Tag: Pop

The Smockers – Zeny Izy (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Zeny Izy“, a very interesting & groovy deep track from Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, really nice blend of Psychedelic Soul, Reggae, Pop, Rock, Folk & Fusion influences that only that specific geographical area has the secret.

This song is taken from the first single recorded by the band “The Smockers“, leaded by the composer & musician Roger Georges, and out on the mythical Madagascan record label “Discomad” in the late 70s – Enjoy !

The Smockers – Zeny Izy (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

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Armand de Preseau

Les Frères Bouchenak – Trouble (Morocco, 1983, Edition Hassania)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Trouble“, an uplifting Rock Soul Synth Twist Pop track, taken from the 1st album recorded in 1983 on K7 tape format by the morrocon band “Les Freres Bouchenak” a band of 4 brothers (Hamid, Omar, Mohamed and Reda Bouchenak) from the city of Oujda (Morocco), nicknamed “The Raï Knights“.

Quite obscure & hard to find unusual sounds for this country & era, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Les Frères Bouchenak – Trouble (Maroc, 1983, Edition Hassania)

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Armand de Preseau

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)

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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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Azik-Ka – Tradition Nou (French Guiana, 1988, Sonoclair)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tradition Nou“, a beautiful deep balearic cosmic Island Synth Zouk Jazz track with great Gwo Ka Folklore percussions, recorded in the late 80s by the band “Azik-Ka” from French Guiana (West-indies), leaded by the composer & singer Jean-Pierre Bonjotin.

This band features :

Jean-Pierre Bonjotin : Synths (Yamaha DX7, Roland Juno 2, S900), Lead vocals on B2 ;

Claude Cheung-A-Long : Percussion ;

Roland Erdual : Vocals (chorus), Lead vocals on B1 ;

Jean-Elie Panelle : Percussion ;

Raymond Pierre : Guitar Basse, Chorus ;

Henri Placide : Vocals, chorus ; Lead vocals on A1 ;

Christian Rogier : Drums ;

Sylvestre Saul : Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar ;

Stanislas Talip : Chorus ;

Yvane Thoris : Chorus, Lead vocals on A3 ;

Cherry on the cake : that gorgeous cover art by A. Rosemond – Enjoy !

Azik-Ka – Tradition Nou (French Guiana, 1988, Sonoclair)

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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

Barış Manço – İşte Hendek İşte Deve (Turkey, 1971, Sayan)

For today, I wanted to share with you “İşte Hendek İşte Deve“, a devastating psychedelic Anatolian Rock Soul Funk track with killer drums, horns, bass & synth parts, recorded in the early 70s by the legendary Turkish Rock Pop star Barış Manço (Baris Manco), considered to have been one of the most influential artists from Turkey – Enjoy !

Barış Manço – İşte Hendek İşte Deve

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علاء – دخترها پسرها (Ala – Doxtarha Pesarha) (Iran, 1970s, Khane Safha)

For today, I wanted to share with you “دخترها پسرها” (“Doxtarha Pesarha ” or “Girls, Boys” in Farsi – Persian langage), a mad Psychedelic Persian Garage Surf Rock Funk track with raw grunts, crazy organ & furious guitar parts, taken from a very obscure & ultra rare single from the Iranian musician & composer Ala (علا) recorded in the late 60s / early 70s on the Iranian record label “خانه صفحه” (“Khane Safha” or “Record House” in Farsi) (feel free to contact me if you have any further infos on that one !) – Enjoy !

علاء – دخترها پسرها (Ala – Doxtarha Pesarha)

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Armand de Preseau

Melodie Jazz – Bibidia (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Bibidia“, a cool Afro Jerk Mod Soul Funk track from Madagascar (Indian Ocean), only single recorded in the 70s by an obscure orchestra, and released on the legendary Discomad local record label – Enjoy !

Melodie Jazz – Bibidia

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Armand de Preseau

Gassan Rahbani – Stranger (Lebanon, 1981, Rahbania)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Stranger“, a dope Electronic Synth instrumental track from the Lebanese musician & producer Gassan Rahbani (son of the legendary producer Elias Rahbani), full of killer breaks, sampling potential here – Enjoy !

Gassan Rahbani – Stranger

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Armand de Preseau