Ofege – You Say No (Nigeria, 1973, EMI Nigeria)

OFEGE was a 70s psychedelic Rock band from Nigeria, composed of teenage students of the St. Gregory’s College of Lagos.

Led by Melvin Ukachi & largely influenced by artists such as Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck or Jimmy Page, they recorded 4 albums before splitting up.

For today, I wanted to present you the track “You Say No“, taken from their first album “Try And Love“, full of fuzzy electric guitar solos and Afrobeat-esque drums.

This album was a great musical snap when I found it in Kumba (Western Cameroon) more than a decade ago, and is still one of my favorite African record – Enjoy !

Ofege – You Say No

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ULkzZ7fkFZw

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Amedee Pierre – Guhe Huiamo (Nin Segbe Nagie) (Ivory Coast, 1960s, Philips / Safie Deen)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Guhe Huiamo (Nin Segbe Nagie)“, an excellent Deep Afro Latin track recorded in the 60s by the Ivorian superstar musician Amedee Pierre, that will be covered a few years later by the Guadeloupean bandLes Vikings de La Guadeloupe“, music travels.. Enjoy !

Amedee Pierre – Guhe Huiamo (Nin Segbe Nagie)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Fm5SN4GaaDk

Have a nice wednesday !

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

Bonga – Mama Lala (Angola, 1982, Philips)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Mama Lala“, a nice Angolan Samba track from José “Bonga” Adelino Barceló de Carvalho – Enjoy !

Bonga – Mama Lala 

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/_O9K2ChbP24

Have a nice sunday,

Armand de Preseau

Bonga – Blues 9.9.9. (Angola, 1982, Philips)

For today, and following to this former post, I wanted to share with you “Blues 9.9.9.“, a splendid Bossa Nova Jazz track taken from my favorite album of the Angolan Maestro José “Bonga” Adelino Barceló de Carvalho – Enjoy !

Bonga – Blues 9.9.9.

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/CK3T3SLeBUg

Have a nice day !

Armand de Preseau

Salina feat. Marjono & his boys – Es Lilin (Malaysia, 1970, Philips)

For today, I wanted to share with you the only record vinyl record I have from Malaysia, through the bewitching instrumental Exotica Jazz track “Es Lilin” recorded in 1970 by Salina and Marjono & his boys – Enjoy !

Salina feat. Marjono & his boys – Es Lilin

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/auAwmnz4eCk

Take care,

Armand de Preseau

Finger 5 – 帰ってほしいの (I Want You Back) (Japan, 1973, Philips)

For today, I wanted to share with you “I Want You Back“, a fresh & funky cover of the classic song of the mythical Jackson 5 by the Finger 5, a band of 5 japanese brothers and sisters from Okinawa – Enjoy !

Finger 5 – 帰ってほしいの (I Want You Back)

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/NP_cknu_8oM

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Bonga – Ngila (Angola, 1982, Philips)

José – Bonga – Adelino Barceló de Carvalho, one the most famous musician from Angola, was born the 5th of September 1942 in Kpiri (Angola).

He has lived in Angola, Portugal and France, forced to regularly move in the 70’s because of his commitment in struggle for the independence of Angola (former Portuguese colony).

He has released more than 30 albums (his last album was recorded in 2016), and he’s still active today.

I decided to make you discover “Ngila”, a raw and melancholic song taken from my favourite album (his 6th album), “Kualuka Kuetu”.

Bonga – Ngila

Have a nice sunday,
Armand

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

The Sweet Talks were one of the most famous band from Ghana, formed in December 15th 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.
The track presented here, “Eyi Su Ngaanga”, an outstanding afrobeat, is taken from their 2nd album from 1976.
The Sweet Talks – Eyi Su Ngaangaa
See you soon,
Armand