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Eusèbe Jaojoby – Taratasy Maitso (Madagascar, 1987, Pied Rouge)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Taratasy Maitso“, an incredible deep bouncy Island Afro Soul Salegy Funk Folk track with island Jazz flavors, recorded in the late 80s by the legendary Madagascan composer & musician Eusèbe Jaojoby & that only appears on this obscure compilation out in 1987, financed thanks to the support of the national airline company “Air Madagascar“.

Cherry on the cake : that simple but gorgeous cover art – Enjoy !

Eusèbe Jaojoby – Taratasy Maitso (Madagascar, 1987, Pied Rouge)

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Armand de Preseau

L’Incomparable Vata Mombasa – Mon Fils (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1982, Production Vata Mombasa)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mon Fils“, a deep spiritual syncopated Afro Soul track with funky Soukous flavors, taken from the 2nd album recorded in 1982 in the city of Lomé (Togo) by the Congolese (former Zaïre) composer & guitarist Vata Diantima (better kwown as “Vata Mombasa”), former member of the mythical band “Orchestre Lipua Lipua“.

The album presented here features great musicians from the band “Orchestre Niamou Niamou” such as : Assi Kapela, André “Ya Zorro” Lumingu, Jean-Marie Kabongo Wetu, Danielle “Daniela” Loko, Anani & Kanyama “Ringo” Moya Lotula.

To notice : I decided to edit the track to share only its first part, my favorite (it turns from the middle into a completely different tune, straight soukous one) – Enjoy !

L’Incomparable Vata Mombasa – Mon Fils (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1982, Production Vata Mombasa)

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Armand de Preseau

Boussouar El Maghnaoui – Nabghik Nabghik Chkoune Yedik (Algeria, 70s, Sawt Hilali)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nabghik Nabghik Chkoune Yedik“, a dope powerful Proto Raï Folk Soul track, take from an ultra hard to find single recorded in the 70s by the Algerian singer & composer Boussouar El Maghnaoui on the mythical Parisian record label “Sawt Hilali“.

One of my personal favorite track in the genre, that always set the dance floor on fire when I play it during my DJ sets – Enjoy !

Boussouar El Maghnaoui – Nabghik Nabghik Chkoune Yedik (Algeria, 70s, Sawt Hilali)

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Armand de Preseau

Azik-Ka – Tradition Nou (French Guiana, 1988, Sonoclair)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tradition Nou“, a beautiful deep balearic cosmic Island Synth Zouk Jazz track with great Gwo Ka Folklore percussions, recorded in the late 80s by the band “Azik-Ka” from French Guiana (West-indies), leaded by the composer & singer Jean-Pierre Bonjotin.

This band features :

Jean-Pierre Bonjotin : Synths (Yamaha DX7, Roland Juno 2, S900), Lead vocals on B2 ;

Claude Cheung-A-Long : Percussion ;

Roland Erdual : Vocals (chorus), Lead vocals on B1 ;

Jean-Elie Panelle : Percussion ;

Raymond Pierre : Guitar Basse, Chorus ;

Henri Placide : Vocals, chorus ; Lead vocals on A1 ;

Christian Rogier : Drums ;

Sylvestre Saul : Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar ;

Stanislas Talip : Chorus ;

Yvane Thoris : Chorus, Lead vocals on A3 ;

Cherry on the cake : that gorgeous cover art by A. Rosemond – Enjoy !

Azik-Ka – Tradition Nou (French Guiana, 1988, Sonoclair)

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Armand de Preseau

Pierre Akendengue – Epuguzu (Gabon, 1991, Celluloid)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Epuguzu“, an instant catchy Afro Electro Synth Funk Soul track, taken from a late album recorded in Paris in the early 90s by the internationally known Gabonese composer, guitarist & poet Pierre-Claver Akendengue on the famous French record label “Celluloid“, featuring a great bunch of legendary African & West-Indian musicians (Sam Ateba, Roger Raspail, Mario Canonge, …).

