Felixson Ngasia and The Survivals – Black Precious Colour (Cameroon, 1980, Polydor Nigeria)

Super obscure Afro Funk Boogie anthem taken from the one and only album recorded in Lagos (Nigeria) by an unknown Cameroonian band, The Survivals, leaded by Felixson Ngasia – Enjoy !

Felixson Ngasia and The Survivals – Black Precious Colour

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/8Et2HzyaXeg

Regards,

Armand

Spiritual Singers “Ntsamina” – Kimia (Republic of the Congo, 1983, Not on Label)

The band Spiritual Singers Ntsamina (Spiritual Singers of the Light) was founded the 10 of October 1980 in Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo) by a group of christian teenagers from 13 to 24 years old.

The band was composed by :

Guitar Solo : Sylvain Loudi

Rhythm Guitar : Albert Loudi

Bass Guitar : Pierre Diakossama

Organ : Théodore Mbouaka

Drums : Samuel Ossama

Solo Vocals : Berthe Loudi, Samuel Ossama, Albert Loudi

Backing Vocals : Jeanne Nzibou, Berthe Loudi, Thomas Nsikouvoue, Albert Loudi, Aimérence Loulendo, Bernadette Mbemba Nlandou, Sylvain Loudi

The track presented here, “Kimia”, is a disco boogie christian gospel UFO-esque song taken from their one and only album recorded in 1983 – Enjoy !

Spiritual Singers “Ntsamina” – Kimia

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/ZTBZyvCq2jg

Best regards,

Armand

El Hadrmy and L’Orchestre National de Mauritanie – Kamlat (Mauritania, 1973, Morico Records)

Hello Everyone !

To end this week, I wanted to make you discover “Kamlat”, one song taken the first single of one of the most famous Mauritanian Singer, El Hadrmy, and his band, L’Orchestre National de Mauritanie.

This single is really rare and very hard to find (200 singles were pressed at the time !), one of the very few records from Mauritania.

The song presented here is a deep and slow psychedelic ballad that turns nervous from the middle of the track – hope you’ll like it !

El Hadrmy and L’Orchestre National de Mauritanie – Kamlat

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

Have a nice sunday evening,

Armand

ADP035 – In The Heat Of The Cameroonian Nights (A Selection of Raw Funk, Punk and Soul Tracks from the 70’s)

For this 35th selection, I’ve prepared you a journey of 50 min of ultra obscure and ungoogleable Afro Funk, Afro Punk and Afro Soul Cameroonian tracks from the 70’s !

Hope you’ll like it, I’ve put serious bangers in it !

Armand de Preseau – In The Heat Of The Cameroonian Nights

You can listen and download this selection by clicking here !

Enjoy,

Armand

Nkotti François and The Black Styl 77 – Loko La Mboa (France, 2017, Nanga Boko Records)

Coulibaly Tidiani – Sie Koumgolo (Burkina Faso, 1979, Sacodis)

 Coulibaly Tidiani, born on the 31th of December 1941 in Kankala town, was one of the most famous  singer from Burkina Faso (former Upper Volta) in the 70’s, as well as Amadou Balake.
He began his carrer in the 60’s playing with the Volta Jazz Orchestra, and founded his own band in the 70’s, the “Orchestre Dafra Star de Bobo-Dioulasso”, one of the most popular band at the time in the country.
He recorded three albums, and a few 7 inches records.
The song I wanted to present you today, “Sie Koumgolo”, an uplifting melancholic ballad with psychedelic guitars and wild piano parts, is taken from his last LP, recorded in 1979 in Ivory Coast.
Coulibaly Tidiani – Sie Koumgolo

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel : https://youtu.be/LQXeB6PsIUs

 Have a nice week,
Armand

Amadou Traore dit Balake – Bar Konon Mousso & other beautiful songs (Burkina Faso, 1974, Disques CVD)

Amadou Traore dit Balake is a burkinabé singer who recorded many songs from very different genre (mandingo rhythms, afrobeat, salsa, quiet balads, soukouss) and in many countries/cities all over the world (New york, Abidjan, Paris, Accra, Lagos..).
This beautiful 7 inch was recorded in 1969 with l’Orchestre Super Volta, in the country of Burkina Faso, on the great “La Compagnie Voltaique du Disque” label (CVD), known for its magical psych tracks.
This track deals with a musician (him, maybe ?), who performs every night at the Don Camillo Club. Each night, coming back from his show, this guy meets the same prostitute he is totally in love with, but the girl prefers to spend her night with white guys in Abidjan’s hotels, because they are rich, and musicians are poor (“Musicien c’est pas quelqu’un, tu es pauvre garçon”).
There are actually 2 different versions of this track (the lyrics are the same), because Amadou re-recorded it in the 70’s for one of his LP’s, out on the famous Ivory Coast’s SACODIS label, in an afrobeat way.
I definitely prefer the first quiet version, hope you’ll understand why (listen to this amazing hypnotic guitar..).
Amadou is still alive, and plays now with the famous Africando salsa band.

Amadou Balake – Bar Konou Mousso

 
As bonuses, two tracks :
To begin, here comes the other version of Bar Konou Mousso – the Afrobeat one – called Super Bar Konon Mousso.
Amadou Balake – Super bar Konon Mousso
Next, another song from Amadou Traore out on the CVD label, Johnny.
(all the copies of the Kambele ba / Johnny record I heard from now have the same pressing default, this Woush woush woush you can hear.. Shame but lovely in a way..)
Amadou Balake – Johnny
Enjoy !

Armand

Ali Farka Toure – Radio Mali (Mali, 1976, Sonafric)

Following to this former post, I decided to make you (re)discover one of my favourite Malian artists, Ali Farka Touré, with “Radio Mali”, a short but very nice deep desert blues song – Enjoy !
Ali Farka Touré – Radio Mali
Have a nice week,
Armand

NBK 001 : Nkotti François and The Black Styls 77 – De Bonaberi A Douala

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IN ENGLISH :

40 years after the original release, Nangaboko Records is very proud to present you the official reissue of the first album from the Cameroonian musician Nkotti Francois and his band, « The Black Styls ».

High quality remastered sound.

Reissued by Armand de Preseau.

A very detailled biography in both English and French langages with exclusive pictures come with the record, for a better comprehension of the work of the musician.

Each vinyl includes a voucher to download the album in a HD digital format for free.

Available in LP vinyl record and HQ digital format.

Approuved by the artist himself, 100 % legit, all 8 tracks are under exclusive license of Nanga Boko Records.

Limited edition.

Official Website : www.africangrooves.fr

Official Bandcamp : www.nangabokorecords.bandcamp.com

Official Facebook Page : www.facebook.com/nangabokorecords

Official Discogs Page : https://www.discogs.com/fr/Nkotti-Fran%C3%A7ois-Les-Black-Styl-De-Bonaberi-Douala/release/10812365


EN FRANCAIS :

A l’occasion des 40 ans de la date de sortie de l’album original, Nangaboko Records est fier de vous présenter la réédition officielle du premier album de l’artiste Camerounais Nkotti François et de son groupe, « Les Black Styls ».

L’ensemble des morceaux de l’album a été soigneusement re-masterisé, dans le souci d’apporter aux auditeurs un son de très haute qualité.

Une biographie détaillée de l’artiste en anglais et en français ainsi que des photos inédites du groupe accompagnent le disque, pour une plus grande compréhension et appréciation de l’œuvre du musicien.

Chaque disque vinyle est accompagné d’une carte de téléchargement permettant de télécharger l’album en haute qualité audio.

Disponible au format vinyle 33 tours et en téléchargement en haute qualité audio !

Réédition approuvée par l’artiste lui-même !

Edition limitée.

L’ensemble des 8 titres de l’album est sous la licence exclusive de Nanga boko Records.

Site Officiel : www.africangrooves.fr

Bandcamp Officiel : www.nangabokorecords.bandcamp.com

Page Facebook Officielle : www.facebook.com/nangabokorecords

Page Discogs Officielle : https://www.discogs.com/fr/Nkotti-Fran%C3%A7ois-Les-Black-Styl-De-Bonaberi-Douala/release/10812365

Kojo N’dah and Soundz Connection – Ewule Ma Mbawu La (Ghana, 1981, Kojo N’dah)

 This week, I decided to share with you one of my favourite Highlife record from Ghana, very obscure (the record is a private pressing), from Kojo N’dah, an artist who used to live in Ivory Coast and who recorded a few LP.
The track presented here, “Ewule Ma Mbawu La”, is an awesome percussive and bouncing dancefloor highlife track, with rhodes keys and synths in Vis-a-Vis Orchestra vein – Enjoy !
Kojo N’dah and Soundz Connection – Ewule Ma Mbawu La
Have a nice weekend,
Armand