Tag: boogie

N.S.T. Cophie’s – Elle (Ivory Coast, 1983, N.S.T. Cophie’s Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Elle“, a catchy 80s Afro Electro Boogie Funk Synth Balearic stepper, taken from the 2nd album self-produced & recorded in 1983 by the Ivorian composer & musician Ernest Kouadio Koffi, better known as “N.S.T. Cophie’s“, part of the well-known west african band Bozambo, and who was also the half brother of the legendary musician Alpha Blondy (Seydou Koné) from Ivory Coast.

Including the mythical Cameroonian musician Emmanuel N’Djoké “Manu” Dibango on the chorus, this album was backed by great musicians :

N.S.T. Cophies : Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer, Computer, Vocoder, Piano, Percussion, Music Director ;

Charly Bokher : Alto Saxophone ;

Emile Kangue : Bass ;

Manu Dibango, Florence Titty Dimbeng, Genie Helo, Kanda Bongo Man, Sissy Dipoko : Chorus ;

Paco Sery : Drums, Bass ;

Jimmy Mvondo Mvele : Tenor Saxophone ;

Jerry Manga : Trumpet ;

N.S.T. Cophie’s – Elle (Ivory Coast, 1983, N.S.T. Cophie’s Self-Released)

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Armand de Preseau

Henry Wenceslas Thenard – Ba Moin On Swing (Guadeloupe, 1985, LM Production)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Ba Moin On Swing“, a killer Island Funk Boogie Zouk track from the French West Indies with raw horns & catchy synths parts, recorded in Guadeloupe (French West Indies) in 1985 by the composer & musician Henry Wenceslas Thenard and his group “Henry Wenceslas Thenard Band” that also includes :

Bass : Frederick Caracas ;

Chorus : Christian Miath, Dominique Zorobabel, Tanya Saint-Val, Willy Salzedo ;

Guitar : Guy Jacquet ;

Saxophone : François Pettier ;

Trombone : Lionel Jouot ;

Trumpet : Patrick Artero, Philippe Slominski ;

Instant dance floor filler, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Henry Wenceslas Thenard – Ba Moin On Swing (Guadeloupe, 1985, LM Production)

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Armand de Preseau

Edikanfo – Nka Bom (Ghana, 1981, Editions EG)


For today, I wanted to share with you “Nka Bom“, a devastating Afrobeat Funk Soul track with killers horns & synth parts, taken from the only album recorded in 1981 in Ghana at the mythical Studio One (Napoleon Club, Osu) of Accra by the Ghanaian band Edikanfo, formed in 1980.

Produced by the legendary British composer & musician Brian Eno in Ghana, this album features :

Paa Akrashie (Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flugelhorn, Percussion, Vocals) ;

Gilbert Amartey (Bass, Percussion, Vocals) ;

Albert Williams (Congas, Talking Drum, Vocals) ;

George Afriyie-Siaw (Design) ;

George Williams (Drums, Lead Vocals) ;

Osei Tutu (Trumpet, Percussion, Vocals) ;

Kwesi Okran (Lead Guitar, Vocals) ;

William Quist (Percussion, Drums, Vocals) ;

Ishmael Odai (Piano, Synthesizer, Ensemble, Vocals) ;

Brian Eno (Producer, Engineer) ;

Faisal Helwani (Executive-Producer, Arranger) ;

Sami Helwani (Assistant engineer) ;

Jacob Serdro (Engineer) ;

Instant dance floor stormer here, enjoy !

Edikanfo – Nka Bom (Ghana, 1981, Editions EG)

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Chaba Malika Meddah – Sid Houari Ya Mlah (Algeria, 1980s, MCPE)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sid Houari Ya Mlah“, an insane groovy Electronic Synth Raï Funk Soul Boogie track taken from an obscure K7 tape recorded in France in the 80s & that is apparently the only album from the Algerian singer, horsewoman, theater actress and ex-academic scholar Chaba Malika Meddah.

This cassette was released on the mythical French tape label MCPE (or “Edition Production M.C.P.E.“) which brought together in the country the best productions of this style from this era.

Super obscure, hard to find and dancefloor tool here, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Chaba Malika Meddah – Sid Houari Ya Mlah (Algeria, 1980s, MCPE)

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Afia Mala – Koma (Togo, 1984, AM Production)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Koma“, an instant catchy balearic dancefloor Afro Boogie Funk track, taken from the 4th LP by the Togolese Diva Afiwavi Mawaulana Missohou (better known as “Afia Mala“) recorded in 1984 in Paris (her 1st album recorded out of Togo) at the mythical recording studio “Studio Harry Son“.

