Le Xalam – Mbaye Sasu (Senegal, 1975, Musiclub)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mbaye Sasu“, an incredible deep beautiful West African Psychedelic Mbalax Fusion Jazz Funk track, taken from the first album of the Senegalese band “Le Xalam” founded in 1965 by the songwriter & guitarist Sakhir Thiam.

By the time, the members of the group have changed several times, including legendary artists as Idrissa Diop, Cheikh Tidiane Tall and Thierno Koité.

This LP includes the following musicians :

Georges Dieng (solo Guitar) ;

Sanoussi Sidibe (Rhythm Guitar) ;

Serge Alvez (Bass) ;

Henry Guillabert (Organ) ;

Moussa Diongue (Vocals) ;

Ibrahima Conudoul (Vocals) ;

Xalifa Cisse (Congas, Vocals) ;

Abdou Mboup (Percussion);

Prosper Niang (Drums);

Tonia Lo (Saxophone, Vocals) ;

Cheikh Diop (Trumpet) ;

Jean-Pierre Gandour (Guitar, Vocals) ;

Recorded live in June 1975 at “Le Sangomar” night club in the city of Thies, you can really feel you can really feel a special energy emanating from this beautiful & album – Highly recommended, enjoy !

Le Xalam – Mbaye Sasu (Senegal, 1975, Musiclub)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/EVrQHTtrj7Y

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

Armand de Preseau

Le Sahel – Khandiou (Senegal, 1975, Musiclub)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Khandiou“, a beautiful Afro Soul track, Senegalese answer to the classic “It’s A Man’s Man’s World” by the King James Brown, by former members of famous bands such as “Xalam” (Cheikh Tidiane Tall) or “Orchestre Cheikh Tall and Idrissa Diope” (Idrissa Diop) – Enjoy !

Le Sahel – Khandiou

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/jQlk5o8iWT0

Best regards,

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..) !