Omar Khorshid – Alf Layla (Lebanon, 1975, EMI Voix De L’Orient)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Alf Layla“, a classic Middle-Eastern song from the legendary Egyptian Diva Oum Koulsoum, covered here in a sublime psychedelic surf way by the magic guitars of Omar Khorshid – Enjoy, and belly-dance your Sultan !

Omar Khorshid – Alf Layla

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

Have a nice sunday !

This post is dedicated to all my Lebanese friends

Armand de Preseau

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

Alain Peters – Complainte Pour Mon Defunt Papa (La Réunion, 1985, Village Titan)

Died in 1995 at the age of 43, Alain Peters, poet, musician, singer and melodist of genius native of Reunion was for a long time one of the best kept secrets of the Indian Ocean.

First in a band (“Les Caméléons”) and then alone, he crossed the 70s and 80s like a shooting star, drowning his spleen and demons in alcohol, leaving behind a handful of recordings including this tape, “Mangé Pou Le Cœur”.

Produced in very few copies at the time by the association “Village Titan”, and accompanied with a selection of a few of his poems, this one sums up in itself the beauty of the inestimable heritage – and unfortunately still too confidential – left by Peters, through ten Blues, Jazz, Sega and Maloya tracks merging in a great way Creole, African, Indian and European sounds.

For today, I decided to share with you “Complainte Pour Mon Defunt Papa“, my favorite track from this tape, a sublime melancholic instrumental Maloya Jazz track – Enjoy !

Alain Peters – Complainte Pour Mon Defunt Papa

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/nO7VVHhM4rQ

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Love you, Daddy

Gerard Bergicourt – Mo Passe La Riviere Taniers (Mauritius, 1978, Disques Jackman)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mo Passe La Riviere Taniers“, a beautiful deep island jazz track from Mauritius from the musician Gerard Bergicourt, adaptated from a very well known local lullaby – Enjoy !

Gerard Bergicourt – Mo Passe La Riviere Taniers

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/NH5h5dT5yHg

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Tapper Zukie – Freak (Jamaica, 1979, Stars)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Freak“, a nice blend of Tropical Disco, Cosmic Funk & Reggae music from Jamaica, by the legendary Tapper Zukie – Enjoy !

Tapper Zukie – Freak

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/LM5mcLTXQwo

Have a nice sunday !

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

Clymax – Musicland (Trinidad and Tobago, 1980, LPS Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Musicland“, a long-time personal favorite West Indies Tropical Disco track by the band Clymax, leaded by the singer Winston Soso, from Trinidad and Tobago island – Enjoy !

Clymax – Musicland

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/1GEVnfRyEJ0

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Moussa Doumbia – Samba (Mali, 1980, Sacodis)

Samba” is a very well known West-African traditional folk song from the Wassoulou area (situated between Ivory Coast,Guinea and Mali).

This song talks about Samba, a young and unlucky taxi driver from Conakry (Guinea) who fall in love with one of his customers. He steals the earings of the girl to see her again, but the father of the girl finds out the craftiness of the young Samba and casts out the boy. After many adventures, everything goes finally in order when Samba asks the girl in marriage.

Several covers of this song, in differents musical styles, were recorded from the 70s to the 80s, to traditional from afro rock and funk way.

For today, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite version of this classic song, interpreted here in a raw Afro Funk way by the Malian James Brown Moussa Doumbia – Enjoy !

Moussa Doumbia – Samba

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/TwGuTJmvNJ4

Have a nice day !

Armand de Preseau

Gnonnas Pedro And His Dadjes Band – I Got You (Benin, 1980, World Wide Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “I Got You“, an awesome version of James Brown‘s interplanetary hit, covered here in a tropical Afro Funk way by the Beninese Legend GnonnanGnonnas PedroSossou Pierre Kouassivi – Enjoy !

Gnonnas Pedro – I Got You

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

Have a nice Sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Caso Vikings Guadeloupe Exploration – Sweet Florence (Guadeloupe, 1978, 3A Production)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sweet Florence“, a sweet Cadence Island Jazz Fusion track from this well known band from Guadeloupe – Enjoy !

Caso Vikings Guadeloupe Exploration – Sweet Florence

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

Have a nice sunday, take care !

Armand de Preseau