Coulouce – Beau Pere (Mauritius, 1971, Damoo)

Jean-Pierre Mohabeer was a Mauritian singer, one of the legends of the Sega (an important musical genre from the Indian Ocean).

He renamed himself “Coulouce” in the 60s to make his debuts as an amateur singer in the “Baie du Tombeau” region on the island of Mauritius, where he worked as a waiter in a hotel.

Street singer, he met on the road other musicians, with whom he formed at the begining of the 70s his first Orchestra, “Los Creolos“, to animate bals, dancings and weddings. With this Orchestra, he recorded his first singles (Sega Goblet, Angela, Soul Sega) that quickly became great hits on the island.

The divorce with his wife will be the beginning of his fall. He began to drink, and went for oblivion deep in glasses. A descent into hell in the bars, until his meeting with Anecy who became his second wife and helped him up the slope.

In 1992, he made an astonishing comeback with the K7 “Coulouce vine encore“, followed by another in 1994, “Séga socolat“. At the same time, he recorded the CD “Sega seggae” and the album “Coulouce” in 1994.

The singer, who then fell back into oblivion, died a few years ago, on February 2005.

For today, I wanted to share with you “Beau Pere“, a psychedelic Soul Sega track recorded in 1971, one of Coulouce’s biggest hits – Enjoy !

Coulouce – Beau Pere

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

Have a nice Sunday,

Armand de Preseau

Eugène Mona – 1700 (Martinique, 1975, Hit Parade)

For today, I wanted to share with you “1700“, an excellent west indian spiritual soul jazz track with a groove from the Martinican flute Master Georges Nilecam, better known as Eugene Mona – Enjoy !

Eugene Mona – 1700

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel “African Grooves” here : https://youtu.be/r6pb3IhbAI4

Have a nice sunday,

Armand de Preseau

Mad Man Jaga – Hankuri (Nigeria, 1978, Joromi Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Hankuri“, a bouncy afrobeat track with explosive saxophone parts, taken from the second album of Mad Man Jaga, one of the musicians of the Nigerian superstar Sir Victor Uwaifo, and recorded in 1978 on Uwaifo’s record label, Joromi Records – Enjoy !

Mad Man Jaga – Hankuri

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Ttb1bXPrJl8

Have a nice Wednesday,

Armand de Preseau

Akofa Akoussah – I Tcho Tchass (Togo, 1976, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “I Tcho Tchass“, a very deep Psychedelic Afro Soul gem taken from the first album of the Togolese singer Akofa Akoussah and recorded in 1976 – Enjoy !

Akofa Akoussah – I Tcho Tchass

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

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Piengpid Learvilai – Leum Chan Lean Rue (Thailand, 1960s, Super Star)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Leum Chan Lean Rue“, a Thai Funk / Luk Krung track recorded in the 60s by the singer Piengpid Learvilai, that would perfectly fit in the soundtrack of a Tarantino‘s movie – Enjoy !

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/oJAMe4ZDpnc

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Le Sahel – Khandiou (Senegal, 1975, Musiclub)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Khandiou“, a beautiful Afro Soul track, Senegalese answer to the classic “It’s A Man’s Man’s World” by the King James Brown, by former members of famous bands such as “Xalam” (Cheikh Tidiane Tall) or “Orchestre Cheikh Tall and Idrissa Diope” (Idrissa Diop) – Enjoy !

Le Sahel – Khandiou

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/jQlk5o8iWT0

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Simon Randria – Mitsangana (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mitsangana“, a surprising Malagasy Funk track recorded in Madagascar in the 70s by Simon Randria on the mythical local record label Discomad – Enjoy !

Simon Randria – Mitsangana

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/XBld8om_fbc

Take care,

Armand

Fred Aucagos – Pangua Zô Pilé Moin (Guadeloupe, 1978, Fred Aucagos)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Pangua Zô Pilé Moin“, a classic Tropical Boogie Funk track recorded in 1978 by the legendary West Indian musician Fred Aucagos from Guadeloupe island – Enjoy !

Fred Aucagos – Pangua Zô Pilé Moin

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/E95cjvjCu0A

Best regards,

Armand

René Lacaille – Take Five (La Réunion, 1990, Creole Electric Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you a cover of “Take Five“, the very well known #Jazz classic standard, reinterpreted here in  a very interesting psychedelic creole way by the guitarist René Lacaille from La Réunion (Indian Ocean) – Enjoy !

René Lacaille – Take Five

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/XE2hWjuoWQs

Have a nice sunday evening,

Armand

Lucien Sanzouango – Soul Mimbo (Brougé) (Cameroun, 1978, Le Kiosque d’Orphee)

Lucien Sanzouango was an obscure Cameroonian artist who released only two singles at the end on the 70s, including this one that he autoproduced on the mythical french record label “Le Kiosque d’Orphee“, this little Parisian shop founded in the 50s by Georges Batard and where every artists could go to press their songs on vinyl.

I devided to share with with you today “Soul Mimbo“, a minimal disco track with cosmic vibes – Enjoy !!

Lucien Sanzouango – Soul Mimbo (Brougé)

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/m1zhK4HGWlI

Best regards,

Armand