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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Orchestre Gorom – Yen Djigue Gni (Senegal, 1977, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yen Djigue Gni“, an incredible psychedelic Mbalax Jazz Fusion Funk Folk track taken from “Senegal Authentic 1977“, the only album recorded in 1977 by the Senegalese Orchestra “L’Orchestre Gorom” that included great names of that country’s musical history such as Yande Codou (composer & singer), Pape Mboup (arranger & singer) & Khar Mbaye (singer).

That record, out on the famous record label “Sonafric“, has 6 tracks, all winners – Enjoy !

Orchestre Gorom – Yen Djigue Gni (Senegal, 1977, Sonafric)

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Batat Hobtaine – Oh Oh Mama (Cameroun, 1970s, Batat Hobtaine Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Batat Hobtaine – Oh Oh Mama“, a devastating 12min long Afro Funk Soul Fusion Mangambeu track with Afrobeat flavours and killer horns, taken from a super obscure & ultra hard to find LP self-recorded & released in the late 70s by the Cameroonian musician & composer Batat Hobtaine – Enjoy !

Batat Hobtaine – Oh Oh Mama (Cameroun, 1970s, Batat Hobtaine Self-Released)

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Les Cougars de Pétion-Ville – Merci Bon Dieu (Haïti, 1974, Mate)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Merci Bon Dieu“, an incredible deep beautiful spiritual bouncy Jazz Compas Fusion Folk track with incredible guitar & rhythm section, taken from the only one LP from the Haitian band “Les Cougars de Petion-Ville” (Haiti, West Indies) recorded in 1974 – Enjoy !

Les Cougars de Pétion-Ville – Merci Bon Dieu

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Moïse Doumbe – Nin Bê (Cameroun, 1983, Tessy Records Cameroun)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nin Bê”, a killer cosmic balearic Afro Boogie Funk Fusion track with really catchy synth & bass parts, recorded in the early 80s by the Cameroonian musician & singer Moise Doumbe – Enjoy !

Moïse Doumbe – Nin Bê

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Shadow – Let’s Get It Together (Trinidad And Tobago, 1984, Kalico Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Let’s Get It Together“, a killer Cosmic Electro Synth Funk Soca track recorded in 1984 by the Trinidadian legendary musician Winston “Shadow” Bailey – Enjoy !

Shadow – Let’s Get It Together

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Armand de Preseau

Firmin Viry – Ti Crie A Moin Anin (Reunion, 1970s, Disques Issa)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ti Crie A Moin Anin“, a incredible deep Folk Jazz Maloya track, one of the major musical genre from Reunion island in the Indian Ocean (with Sega music), that blends together musical roots from France & former slave chants from several African countries such as Zimbabwe (where “Maloya” could be translated by “great sorcerer“), Mozambique (where it could be translated by “incantation“) and Madagascar (where “Maloy Aho” could be translated by “to hurl“).

Prohibited at the end of the 50s by the French administrators of the island, this genre was officially authorized once again in the late 70s, and is listed by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2009.

The song presented here was recorded in the 70s by Firmin Viry, one of the masters of the genre, and is my favorite from him – Enjoy !

Firmin Viry – Ti Crie A Moin Anin

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Armand de Preseau

Les Beatniks – Get High !!! (Haïti, 1976, Les Beatniks Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Get High !!!“, an outstanding 11 min long obscure island boogie funk compas fusion track taken from the second album of the Haitian band Les Beatniks, self-produced & released by the band in 1976 – Enjoy !

Les Beatniks – Get High !!!

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Armand de Preseau

Ifang Bondi – Yolele (Gambia, 1982, Disques M.A.G.)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yolele“, a splendid Spiritual Mbalax Jazz Afro Fusion Flute track taken from the first album of the gambian band Ifang Bondi (“Be Yourself” in Mandinka language), composed with musicians of the former Super Eagles group – Enjoy !

This album originally came out in Senegal in 1978 with a different artwork, and was reissued a few years later in 1982 in France, the one presented here.

Ifang Bondi – Yolele

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Armand de Preseau

Eric Arconte & Edouard Marie Sainte – Cyclone (Guadeloupe, 1980s, Touloulou)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Cyclone“, an outstanding Tropical West Indian Jazz Fusion track taken from the only album recorded in the early 80s by the Guadeloupean musician Eric Arconte, who lived in Iran from 1965 to 1979 and composed there music for films and countless songs for many famous Iranian pop singers of this era, before coming back to France after the Iranian revolution – Enjoy !

Eric Arconte & Edouard Marie-Sainte – Cyclone

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Armand de Preseau