Tag: African funk

Nicodème “Tjap’s” Tjap Oum – Oa (Cameroun, 1980s, OUM 001)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Oa“, an instant catchy Afro Boogie Funk Soul Synth track with Cosmic Makossa grooves, taken from the first single self-produced & recorded in Paris in the 80s by the Cameroonian artist Nicodème “Tjap’s” Trap Oum, native from Nkongsamba in the West region of the country, and who recorded several local hits such as “Tina miñem minan … inyu bonge” & “Tamboura” before slowing down his career due to a lung disease.

This track includes the following musicians :

Bass Guitar : Abou Bass ;

Chorus : Medy Dayas, Michele, Ngo Bavoï Charlotte (Ngo Nkol), Tonye Jackson ;

Guitar : Yves N’Djock ;

Keyboards : Jean Charles Jarrel ;

Saxophone : Charly Bokher ;

Trumpet : Jean-Claude Leandre ;

Always a nice track to warm up a dance floor, hope you’ll like it !

Tjap’s – Oa (Cameroun, 1980s, OUM 001)

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Gregoire Lawami – Africa Land Of Soul (Togo, 1977, BBZ Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Africa Land Of Soul“, an instant catchy Afro Disco Funk Soul track, taken from the only album from the Togolese composer & musician Gregoire Lawani, recorded in 1977 in Paris and composed and produced by the mythical legendary French composer Andre Charles “Slim” Pezin.

One of my personal favorite of the genre with flavors that always reminds me the international hit “Soul Makossa” by the Cameroonian King Emmanuel N’Djoké “Manu” Dibango, and always perfect to rock a dance floor – Enjoy !

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N.S.T. Cophie’s – Elle (Ivory Coast, 1983, N.S.T. Cophie’s Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Elle“, a catchy 80s Afro Electro Boogie Funk Synth Balearic stepper, taken from the 2nd album self-produced & recorded in 1983 by the Ivorian composer & musician Ernest Kouadio Koffi, better known as “N.S.T. Cophie’s“, part of the well-known west african band Bozambo, and who was also the half brother of the legendary musician Alpha Blondy (Seydou Koné) from Ivory Coast.

Including the mythical Cameroonian musician Emmanuel N’Djoké “Manu” Dibango on the chorus, this album was backed by great musicians :

N.S.T. Cophies : Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer, Computer, Vocoder, Piano, Percussion, Music Director ;

Charly Bokher : Alto Saxophone ;

Emile Kangue : Bass ;

Manu Dibango, Florence Titty Dimbeng, Genie Helo, Kanda Bongo Man, Sissy Dipoko : Chorus ;

Paco Sery : Drums, Bass ;

Jimmy Mvondo Mvele : Tenor Saxophone ;

Jerry Manga : Trumpet ;

N.S.T. Cophie’s – Elle (Ivory Coast, 1983, N.S.T. Cophie’s Self-Released)

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Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako – Mali Denou (Mali, 1977, Sonafric)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Mali Denou”, an mesmerizing 70s Afro Synth Soul Funk track with awesome organ parts, taken from an album recorded in 1977 by the mythical Malian band “Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako” that included the finest Malian musicians such as Salif KeitaAmadou BagayokoOusmane KouyatéMoussa Doumbia & Idrissa Soumaoro and out on the legendary french label Sonafric.

This band was one of the two main malian orchestras with “L’Orchestre Rail Band Du Buffet Hotel De La Gare De Bamako” in which Salif Keita (who wrote the song presented here) used to sing before joining “Les Ambassadeurs” – Enjoy !

Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako – Mali Denou (Mali, 1977, Sonafric)

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Papa Wemba Le Kuru Yaka & Les Djamuskets De Paris – Zea (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1982, Le Passeport)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Zea“, an awesome deep African Soukous from the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire), that quickly turns after the first part to a Psychedelic Funky Soul track with mind-blowing guitar parts, taken from an album privately recorded & released in 1982 by the legendary Congolese composer & musician Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, better known as “Papa Wemba“.

Serious dancefloor stormer here, hope you’ll like it !

