Tag: Manu Dibango

Gregoire Lawani – Africa Land Of Soul (Togo, 1977, BBZ Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Africa Land Of Soul“, an instant catchy Afro Disco Funk Soul track, taken from the only album from the Togolese composer & musician Gregoire Lawani, recorded in 1977 in Paris and composed and produced by the mythical legendary French composer Andre Charles “Slim” Pezin.

One of my personal favorite of the genre with flavors that always reminds me the international hit “Soul Makossa” by the Cameroonian King Emmanuel N’Djoké “Manu” Dibango, and always perfect to rock a dance floor – Enjoy !

Gregoire Lawani – African Land Of Soul (Togo, 1977, BBZ Productions)

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Armand de Preseau

N.S.T. Cophie’s – Elle (Ivory Coast, 1983, N.S.T. Cophie’s Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Elle“, a catchy 80s Afro Electro Boogie Funk Synth Balearic stepper, taken from the 2nd album self-produced & recorded in 1983 by the Ivorian composer & musician Ernest Kouadio Koffi, better known as “N.S.T. Cophie’s“, part of the well-known west african band Bozambo, and who was also the half brother of the legendary musician Alpha Blondy (Seydou Koné) from Ivory Coast.

Including the mythical Cameroonian musician Emmanuel N’Djoké “Manu” Dibango on the chorus, this album was backed by great musicians :

N.S.T. Cophies : Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer, Computer, Vocoder, Piano, Percussion, Music Director ;

Charly Bokher : Alto Saxophone ;

Emile Kangue : Bass ;

Manu Dibango, Florence Titty Dimbeng, Genie Helo, Kanda Bongo Man, Sissy Dipoko : Chorus ;

Paco Sery : Drums, Bass ;

Jimmy Mvondo Mvele : Tenor Saxophone ;

Jerry Manga : Trumpet ;

N.S.T. Cophie’s – Elle (Ivory Coast, 1983, N.S.T. Cophie’s Self-Released)

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Armand de Preseau

Bella Bellow – Dasi Ko (Togo, 1973, Fiesta)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you “Dasi Ko“, a deep Psychedelic Afro Soul Funk track recorded in 1973 by the Togolese Diva Georgette Adjoavi Bella” Bellow during her stay in Paris (France), and composed & produced by the legendary Cameroonian Singer & producer Emmanuel N’Djoké “Manu” Dibango – Enjoy !

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Armand de Preseau

Manu Dibango Et Son Orchestre – Répondez-Nous Seigneur (Cameroun, 1963, Philips)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Répondez-Nous Seigneur” (“Answer us, my Lord“), an instant feel-good groovy Afro Twist Soul Jerk Mod Jazz early recording (1963) by the legendary Cameroonian composer, singer & saxophonist Emmanuel N’Djoké “Manu Dibango – Merry Christmas to all, enjoy !

Manu Dibango Et Son Orchestre – Répondez-Nous Seigneur

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

Armand de Preseau

Bella Bellow – O Se Nye (Togo, 1977, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “O Se Nye“, a magnificent deep West African Soul track with gorgeous flute & killer breaks parts, taken from the only album of the Togolese Diva Bella Bellow, tragically died in a car accident near from Lome (Togo) the 10 of December 1973.

This album was released posthumously in 1977, first on the mythical record label Akueson (the first Parisian record label of that time run by an African guy, the Togolese producer & musician Gerard Akueson) & then more widely on the other legendary record label “Sonafric“, is an highly recommended one, full of great songs, including some arranged by the mythical Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango – Enjoy !

Bella Bellow – O Se Nye

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Armand de Preseau

Jojo L’Explosif (Jo Tongo) – Get It (The Way I Like) (Cameroun, 1968, Akue)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Get It (The Way I Like)“, a devastating Afro Soul Jerk Rock Mod track with raw grunts a la James Brown and killer breaks, recorded in France in 1968 by the Douala (Cameroun) native musician Joseph Ekambi Tongo Mpondo (better known as “Jojo L’Explosif” or “Jo Tongo“), during his pharmacy studies – Enjoy !

Jojo L’Explosif (Jo Tongo) – Get It (The Way I Like)

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Armand de Preseau

Owona Anderson – Tant Mieux Les Contents (Cameroun, 1987, Ebobolo Fia Production / Sonodisc)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tant Mieux Les Contents“, a crazy uptempo Electronic Bikutsi Tropical Funk madness track with wild Synth & Drum machines parts (programmed by the legendary French drummer Denis Marcel Hekimian !), recorded in the late 80s by the Cameroonian singer Owona Anderson – Enjoy !

Owona Anderson – Tant Mieux Les Contents

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Kallé & L’African Team – Minueyo Boongalo (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1960s, AMB)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Minueyo Boongalo“, an uplifting 60s Afro Latin Boogaloo Jazz track with strong Cuban influences, taken from a super hard to find compilation recorded in the 60s by Joseph Kabasele “Kallé” & l’African Team, a bunch of legendary African musicians that included greatest names such as Manu Dibango, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Joseph “Mujos” MulamaJean Kwami Munsi – Enjoy !

Kallé & L’African Team – Minueyo Boongalo

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Armand de Preseau

Manu Dibango et son African Soul Quintet – Soulogie (Cameroun, 1961, Ngoma)

In tribute to the Cameroonian musician legend Emmanuel “Manu” N’Djoké Dibango, who passed away today, I’ve decided to share with you for the first time online the outstanding Jazz track “Soulogie, taken from his impossible to find first single ever (I think), out in 1961 – Enjoy !

I found this record a few years ago, at a former record store owner’s house in the city of Garoua (capital of the North Region of Cameroon), after a 18 hours train & bus travel from the city of Yaoundé !

Manu Dibango et son African Soul Quintet – Soulogie

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Have a nice evening,

Armand de Preseau