Tag: madagasikara

Les Beryls – Tom Dooley (Madagascar, 1962, Rex)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Tom Dooley“, a sweet catchy Soul Pop Chanson track with Jazz influences & nice banjo parts, French cover of a classic American song.

This song is taken from the 1st EP recorded in September 1962 on the legendary label “Discomad” run by the “De Comarmond” family on Madagascar island (that used to own the only pressing plant of all over Madagascar island !) by “Les Beryls“, a quite unknown group (until this time !) composed of 6 sisters & brothers : Coco, Dave, Monikya, Nicole, Pat and Rocky Rabaraona.

After changing their name for “Les Surfings” and releasing only one single under that name on the label “Discomad“, the band became very famous in France a few years later under the name “Les Surfs“, releasing many albums & singles in France including many covers in French of great American standards (including nice ones from Dusty Springfield or The Ronettes !) before splitting in 1971.

Rare as hen’s teeth only EP, real piece of Madagascar musical history with a gorgeous cover art, hope you’ll like – Enjoy !

Les Beryls – Tom Dooley (Madagascar, 1962, Rex)

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Eusèbe Jaojoby – Taratasy Maitso (Madagascar, 1987, Pied Rouge)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Taratasy Maitso“, an incredible deep bouncy Island Afro Soul Salegy Funk Folk track with island Jazz flavors, recorded in the late 80s by the legendary Madagascan composer & musician Eusèbe Jaojoby & that only appears on this obscure compilation out in 1987, financed thanks to the support of the national airline company “Air Madagascar“.

Cherry on the cake : that simple but gorgeous cover art – Enjoy !

Eusèbe Jaojoby – Taratasy Maitso (Madagascar, 1987, Pied Rouge)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/1NX6pA347JQ

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

Armand de Preseau

Jean Kely & Basth – Andosy Mora (Madagascar, 1979, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Andosy Mora“, an instant feel-good psychedelic bouncy Afro Island Funk Soul Sagely track driven by mad organ parts & killer fuzzy guitar riffs, recorded in 1979 by the Madagascan duet of composers & musicians Sebastien “Basth” Henri & Jean Kelly on the mythical vinyl record label “Discomad” from Madagascar (only one of the Red Island to have a local pressing plant), which released more than 600 references – One of the grooviest tracks of the Indian Ocean, enjoy !

Jean Kely & Basth – Andosy Mora (Madagascar, 1979, Discomad)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/gbA50aTw87c

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

Armand de Preseau

Firmin Viry – Ti Crie A Moin Anin (Reunion, 1970s, Disques Issa)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ti Crie A Moin Anin“, a incredible deep Folk Jazz Maloya track, one of the major musical genre from Reunion island in the Indian Ocean (with Sega music), that blends together musical roots from France & former slave chants from several African countries such as Zimbabwe (where “Maloya” could be translated by “great sorcerer“), Mozambique (where it could be translated by “incantation“) and Madagascar (where “Maloy Aho” could be translated by “to hurl“).

Prohibited at the end of the 50s by the French administrators of the island, this genre was officially authorized once again in the late 70s, and is listed by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2009.

The song presented here was recorded in the 70s by Firmin Viry, one of the masters of the genre, and is my favorite from him – Enjoy !

Firmin Viry – Ti Crie A Moin Anin

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/8oi-d1iDJtY

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

Armand de Preseau

Jeanot Rabeson Et Son Orchestre – Jazz Sega (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Jazz Sega“, a killer Afro Jazz instrumental track from Madagascar (Indian Ocean) with local Folk influences, including mad organ, bouncy drums & flute parts – Enjoy !

Jeanot Rabeson et Son Orchestre – Jazz Sega

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/d7CwgO9CKXU

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

Armand de Preseau

Jean-Claude Vinson – RN7 (Madagascar, 2013, Self-production)

Jean-Claude Vinson is a Madagascan guitarist and singer, born in 1958 and who released 2 albums surrounded by the best musicians of the island, as Sylvin Marc or Jean Emilien Rakotonandrasana.

Strongly influenced by his idol Carlos Santana, he learnt to play the guitar by himself, and his music is a unique mixture of Rock, Traditionnal Madagascan Rhythms, Folk and Jazz music.

He lives between Madagascar and the south of France, and is also strongly involved into environmental care and Madagascan politics.

He also militates for the defense and recognition of the primitive people “Mikea” of Madagascar, a tribe of hunter-gatherers who live in the Mikea Forest, on the South of the Island.

He’s currently working on his next album, that will be out next year.

I decided to make you discover “RN7“, the first track of his second album “Blue Bird“, a perfect example of the musical genre he managed to create, halfway between tradition and modernity – Enjoy !

Jean-Claude Vinson – RN7

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

Feel free to contact me if you want to buy the “Blue Bird” album, all the benefits goes straight to the artist !

(You can also purchase the album here : https://www.discogs.com/fr/sell/item/801188260,all the benefits will also be redistribute to the artist).

Best regards,

Armand

ADP037 – Madagasikara (70s Salegy, Folk, Funk, Punk and other Tracks From The Red Island)

For this 37th selection, come and fly with me trough the Indian Ocean to the great Island of Madagascar – where I’ve spent a part of my childhood on – trough a deep selection of the best 10 mad 70s Salegy, Folk, Disco, Funk, Jerk, Punk and other outer dimensional tracks taken from my record collection – Hope you’ll like it !!

Armand de Preseau – Madagasikara

You can listen and download this selection by clicking here !

Enjoy,

Armand

Mahaleo – Izahay Mpamita (Madagascar, 1976, Discomad)

The band “Mahaleo” from Madagascar (in the Indian Ocean) was founded by Rasolofondraosolo “Dama” Razafimaheleo with six of his highschool classmates in the city of Antsirabe (in the center of the island), during the student protests against the neo-colonial power that took place on 13 May 1972.

Mahaleo is widely viewed as the most popular Malagasy group of all time, and it is composed of :

Acoustic Guitar, Vocals : Andrianabelina “Dada” Rakotobe

Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica : Rasolofondraosolo “Dama” Razafimaheleo

Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals : Andrianabela “Nono” Rakotobe

Flute, Vocals, Piano : Honore “Bekoto” Rabekoto

Rhythm Section, Vocals : Charles Bert “Charles” Andrianaivo

Violin, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar : Razafindranoa “Raoul” Raosolosolofo

Vocals : Famantanantsoa “Fafa” Rajaonarison

The musicians recorded more than ten albums together, between 1972 and 2010, they toured several times in France (Olympia Concert Hall in Paris) and they are still active today.

I decided to make you rediscover “Izahay Mpamita”, a deep poetic track about the Madagascan fishermen living conditions, with psychedelic flute and addictive guitar parts – Enjoy !

Mahaleo – Izahay Mpamita

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/69xbAMSWNlU

See you very soon,

Armand