Month: April 2024

Nkotti François & Les Black Styl – Muwaso Mwa Longe (Cameroun, 1970s, Editions Retro 2000)

Following this former post, I would like to share with you “Muwaso Mwa Longe“, an uplifting instant feel-good frantic Afro Disco Soul Funk track with Makossa flavors, taken from one of the 1st albums recorded by the mythical Cameroonian band “Les Black Styl” the mythical Cameroonian band “Les Black Styl”.

This band, originally from the city of Douala, included the finest musicians of that era such as Toto GuillaumeEmile KangueGuy Lobe & Mouelle Jean and was leaded by the legendary composer & musician Nkotti François.

This post is dedicated to Nkotti François, my Cameroonian father who sadly passed away on August 2021. Miss you so much Baba, you’re always on my mind !

Nkotti François & Les Black Styl – Muwaso Mwa Longe (Cameroun, 1970s, Editions Retro 2000)

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

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Inoccupa Du Zaire – Arangomo (Part. 1 & 2) (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1976, Authentic’Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Arangomo“, an frantic Afro Soukous Souk Funky track that begins as a straight Rumba to quickly go wild, recorded by the obscure Congolese band “Orchestre Inoccupa Du Zaire” (any further informations welcomed !), that seemed to have recorded only recorded 2 singles including that one, released in 1976 on the French record label “Authentic’Music“.

Personal favorite, always a dance floor burner when I play it in my DJ Sets – Enjoy !

Orchestre Inoccupa Du Zaire – Arangomo (Part. 1 & 2) (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1976, Authentic’Music)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/AusB7FM_0AE

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

Armand de Preseau

Frankie McIntosh & The Equitables – Sexual Healing (St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Straker’s Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sexual Healing”, an instant feel-good catchy Island Soca Disco Soul track with Calypso flavors, cover of the Marvin Gaye’s timeless classic reinterpreted in 1983 in a fresh Caribbean way by the band “The Equitables” from St Vincent & The Grenadines (Bahamas) and leaded by the Vincentian composer & musician Frankie McIntosh.

This album, that features great musicians as Charmaine Yates & Cauldric Forbes, was released on the mythical label Straker’s Records, one of the most prolific Caribbean labels of the 70s & the 80s, founded by Granville Straker and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York – Enjoy !

The Equitables – Sexual Healing (St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Straker’s Records)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Yt7EkD98Pyw

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

Armand de Preseau

Okoi Seka Athanase – Mambo Marie Madeleine Houi Bin (Ivory Coast, 1977, Disco 2000)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mambo Marie Madeleine Houi Bin“, a mind-blowing deep melancholic Afro Soul Jazz track with gorgeous horns & Latin flavors, taken from one of the first albums recorded by the Ivorian composer Okoi Seka Athanase in 1977.

This album includes the following musicians (any further informations are welcomed) :

Okoi Seka Athanase : Lead Vocals ;

Léo : Bass Guitar ;

Christophe : Drums ;

N’Da Jo : Guitar ;

Bouadou Ernest : Solo Guitar ;

P. Lucien Dy : Percussion ;

Bader : Saxophone ;

Ahmed, Beugré Edouard : Trumpet ;

Assy Lucien, Lucien Achipo : Vocals ;

Really beautiful song, that reminds some of the best Afro Latin tracks by legendary Congolese bands & musicians (Tabu Ley Rochereau & L’Orchestre Afrisa International, Franco & his T.P. OK Jazz, Dr Nico, …). Enjoy !

Okoi Seka Athanase – Mambo Marie Madeleine Houi Bin (Ivory Coast, 1977, Disco 2000)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/juaERMT69iI

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

Armand de Preseau

Bahta Gebre Hiwot – Tessassategn Eko (Ethiopia, 1973, Amha Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tessassategn Eko“, an sweet Ethic Soul Jazz track with Jerk flavors, taken from the 1st single recorded in 1973 by the Ethiopian composer & singer Bahta Gebre Hiwot, with the help from Gebreab Tefera (words) & Girma Beyene (musical arrangements).

It was released in 1973 on “Amha Records“, prominent & legendary record label owned by Amha Eshete and that released 103 Ethiopian singles and 10 albums between 1969 & 1975, including some by mythical musicians Mahmoud Ahmed or Mulatu Astatke.

Those Ethio gems are getting harder & harder to find, especially in such clean condition, hope you’ll enjoy it !

Bahta Gebre Hiwot – Tessassategn Eko (Ethiopia, 1973, Amha Records)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/s8HIgg4luLo

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

Armand de Preseau