Month: June 2023

Mystik – Pays Femm (Haiti, 1980, Espri Records & Tapes)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Pays Femm“, an instant feel-good summer Island Disco Boogie Funk anthem, taken from the only album by the underground Haitian band “Mystik“, privately recorded & released in 1980 on their own record label “Espri Records & Tapes“.

This album features :

Georges Osse Andre (Fender Rhodes / String Ensemble / Clarinet/Organ / Backing Vocals) ;

Reynold Cadet (Bass) ;

John Bob Castel (Lead Guitar / Acoustic Guitar) ;

Eric Charlier (Congas/Drums) ;

Jean-Claude Pierre-Charles (Peddy) (Lead Vocal) ;

Frantz Charles Dugue (The Duke) (Lead Vocal) ;

Evans Lespinasse (Lead Vocal / Backing Vocals) ;

Robert Raymond (Bass/Percussion : Ra, Ra / Backing Vocals) ;

Edouard Richard (Lead Guitar / Guitar / Synthetizer / Backing Vocals) ;

Alix Saintil (Drums) ;

Patrick Saintil (Percussion) ;

Dernst Emile (Arrangements) ;

Jeff Kracke (Engineer) ;

One of my personal favorite song of the genre that can set any dance floor on fire, so hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Mystik – Pays Femm (Haiti, 1980, Espri Records & Tapes)

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Abeti Masikini – Usisilike (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1978, BBZ Productions)

Following this previous article, I wanted to share with you for today “Usisilike“, an instant feel-good Afro Boogie Soul Funk track, taken from the 6th album of the Congolese Diva Elisabeth Finant, better known as Abeti Maskini, out in 1978 on the French record label “BBZ Productions” with the help of legendary African & French legendary names :

Pierre Alain Dahan (Drums) ;

Sauveur Malia (Bass) ;

Slim Pezin (Producing, Arrangements, Guitars) ;

Marc Chantereau (Percussions)

Georges Taguere (Keyboards) ;

Gerard Akueson (Management) ;

Abeti Masiki – Usisilike (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1978)

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Massako 84 – C’est Toi Mon Problème (Gabon, 1984, Mass Pro)

Following this previous article, I wanted to share with you for today “C’est Toi Mon Problème“, a frantic 10min long Funky Afro Soukous track, taken from one of the numerous albums recorded by the mythical National military orchestra and musical band “Orchestre Massako” from Libreville (Gabon), leaded by the legendary musician Jean-Christian Mboumba Mackaya “Mack-Joss” and released in 1984 on his own record label “Mass Pro“.

This album features :

Arranged, Producer : Jean-Christian Mboumba Mackaya ;

Bass Guitar : Jo La Basse, Régis Ogouamba ;

Chorus : Bibounza Shakara, Mwamy Menghe, Rachel Tchoungui ;

Guitar : Guy Bouchard, Pendy Gaspard, Sec Bidens, Sita Mbele ;

Guitar (Solo) : Pendy Gaspard ;

Mixed By : Francis Personne ;

Saxophone : Akouda Asso ;

Saxophone, Trombone : Roger Kom ;

Trumpet : Jean-Christian Mboumba Makaya ;

Amazing friendly dance floor tool, enjoy !

Orchestre Massako 84 – C’est Toi Mon Problème (Gabon, 1984, Mass Pro)

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Ziké & Le Gneze Moule – La Gloire (Ivory Coast, 1993, Raikatt Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “La Gloire“, a, underground catchy 90s Afro Rap Electro Funk Smurf track with fresh & dope drum machines basslines & DX7 synth use, taken from the 1st album recorded in 1993 by the still active today choregrapher, author, composer & zouglou (musical genre from Ivory Coast) artist Krédou “Ziké” Laurent with the help of the producer, sound engineer & machines programmer Bamba Moussa Yang.

This album features :

Lead vocals : Krédou Ziké Laurent ;

Music, Arrangement, Drum machines (Akai S 1000 EMU 3, D 50, RX 5, DX 7), Guitars & Synthesizer : Bamba Moussa Yang ;

Backing Vocals : Bamba Moussa Yang (A1 to B1), Henri Kattié (A1 to B1), Raymond Akishy (A1 to B1) & Ziké (A1 to B1) ;

Chorus : Awa Maïga & Zenia Caraibe “Lovy” ;

Early 90s Afro Hip Hop tracks are really rare & hard to find on vinyl format, so hope you’ll enjoy !

Ziké & Le Gneze Moule – La Gloire (Ivory Coast, 1993, Raikatt Productions)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/2llsXiiJkbM

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau