Etubom Rex Williams & his Nigerian Artistes – Don’t Be In A Hurry (Nigeria, 1977, Love Day)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Don’t Be In A Hurry“, a deep Afrobeat Highlife Funk track with amazing horns & mesmerising guitar parts by the Nigerian legendary musician Etubom Rex Williams and taken from an ultra hard to find LP – Enjoy !

Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Don’t Be In A Hurry

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

Armand de Preseau

The Steneboofs – Simigwado (Ghana, 1975, Agoro Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Simigwado“, a funky Afro Funk Highlife track with Afrobeat flavours, initially recorded in 1973 by the Ghanaian musician Gyedu Blay Ambolley and his former band “The Steneboofs” (that only recorded a unique single), compiled in 1975 amongst other song on the marvelously sleeve designed album presented here – Enjoy !

The Steneboofs – Simigwado

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Armand de Preseau

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Djama (La Société) (Mali, 1978, Eterna)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Djama” (“Society“) a bewitching Afro Soul Funk blend of catchy guitars, psychedelic organ parts & celestal voices, taken from a record produced in very small quantities by a Bamako based German association which took care of blind Malian teenagers.

Only promotionally released at the time, this is the first record on which were revealed three future huge names of the Malian music : Idrissa Soumaoro, Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia (from the very well known Malian musical couple “Amadou & Mariam“).

The song presented here was composed by Amadou Bagayoko, and has Mariam Doumbia on the vocals – Enjoy !

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Djama

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Armand de Preseau

City Boys Band – Osu A Meresu (Ghana, 1976, Diram)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Osu A Meresu“, a beautiful deep Highlife track with Afrobeat flavours, taken from the third album of the Ghanaian band “City Boys International Band” led by Ɔbuɔba Jackson Alfred Adofo (also nicknamed “The Black Chinese” or “Chairman Muo“), recorded in 1976 at the mythical Ghana Film recording studio – Enjoy !

City Boys Band – Osu A Meresu

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

Armand de Preseau

Cross River Nationale – Nyong Eyen Unen (Nigeria, 1977, Anodisc Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nyong Eyen Unen“, an uplifting deep Afrobeat Highlife Jazz Funk track with killer horns & organ parts, taken from the second album of the nigerian band “Cross River Nationale” that recorded three albums between 1976 and 1979 – One of my personal favorite track of the genre, enjoy !

Cross River Nationale – Nyong Eyen Unen

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Armand de Preseau

Anyamele Iwuchukwu & his International Brothers – Ayi Je – Nu Ahia (Nigeria, 1976, Scottie Udu Sound)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ayi Je – Nu Ahia“, a devastating furious Psychedelic Afro Funk Highlife Rock track with crazy fuzz guitar & horns parts, taken from a very obscure Nigerian album from Anyamele Iwuchukwu & his International Brothers, one the best of its kind – Enjoy !

Anyamele Iwuchukwu & his International Brothers – Ayi Je – Nu Ahia

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/GBU7HZ0Dzhk

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

Armand de Preseau

Marijata & Ata Kak – Otanhunu (Ghana, 1980s, Marijata Entertainment Network)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Otanhunu“, a digital Afro Synth Highlife track taken from a super confidential album recorded by the Ghanaian band “Marijata” in Toronto (Canada) the late 80s, with crazy synth & bouncy drum machines parts programmed by the underground legend Ata Kak, that may set any dance floor on fire instantly – Enjoy !

Marijata & Ata Kak – Otanhunu

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/4GbnEMO1GPs

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

Armand de Preseau

K. Frimpong & His Cubanos Fiesta – Me Da A Ɔnnda (Onnda) (Ghana, 1980, Polydor)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Me Da A Ɔnnda“, a beautiful mellow Funky Afro Soul Highlife track recorded in 1980 by the legendary Ghanaian highlife guitarist, composer, arranger and lead vocalist Alhaji Kwame Frimpong & backed by his Cubanos Fiesta orchestra – Enjoy !

K. Frimpong & His Cubanos Fiesta – Me Da A Ɔnnda (Onnda)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/PFtHeBXgPh4

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

Armand de Preseau

The Sweet Talks – Eyi Su Ngaangaa (Ghana, 1976, Philips)

The Sweet Talks were one of the most famous band from Ghana, formed in December 1973 by Jonathan Abraham, proprietor of the Talk Of The Town Hotel in the city of Tema.
They recorded more than fifteen albums, toured all over Africa but also in America (Los Angeles in 1978), where they recorded their biggest selling record, “Party Time In Hollywood“.
For today, I wanted to share with you “Eyi Su Ngaanga”, an outstanding afrobeat highlife track taken from their 2nd album recorded in 1976 – Enjoy !

The Sweet Talks – Eyi Su Ngaangaa

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

Have a nice Wednesday,

Armand de Preseau

Pat Thomas & Marijata – I Need More (Ghana, 1977, Gapophone)

Born in 1951 in Agona (Ashanti region of Ghana), Pat Thomas is, with Ebo Taylor (an old friend of him, who plays guitar on the track presented here), one the greatest figures of the Ghanaian music.
Immersed in the musical scene since his childhood, Pat Thomas has recorded more than 20 albums, dozens and dozens of singles, and has played with many bands through the years, from Highlife to Afrobeat : The Blue Monks, The Satellites, The Sweet Beans (his own band), Marijata..
Pat Thomas – who lives in Ghana today – is, as Ebo Taylor, still playing and recording nowadays, and is regularly on tour.
The track presented here, “I Need More“, is taken from his last album on the Gapophone music label (one of the best record label from Ghana) and was recorded back in the time by Kayode Salami and Monday Oki, the two mythical recording engineers of the EMI NIGERIA studios based in Lagos.

Pat Thomas & Marijata – I Need More

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Gpo2tbIou2E

Have a nice sunday,

Armand de Preseau