Ernesto Djedje – Aguisse (Ivory Coast, 1970s, Badmos)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Aguisse” (“We Know It“), a instant feel-good bouncy West African Soul Funk Soukous track with awesome horns & guitar parts, recorded in the 70s by the legendary prolific Ivorian composer, singer & musician Ernesto Djedje (founder of the Ziglibithy musical genre !) on the mythical Ivorian local label Badmos – Enjoy !

Cherry on the cake : a rare live footage of the artist and his band “Les Ziglibithiens” performing the track (with French translation of the lyrics) is available here : https://youtu.be/mOFn42-mbrg

Ernesto Djedje – Aguisse

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Orchestre The Soul Kids – J’ai Pleuré Ma Belle (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1960s, Ngoma)

For today, I wanted to share with you “J’ai Pleuré Ma Belle” (“I’ve cried my love“), an uplifting dope Afro Soul Funk Mod Jazz track, recorded in the 60s by the Congolese band « The Soul Kids » from Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo), who released a few singles and one album of French covers of American & French Soul, Funk & Rnb standards of that time on the legendary congolese record label ” Ngoma“, strongly influenced by the American heroes of that era such as the kings James Brown, Otis Redding & Wilson Pickett – Enjoy !

Orchestre The Soul Kids – J’ai Pleuré Ma Belle

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Amara Touré & L’Orchestre Massako – Fatou (Gabon, 1984, Mass Pro)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Fatou“, an Afro Cuban Latin Jazz Soul masterpiece, initially recorded in the 70s by the legendary Guinean singer Amara Touré on the mythical record label Sonafric, re-interprated in 1984 in a gorgeous alternate superior version by Amara & the Gabonese band “Orchestre Massako” with sublime saxophone & piano parts (the version presented in this article), during the few years he spent in Libreville (Gabon) – Enjoy !

Amara Touré & L’Orchestre Massako – Fatou

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The Regimental Band Of The Rhodesian African Rifles – Hippy Girl (Ex-Rhodesia / Zimbabwe, 1970s, Teal)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Hippy Girl“, a psychedelic bouncy Afro Rock Funk Fuzzy Soul track, composed by the South African Saxophone player Kippie “Morolong” Moeketsi, a member of the Jazz Epistles, along with his students Abdullah Ibrahim (Adolph Johannes Brand, better known as “Dollar Brand“), Jonas Gwangwa and Hugh Masekela

This song is taken from a really obscure EP, recorded in the 70s by the Regimental Band Of The Rhodesian African Rifles (R.A.R.), a national military brass band from Zimbabwe (former Rhodesia) – Enjoy !

The Regimental Band Of The Rhodesian African Rifles – Hippy Girl

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Armand de Preseau

Salim “Sal Davis” Abdallah Salim – Leave Me Alone (Kenya, 1966, Philips)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Leave Me Alone“, an uplifting deep Afro Soul Jazz Twist track with Bossa Nova influences, taken from one of the earliest recordings of the Kenyan crooner Salim “Sal Davis” Abdallah Salim, out in 1966 on the record label “Philips” – Enjoy !

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Armand de Preseau

Jules Kamga – Fa-Mo (Cameroun, 1981, Ebeny Records, International)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Fa-Mo“, an instant massive Dancefloor friendly Afro Disco Funk Soul track, taken from the 1st album of the Cameroonian composer & musician Jules Kamga recorded in France and backed by legendary musicians from Cameroon & the French West Indies such as Toto Guillaume, Aladji Touré, Jacob Desvarieux & Jean-Claude Naimro from the Guadeloupean band “Kassav“, thanks to the special musical connexion between those two countries during that era, that gaves birth to the best bass players of the 70s & 80s – Enjoy !

Jules Kamga – Fa-Mo

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Armand de Preseau

Kyeremateng Atwede & The Kyeremateng Stars – Okwantuni (Ghana, 1981, Ambassador)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Okwantuni“, a deep bouncy Funky Highlife Afro Jazz track, recorded in 1981 by the very prolific Ghanaian composer & musician Kyeremateng Atwede and backed by his “Kyeremateng Stars” band – Enjoy !

Kyeremateng Atwede & The Kyeremateng Stars – Okwantuni (Ghana, 1981, Ambassador)

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Armand de Preseau

Vyckos Ekondo – Vyckos Revient (Gabon, 1985, Polinia Saint-Lazare)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Vyckos Revient », a mesmerizing Cosmic Afro Synth Funk instrumental from Gabon, recorded in 1985 & taken from the second album of the composer & musician Vyckos Ekondo, creator of the « Tandima », a musical & artistic way of expression – Enjoy !

Vyckos Ekondo – Vyckos Revient

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Armand de Preseau

The Orations – Sound Of Orations (South Africa, 1977, Love Love)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sound Of Orations“, an uplifting breezing psychedelic Afro Soul Surf Mod Funk guitar instrumental track recorded in 1977 by the obscure South African band “The Orations” that only seemed to have recorded 2 singles (one in 1975 and this one in 1977), and that included the musicians Marks Mbuthuma & Simon Falatsi from the band Marumo, and was produced by the very prolific mythical South African producer & saxophone player David Thekwane – Enjoy !

The Orations – Sound Of Orations

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Bayo Damazio – Listen To The Music (Nigeria, 1985, Phonodisk)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Listen To The Music“, a catchy 80s Afro Disco Boogie dancefloor burner driven by crazy synth parts, taken from the only album recorded & released in 1985 by the Nigerian composer & singer Bayo Damazio and backed by legendary Nigerian & Cameroonian musicians such as Emmanuel “Emma” Baloka & Tony Essien – Enjoy !

Bayo Damazio – Listen To The Music

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Armand de Preseau