Henri Guedon Et Les Contesta – Bilongo (Martinique, 1972, Aux Ondes)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today « Bilongo », an outstanding Tropical Guaguanco Salsa Latin track from the French West Indies (Martinique), taken from the first album of the legendary musician, painter, sculptor and ceramist Henri Guedon, considered as the grandfather of modern music from French Antilles, and backed by his band « La Contesta ».

This record came out in 1972 on the record label « Aux Ondes », subdivision of the mythical West Indian record company « Celini Disques » – Enjoy !

Henri Guedon Et Les Protesta – Bilongo

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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

Henri Guedon et Les Contesta – Van Van (Martinique, 1970s, Disques Debs)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Van Van”, a mind-blowing Afro Cuban Latin Salsa Funk Soul gem from the French West Indies (Martinique), recorded in the 70s on the legendary “Disques Debs” record label by “Henri Guedon“, the legendary musician, painter, sculptor and ceramist & master of the genre, backed here by his band “Les Contesta” – Enjoy !

Henri Guedon et les Contesta – Van Van (Martinique, 1970s, Disques Debs)

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Armand de Preseau

Jimmy Maynard – Bouche Yeux Barre Z’Oreilles (Martinique, 1970s, Sunrise)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Bouche Yeux Barre Z’Oreilles“, an incredible track taken from an ultra hard to find obscure self-released album, recorded in the 70s by the Martinican musician Jimmy Maynard (French West Indies) that begins as a Latin piano tune to turn after the first 2 minutes to a powerful uptempo Tropical Cadence Funk song – Enjoy !

Jimmy Maynard – Bouche Yeux Barre Z’Oreilles

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Armand de Preseau

Gnonnas Pedro – Dadje Von O Von Non (80s version) (Benin, 1983, Editions Gnoinsopé)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Dadje Von O Von Non“, a killer tropical Afro Funk track with Latin flavours recorded in 1983 by the legendary musician GnonnanGnonnas PedroSossou Pierre Kouassivi.

There are actually 2 other versions of that song, one recorded in the 60s & another in the 70s, but that one is definitely my favorite – Instant dancefloor burner here, enjoy !

Gnonnas Pedro – Dadje Von O Von Non (80s version)

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Armand de Preseau

Amara Touré & L’Orchestre Massako – Gnekelhe Mohi (Gabon, 1980s, Mass Pro)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Gnekelhe Mohi“, an instant feel-good Afro Latin Masterpiece recorded in the 80s the military Gabonese Orchestre Massako led by the musician & producer Jean-Christian Makaya (better known as Mack Joss), and driven by the bewitching voice of the Guinean singer Amara Touré – Personal dancefloor favorite here, enjoy !

Amara Touré & L’Orchestre Massako – Gnekelhe Mohi

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Armand de Preseau

Massako 84 – Temedy (Gabon, 1984, Mass Pro)

Massako was a Military orchestra from Libreville (Gabon) that recorded more than 10 albums in the 80s.

A lot of musicians took part of the project during the decade, as the Guinean singer Amara Toure, strongly involved into the Afro Cuban (or Afro Latin) musical movement, generated by the blend of local songs and the music imported by the Cuban sailors in West Africa in the 40s.

For today, I wanted to make you (re)discover an alternative version of “Temedy“, one of Amara Toure’s Afro Cuban masterpieces, covered in 1984 by the Gabonese band – Enjoy !

Massako 84 – Temedy

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/2Zaer9dXexk

Best regards,

Armand

Orchestre du Bawobab – Saf Mana Dem (Senegal, 1975, Disques Buur Records)

Today, I wanted to present you one of my favourite track from L’Orchestre du Bawobab (or L’Orchestre Baobab), a Senegalese Afro Cuban influenced musical combo that plays since the early 70s.

The musicians recorded dozen of albums and singles since the 70s, and are still active today and touring all over the world.

Saf Mana Dem” is a splendid example of the Afro Latin musical blend this band manage to create – Enjoy !

Orchestre du Bawobab – Saf Mana Dem

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/GQt4F0hf0xA

Best regards,

Armand

Fania Basse Terrienne – Fania Basse Terrienne (Guadeloupe, 1970, Duli Disc)

Fania Basse Terrienne was a combo from Guadeloupe (French West Indies), leaded by the trumpeter and composer Astasie Philogene and composed by several great musicians from the bests bands of the island such as Les Aiglons, Typical Combo, Super Combo and Les Players.

The track presented here, “Fania Basse Terrienne“, is taken from their one and only album recorded live in 1970 and is an awesome hommage to the famous “Fania All Stars” latin band of Johnny Pacheco – Enjoy !

Fania Basse Terrienne – Fania Basse Terrienne

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/2E5vmcntg0M

Have a nice sunday,

Armand