Tag: african soul

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

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

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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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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Salim “Sal Davis” Abdallah Salim – Unchain My Heart (Kenya, 1963, Teeny Records)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Unchain My Heart“, an outstanding cover of the interplanetary hit originally recorded by the American singer Otis Williams in 1960, reinterpreted here in a frantic Twist Jerk Soul Rock way by the Kenya composer & singer Salim “Sal Davis” Abdallah Salim and recorded in Belgium in 1963.

This version – my favorite by far – is quite similar to the one sung by the legendary singer & pianist Ray Charles, but is slightly different, faster, warmer and soulful – Enjoy !

Salim “Sal Davis” Abdallah Salim – Unchain My Heart (Kenya, 1963, Teeny Records)

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Armand de Preseau

Gregoire Lawani – 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 !

Gregoire Lawani – African Land Of Soul (Togo, 1977, BBZ Productions)

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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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Armand de Preseau

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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Vincent Toko And Justin Naoussi – Fly No More (Nigeria, 1980s, Taretone)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Fly No More“, an obscure but catchy Afro Boogie Disco Synth track, taken from the only album recorded in 1980s by the Nigerian musicians Vincent Toko and Justin Naoussi, and produced by Jake Sollo, mythical figure of the Nigerian musical scene from the 70s to the 90s, and that includes many legendary figures from this era such as :

Vincent Toko (Arrangements & Composition, Bass Guitar, Percussion, Vocals ) ;

Justin Naoussi (Arrangements & Composition, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals) ;

Christine Odita, Julia Aggrey, Kate Cambell, Lade Kong Gbulie, Ngozi Oraelosi, Princess Bunmi Olajubu, Teddy “Mens” Mensah, Tina Onwudiwe (Backing Vocals) ;

Friday Pozo (Congas) ;

Emmanuel “Emma Betsen” Onyenga Ogbonna (Drums) ;

Dotun « Candido » Obajimi (Percussion) ;

Leslie Brunner (Piano) ;

Ossomba “Nicco” Nicholas (Saxophone Alto and Tenor) ;

Joe “King” Ugokwe (Trombone) ;

Kofi Adjololo, Ray Stephen Oche (Trumpet) ;

A solid song that will rock any dancefloor, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Vincent Toko And Justin Naoussi – Fly No More (Nigeria, 1980s, Taretone)

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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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