Ultra cool, fresh, groovy and funky afro boogie track from the very well known Paris based Congolese (former Zaïre) musician Sammy Massamba – Enjoy !
Sammy Massamba – Propriete Privee
You can also to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/vq9MEOlYgAU
The International Soleil Band was a bunch of Malian and Guinean musicians who recorded a unique album in 1983 on the French based label “WAM“.
“Ta Lassa“, the song presented today, is a track I always play in club and parties, groovy as hell, a blend of traditionnal rhythms, syncoped guitar riffs and nervous organ solo parts that sounds a bit like a tropical Giorgio Moroder recording – Enjoy !
International Soleil Band – Ta Lassa
You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/QGH_asQTcVI
Today, let’s make you (re)discover an obscure single from the Beninese artist Charles Rodriguez.
Charles Rodriguez, an organ player, used to play at the time with several well known Beninese musical groups, such as “Ignace de Souza and the Black Santiagos” or “El Rego et ses commandos“.
He recorded only 4 tracks, and “L’amour ne s’achète pas” (“You can’t buy love”) is one of them. In this song, Charles tells prostitutes on a heavy Afrobeat rhythm to stop drinking and selling their body, they are wasting their lives this way.
Strangely, this single has the “DECCA” cover, but was pressed specialy for an Nigerian music shop based in Lagos called “Alofty” in August 73 – Enjoy !
Charles Rodriguez and The African Revolution – L’Amour Ne S’achete Pas
You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/2mmO3Jl5Q4U
Late track from the Ghanaian master that perfectly sounds like a hit from the Barbados – Enjoy !!
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – Simigwa Soca
You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/v0ZvAB6kOUw
Today, I decided to present you “Layali“, a deep and melancholic psychedelic Oriental track with hauntingly organ parts and beautiful voices by the Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi – Enjoy !
Baligh Hamdi – Layali
You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/kZzHWIstDMI
Have a really nice sunday,
Abeti Masikini was one of the most famous Congolese singer, born on the 9 of October 1951 in Kisangani (Democratic Republic of Congo, former Zaire).
After being graduated of a secretary diploma, she integrated the Congolese Ministry of Culture and Arts in 1969.
She started to become known in 1970 thanks to a singing contest on the National Congolese TV, toured in 1971 in many African countries (Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana, Niger..), in Europe (she performed in France in 1973 at the Olympia Concert Hall in Paris, in Belgium..) and also in the United States 1974 at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York.
She recorded her first album in 1973 and around 20 others and dozens of singles after that.
She died on the 28th of September 1994 in Paris.
The song presented here, “Beya Beya“, is a splendid deep and melancholic Afro psych fusion track taken from the live album that was recorded on the 7 and 8 of April 1975 at the Olympia Concert Hall in Paris – Enjoy !
Abeti Masikini – Beya Beya
You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Q0gY9OreKsY
Have a nice sunny sunday,
Devastating Afrobeat track from M.B.T’s, a super obscure band who only released this single on a private record label..
I have no info on this band, just that they are apparently from Congo.. Have a listen to “M.B.T’s Sound“, what a track – Enjoy !
M.B.T’s – M.B.T’s Sound
You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/mT2DgaV9jxw
Have a nice week,
For today, I decided to share with you another masterpiece from Eric Cosaque, one of my favourite musicians from the Guadeloupe island backed by one of his early band, “Les Voltages 8“.
The song presented here, “De Chate Cole“, is an uplifting Cadence with beautiful jazzy saxophone parts – Enjoy !
Erick Cosaque et Les Voltages 8 – De Chate Cole
You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/6NrfQSRfNcc
Let’s travel to Mali this time with the beautiful voice of Sali Sidibe, female answer to the great Malian blues musician Ali Farka Touré.
Sali Sidibe recorded a few albums and cassettes between the late 70s and the 90s, and was the leader of the Kamalein N’Gomi musical genre.
On this album, she is accompanied by Madou Traoré (Guitar) and Molobali Bakayoko (Zither).
I decided to make you rediscover “Delygueleman“, a splendid deep acoustic song with a groove about the family and the good-byes – Enjoy !
Sali Sidibe – Delygueleman
You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/KFArdSeKxBs
Have a nice week !