Massive dance floor stormer favorite in the genre – Enjoy !

Pierre Akendengue – Epuguzu (Gabon, 1991, Celluloid)

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Armand de Preseau

Kamel Raouf Nagati – De L’Orient À Orion (Tunisia, 1970s, En’Nagham)

For today, I wanted to share with you “De L’Orient À Orion“, a bewitching Oriental Jazz Funk Soul track from Maghreb with French dreamy lyrics, recorded in the early 70s in Tunisia by the musician & composer Kamel Raouf Nagati on the legendary Tunisian record label “𝐄𝐧’𝐍𝐚𝐠𝐡𝐚𝐦” – Enjoy !

Kamel Raouf Nagati – De L’Orient À Orion (Tunisia, 1970s, En’Nagham)

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Rail Band De Bamako – Mouodilo (Mali, 1970s, EMI – His Master’s Voice)

Following this previous article, I wanted to share with you “Mouodilo“, a devastating furious Afro Soul Jerk Funk track from West Africa, recorded in Bamako (Mali) in the early 70s by the mythical Malian band “Orchestre Rail Band” originally founded and led at this time by the legendary saxophonist Tidiani Kone, an outstanding musician that was also a griot (a kind of religious leader/ influent personality).

Largely responsible for the birth of modern Mandingo music from Mali, the group was also called “Orchestre du Buffet Hotel de la Gare de Bamako” because it played there twice a week.

Pressed in Nigeria on the local branch famous label “EMI – His Master’s Voice“, the track presented here (my favorite !) is an early rough version of the 1973 “Moko Diolo“, also included in their second blue album – Enjoy !

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Armand de Preseau

Eko Roosevelt Louis – Phone Me Tonight (Cameroun, 1981, Eko Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Phone Me Tonight“, a killer balearic Cosmic Afro Synth Disco Soul track with awesome organ parts, taken from an ultra rare single recorded in France in the early 80s by the legendary Cameroonian composer, musician & producer Eko Roosevelt Louis & produced in very small quantities, and that doesn’t appear on any of his albums.

Serious invisible holy grail here, hope you’ll enjoy !

Eko Roosevelt Louis – Phone Me Tonight (Cameroun, 1981, Eko Music)

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Armand de Preseau

Edmund Spice – Baby Can I Hold You Tonite (Nigeria, 1991, Polygram)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Baby Can I Hold You Tonite“, a Nigerian cover of the international hit from the American singer Tracy Chapman, reinterpreted here in an uplifting 90s Afro Hip Hop New Jack House Soul version, taken from the (apparently) only album recorded by the mysterious Nigerian musician Edmund Spice, produced by the legendary Nigerian musician Lemmy Jackson & recorded at the mythical Nigeria Tabansi Studios.

This album features :

Writings & compositions : Edmund Spice ;

Rearrangements : Lemmy Jackson, Sonny & Charlie Charles ;

Computer Programming : Lemmy Jackson, Sonny & Charlie Charles ;

Key Board : Lemmy Jackson, Sonny & Charlie Charles ;

Lead Vocals : Edmund Spice ;

Back-Up Vocals : Manny Eke, Charles Enebili & Austin Okonkwo ;

Edmund Spice – Baby Can I Hold You Tonite (Nigeria, 1990, Polygram)

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Armand de Preseau

Marco Payet – Clin D’Oeil A Luc (La Reunion, 1990, Piros)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Clin D’Oeil A Luc“, a deep balearic 90s electronic Island Synth Maloya Jazz Funk track, taken from the second album recorded in 1990 by the composer & musician Jean-Marc “Marco” Payet from Reunion island (Indian Ocean) probably in tribute to the legendary reunionese composer & violinist Marie Emilien Luçay Donat, better known as “Luc Donat“.

This song has the same vibes than the best ones from the mythical reunionese band “Ziskakan“, that I also really love – Hope you’ll like it, enjoy !

Marco Payet – Clin D’Oeil A Luc (La Reunion, 1990, Piros)

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Armand de Preseau