Troupe Gaston Hoareau – Mon Patrie Mon Boucé Manzé (La Reunion, 1976, P.C.R.)

The song presented here, “Mon Patrie Mon Boucé Manzé”, is a beautiful Deep and Raw Maloya track, a musical genre that mixes together traditionnal rhythms, Poetry and political Creole claims that was forbidden by the authorities in the island until 1981.

It that was one the first recordings from Daniel Hoareau (Or Danyèl Waro in Creole langage), one of the most famous musicians from La Reunion, who is still active nowadays, and it was recorded during the 4th congress of the Communist Political Party from Reunion Island in 1976 – Enjoy !

Troupe Gaston Hoareau – Mon Patrie Mon Boucé Manzé

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/0GcGkVgAZVc

Best Regards,

Armand

Coulibaly Tidiani – Sie Koumgolo (Burkina Faso, 1979, Sacodis)

 Coulibaly Tidiani, born on the 31th of December 1941 in Kankala town, was one of the most famous  singer from Burkina Faso (former Upper Volta) in the 70’s, as well as Amadou Balake.
He began his carrer in the 60’s playing with the Volta Jazz Orchestra, and founded his own band in the 70’s, the “Orchestre Dafra Star de Bobo-Dioulasso”, one of the most popular band at the time in the country.
He recorded three albums, and a few 7 inches records.
The song I wanted to present you today, “Sie Koumgolo”, an uplifting melancholic ballad with psychedelic guitars and wild piano parts, is taken from his last LP, recorded in 1979 in Ivory Coast.
Coulibaly Tidiani – Sie Koumgolo

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel : https://youtu.be/LQXeB6PsIUs

 Have a nice week,
Armand

Amadou Traore dit Balake – Bar Konon Mousso & other beautiful songs (Burkina Faso, 1974, Disques CVD)

Amadou Traore dit Balake is a burkinabé singer who recorded many songs from very different genre (mandingo rhythms, afrobeat, salsa, quiet balads, soukouss) and in many countries/cities all over the world (New york, Abidjan, Paris, Accra, Lagos..).
This beautiful 7 inch was recorded in 1969 with l’Orchestre Super Volta, in the country of Burkina Faso, on the great “La Compagnie Voltaique du Disque” label (CVD), known for its magical psych tracks.
This track deals with a musician (him, maybe ?), who performs every night at the Don Camillo Club. Each night, coming back from his show, this guy meets the same prostitute he is totally in love with, but the girl prefers to spend her night with white guys in Abidjan’s hotels, because they are rich, and musicians are poor (“Musicien c’est pas quelqu’un, tu es pauvre garçon”).
There are actually 2 different versions of this track (the lyrics are the same), because Amadou re-recorded it in the 70’s for one of his LP’s, out on the famous Ivory Coast’s SACODIS label, in an afrobeat way.
I definitely prefer the first quiet version, hope you’ll understand why (listen to this amazing hypnotic guitar..).
Amadou is still alive, and plays now with the famous Africando salsa band.

Amadou Balake – Bar Konou Mousso

 
As bonuses, two tracks :
To begin, here comes the other version of Bar Konou Mousso – the Afrobeat one – called Super Bar Konon Mousso.
Amadou Balake – Super bar Konon Mousso
Next, another song from Amadou Traore out on the CVD label, Johnny.
(all the copies of the Kambele ba / Johnny record I heard from now have the same pressing default, this Woush woush woush you can hear.. Shame but lovely in a way..)
Amadou Balake – Johnny
Enjoy !

Armand

Admiral Dele Abiodun and his top Hitters Band – 1000 Miles (Nigeria, 1982, Adawa Super Records)

Dele Abiodun is one of the most important figures of the Juju scene, a musical genre from Nigeria between Jazz, Highlife and Traditionnal music.
He was born in 1948 in Sobe (Nigeria), a town on the boundary between West and Mid-West Nigeria.
He made his first steps in music as a drummer in his school band, and studied music has a teenager in Accra (Ghana) at the Young Pioneer School of Music.
In 1970, he founded his band, Prince Admiral Dele Abiodun and His Top Hitters Band (influenced by musicians such as Cardinal Rex Lawson or I.K. Dairo), and recorded more than 20 albums from the 70’s to the 90’s.

He stills lives and performs in Nigeria today and he’s the president of Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria.

For today, I decided to presend you “1000 Miles”, an incredible track showing that Juju music can sometimes be as bouncing as Afrobeat does – Enjoy !

Admiral Dele Abiodun and his top Hitters Band – 1000 Miles
See you soon,
Armand

ADP022 – Anadolu Mysteries – A Trip into the Psychedelic Turkish Musical scene of the 70’s

Hi Everyone !

It’s been a long, too long time without selections !
Sincerely sorry for that, im working a lot at the moment on something I can’t talk.. I was also digging, cleaning and organizing my records, and, also, very busy with my job (that is faaar away with records !)
So today we travel to the beautiful country of Anatolia (Anadolu) – also known as Turkey today – with a selection of 20 tracks taken from several 7 inches from my collection.
Hope you’ll enjoy this trip into the Turkish Psychedelic scene of the 70’s through those Rock, Jazz, Disco and Groovy Fuzzy tracks..
Armand de Preseau – Anadolu Mysteries
You can download this selection here !
See you soon for a next selection,
Armand

ADP021 – Douala Express – A Cameroonese Afrobeat, Jerk and Mako Funk Selection

Hi dear readers !!!
It’s been a while !! I’m very proud to present you my new selection, another Cameroonese one, of Afrobeat, Jerk and Mako Funk tracks ! Hope you’ll enjoy them, those tracks are taken from unknown or ultra hard to find records !
Armand de Preseau – Douala Express

You can download this selection here !

(Sorry, no tracklist this time..)

All the best, and see you very soon !!!
Sincerely yours,
Armand

ADP004 – El Rego, Poly Rythmo, Honore Avolonto, Antoine Dougbe, Gnonnas Pedro : The Kings Of Benin Mix

Hi !

This week, a special Mix of some uncompiled songs from great and very well know artists from the beautiful country of Benin, hope you’ll enjoy it !
You can download it here !
Covers of the records used for this mix :
 

 
All the best,
Armand

ADP003 – Yaounde, Douala, Bafia, Bonaberi, Kribi : Psych Records From Cameroun

Hi everyone !

“Au menu cette semaine” : a little special mix of 5 Cameroonian Psych songs, some of them taken from pretty good records digged during my last trip there – no tracklisting this time, for your ears only – Hope you’ll enjoy it !
You can download this mix here !
See you soon dear readers !
With love,
Armand