Tag: gambia

Dexter Johnson, Laba Sosseh & Le Super Star De Dakar – Yolanda (Sénégal, 1960s, N’Dardisc)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yolanda“, a splendid early Afro Latin Salsa track with strong 𝐂𝐮𝐛𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬, recorded in the 60s by the legendary Nigerian musician 𝐃𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐧, a superstar in Dakar at that time, & 𝐋𝐚𝐛𝐚 𝐒𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐡 from 𝐆𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐢𝐚, and backed by the mythical Senegalese band “𝐋𝐞 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫 𝐃𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐤𝐚𝐫” – Personal dance floor stormer in the genre, enjoy !

Dexter Johnson, Laba Sosseh & Le Super Star De Dakar – Yolanda (Sénégal, 1960s, N’Dardisc)

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Du Bawobab – Kelen Ati Len (Senegal, 1975, Buur Records)

Orchestre du Bawobab – Kelen Ati Len (Senegal, 1975, Buur records)

Following this previous post, I wanted to share with you for today “Kelen Ati Len“, an awesome Afro Soul Funk Jerk Mod track sung in Wolof (Senegalese langage) with killer breaks, taken from “Visages du Sénégal“, my favorite & one the hardest to find albums from the legendary Senegalese Band “Orchestre du Bawobab” (also known as “Orchestra Baobab” or “Orchestre Bawobab“) and recorded in 1975 on the mythical local label “Buur Records” (“King”, in Wolof langage) – Enjoy !

Orchestre du Bawobab – Kelen Ati Len

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/4HyuZ4qX_HA

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

The Super Eagles – Love Is A Real Thing (Gambia, 1969, Decca)

The Super Eagles” was a band of 8 Gambian & Senegalese musicians (West Africa) that joined together in 1967. They recorded a few singles on the Ghanaian record label “Ghana Film” and one LP on the english label “Decca“.

For today, I wanted to share with you “Love Is A Real Thing“, a beautiful Bluesy Afro Soul track with psychedelic accents taken from their only LP, recorded in 1969 during a tour they did in England.

The band splited up a few years ago, and some of the members formed a new band called Ifang Bondi (feel free to check to that post for more infos about that one).

Nothing to add, the instrumentation, the voices, everything seems just as it should be in this track, perfect – Enjoy !

The Super Eagles – Love Is A Real Thing

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/OkVJUUhKp4M

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

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

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/0pxptORpEWU

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

ADP013 – The Senegambian Selection : A journey Into The 70’s Musical Scene of Gambia and Senegal (Baobab, Ifang Bondi, Laye Thiam..)

Hi dears readers !
Au menu cette semaine, here comes the new selection of the week. This time, we travel to the 70’s psych musical scene of West Africa, with two neighbouring countries, two “twin brothers” : Senegal and Gambia (which is called the “Senegambia”).
Hope you’ll enjoy the deepness of the tracks presented here !
Armand de Preseau – The Senegambian Selection
You can download this selection here !
Tracklist :
1 – Guelewar – Tasito
2 – Idrissa Diop – Massani Cisse
3 – Ifang Bondi – Atis-A-Tis
4 – Orchestre Baobab – Kelen Ati Len
5 – The Super Eagles – Feeling You Got
6 – Orchestre Laye Thiam – Kokorico
7 – Orchestre Baobab – Souleymane
8 – Orchestre Super Etoile de Dakar – Thiely
9 – Ifang Bondi – Yolele
10 – The Super Eagles – Love Is A Real Thing
11 – Le Sahel – Khandiou

 

See you next week for an Arabian Selection (or a Cameroonese one, we’ll see..) !
Armand

ADP008 – African Garage Jerk Rock Selection

Hi there !
Au menu cette semaine, a selection of 10 tracks taken from terrific Afro Garage Jerk & Rock seven inches, from West To South Africa during the Golden 70’s era – enjoy !
Armand de Preseau – African Garage Rock Selection

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A little game for you, dear readers : guess who are the artists or the songs of this selection, as some clues I give you the countries from where the bands are (not the countries where the songs were recorded!)

1 – Gabon
2 – Gambia
3 – Congo
4 – Burkina Faso
5 – Cameroon
6 – Ivory Coast
7 – Ivory Coast
8 – Cameroon
9 – Benin
10 – South Africa

Good search !