Mammane Sani Et Son Orgue – Tunan (Niger, 1978, Niger Ministry Of Culture)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tunan“, a bewitching dreamy Lo-Fi Afro Electro Synth Soul instrumental track taken from Mammane Sani Abdoulaye‘s first album, one of the greatest musicians of Niger & one of the pioneers of Electronic music in Africa.

Guitarist and singer, he discovered electronic music in 1974, when he was employed as a musician for the UNESCO.

One day, a delegate from Rwanda (here for one of the UNESCO meetings) brought along his Italian “Orlo” organ model. Mammane, captivated by the sound, convinced him to sell it.

This Organ was the first in Niger.

He recorded on it his first album of instrumental electronic songs in 1978, only released on a few tapes in coordination with the Minister of Culture.

He played over 30 years, and is still playing music today, recording albums and touring live.

Mammane Sani Et Son Orgue – Tunan

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Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo (Benin, 1974, Disques Tropiques – Satel)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Okpo Videa Bassouo“, an irresistible bouncing Afrobeat Funk track with Latin flavors, syncopated drums, furious horns & guitar riffs, one of the first recordings from the Beninese legendary singer & composer Gnonnan “Gnonnas Pedro” Sossou Pierre Kouassivi, backed here by his band “Panchos de Cotonou” (that included several other great Beninese musicians such as Theophile “El Rego” Do Rego), and out on the mythical record label “Disques Tropiques – Satel” – Enjoy !

Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo (Benin, 1974, Disques Tropiques – Satel)

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Armand de Preseau

Les As Du Golfe – Tsi Ma Leto (Togo, 1970s, Cocorico Music Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tsi Ma Leto“, a furious syncopated percussive Afro Funk Folk track with Afrobeat flavours, devastating horns & guitar riffs taken from the only album recorded in the 70s by the obscure Togolese band “Les As Du Golfe” – Enjoy !

Les As Du Golfe – Tsi Ma Leto

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Armand de Preseau

Papa Koné – Yengué (Mali, 1982, WAM – West African Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yengué“, a deep psychedelic Piano Mandingo Funk Jazz Folk track taken from the only album recorded in 1982 by the obscure Malian musician & composer Papa Koné, accompanied by the Ivorian musician Richard Abadi and his orchestra “Neo Star” – Enjoy !

Papa Koné – Yengué

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Willie Songue accompagné par Les Showmen – Moni Ngan (Cameroun, 1974, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Moni Ngam”, a killer Afro Funk Jerk Garage Rock track with devastating saxophone parts & grunts a la James Brown, recorded in the Mid 70s by the super underground Cameroonian musician Willie Songue (who probably composed this only single) and his band “Les Showmen“on the mythical French record label Sonafric – Enjoy !

Willie Songue accompagné par Les Showmen – Moni Ngam

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Armand de Preseau

Josy Mass – Mimile (Guyana, 1984, Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mimile“, a very beautiful Spiritual Biguine Mazurka Island Jazz track with a Bossa Nova twist, taken from a privately released & very hard to find album recorded in 1984 by the French Guyana native singer & poetess Josy Masse – look at this gorgeous cover art !

This song was initially recorded in the early 70s s by the Guadeloupean (French West Indies) Jazz composer Franck Valmont, really can’t decide which one is my favorite version so.. maybe I’ll share it with you in the future if you want me too – Enjoy !

Josy Mass – Mimile

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – General Gowon (Benin, 1974, Albarika Store)

 

For today, I wanted to share with you “General Gowon“, a devastating powerful Afrobeat Soul Funk track with killer horns & psychedelic organ parts, taken from one of the hardest to find singles from the mythical Beninese band “Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou“, driven by the Clement Melome‘s bewitching voice, orchestrated by Pierre Loko & recorded in the mid 70s on the legendary record label “Albarika Store” – True piece of history here, so enjoy !

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – General Gowon

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Armand de Preseau

Jacqueline Farreyrol – Empare Maloya (La Reunion, 1979, Auvidis)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Empare Maloya“, a deep percussive Maloya Jazz Folk track recorded in 1978 by the singer, composer Jacqueline Farreyrol, one of Reunion’s musical scene most eminent figure – Enjoy !

Jacqueline Farreyrol – Empare Maloya

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Armand de Preseau

Owona Anderson – Tant Mieux Les Contents (Cameroun, 1987, Ebobolo Fia Production / Sonodisc)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tant Mieux Les Contents“, a crazy uptempo Electronic Bikutsi Tropical Funk madness track with wild Synth & Drum machines parts (programmed by the legendary French drummer Denis Marcel Hekimian !), recorded in the late 80s by the Cameroonian singer Owona Anderson – Enjoy !

Owona Anderson – Tant Mieux Les Contents

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Lord Shorty – Sweet Music (Trinidad & Tobago, 1976, Shorty)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sweet Music“, a catchy spiritual Tropical Soca Island Funk Synth track recorded in 1976 by the legendary Trinidadian musician Garfield Blackman, better known as Lord Shorty for being the father of Soca music – Enjoy !

Lord Shorty – Sweet Music

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Armand de Preseau