Sahoua Marinette – Youofa (Ivory Coast, 1985, Ambiance Ivoirienne Production)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Youofa“, a dreamy Afro Soul Funk Synth ballad with beautiful flute & saxophone parts, recorded in 1985 by the obscure Ivorian singer Sahoua Marinette (probably self-released) – Enjoy !

Sahoua Marinette – Youofa

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Armand de Preseau

Ziad Rahbani – Main Theme (from the musical play “The American Motion Picture”) (Lebanon, 1980, Voice Of Beirut)

For today, I wanted to share with you the Main Theme of the soundtrack of the musical play “The American Motion Picture” (فيلم اميركي طويل), a beautiful Middle-Eastern Soul Jazz instrumental with catchy Fender Rhodes parts recorded in 1980 by the legendary Lebanese composer Ziad Rahbani (زياد الرحباني), eldest son of the Diva Fairuz (فيروز) – Enjoy !

Ziad Rahbani – Main Theme (from the musical play “The American Motion Picture”)

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Armand de Preseau

Gramacks International – Pastime Paradise (Dominica, 1978, 3A Production)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Pastime Paradise“, an outstanding killer tropical Island Soul Reggae version of Stevie Wonder‘s all-time hit “Pastime Paradise“, covered here by the Dominican band Gramacks International led by Jeff Joseph – Enjoy !

Gramacks International – Pastime Paradise

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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

The Steneboofs – Simigwado (Ghana, 1975, Agoro Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Simigwado“, a funky Afro Funk Highlife track with Afrobeat flavours, initially recorded in 1973 by the Ghanaian musician Gyedu Blay Ambolley and his former band “The Steneboofs” (that only recorded a unique single), compiled in 1975 amongst other song on the marvelously sleeve designed album presented here – Enjoy !

The Steneboofs – Simigwado

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Armand de Preseau

Googoosh – Kiye Kiye (Iran, 1974, Ahang Rooz) (ﮔﻮﮔﻮش – کیه کیه)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Kiye kiye” (کیه کیه), a mind-blowing Persian Soul track driven by Funky horns, taken from an impossible to find compilation of tracks previously released as singles by the Iranian Diva Googoosh (ﮔﻮﮔﻮش) – Enjoy !

Googoosh – Kiye Kiye (ﮔﻮﮔﻮش – کیه کیه)

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Armand de Preseau

Bidot Audat – N’Yarakpena (Togo, 1970s, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “N’Yarakpena“, a powerful psychedelic Afro Jerk Soul track sung in Bassari language with nervous drums, frenetic guitars & grunts in the same vein as the almighty Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, taken from an obscure single recorded in the 70s by the Togolese musician Bidot Audat on the mythical french record label “Sonafric” – Enjoy !

Bidot Audat – N’Yarakpena

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Armand de Preseau

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Djama (La Société) (Mali, 1978, Eterna)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Djama” (“Society“) a bewitching Afro Soul Funk blend of catchy guitars, psychedelic organ parts & celestal voices, taken from a record produced in very small quantities by a Bamako based German association which took care of blind Malian teenagers.

Only promotionally released at the time, this is the first record on which were revealed three future huge names of the Malian music : Idrissa Soumaoro, Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia (from the very well known Malian musical couple “Amadou & Mariam“).

The song presented here was composed by Amadou Bagayoko, and has Mariam Doumbia on the vocals – Enjoy !

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Djama

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou – A O O Ida (Benin, 1970s, Badmos)

For today, I wanted to share with you “A O O Ida“, a breezing Afro Funk Soul track with catchy horns & organ parts & raw grunts a la James Brown, recorded in the 70s by the all mighty Poly Rythmo de Cotonou Orchestra (composed by Yehouessi Leopold, drummer of the band), and out as a single that was part of a series of 8 on the very well known Ivorian record label Badmos – Enjoy !

Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou – A O O Ida

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Armand de Preseau

The Super Eagles – Love Is A Real Thing (Gambia, 1969, Decca)

The Super Eagles” was a band of 8 Gambian & Senegalese musicians (West Africa) that joined together in 1967. They recorded a few singles on the Ghanaian record label “Ghana Film” and one LP on the english label “Decca“.

For today, I wanted to share with you “Love Is A Real Thing“, a beautiful Bluesy Afro Soul track with psychedelic accents taken from their only LP, recorded in 1969 during a tour they did in England.

The band splited up a few years ago, and some of the members formed a new band called Ifang Bondi (feel free to check to that post for more infos about that one).

Nothing to add, the instrumentation, the voices, everything seems just as it should be in this track, perfect – Enjoy !

The Super Eagles – Love Is A Real Thing

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Armand de Preseau