Tag: Afrique

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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Armand de Preseau

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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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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Armand de Preseau

Gustave Gbenou “G. G.” Vikey – Je Vous Remercie (Benin, 1976, Riviera Afrique)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Je Vous Remercie” (“I thank you”), a splendid Afro Soul Acoustic Folk track driven by beautiful guitar parts and with Latin flavors, taken from the first album recorded in 1976 by the Beninese guitarist & composer Gustave Gbenou “G.G.” Vikey on “Riviera Afrique“, the legendary African focused sub-label of “Riviera“, the well-known French record label owned by the mythical composer & musician Gilles Sala.

This song is dedicated to all of you dear followers (5000 subscribers on Youtube & 2000 on Instagram !), thank you for your kind support & beautiful messages since the beginning of this blog in June 2010 – 14 years of sharing with you tons of musical rediscoveries, vinyl selections & record digging trips all over the world !

And never forget, sharing is caring – Enjoy !

Gustave Gbenou “G. G.” Vikey – Je Vous Remercie (Benin, 1976, Riviera Afrique)

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Massako 84 – C’est Toi Mon Problème (Gabon, 1984, Mass Pro)

Following this previous article, I wanted to share with you for today “C’est Toi Mon Problème“, a frantic 10min long Funky Afro Soukous track, taken from one of the numerous albums recorded by the mythical National military orchestra and musical band “Orchestre Massako” from Libreville (Gabon), leaded by the legendary musician Jean-Christian Mboumba Mackaya “Mack-Joss” and released in 1984 on his own record label “Mass Pro“.

This album features :

Arranged, Producer : Jean-Christian Mboumba Mackaya ;

Bass Guitar : Jo La Basse, Régis Ogouamba ;

Chorus : Bibounza Shakara, Mwamy Menghe, Rachel Tchoungui ;

Guitar : Guy Bouchard, Pendy Gaspard, Sec Bidens, Sita Mbele ;

Guitar (Solo) : Pendy Gaspard ;

Mixed By : Francis Personne ;

Saxophone : Akouda Asso ;

Saxophone, Trombone : Roger Kom ;

Trumpet : Jean-Christian Mboumba Makaya ;

Amazing friendly dance floor tool, enjoy !

Orchestre Massako 84 – C’est Toi Mon Problème (Gabon, 1984, Mass Pro)

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Armand de Preseau

Miriam Makeba – Teya Teya (South Africa, 1970s, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Teya Teya“, a beautiful & uncommon Afro Soul Jazz Funk track with a Bossa Nova twist recorded by the legendary South African Diva Miriam Zenzi Makeba (spelled as “Myriam Makeba” on some sleeves as that one), recorded in the early 70s on the mythical Guinean record label “Editions Syliphone Conakry” – Enjoy !

Miriam Makeba – Teya Teya (South Africa, 1970s, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

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Armand de Preseau

Les Tabalas – Initiation (Senegal, 1965, Cadici Dakar)

For today, I wanted to share with you “ Initiation “, a deep & bouncy African Surf Jazz Soul instrumental track taken from the only single recorded in the mid 60s by “Les Tabalas“, a bunch of 4 young Senegalese musicians led by Ben Tall, that came to Paris (France) at the time to follow musical studies – Enjoy !

Les Tabalas – Initiation (Senegal, 1965, Cadici Dakar)

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Super Mazembe – Samba (Kenya, 1982, Virgin)

The Orchestre Super Mazembe was a very popular band in Nairobi (Kenya) in the 80’s, as known on the Lingala Kenyan scene as Les Mangelepa and Baba Gaston.


The band was formed in Zaire in 1967 by Mutonkole Longwa Didos, and was called “Super Vox” at the time, but changed its name to Orchestra Super Mazembe when the members moved to Nairobi in 1974.

 The members decided to split in 1985, after more than 5 albums and several singles recorded.

Orchestre Super Mazembe – Samba

Have a nice sunday,

Armand