Patience Dabany – Maimouna (Gabon, 1985, Nkoussou Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Maimouna“, an upper class bewitching Afro Funk Soul Soukous track with heavenly strings & guitar parts, recorded in 1985 by the Congolese musician & composer Marie-Joséphine Kama “Patience Dabany” (Gabonese president Omar Bongo‘s former wife), leader of mythical Gabonese bands such as “Akebe II“, “Banowita” or “Kounabeli” and founder of the recording studios “Elumba 2” (Libreville, Gabon) and Mbila (Los Angeles, United States).

This album was recorded between Gabon & the United States with the help of the legendary musician and arranger Fred Wesley, James Brown‘s former musical director – Enjoy !

Patience Dabany – Maimouna (Gabon, 1985, Nkoussou Music)

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

Armand de Preseau

L.M. Kiland & l’Orchestre Mabatalai – Chercher Le Magot (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1970s, Zaire Promotion 2000)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Chercher Le Magot“, a frantic Tropical Soukous Funk Gem recorded in the late 70s by the Congolese musician Charles Pierre “Kiland” Loukelo Menayame, and backed the band “L’Orchestre Mbatalaï” – Enjoy !

L.M. Kiland & l’Orchestre Mabatalai – Chercher Le Magot

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Kn0uxXDsWUM

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

Armand de Preseau

Albert Siassia – River Song (Republic of the Congo, 1979, WEA)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “River Song“, a dope Afro Funk track with wild piano & horn parts, recorded in 1979 by the Pointe Noire (Republic of Congo) native Albert Siassia – Enjoy !

Albert Siassia – River Song

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/KuDRq2ukLjg

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

Armand de Preseau

El Rego et son Ensemble Typique – E Ma Non Tin Me (Benin, 1960s, Impressions Sonores du Benin)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “E Ma Non Tin Me“, a bewitching slow Voodoo Folk Soul track taken from the very first recording ever from the Beninese legendary club owner, boxer, singer & musician Théophile Do Rego, better known as El Rego – Enjoy !

El Rego et son Ensemble Typique – E Ma Non Tin Me

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Armand de Preseau

Max Massala – Mamaye (Gabon, 1980s, Max Massala Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mamaye“, a dope Tropical Afro Soukous Funk track taken from an ultra hard to find album recorded & self-released in the early 80s by the Gabonese artist Max Massala – Enjoy !

Max Massala – Mamaye

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/b2B9yfcjXd8

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Armand de Preseau

Kiland & L’Orchestre Mabatalaï – Bounsana (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1970s, Zaire Promotion 2000)

For today, I wanted to share “Bounsana“, an incredible deep psychedelic Afro Blues Soul Funk Rumba ballad recorded in the 70s by the Congolese musician Charles Pierre “Kiland” Loukelo Menayame, and backed the band “L’Orchestre Mbatalaï – Enjoy !

Kiland & L’Orchestre Mabatalaï – Bounsana

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/4t7Xoh5RovA

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

Armand de Preseau

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Kinsiona (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1974, African)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Kinsiona“, a splendid melancholic Afro Soul Jazz Blues track recorded in 1974 by the legendary Congolese musician François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi and backed by his legendary “TP Ok Jazz” Orchestra – Enjoy !

This song was composed by Franco in memory of his young brother Bavon Marie Marie Luambo, died the 5 of August 1970 at the age of 26 in a car accident in the city of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Kinsiona

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Tabu Ley Rochereau & L’Afrisa International – Aon Aon (Congo Zaïre, 1973, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Aon-Aon” (in reference to the sounding effect on the guitar that plays during the track), a beautiful rumba afro jazzy track from the congolese master Tabu Ley Rochereau and his “Afrisa International” orchestra – Enjoy !

Tabu Ley Rochereau & L’Afrisa International – Aon Aon

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/FhE7PuLBb8Y

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

Armand de Preseau

Franco et l’Orchestre OK Jazz – Thomas (Congo, 1960s, Ngoma)

For today, I wanted to share with you one of my unexpected recent finds, “Thomas“, a splendid early deep rumba by the Congolese Master and his famous “Orchestre OK Jazz”  – Enjoy !

Franco et l’Orchestre OK Jazz – Thomas

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/5Qi0eOlLBxw

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

ADP020 – Loin du Congo (Far From Congo), featuring Franco, Orchestre Cobantou, OK Jazz, African Fiesta, Roi Champro, Orchestre Mabatalai, MBT’s..

L’Orchestre OK Jazz, lead by the great Franco (1960)

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Hi Dear readers !
Hope that everything is ok and that you enjoyed the last Beninese Selection ! This week we travel to the Congoes (Congo Kinshasa / Congo Brazzaville).

Just Three Words : To Kumisa Congo !
(10 000 CFA Francs for the one who will manage to translate this !)
 
Armand de Preseau – Loin du Congo (Far from Congo)


You can download this selection here !

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See you in next Sunday for another selection of Oriental Mystic sounds, or maybe for another (that would be the third !) Cameroonese selection.. We’ll see !
BONUS TRACK :
 
Sincerely yours,
Armand