John Migan & l’Orchestre Sodo-Sodo – Mayewo (Benin, 1980, Sodogil Editions)

Fort today, I wanted to share with you “Mayewo“, a dope uplifting Cosmic Afro Soul Disco Funk track with killer synth solo parts, taken from the only vinyl recorded, pressed & distributed in 1980 between Lagos (Nigeria), Abidjan (Ivory Coast) & London (UK) by the Beninese singer & drummer John Migan (who collaborated with many legendary African musicians such as Fela Anukulapo Kuti, Theophile “El Rego” Do Rego, Francis Lougah), before he became an evangelist in the Mid 80s.

Still active today today & very prolific in both domains, he continues to release religious music.

John Migan & l’Orchestre Sodo-Sodo – Mayewo

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The Dutch Benglos – Shabi-bi-di-do (Ghana, 1980s, Glovic Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Shabi-bi-di-do“, a bouncy summer Afro Highlife Boogie Funk track with Afrobeat flavors, taken from one of the three albums recorded by the Ghanaian Band “The Dutch Benglos” led by Gloria Aba Addison and that included legendary Ghanaian musicians from Dutch, Germany & Ghana such as the saxophone player George Amissah, the trumpetist Louis Hammond & the drummer Joseph Ghansah – Enjoy !

The Dutch Benglos – Shabi-bi-di-do

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Armand de Preseau

Afrika Wanda – Give’Em A Chance (Cameroun, 1992, Essimo’oh Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Give’Em A Chance“, a dope obscure Afro Modern Boogie Soul Funk Synth track taken from the ultra hard to find only LP recorded by the obscure band Afrika Wanda in 1992 (if someone has more infos about this to share, feel free to contact us !) – Enjoy !

Afrika Wanda – Give’Em A Chance

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Patience Dabany – Ngabule (Gabon, 1985, Nkoussou Music)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Ngabule“, a catchy tropical dance floor friendly Afro Boogie Electro Funk with killer synth & horn parts, recorded in 1985 by the Congolese musician & composer Marie-Joséphine Kama “Patience Dabany” (Gabonese president Omar Bongo‘s former wife), leader of mythical Gabonese bands such as “Akebe II“, “Banowita” or “Kounabeli” and founder of the recording studios “Elumba 2” (LibrevilleGabon) and Mbila (Los AngelesUnited States).

This album was recorded between Gabon & the United States with the help of the legendary musician and arranger Fred WesleyJames Brown‘s former musical director – Enjoy !

Patience Dabany – Ngabule

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Etoile de Dakar – Cely (Senegal, 1978, M. Diaw )

For today, I wanted to share with you “Cely“, a gorgeous Psychedelic Afro Latin Funk Psychedelic Mbalax Fusion Jazz gem with dreamy voices, catchy guitars & deep saxophone parts, first version ever of this all-time African anthem covered countless times, recorded in 1973 by the legendary Senegalese Orchestra “Etoile de Dakar” that included great names as the mythical musician & composer Youssou Madjiguène Ndour (this album was his first ever credited appearance as a singer !).

This album, as many of the greatest early Senegalese ones (such as Orchestra Baobab ones), was recorded at the well-known Jandeer Night Club in Dakar (Senegal), one of the only few places musicians could lent at the times all the musical instruments & equipments they didn’t have themselves – Enjoy !

Etoile de Dakar – Cely

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Orchestre Veve Star – Bassala Hot (Part 1 & 2) (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1975, Editions Veve)

For today, I wanted to share with you the 1st & 2nd part of “Bassala Hot“, a deep Afro Funk Soul track with killer saxophone parts, recorded by the mythical Congolese orchestra “Orchestre Veve” led by the legendary Georges Kiamuangana Mateta “Verckys” after he left the band Orchestre T.P. Ok Jazz.

This track, initially out as a 2 parts single in 1975, was compiled on a few local releases, including the one presented here with that ultra cool picture sleeve – Enjoy !

Orchestre Veve Star – Bassala Hot (Part 1 & 2) (Democratic Republic of the Congo, former Zaire, 1975, Editions Veve)

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Armand de Preseau

Dyo-With’s & Ferry Djimmy & his Dji-Kins – Love Love (Benin, 1972, Revolution Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Love Love“, mellow sweet Afro Soul Jazz track taken from an ultra hard to find single composed by the mysterious singer Dyo-With’s (that seems to only have released the one presented here), and backed by the legendary Beninese singer Ferry Djimmy, who released only one album (holy grail status !) and a few singles on his own private record label “Revolution Records” – Enjoy !

This song (and all Ferry Djimmy‘s discography, including his mythical LP !) has just been recently brilliantly compiled and reissued by the British label “Acid Jazz“, highly recommended purchase !

Dyo-With’s & Ferry Djimmy & his Dji-Kins – Love Love

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Armand de Preseau

Etubom Rex Williams & his Nato Funky Stars – Disco Baby (Nigeria, 1981, Nato Records)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Disco Baby“, an amazing catchy dance floor friendly Cosmic Afro Disco Boogie Funk track with awesome bass line & synth parts, taken from the ultra hard to find album recorded in 1981 by the Nigerian composer & musician Etubom Rex Williams and backed by his “Nato Funky Stars” band – Enjoy !

Etubom Rex Williams & his Nato Funky Stars – Disco Baby

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Les Mangelepa – Nyako Konya (Part 1 & 2) (Kenya, 1978, Polydor)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nyako Konya (Part 1 & 2)“, a sweet bouncy mellow Afro Soukous Jazz track with smooth guitar & horns parts, recorded in 1978 by the legendary Nairobi (Kenya) based group “Orchestre Les Mangelepa“- Enjoy !

Orchestre Les Mangelepa – Nyako Konya (Part 1 & 2)

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Armand de Preseau

Kimbundu Music – Teka Dya Kingudi (Angola, 1984, Centre International des Civilisations Bantu)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Teka Dya Kingudi“, a breezing & amazing catchy deep Afro Folk track, field recorded by the legendary French musicologist Charles Duvelle the 2nd of may 1984 in Luanda (Angola) for the Centre International des Civilisations Bantu (CICIBA), sung in Kimbundu (Mbundu tribe’s langage) and played on a xylophone.

The instrument you can listen there is a “Madimba” (a mounted 20-key xylophone with calabash-gourd resonators).

Two musicians are involved here : Amindo da Fonseca plays in the upper register, and Joao Francisco plays in the lower register in this musical composition in which the instrumentalists are also the singers, and which is usually performed during funeral services.

Kimbundu Music – Teka Dya Kingudi (Angola, 1984, Centre International des Civilisations Bantu)

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Armand de Preseau