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

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Armand de Preseau

Mohammed El-Bakkar – Ah Ya Zain (Lebanon, 1960s, Pianophon)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ah Ya Zain” (“آه يا زين“, that could be translated by “Oh you, handful person !“), a dope percussive Dabke (middle eastern drum) Folk track and a classic Arabic wedding song.

Said by many sources to be based on a portion of Turkish song “Muhabbet Bağına Girdim Bu Gece” originally recorded in the 40s by the musician Yesari Asim Arsoy, and covered a hundred of times through the years by many artists (Mohamed Qandeel, Sabah, Safiye Ayla, Omar Khorshid..), I decided to present you here my favorite version and probably one of its earliest in Arabic, the one recorded in the late 50s by the Lebanese composer Mohammed El-Bakkar and his Oriental Ensemble – Perfect to belly dance your dance floor, so.. enjoy Habibi !

Mohammed El-Bakkar – Ah Ya Zain

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Armand de Preseau

Baligh Hamdi – Zouba / بليغ حمدي – زوبة (Egypt, 1970s, La Voix Du Globe)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Zouba” (“زوبة” in Arabic), a beautiful deep Middle-Eastern Jazz track with with groovy organ & splendid violin parts from the legendary genius Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi (بليغ حمدي) – Enjoy !

Baligh Hamdi – Zouba / بليغ حمدي – زوبة

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Armand de Preseau

Les Leopards – D’Leau Coco (Martinique, 1972, Hit Parade)

For today, I wanted to share with you “D’Leau Coco“, a raw tropical tumbele biguine dancefloor burner from Martinique (French West Indies), written by the Martinican musician & singer Albert Nadeau & recorded by Nadeau’s band “Les Leopards” in 1972 onthe legendary local record label “Hit Parade” – Enjoy !

Les Leopards – D’Leau Coco

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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

Rony Siber – Ban Nous On Ti Biguine (Guadeloupe, 1984, Production Rony Siber)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ban Nous On Ti Biguine“, a killer Cadence Biguine Jazz track from the French West Indies, taken from the only album of the Guadeloupean musician Rony Siber, recorded in 1984 and that includes an incredible bunch of great West Indians musician such as Max Labor, Michel Monrose, Camille Soprann and Remy, Edouard & Pierre Cabarrus – Enjoy !

Rony Siber – Ban Nous On Ti Biguine

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Armand de Preseau