Papa Wemba Le Kuru Yaka & Les Djamuskets De Paris – Zea (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1982, Le Passeport)

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The Jets – With Love Everything Is Easy (Nigeria, 1976, Anodisc Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “With Love Everything Is Easy“, a killer Psychedelic 70s Afro Soul Funk track with mind-blowing synth & fuzzy guitars, taken from the only album recorded in 1976 by the Nigerian band “The Jets” on the legendary record label “Anodisc Records“, leaded and composed by Maxcy Chuku and that was composed with :

Macxy Ludwig (Lead Vocals, Tambourine, Percussion, Tom Tom) ;

Jimi Henshaw (Bass Guitar & Multi Bass, Backing Vocals) ;

Simeon “Sim” Anaba (Congas, Bongos, Gong, Bells, Backing Vocals) ;

Charlie Eze (Drums, Percussion, Bongos) ;

Beni “Ben” Tudumey (Keyboards, Synthesizer, Piano, Backing Vocals) ;

Ken Okogbue (Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Pedalboard) ;

Really hard to find album in the same vein as the Nigerian band “Black Children Sledge Funk Band“, hope you’ll like it !

The Jets – With Love Everything Is Easy (Nigeria, 1976, Anodisc Records)

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Armand de Preseau

Bill Loko – Ndolo (Cameroun, 1981, Bill Loko Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ndolo“, a stormer Afro Disco Synth Soul Makossa track, taken from an album recorded at studio Synthésis in Paris (France) & self-released by the mythical Cameroonian composer & musician Bill Loko, with the help of another great Cameroonian figure, the legendary composer & arranger Dhin Ndjocke-Ebongue, better known as “Michot Dinh” (on music, keyboards, guitar, bass guitar & percussion).

This album also features great Paris-living musicians of that era, such as : Joseph “Jo” Dikongue Jr., Mony Dhin, Sissy Dipoko, Brigitte Sarrus, Christine Poussy & Claude Vamur for the drums.

Instant dance floor anthem here, hope you’ll like it !

Bill Loko – Ndolo (Cameroun, 1981, Bill Loko Self-Released)

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Djelimady Tounkara & Le Rail Band Du Mali – Djiguiya (Mali, 1970s, Disco Stock)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Djiguiya“, a storming West African 10min long Afrobeat Soul Funk track with killer horns, taken from the 2nd album of the Malian composer & musician Djelimady Tounkara (one of the foremost guitarists in Africa).

Produced by the Burkinabe musician Amadou Sanfo, this song was recorded in the 1970s (I think, all informations are welcome !), backed by the legendary “Orchestre Rail Band de Bamako” and by written by Sekou Kante (one of the former musician’s of that mythical band).

One of the most beautiful West African track of the genre and quite impossible to find nowadays, hope you’ll enjoy !

Djelimady Tounkara & Le Rail Band Du Mali – Djiguiya (Mali, 1970s, Disco Stock)

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The Drive – Move With The Spirit (South Africa, 1975, RCA Victor)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Move With The Spirit“, a deep catchy Afro Jazz Funk Soul Instrumental with great saxophone parts, recorded in 1975 by the Southern African band “The Drive” founded in 1971 by Adolphus “Bunny” Luthuli and Henry Sithole.

The band was composed with :

Alto Saxophone : Henry Sithole ;

Bass Guitar : Tony Sauli ;

Drums, Percussion, Congas : Nelson Magwaza ;

Guitar : Adolphus ‘Bunny’ Luthuli ;

Producer : David Thekwane ;

Synthesizer, Electric Piano, Organ : Bhekumuzi “Beki” Mseleku ;

Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone : Stanley Sithole ;

Trumpet : Danny Sithole ;

Splendid & highly recommended music, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

The Drive – Move With The Spirit (South Africa, 1975, RCA Victor)

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Traoré Amadou dit Ballake & L’Orchestre Super Volta – Kambele Ba (Burkina Faso, 1970s, CVD Club Voltaïque du Disque)

Following to this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Kambélé Ba“, a splendid deep West African slow Psychedelic Soul Funk track back with gorgeous electric guitar parts from the Super Volta Orchestra, recorded in the 70s by the legendary Burkinabe (Upper Volta) composer & musician Amadou Traoré Ballaké.

Amadou recorded and performed in different parts of Africa as well as New York and Paris and was part of the mythical Afro Latin Salsa Band “Africando” in the early 21st century before his death in 2014.

Gorgeous song and really hard to find single nowadays, enjoy !

Traoré Amadou dit Ballaké & L’Orchestre Super Volta – Kambele Ba (Burkina Faso, 1970s, CVD Club Voltaïque du Disque)

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