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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Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo (Benin, 1974, Disques Tropiques – Satel)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Okpo Videa Bassouo“, an irresistible bouncing Afrobeat Funk track with Latin flavors, syncopated drums, furious horns & guitar riffs, one of the first recordings from the Beninese legendary singer & composer Gnonnan “Gnonnas Pedro” Sossou Pierre Kouassivi, backed here by his band “Panchos de Cotonou” (that included several other great Beninese musicians such as Theophile “El Rego” Do Rego), and out on the mythical record label “Disques Tropiques – Satel” – Enjoy !

Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo (Benin, 1974, Disques Tropiques – Satel)

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Armand de Preseau

El Rego et son Ensemble Typique – E Ma Non Tin Me (Benin, 1960s, Impressions Sonores du Benin)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “E Ma Non Tin Me“, a bewitching slow Voodoo Folk Soul track taken from the very first recording ever from the Beninese legendary club owner, boxer, singer & musician Théophile Do Rego, better known as El Rego – Enjoy !

El Rego et son Ensemble Typique – E Ma Non Tin Me

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Armand de Preseau

Amara Toure Et Son Orchestre du Black And White – Temedy (Cameroun, 1970s, Sonafric)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Temedy“, a sublime & melancholic Cuban influenced Afro Latin track, recorded in 1975 by the mysterious Guinean singer Amara Touré and backed by the Cameroonian Orchestra “L’Ensemble Black & White“, taken from one of the three singles Amara recorded in Yaoundé (Cameroon), where he was living & performing in the 70s – Enjoy !

Amara Toure Et Son Orchestre du Black And White – Temedy

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Baobab Gouygui De Dakar – On Verra Ça Ce Soir (Senegal, 1979, Discafrique Records)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “On Verra Ça Ce Soir“, the superior alternate version of the classic Afro Latin Cuban influenced track “On Verra Ça” by the mythical Orchestre Baobab Gouygui De Dakar (Senegal) – Enjoy !

Orchestre Baobab Gouygui De Dakar – On Verra Ça Ce Soir

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Armand de Preseau

Amédée Pierre Et Son Ensemble – Blinan “Le Guide” (Ivory Coast, 1960s, Philips / Safie Deen)

Following to that article, I wanted to share with you for today “Blinan – Le Guide“, another splendid Deep Afro Latin bliss track with haunting organ & strongly cuban-influenced horn parts, recorded in the early 60s by the Ivorian superstar musician Amedee Pierre and that only appears on this extremely hard to find compilation released at the time in tribute to Ivory Coast’s former president Houphouet Boigny – Enjoy !

Amédée Pierre Et Son Ensemble – Blinan “Le Guide”

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Armand de Preseau