Tag: jerk

Bahta Gebre Hiwot – Tessassategn Eko (Ethiopia, 1973, Amha Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tessassategn Eko“, an sweet Ethic Soul Jazz track with Jerk flavors, taken from the 1st single recorded in 1973 by the Ethiopian composer & singer Bahta Gebre Hiwot, with the help from Gebreab Tefera (words) & Girma Beyene (musical arrangements).

It was released in 1973 on “Amha Records“, prominent & legendary record label owned by Amha Eshete and that released 103 Ethiopian singles and 10 albums between 1969 & 1975, including some by mythical musicians Mahmoud Ahmed or Mulatu Astatke.

Those Ethio gems are getting harder & harder to find, especially in such clean condition, hope you’ll enjoy it !

Bahta Gebre Hiwot – Tessassategn Eko (Ethiopia, 1973, Amha Records)

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Armand de Preseau

Salim “Sal Davis” Abdallah Salim – Unchain My Heart (Kenya, 1963, Teeny Records)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Unchain My Heart“, an outstanding cover of the interplanetary hit originally recorded by the American singer Otis Williams in 1960, reinterpreted here in a frantic Twist Jerk Soul Rock way by the Kenya composer & singer Salim “Sal Davis” Abdallah Salim and recorded in Belgium in 1963.

This version – my favorite by far – is quite similar to the one sung by the legendary singer & pianist Ray Charles, but is slightly different, faster, warmer and soulful – Enjoy !

Salim “Sal Davis” Abdallah Salim – Unchain My Heart (Kenya, 1963, Teeny Records)

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Armand de Preseau

El Rego Et Ses Commandos – Dis Moi Oui (Benin, 1970s, L.A Aux Ecoutes)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Dis-Moi Oui“, a devastating psychedelic Afro Soul Jerk Mod Funk, recorded in the early 70s by the legendary beninese composer, musician, boxer & cabaret owner Theophile “El Rego” Do Rego and his “Commandos” backing band.

Starting music very young, he played in dozen of bands, included “Les Panchos de Cotonou” along with Gnonnan “Gnonnas Pedro” Sossou Pierre Kouassivi, another mythical beninese musician.

This post is dedicated to El Rego’s memory, who passed away the last Wednesday 11 of October at the age of 86.

May is Soul rest in peace, sure he’s still jamming in heaven – Enjoy !

El Rego Et Ses Commandos – Dis Moi Oui (Benin, 1970s, L.A Aux Ecoutes)

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Armand de Preseau

Adiss Harmandyan – Nouné (Armenia, 1971, Voice Of Stars)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nouné“, a killer uptempo Psychedelic 70s Jerk Mod Soul Breakbeat track, taken from the 1st album of the Armenian Lebanese composer & musician Adiss Harmandyan (“Ատիս Հարմանտեան“, in Armenian langage) recorded in 1971 on the legendary Armenian Lebanese record label “Voice Of Stars” – Enjoy !

Adiss Harmandyan – Nouné (Armenia, 1971, Voice Of Stars)

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Armand de Preseau

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

Isidore Tamwo – Nouo Le Guea (Cameroun, 1970s, Tamwo Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nouo Le Guea“, an instant feel-good punchy psychedelic Afro Funk Disco Soul track with crazy fuzzy guitars & organ parts, taken from the first album recorded in the 70s by the Cameroonian producer & composer Isidore Tamwo from Douala – Enjoy !

Isidore Tamwo – Nouo Le Guea (Cameroun, 1970s, Tamwo Records)

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Armand de Preseau

Bob Jalil (Jalil Bennis) & L’Orchestre Star-Melody – Bini Ou Binik (Morocco, 1967, Polydor)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Bini Ou Binik” (“بيني و بينك” or “Between you & I” in Arabic), a refreshing uptempo Surf Jerk Rock Mod track, taken from one of the 2 singles recorded in the 60 by the legendary composer & singer “Bob” Jalil Bennis, a huge fan of the French “Yéyé” Sound of the 60s who managed to merge it with the Moroccon sound of that era with an outstanding result – Enjoy !

This post is dedicated to Jalil Bennis’ memory, who sadly passed away on December 2022.

Bob Jalil (Jalil Bennis) & L’Orchestre Star-Melody – Bini Ou Binik (Morocco, 1967, Polydor)

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Armand de Preseau

劉鳳屏 – 姑娘的心意 (Pancy Lau – Gūniáng De Xīnyì) (Hong Kong, 1970, Fung Hang Record Ltd)

For today, I wanted to share with you “姑娘的心意” (or “Gūniáng De Xīnyì” in Chinese Pinyin langage that could be translated as “Girl Spirit“), an outstanding Asian Glam Soul Mandopop Freakbeat track with killer breaks, recorded in 1970 by the Hong Kong Diva Pancy Lau (劉鳳屏) – Enjoy !

劉鳳屏 – 姑娘的心意 (Pancy Lau – Gūniáng De Xīnyì)

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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

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre The Soul Kids – J’ai Pleuré Ma Belle (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1960s, Ngoma)

For today, I wanted to share with you “J’ai Pleuré Ma Belle” (“I’ve cried my love“), an uplifting dope Afro Soul Funk Mod Jazz track, recorded in the 60s by the Congolese band « The Soul Kids » from Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo), who released a few singles and one album of French covers of American & French Soul, Funk & Rnb standards of that time on the legendary congolese record label ” Ngoma“, strongly influenced by the American heroes of that era such as the kings James Brown, Otis Redding & Wilson Pickett – Enjoy !

Orchestre The Soul Kids – J’ai Pleuré Ma Belle

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Armand de Preseau