Akoha Ambroise – Zedaga (Part 1) (Benin, 1990s, Editions Satel)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Zedaga“, an obscure killer Electronic Afro Funk Boogie track with killer Synth & drum machines breaks, taken from an ultra rare LP localy recorded by the Beninese composer & musician Akoha Ambroise apparently in the early 90s, and that never had a proper commercial release, out only at the time as a test press in the early 90s – Enjoy !

Akoha Ambroise – Zedaga (Part 1)

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Migan Celestin Dit “Mig-Tino” – A Non Yi Go (Benin, 1970s, Papa-Disco)

For today, I wanted to share with you « A Non Yi Go », a powerful syncopated psychedelic Afro Funk Sato track with Afrobeat flavors, killer horns & guitar parts, taken from the first album of the Beninese composer & musician Migan Celestin (who was formerly part of « Les Commandos », the band founded by the mythical beninese musician Theophile « El Rego » Do Rego), out in the late 70s on the Ivorian record label « Papa-Disco » – Enjoy !

Migan Celestin dit « Mig-Tino » – A Non Yi Go

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Bentho Gustave Titiou & l’International Poly Rythmo – Agnon Djidjo (Tu As Bon Caractère) (Benin, 1978, L.I.R.)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Agnon Djidjo“, an atomic tropical Afro Latin Salsa Funk Cavacha dance floor stormer, taken from the only solo album recorded in 1978 by the legendary composer, guitarist and bass player Bentho Gustave “Titiou”, who began his career in the 60s with the beninese Band “Super Star de Ouidah“.

Shortly after, he founded the almighty “Poly Rhythmo de Cotonou” orchestra in 1968 (formerly “Sunny Blacks Band“) with other mythical musicians such as :

Melome Clement ;

Eskil Lohento ;

Amenoudji Joseph “Vicky” ;

Zoundegnon Bernard “Papillon” ;

Yehouessi Leopold ;

Pierre Loko.

who also all play on the album presented here – Enjoy !

Bentho Gustave Titiou & l’International Poly Rythmo – Agnon Djidjo (Tu As Bon Caractère)

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John Migan & l’Orchestre Sodo-Sodo – Mayewo (Benin, 1980, Sodogil Editions)

Fort today, I wanted to share with you “Mayewo“, a dope uplifting Cosmic Afro Soul Disco Funk track with killer synth solo parts, taken from the only vinyl recorded, pressed & distributed in 1980 between Lagos (Nigeria), Abidjan (Ivory Coast) & London (UK) by the Beninese singer & drummer John Migan (who collaborated with many legendary African musicians such as Fela Anukulapo Kuti, Theophile “El Rego” Do Rego, Francis Lougah), before he became an evangelist in the Mid 80s.

Still active today today & very prolific in both domains, he continues to release religious music.

John Migan & l’Orchestre Sodo-Sodo – Mayewo

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Honore Avolonto – Avi Yaman Houe (Benin, 1970s, Aux Ecoutes)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Avi Yaman Houe“, an irresistible catchy dance floor winner syncopated Afro Funk Sato track with killer horns recorded in the 70s on the famous “L. A. Aux Ecoutes” label by the legendary Beninese musician Honore Avolonto, who used to be part of mythical bands from that country such as the almighty “Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou” or “Orchestre Black Santiago” – Enjoy !

Honore Avolonto – Avi Yaman Houe

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Armand de Preseau

Guenshi-Ever – Gbeme Dan (Benin, 1988, Production Nenuphar)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Gbeme Dan“, a deep syncopated percussive Psychedelic Afro Funk Sato Folk track with crazy drums & synth parts recorded in the late 80s by the Beninese composer & singer Guendehou “Guenshi-Ever” Sidonie Evelyne that only recorded two now hard to find LP – Enjoy !

Guenshi-Ever – Gbeme Dan

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Armand de Preseau

Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo (Benin, 1974, Disques Tropiques – Satel)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Okpo Videa Bassouo“, an irresistible bouncing Afrobeat Funk track with Latin flavors, syncopated drums, furious horns & guitar riffs, one of the first recordings from the Beninese legendary singer & composer Gnonnan “Gnonnas Pedro” Sossou Pierre Kouassivi, backed here by his band “Panchos de Cotonou” (that included several other great Beninese musicians such as Theophile “El Rego” Do Rego), and out on the mythical record label “Disques Tropiques – Satel” – Enjoy !

Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo (Benin, 1974, Disques Tropiques – Satel)

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – General Gowon (Benin, 1974, Albarika Store)

 

For today, I wanted to share with you “General Gowon“, a devastating powerful Afrobeat Soul Funk track with killer horns & psychedelic organ parts, taken from one of the hardest to find singles from the mythical Beninese band “Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou“, driven by the Clement Melome‘s bewitching voice, orchestrated by Pierre Loko & recorded in the mid 70s on the legendary record label “Albarika Store” – True piece of history here, so enjoy !

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – General Gowon

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Armand de Preseau

El Rego et son Ensemble Typique – E Ma Non Tin Me (Benin, 1960s, Impressions Sonores du Benin)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “E Ma Non Tin Me“, a bewitching slow Voodoo Folk Soul track taken from the very first recording ever from the Beninese legendary club owner, boxer, singer & musician Théophile Do Rego, better known as El Rego – Enjoy !

El Rego et son Ensemble Typique – E Ma Non Tin Me

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Armand de Preseau

Mauriboko – La Mésentente Conjugale (Bénin, 1988, Production Kodjehou Botchi Maurice)

For today, I wanted to share with you “La Mésentente Conjugale“, an obscure crazy tropical synth Afro Disco Funk track about a marital conflict, self-released in 1988 by the Beninese musician Maurice Kodjehou Botchi – Perfect to set a dancefloor on fire, so enjoy !

Mauriboko – La Mésentente Conjugale

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Armand de Preseau