Bidot Audat – N’Yarakpena (Togo, 1970s, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “N’Yarakpena“, a powerful psychedelic Afro Jerk Soul track sung in Bassari language with nervous drums, frenetic guitars & grunts in the same vein as the almighty Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, taken from an obscure single recorded in the 70s by the Togolese musician Bidot Audat on the mythical french record label “Sonafric” – Enjoy !

Bidot Audat – N’Yarakpena

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ljxXSBQ2ytc

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

Armand de Preseau

Balla Et Ses Balladins – Moi Ca Ma Fout (Guinea Conakry, 1971, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Moi Ca Ma Fout“, a killer uptempo Afro Funk Garage Jerk track recorded in 1971 by the legendary national Guinean orchestra “Balla et ses Balladins”, leaded by Balla Onivogui – Enjoy !

Balla Et Ses Balladins – Moi Ca Ma Fout

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/1SSEuc9A7_0

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

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre El Rego Et Ses Commandos de Cotonou – E Nan Mian Nuku (Benin, 1969, Albarika Store)

For today, I wanted to share with you “E Nan Mian Nuku“, an outstanding Afro Soul Folk ballad with funky elements recorded in the late 60s by the Beninese legendary musician Theophile Do Rego, better known as “El Rego“.

This is one of the very first recordings of the famous Albarika Store local record label, originally founded as a record store in Porto Novo (Benin) by Adissa Seidou in the early 60s – Enjoy !

Orchestre El Rego Et Ses Commandos de Cotonou – E Nan Mian Nuku

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Bh3VLL6aqc8

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

Armand de Preseau

Melodie Jazz – Bibidia (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Bibidia“, a cool Afro Jerk Mod Soul Funk track from Madagascar (Indian Ocean), only single recorded in the 70s by an obscure orchestra, and released on the legendary Discomad local record label – Enjoy !

Melodie Jazz – Bibidia

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/esvq1-K5mCo

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

Armand de Preseau

Les Rapaces – Julie (Comoros, 1968, Voix Des Comores)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Julie“, a nice psychedelic island Soul Rock Surf instrumental track taken from the first single recorded in 1968 by “Les Rapaces“, a band from Mayotte island in the Comoros archipelago (Indian Ocean) that began its career in the late 60s, playing covers, yeye or segas in hotels of the country – Enjoy !

Les Rapaces – Julie

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ASCJrtr7WUM

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

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre T.P. Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Bénin – Wodeka Koe (Bénin, 1983, Albarika Store)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Wodeka Koe“, a mad percussive psychedelic afro jerk rock garage track taken from this very rare 80s compilation of previously singles released by the legendary Beninese band “Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou” – Enjoy !

Orchestre T.P. Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – Wodeka Koe

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/uMGMLNIuD34

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

Armand de Preseau

Roger Damahouzan – Wait For Me (Togo, 1970s, Disques Aziza)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Wait For Me“, a crazy afro funky soul track by Mister Roger Damahouzan, the Togolese answer to the almighty James Brown – Enjoy !!

Roger Damahouzan – Wait For Me

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Ijk-Qonbih0

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau

Bovick & L’Orchestre Veve – Venus (Democratic Republic Of Congo, 1970, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Venus“, a cover of the classic 60s song initially recorded the american band Shocking Blue, adaptated here in an funky Afro Jerk Rock version with french lyrics by the legendary Congolese artist Bovick, backed by the also very well known Orchestre Veve from the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaïre) – Enjoy !

Bovick & L’Orchestre Veve – Venus

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/QB19i7B7tFc

Have a great day !

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Rail Band – Marabayasa (Mali, 1973, RCAM)

Hi everyone !
Today, I decided to make you (re)discover one of the great African Orchestra, from the Mystical country of Mali : L’Orchestre Rail Band du Buffet Hotel de la Gare de Bamako, also nicknamed Le Rail Band.
State-sponsored by the national railroad Malian Company (it explains the name of the band), Le Rail Band was the most powerful Malian orchestra, that released more than ten LP’s and many 7′ from the 70’s to the late 80’s.
The Rail Band’s leader was the great Tidiani Koné, an outstanding musician who was also a griot (a kind of religious leader/ influent personality), who decided to give his chance at this time to a young albino singer, Salif Keita, that would become world famous in the future.
Here is the track “Marabayasa” (Mariba Yasa or Marba Yassah), an outsanding track taken from the first album of the band, driven by Mamadou Bagayoko‘s devastating drums, Alfred Coulibaly‘s savage saxophone and Salif Keita‘s holy voice – Enjoy !

Orchestre Rail Band – Marabayasa

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/BCBM6XDi9HI

Take care,

Armand

Picture Artwork from my friend Faud from Les Mains Noires

Freddy et Le Ricco Jazz – Dark Night (Republic of Congo, 1973, Sonafric)

One of the few and early singles from the great Congolese composer Freddy Kebano, “Dark Night” was recorded with the “Ryco-Jazz” band (misspelled here as “Ricco Jazz”) that imported Congolese Rumba in the French Antilles in the late 60’s and that will greatly contribute to the evolution of Martinican music.

Hope you will like this early afro jerk track !

Freddy et le Ricco Jazz – Dark Night

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel : https://youtu.be/WyQ24wtXww0

Have a nice evening,

Armand