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

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Armand de Preseau

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Djama (La Société) (Mali, 1978, Eterna)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Djama” (“Society“) a bewitching Afro Soul Funk blend of catchy guitars, psychedelic organ parts & celestal voices, taken from a record produced in very small quantities by a Bamako based German association which took care of blind Malian teenagers.

Only promotionally released at the time, this is the first record on which were revealed three future huge names of the Malian music : Idrissa Soumaoro, Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia (from the very well known Malian musical couple “Amadou & Mariam“).

The song presented here was composed by Amadou Bagayoko, and has Mariam Doumbia on the vocals – Enjoy !

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Djama

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou – A O O Ida (Benin, 1970s, Badmos)

For today, I wanted to share with you “A O O Ida“, a breezing Afro Funk Soul track with catchy horns & organ parts & raw grunts a la James Brown, recorded in the 70s by the all mighty Poly Rythmo de Cotonou Orchestra (composed by Yehouessi Leopold, drummer of the band), and out as a single that was part of a series of 8 on the very well known Ivorian record label Badmos – Enjoy !

Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou – A O O Ida

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The Super Eagles – Love Is A Real Thing (Gambia, 1969, Decca)

The Super Eagles” was a band of 8 Gambian & Senegalese musicians (West Africa) that joined together in 1967. They recorded a few singles on the Ghanaian record label “Ghana Film” and one LP on the english label “Decca“.

For today, I wanted to share with you “Love Is A Real Thing“, a beautiful Bluesy Afro Soul track with psychedelic accents taken from their only LP, recorded in 1969 during a tour they did in England.

The band splited up a few years ago, and some of the members formed a new band called Ifang Bondi (feel free to check to that post for more infos about that one).

Nothing to add, the instrumentation, the voices, everything seems just as it should be in this track, perfect – Enjoy !

The Super Eagles – Love Is A Real Thing

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Armand de Preseau

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Kinsiona (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1974, African)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Kinsiona“, a splendid melancholic Afro Soul Jazz Blues track recorded in 1974 by the legendary Congolese musician François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi and backed by his legendary “TP Ok Jazz” Orchestra – Enjoy !

This song was composed by Franco in memory of his young brother Bavon Marie Marie Luambo, died the 5 of August 1970 at the age of 26 in a car accident in the city of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Kinsiona

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Armand de Preseau

Désiré “DD” Vewonyi – Agbemenyawo (Togo, 1981, Ama Sun)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Agbemenyawo“, a very catchy Afro Funk Soul track with furious horns & crazy synth parts, taken from the only album recorded in 1981 by the Togolese guitarist & arranger Désiré “DD” Vewonyi – Enjoy !

Désiré “DD” Vewonyi – Agbemenyawo

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Armand de Preseau

Daouda Koné “Le Sentimental” – Chant De La Savane (Ivory Coast, 1980, Maikano)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Chant De La Savane“, a beautiful syncopated Afro Soul track from Ivory Coast (West Africa) with Afrobeat flavours & awesome flute parts from the singer & guitarist Daouda Koné, better known as “Le Sentimental“.

This album was recorded in 1980 on the very well known Ivorian record label Maikano, run by the legendary Maïkano Adamou – Enjoy !

Daouda Koné – Chant De La Savane

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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

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Armand de Preseau

Ti L’Afrique (Roland Fatime) – Pop Soul Sega (Mauritius, 1970s, Disques Capricorne)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Pop Soul Sega“, a psychedelic Soul Sega Rock track from Mauritius (Indian Ocean), recorded in the 70s by the singer & composer Roland Fatime (better known as “Ti L’Afrique“), founder of the “Soul Sega” musical genre, whose the song presented here is a good example – Enjoy !

Ti L’Afrique (Roland Fatime) – Pop Soul Sega

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Armand de Preseau

City Boys Band – Osu A Meresu (Ghana, 1976, Diram)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Osu A Meresu“, a beautiful deep Highlife track with Afrobeat flavours, taken from the third album of the Ghanaian band “City Boys International Band” led by Ɔbuɔba Jackson Alfred Adofo (also nicknamed “The Black Chinese” or “Chairman Muo“), recorded in 1976 at the mythical Ghana Film recording studio – Enjoy !

City Boys Band – Osu A Meresu

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Armand de Preseau