoy !

Assa Cica & L’Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Yokpo Wa Non Kpo Ha mi

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

Armand de Preseau