Michel Boyibanda & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Ven Y Ven Y Ven (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1970s, Pathé Marconi)

Following this previous post, I wanted to share with you for today “Ven Y Ven Y Ven“, a timeless standard of the latin musical repertoire initially recorded in 1965 by the composer Johnny Pacheco (Dominican Republic), and covered here in a killer sweet top notch Afro Latin Salsa version, recorded in the 70s by the Congolese (former Zaïre) composer & singer Michel Boyibanda and backed by the mythical orchestra “OK Jazz” founded by the legendary François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi.

Cherry on the cake : this gorgeous cover art album – Enjoy !

Michel Boyibanda & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Ven Y Ven Y Ven (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1970s, Pathé Marconi)

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Armand de Preseau

Dexter Johnson, Laba Sosseh & Le Super Star De Dakar – Yolanda (Sénégal, 1960s, N’Dardisc)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yolanda“, a splendid early Afro Latin Salsa track with strong 𝐂𝐮𝐛𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬, recorded in the 60s by the legendary Nigerian musician 𝐃𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐧, a superstar in Dakar at that time, & 𝐋𝐚𝐛𝐚 𝐒𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐡 from 𝐆𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐢𝐚, and backed by the mythical Senegalese band “𝐋𝐞 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫 𝐃𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐤𝐚𝐫” – Personal dance floor stormer in the genre, enjoy !

Dexter Johnson, Laba Sosseh & Le Super Star De Dakar – Yolanda (Sénégal, 1960s, N’Dardisc)

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Armand de Preseau

Henri Guedon Et Les Contesta – Bilongo (Martinique, 1972, Aux Ondes)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today « Bilongo », an outstanding Tropical Guaguanco Salsa Latin track from the French West Indies (Martinique), taken from the first album of the legendary musician, painter, sculptor and ceramist Henri Guedon, considered as the grandfather of modern music from French Antilles, and backed by his band « La Contesta ».

This record came out in 1972 on the record label « Aux Ondes », subdivision of the mythical West Indian record company « Celini Disques » – Enjoy !

Henri Guedon Et Les Protesta – Bilongo

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Du Jardin De Guinée – Sakhodou (Guinée Conakry, 1967, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sakhodou“, a mind-blowing melancholic Afro Manding Latin Funk Jazz track with 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐧 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬, recorded in 1967 by the national 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐧 (𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐤𝐫𝐲) band “𝐎𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞 𝐃𝐮 𝐉𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧 𝐃𝐞 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐞́𝐞”, one of the earliest releases of the mythical record label “𝐄𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐒𝐲𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐤𝐫𝐲” that included legendary musicians such as 𝐊𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐚.

The group will later take the name of “𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐄𝐭 𝐒𝐞𝐬 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐬” under the direction of 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐚 𝐎𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐨𝐠𝐮𝐢), but that’s another story – Enjoy !

Orchestre Du Jardin De Guinée – Sakhodou

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Armand de Preseau

Bentho Gustave Titiou & l’International Poly Rythmo – Agnon Djidjo (Tu As Bon Caractère) (Benin, 1978, L.I.R.)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Agnon Djidjo“, an atomic tropical Afro Latin Salsa Funk Cavacha dance floor stormer, taken from the only solo album recorded in 1978 by the legendary composer, guitarist and bass player Bentho Gustave “Titiou”, who began his career in the 60s with the beninese Band “Super Star de Ouidah“.

Shortly after, he founded the almighty “Poly Rhythmo de Cotonou” orchestra in 1968 (formerly “Sunny Blacks Band“) with other mythical musicians such as :

Melome Clement ;

Eskil Lohento ;

Amenoudji Joseph “Vicky” ;

Zoundegnon Bernard “Papillon” ;

Yehouessi Leopold ;

Pierre Loko.

who also all play on the album presented here – Enjoy !

Bentho Gustave Titiou & l’International Poly Rythmo – Agnon Djidjo (Tu As Bon Caractère)

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Armand de Preseau

Gnonnas Pedro – La Musica En Verite (Benin, 1980, Editions Gnoinsope)

Following this former post today, I wanted to share with you for today “La Musica En Verite“, an awesome Afro Cuban Latin track with Afrobeat flavours & deep lyrics from the Beninese King of African Salsa, Mister Gnonnan Sossou Pierre Kouassivi, better known as “Gnonnas Pedro” – Enjoy !

Gnonnas Pedro – La Musica En Verite

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Armand de Preseau

Amara Touré & L’Orchestre Massako – Gnekelhe Mohi (Gabon, 1980s, Mass Pro)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Gnekelhe Mohi“, an instant feel-good Afro Latin Masterpiece recorded in the 80s the military Gabonese Orchestre Massako led by the musician & producer Jean-Christian Makaya (better known as Mack Joss), and driven by the bewitching voice of the Guinean singer Amara Touré – Personal dancefloor favorite here, enjoy !

Amara Touré & L’Orchestre Massako – Gnekelhe Mohi

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Armand de Preseau

Yelouassi Adolphe – Huankpe Dje Mi (Benin, 1970s, La Voix De L’Océan)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Huankpe Dje Mi“, a storming Afro Salsa Latin track from the beninese singer Adolphe Yelouassi, backed by Melome Clement & the legendary “T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou” – Enjoy !

Yelouassi Adoplhe – Huankpe Dje Mi

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Have a nice Wednesday !

Armand de Preseau