Tag: HMV

Orchestre Rail Band De Bamako – Mouodilo (Mali, 1970s, EMI – His Master’s Voice)

Following this previous article, I wanted to share with you “Mouodilo“, a devastating furious Afro Soul Jerk Funk track from West Africa, recorded in Bamako (Mali) in the early 70s by the mythical Malian band “Orchestre Rail Band” originally founded and led at this time by the legendary saxophonist Tidiani Kone, an outstanding musician that was also a griot (a kind of religious leader/ influent personality).

Largely responsible for the birth of modern Mandingo music from Mali, the group was also called “Orchestre du Buffet Hotel de la Gare de Bamako” because it played there twice a week.

Pressed in Nigeria on the local branch famous label “EMI – His Master’s Voice“, the track presented here (my favorite !) is an early rough version of the 1973 “Moko Diolo“, also included in their second blue album – Enjoy !

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/dU1f69jJkJo

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

Armand de Preseau

ADP005 – The Hygrades, The Funkees & Wrinkar experience : A Selection of Afro Rock & Funky 7 Inches from Nigeria

Hi everyone !
As promised, here comes a little summer selection of 10 funky / afro rock tracks taken from some seven inches of my personal collection.
These 7′, from famous Nigerian bands, were issued at the time on the Nigerian division of the well known English label EMI / HMV (remember the deaf dog ?) and are really hard to lay hands on, specially in this condition.

Armand de Preseau – A selection of Afro Rock & Funky Nigerian 7 inches

You can download this mix here, and listen to it near the beach or the pool, drinking a fruit cocktail.

(due to an imminent travel from the rainy Paris to the Southern France, i didn’t have the time to clean some of the records before recording the selection, so sorry for the dusty quality of some tracks !).

Tracklist :

1 – The Hygrades : In The Jungle (Vocal)
2 – The Funkees : Breaktrough
3 – Dan Satch & His Atomic Dance of Aba : Je nr’okan
4 – The Apostles : Your Bussiness
5 – The Ceejebs – Life In Cannan
6 – Founders 15 – Amen
7 – Danie Ian & His Spades : New Day
8 – Wrinkar Experience – I am a natural Man
9 – Mono Mono : Wake Up the Ded Onez
10 – Wrinkar Experience – Soundway

See you soon dear readers !
With love from the Southern France,