Tag: folk

Gary French & The Tropical Sextet – Lo Siento (Haiti, 1970s, A.H.A. Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Lo Siento“, an outstanding Guaracha Latin Soul Jazz track, taken from the second album recorded by the Haitian composer & musicien Gary French and his “Tropical Sextet” band, that included the following musicians :

Carlos Ramirez : Organ & Piano ;

Jean Thomas Donnay : Saxophone ;

Emmanuel “Manno” Mathieu : Bass ;

Michel Corvington : Guitar ;

Patrick “Pat” Coby : Percussions ;

Jacques Succes : Drummer ;

One of my favorite album from Haïti, full of many solid tracks of different musical genres – Enjoy !

Gary French & The Tropical Sextet – Lo Siento (Haiti, 1970s, A.H.A. Records)

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Armand de Preseau

Alpay Nazikoglu – Seni Dileniyorum (Turkey, 1973, Yonca)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Seni Dileniyorum“, a wild Psychedelic Turkish Funk Rock Soul with heavy fuzz guitar parts, recorded in 1973 by the legendary Turkish composed & musician Alpay Nazikoğlu – Enjoy !

Alpay Nazikoglu – Seni Dileniyorum (Turkey, 1973, Yonca)

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Armand de Preseau

Sana Nada – Allil Mawal El Ashaa (Egypt, 1970s, Chandor)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Allil Mawal El Ashaa“, another fantastic groovy Middle-Eastern Soul Surf Jazz track with Belly Dance music flavors, taken from a single recorded in the 70s (I guess ?) by the singer Sana Nada (ثناء أحمد ندا) and written in the 70s by the Egyptian singer, actor & composer Mounir Mourad (منير مراد).

This song is actually a cover of the song “Mawal Al-Ashaa” (موّال العشاق), initially recorded by the Egyptian singer & actress Sherifa Fadel (شريفة فاضل), Sana’s sister.

And you, what is your favorite version ? Enjoy !

Sana Nada – Allil Mawal El Ashaa (Egypt, 1970s, Chandor)

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Armand de Preseau

Afrika Wanda – God’s Time’s Best (Cameroun, 1992, Essimo’oh Productions)

Following to this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “God’s Time’s Best“, a mesmerizing Afro Soul Funk track with catchy synths & folk flavors, taken from the only album of the Cameroonian band “Afrika Wanda“, recorded in 1992 in Nigeria at the legendary “EMI” studios by the mythical Nigerian sound engineers Pal Akalonu and Monday Oki, and out on the small local label “Essimo’oh” from Douala.

Really hard to find LP nowadays, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Afrika Wanda – God’s Time’s Best (Cameroun, 1992, Essimo’oh Productions)

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Armand de Preseau

Nâ Hawa Doumbia – Korô Dia (Mali, 1982, AS Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Korô Dia“, an outstanding bewitching 10min long Afro Blues Soul Folk track with catchy guitar riffs & beautiful vocals & synths parts, taken from the 3rd album of the Malian Diva Nâ Hawa Doumbia (also spelled Nahawa Doumbia), recorded in 1982.

This album features the following musicians :

Moussa Traoré : Kamele Ngoni (kind of Malian harp) ;

N’Gou Bakayoko : acoustic guitar ;

One of my favorite album of the genre, gorgeous from start to finish, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Nâ Hawa Doumbia – Korô Dia (Mali, 1982, AS Records)

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Gustave Gbenou “G. G.” Vikey – Je Vous Remercie (Benin, 1976, Riviera Afrique)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Je Vous Remercie” (“I thank you”), a splendid Afro Soul Acoustic Folk track driven by beautiful guitar parts and with Latin flavors, taken from the first album recorded in 1976 by the Beninese guitarist & composer Gustave Gbenou “G.G.” Vikey on “Riviera Afrique“, the legendary African focused sub-label of “Riviera“, the well-known French record label owned by the mythical composer & musician Gilles Sala.

This song is dedicated to all of you dear followers (5000 subscribers on Youtube & 2000 on Instagram !), thank you for your kind support & beautiful messages since the beginning of this blog in June 2010 – 14 years of sharing with you tons of musical rediscoveries, vinyl selections & record digging trips all over the world !

And never forget, sharing is caring – Enjoy !

Gustave Gbenou “G. G.” Vikey – Je Vous Remercie (Benin, 1976, Riviera Afrique)

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Armand de Preseau

Bana – Eternidade (Cape Verde, 1966, Pathé)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Eternidade“, a splendid melancholic early Afro Soul Folk Jazz ballad driven by gorgeous clarinet parts, one of the very first recordings of the legendary Cape Verdean composer & musician Adriano Gonçalves (better known as “Bana“).

Initially recorded in Dakar (Sénégal) in 1962 with the backing of another Cape Verdean legend, the songwriter, arranger and clarinetist Luis Morais and his Orchestre Du Saloum, the song presented here today is taken from this Pan-African compilation out in 1966 in the mythical French record label “Pathé” with this very cute cover art – Enjoy !

Bana – Eternidade (Cape Verde, 1966, Pathé)

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Adiss Harmandyan – Nouné (Armenia, 1971, Voice Of Stars)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nouné“, a killer uptempo Psychedelic 70s Jerk Mod Soul Breakbeat track, taken from the 1st album of the Armenian Lebanese composer & musician Adiss Harmandyan (“Ատիս Հարմանտեան“, in Armenian langage) recorded in 1971 on the legendary Armenian Lebanese record label “Voice Of Stars” – Enjoy !

Adiss Harmandyan – Nouné (Armenia, 1971, Voice Of Stars)

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Armand de Preseau

Eusèbe Jaojoby – Taratasy Maitso (Madagascar, 1987, Pied Rouge)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Taratasy Maitso“, an incredible deep bouncy Island Afro Soul Salegy Funk Folk track with island Jazz flavors, recorded in the late 80s by the legendary Madagascan composer & musician Eusèbe Jaojoby & that only appears on this obscure compilation out in 1987, financed thanks to the support of the national airline company “Air Madagascar“.

Cherry on the cake : that simple but gorgeous cover art – Enjoy !

Eusèbe Jaojoby – Taratasy Maitso (Madagascar, 1987, Pied Rouge)

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Armand de Preseau

Boussouar El Maghnaoui – Nabghik Nabghik Chkoune Yedik (Algeria, 70s, Sawt Hilali)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nabghik Nabghik Chkoune Yedik“, a dope powerful Proto Raï Folk Soul track, take from an ultra hard to find single recorded in the 70s by the Algerian singer & composer Boussouar El Maghnaoui on the mythical Parisian record label “Sawt Hilali“.

One of my personal favorite track in the genre, that always set the dance floor on fire when I play it during my DJ sets – Enjoy !

Boussouar El Maghnaoui – Nabghik Nabghik Chkoune Yedik (Algeria, 70s, Sawt Hilali)

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Armand de Preseau