Tag: African grooves

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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Armand de Preseau

I Notturni – I Notturni (Lebanon, 1970s, I Notturni Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “I Notturni“, an incredible powerful psychedelic Rock Funk Soul instrumental with gorgeous flute & organ parts, taken from the one-and-only EP released by the Lebanese band “I Notturni” in the 70s (I think, any informations are welcomed…), leaded by the composer & musician Khaled Choughari, and that used to play in several night clubs of Lebanon (it was the resident band of “Casino Du Liban” for some times), Iran & Egypt.

The band was composed with :

Khaled Choughari : Music, Band leading ;

Ermanno Riccordi : Lyrics ;

Conductor : Tony Akkawi ;

Super obscure & hard to find record, one of the hardest to find Lebanese treasures, hope you’ll like it !

I Notturni – I Notturni (Lebanon, 1970s, I Notturni Self-Released)

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Armand de Preseau

Puzzle Pulsion – Si En Tchéou (French West Indies/France, 1986, Puzzle Pulsion Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with with “Si En Tchéou“, a dope fresh Island Boogie Synth Zouk Funk Boogie Soul track, taken from the only album self-recorded & released in Paris (France) in 1986 by the short-lived band Puzzle Pulsion, founded by the French West Indians musicians “Groovy” (Patrick Valey) & “Tyjan” (Jean Arcon).

This album includes some of the best musicians of that era, such :

Bass : Michel Alibo ;

Chorus – Jeanne Boisdur ;

Guitar, Vocals, Chorus, Drums, Percussion, Composition & arrangements : Tyjan (Jean Arcon) & Groovy (Patrick Valey) ;

Saxophone – Jean-Pierre Bitjong Ntep, Major P ;

Synthesizer – Luis, Pascal Bohr ;

Violin : Jean-Luc Ayache ;

Super hard to find album with amazing tracks only, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Puzzle Pulsion – Si En Tchéou (French West Indies, 1986, Puzzle Pulsion Self-Released)

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Armand de Preseau

Ivano Alberto Fossati & Oscar Prudente – Tema Del Lupo (Italia, 1973, Fonit Cetra)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tema Del Lupo“, an outstanding uptempo psychedelic Freakbeat Funk Soul track with killer flute breaks that sounds like a theme of a lost Italian Western movie soundtrack a la Ennio Morricone, taken from the first album of the Italian composers, arrangers & musicians Ivano Alberto Fossati & Oscar Prudente, recorded in 1973.

This song has been covered many times and was even released later in 1975 on the mythical American label “Roulette” as “The Night Of The Wolf” by Ivano & Oscar under their alias “Al Foster Band” (slightly different version), but this one will remain by far my favorite, always dancefloor burner when I”m deejaying in night clubs – Enjoy !

Ivano Alberto Fossati & Oscar Prudente – Tema Del Lupo (Italia, 1975, Fonit Cetra)

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Armand de Preseau

The Smockers – Zeny Izy (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Zeny Izy“, a very interesting & groovy deep track from Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, really nice blend of Psychedelic Soul, Reggae, Pop, Rock, Folk & Fusion influences that only that specific geographical area has the secret.

This song is taken from the first single recorded by the band “The Smockers“, leaded by the composer & musician Roger Georges, and out on the mythical Madagascan record label “Discomad” in the late 70s – Enjoy !

The Smockers – Zeny Izy (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

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Armand de Preseau

Lady Isa – Tabou Ya Afrika (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1980s, Espera)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tabou Ya Afrika“, an instant catchy balearic 80s Afro Electro Boogie Funk Synth track with insane drum machines backing, taken from the 2nd album of the Congolese Diva Isabelle “Lady Isa” Kozonga, recorded in the late 80s in Belgium with the help of the producer & musician Emmanuel “Manu” Lima.

This track is taken from a record that has another pressing, with different versions & arrangements of the songs. The one presented here is my favorite, with musical flavors that reminds me a bit of the African anthem “Let Me Love You” composer in 1979 by the Sierra Leonean musician “Bunny Mack” (Cecil Bunting MacCormack).

Devastating dance floor weapon, this record never leaves my DJ Bag when I’m invited to play records in parties & clubs – Enjoy !

Lady Isa – Tabou Ya Afrika (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1980s, Espera)

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Armand de Preseau

Guelewar Band Of Banjul – Yaye Boul Ma Bayi (Gambia, 1979, Valerie)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you “Yaye Boul Ma Bayi“, an outstanding deep Psychedelic 70s Afro Mbalax Fusion Soul Jazz track, taken from the first album from the legendary Gambian band “Guelewar Band Of Banjul” recorded in 1979.

Leaded by the Gambian composer & musician Laaye N’Gom, the group included many mythical Gambian & Senegalese musicians such :

Leader, Vocals, Keyboards, Conductor, Liner Notes : Laaye N’Gom ;

Vocals : Moussa N’Gom ;

Alto Saxophone : Bas Lo Fara Biram ;

Bass : Njok Malick Mike Njie ;

Drums : Oussou Ndiaye ;

Guitar : Moussa Njobdi Njie ;

Percussion : Adu Salla, Alive Badara Cham N’Gom, Koto Suno Icoto N’Gom ;

Tenor Saxophone : Laaye Sallah Ombor ;

One of the best Gambian ever recorded, really hard to find nowadays, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Guelewar Band Of Banjul – Yaye Boul Ma Bayi (Gambia, 1979, Valerie)

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Armand de Preseau