Tag: dibango

Gregoire Lawami – Africa Land Of Soul (Togo, 1977, BBZ Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Africa Land Of Soul“, an instant catchy Afro Disco Funk Soul track, taken from the only album from the Togolese composer & musician Gregoire Lawani, recorded in 1977 in Paris and composed and produced by the mythical legendary French composer Andre Charles “Slim” Pezin.

One of my personal favorite of the genre with flavors that always reminds me the international hit “Soul Makossa” by the Cameroonian King Emmanuel N’Djoké “Manu” Dibango, and always perfect to rock a dance floor – Enjoy !

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Armand de Preseau

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

Bella Bellow – Dasi Ko (Togo, 1973, Fiesta)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you “Dasi Ko“, a deep Psychedelic Afro Soul Funk track recorded in 1973 by the Togolese Diva Georgette Adjoavi Bella” Bellow during her stay in Paris (France), and composed & produced by the legendary Cameroonian Singer & producer Emmanuel N’Djoké “Manu” Dibango – Enjoy !

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Armand de Preseau

Manu Dibango Et Son Orchestre – Répondez-Nous Seigneur (Cameroun, 1963, Philips)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Répondez-Nous Seigneur” (“Answer us, my Lord“), an instant feel-good groovy Afro Twist Soul Jerk Mod Jazz early recording (1963) by the legendary Cameroonian composer, singer & saxophonist Emmanuel N’Djoké “Manu Dibango – Merry Christmas to all, enjoy !

Manu Dibango Et Son Orchestre – Répondez-Nous Seigneur

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Armand de Preseau

Bella Bellow – O Se Nye (Togo, 1977, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “O Se Nye“, a magnificent deep West African Soul track with gorgeous flute & killer breaks parts, taken from the only album of the Togolese Diva Bella Bellow, tragically died in a car accident near from Lome (Togo) the 10 of December 1973.

This album was released posthumously in 1977, first on the mythical record label Akueson (the first Parisian record label of that time run by an African guy, the Togolese producer & musician Gerard Akueson) & then more widely on the other legendary record label “Sonafric“, is an highly recommended one, full of great songs, including some arranged by the mythical Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango – Enjoy !

Bella Bellow – O Se Nye

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Armand de Preseau

Tala André Marie – Shing-Ha Shing-Ha (Cameroon, 1980s, Self-Produced)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Shing-Ha Shing-Ha“, a super catchy Electro Funk Boogie track with awesome synths & drum machines parts from the legendary Cameroonian musician André-Marie Tala.

This song is actually a cover of “Singha“, one of his former hits taken from his 70s masterpiece album “Black Woman“, re recorded here in an 80s version with legendary Cameroonian & French musicians (Slim Pezin, Justin Bowen, Jimmy Mvondo Mvele, Paul Nemlin, Ndedi Dibango…) and taken from a very hard to find self-produced album – Enjoy !

Tala André Marie – Shing-Ha Shing-Ha

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Armand de Preseau

Kallé & L’African Team – Minueyo Boongalo (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1960s, AMB)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Minueyo Boongalo“, an uplifting 60s Afro Latin Boogaloo Jazz track with strong Cuban influences, taken from a super hard to find compilation recorded in the 60s by Joseph Kabasele “Kallé” & l’African Team, a bunch of legendary African musicians that included greatest names such as Manu Dibango, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Joseph “Mujos” MulamaJean Kwami Munsi – Enjoy !

Kallé & L’African Team – Minueyo Boongalo

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Armand de Preseau