This LP features great musicians from France, Africa & the West Indies :

Arrangements, Keyboards, Synth, mix : Emmanuel “Manu” Lima ;

Bass : Michel Alibo (track : A2, B1), Miguel Yamba (track : B2), Emmanuel “Manu” Lima (track : A1) ;

Chorus : Jean-Paul Pognon, Marie-Céline Chroné, Sylvie Dray ;

Guitar : Lokassa Ya Mbongo (track : B2), Néné Fafa (track : B2), Yves N’Djock (tracks : A1, B1) ;

Lead Vocals : Solo Sita (tracks : B2) ;

Percussion : Michel Gomez (track : A2) ;

Piano : Mario Canonge (track : A2) ;

Saxophone : Mam Houari ;

Trombone : Alex Perdignon ;

Trumpet : Jacques “Kako” Bessot ;

Before releasing this LP, Afia Mala was severally rewarded through the African continent :

1974 : 3rd price of the Tologese national song competition ;

1980 : 2nd price of the Togolese Gold Star song competition ;

1981 : 1st price of the International Song Forum in Cotonou (Benin) ;

1984 : discovery listener’s prize of Radio France International contest ;

Afia Mala – Koma (Togo, 1984, AM Production)

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Gerard “PJ” Browne & G.I.’s Brass International – Sexy Lady (St Kitts & Nevis, 1980, PJAY Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sexy Lady“, an astonishing Caribbean Boogie Disco Funk Soca track with catchy synth & horn parts, taken from the now ultra hard to find first recording (1980 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) of the composer & musician Gerard “PJ” Browne from St Kitts & Nevis islands (in the Caribbean Sea), member of the band G.I.’s Brass International.

This album, out at the time on very small promotional quantities, features :

Gerard “PJ” Browne ;

Lenford Hamilton ;

Kenrick Williams ;

Kenrick Georges ;

and musicians of the GI’s Brass International band.

Instant tropical club anthem that will rock any dance floor, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Gerard “PJ” Browne & G.I.’s Brass International – Sexy Lady (St Kitts & Nevis, 1980, PJAY Records)

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Armand de Preseau

Hugues Onestas – Just Like A Dream (Guadeloupe/France, 1983, Disques Chris’Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Just Like A Dream“, an instant feel-good summer vibes Island Boogie Funk Reggae track with killer guitar riffs a la Nile Rodgers (co-founder of the mythical 70s American band “Chic“), recorded in Paris in the early 80s by the Guadeloupean (French West Indies) composer & musician Hugues Onestas – Enjoy !

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Ahmed Fakrun – Njoo El Leyl (Libya, 1977, Polydor)

Following to this previous article, I wanted to share with you for today “Njoo El Leyl” (“نجو الليل“, what could be translated by “the night survived” in arabic), a killer downtempo dance floor Arabic Synth Funk Boogie track with Reggae flavors, catchy guitar riffs & deep flute parts, recorded in 1973 at Tommy Vance Studios (London, Great Britain) by the Libyan musician Ahmed Fakroun from Benghazi, during one of his European trips between the 1970s and 1980s where he used to compose his albums & singles, and released in Italy in 1977 on the mythical label “Polydor” – Enjoy !

Ahmed Fakrun – Njoo El Leyl (Libya, 1977, Polydor)

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Armand de Preseau

Mystik – Pays Femm (Haiti, 1980, Espri Records & Tapes)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Pays Femm“, an instant feel-good summer Island Disco Boogie Funk anthem, taken from the only album by the underground Haitian band “Mystik“, privately recorded & released in 1980 on their own record label “Espri Records & Tapes“.

This album features :

Georges Osse Andre (Fender Rhodes / String Ensemble / Clarinet/Organ / Backing Vocals) ;

Reynold Cadet (Bass) ;

John Bob Castel (Lead Guitar / Acoustic Guitar) ;

Eric Charlier (Congas/Drums) ;

Jean-Claude Pierre-Charles (Peddy) (Lead Vocal) ;

Frantz Charles Dugue (The Duke) (Lead Vocal) ;

Evans Lespinasse (Lead Vocal / Backing Vocals) ;

Robert Raymond (Bass/Percussion : Ra, Ra / Backing Vocals) ;

Edouard Richard (Lead Guitar / Guitar / Synthetizer / Backing Vocals) ;

Alix Saintil (Drums) ;

Patrick Saintil (Percussion) ;

Dernst Emile (Arrangements) ;

Jeff Kracke (Engineer) ;

One of my personal favorite song of the genre that can set any dance floor on fire, so hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Mystik – Pays Femm (Haiti, 1980, Espri Records & Tapes)

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Abeti Masikini – Usisilike (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1978, BBZ Productions)

Following this previous article, I wanted to share with you for today “Usisilike“, an instant feel-good Afro Boogie Soul Funk track, taken from the 6th album of the Congolese Diva Elisabeth Finant, better known as Abeti Maskini, out in 1978 on the French record label “BBZ Productions” with the help of legendary African & French legendary names :

Pierre Alain Dahan (Drums) ;

Sauveur Malia (Bass) ;

Slim Pezin (Producing, Arrangements, Guitars) ;

Marc Chantereau (Percussions)

Georges Taguere (Keyboards) ;

Gerard Akueson (Management) ;

Abeti Masiki – Usisilike (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1978)

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