Max Labor – Hold Fast The Biguine (Guadeloupe, 1984, Frederick 7 Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Hold Fast The Biguine“, an uptempo Biguine Island Jazz track from the Guadeloupean composer Max Labor – Enjoy !

Max Labor – Hold Fast The Biguine

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/bpQXeCPj4vs

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau

Karim Shukry – Take Me back To Cairo (Egypt, 1961, Mirtouche)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Take Me Back To Cairo“, one of my favourite Oriental Jazz Exotica track, recorded in 1961 by the Egyptian / Lebanese crooner & movie actor Karim Shukry aka Jean Zaloum.

Have you ever tasted the water of the Nile ? Enjoy !

Karim Shukry – Take Me Back To Cairo

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Tuig0js7B9w

Have a nice sunny sunday,

Armand de Preseau

Ziskakan – Bato Fou (La Réunion, 1983, Self-released)

For today, and following to this former post, I wanted to share with you “Bato Fou“, another splendid Maloya Jazz track from the band Ziskakan from Reunion island, in the Indian Ocean – Enjoy !

Ziskakan – Bato Fou

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/SkMnRi9_awA

If you like or are interested by discovering more music from Reunion island, you can listen & download here a 1h selection of Reunion music only, recorded last year !

Have a really nice saturday,

Armand de Preseau

Xanadu – Sure Shot (Jamaica, 1982, Joe Gibbs Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sure Shot”, a version of the classic Disco track of the american band The Whispers, cover here in a fresh Tropical version from the jamaican band Xanadu – Enjoy !

Xanadu – Shot

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/iVExIIriV5I

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Ofo The Black Company – Allah Wakbarr (Nigeria, 1972, London Records)

For today, and following to this former post, I wanted to share with you “Allah Wakbarr“, an uptempo psychedelic Afro Rock track recorded in 1972 by the nigerian band Ofo The Black Company – Enjoy !

Ofo The Black Company – Allah Wakbarr

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/UB60LDM-20A

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau

Omar Khorshid – Beyni Ou Beynak (Lebanon, 1978, Voice Of Lebanon)

Favourite cover by the great Omar Khorshid of this all time Oriental classic tune, composed by the Rahbani Brothers, Beyni Ou Beynak (Me and You) is a very sweet and quiet ballad, with electric guitar, piano and mind-blowing organ parts – Close your eyes, and enjoy !
Omar Khorshid – Beyni Ou Beynak

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

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Edip Akbayram & Dostlar – Yakar Inceden Inceden (Turkey, 1973, Sayan)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yakar Inceden Inceden“, a psychedelic Rock Fuzz track from Edip Akbayram, one of my favourite Turkish composer, backed here with his band “Dostlar” – Enjoy !

Edip Akbayram & Dostlar – Yakar Inceden Inceden

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/O5c2qSfY8K8

All the best,

Armand de Preseau

Honore Avolonto – Tin Lin Non (Benin, 1983, LIR)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tin Lin Non“, a powerful Afrobeat track by the Beninese singer Honore Avolonto, backed here by Eskill Lohento & Joseph Vicky, two vocalists of the legendary band “Le Tout Puissant Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou” – Enjoy !

Honore Avolonto – Tin Lin Non 

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/_lZ8LXWmV_4

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Pat Thomas & Marijata – I Need More (Ghana, 1977, Gapophone)

Born in 1951 in Agona (Ashanti region of Ghana), Pat Thomas is, with Ebo Taylor (an old friend of him, who plays guitar on the track presented here), one the greatest figures of the Ghanaian music.
Immersed in the musical scene since his childhood, Pat Thomas has recorded more than 20 albums, dozens and dozens of singles, and has played with many bands through the years, from Highlife to Afrobeat : The Blue Monks, The Satellites, The Sweet Beans (his own band), Marijata..
Pat Thomas – who lives in Ghana today – is, as Ebo Taylor, still playing and recording nowadays, and is regularly on tour.
The track presented here, “I Need More“, is taken from his last album on the Gapophone music label (one of the best record label from Ghana) and was recorded back in the time by Kayode Salami and Monday Oki, the two mythical recording engineers of the EMI NIGERIA studios based in Lagos.

Pat Thomas & Marijata – I Need More

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Gpo2tbIou2E

Have a nice sunday,

Armand de Preseau

Ahmed Malek – Omar Gatlato (Version Télé Ciné Club) (Algeria, 1978, Ministere de l’Information et de la Culture Algérienne)

Ahmed Malek, born in 1931 in Bordj El Kiffan (Algeria) was one of the most prolific Algerian musician and movie score composer.
He composed soundtracks for a dozen and dozen of movies (Les Vacances de l’Inspecteur Tahar, Omar Gatlato, Aziza..), National TV & Radio shows and documentaries.
He died in 2008 in Algiers.
For today, I wanted to share with you “Omar Gatlato“, one of my favourite track from him, a melancholic Bossa Nova Jazz theme composed in 1976 for the movie “Omar Gatlato“, directed by the film maker Merzak Allouache.
You’ll understand why Ahmed Malek was nicknammed “The Algerian Ennio Morricone” – Enjoy !

Ahmed Malek – Omar Gatlato (Version Télé Ciné Club)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/8KB1vbPsekE

Take care,

Armand de Preseau