Orchestre Veve Star – Bassala Hot (Part 1 & 2) (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1975, Editions Veve)

For today, I wanted to share with you the 1st & 2nd part of “Bassala Hot“, a deep Afro Funk Soul track with killer saxophone parts, recorded by the mythical Congolese orchestra “Orchestre Veve” led by the legendary Georges Kiamuangana Mateta “Verckys” after he left the band Orchestre T.P. Ok Jazz.

This track, initially out as a 2 parts single in 1975, was compiled on a few local releases, including the one presented here with that ultra cool picture sleeve – Enjoy !

Orchestre Veve Star – Bassala Hot (Part 1 & 2) (Democratic Republic of the Congo, former Zaire, 1975, Editions Veve)

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Les Mangelepa – Nyako Konya (Part 1 & 2) (Kenya, 1978, Polydor)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nyako Konya (Part 1 & 2)“, a sweet bouncy mellow Afro Soukous Jazz track with smooth guitar & horns parts, recorded in 1978 by the legendary Nairobi (Kenya) based group “Orchestre Les Mangelepa“- Enjoy !

Orchestre Les Mangelepa – Nyako Konya (Part 1 & 2)

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Armand de Preseau

Mammane Sani Et Son Orgue – Tunan (Niger, 1978, Niger Ministry Of Culture)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tunan“, a bewitching dreamy Lo-Fi Afro Electro Synth Soul instrumental track taken from Mammane Sani Abdoulaye‘s first album, one of the greatest musicians of Niger & one of the pioneers of Electronic music in Africa.

Guitarist and singer, he discovered electronic music in 1974, when he was employed as a musician for the UNESCO.

One day, a delegate from Rwanda (here for one of the UNESCO meetings) brought along his Italian “Orlo” organ model. Mammane, captivated by the sound, convinced him to sell it.

This Organ was the first in Niger.

He recorded on it his first album of instrumental electronic songs in 1978, only released on a few tapes in coordination with the Minister of Culture.

He played over 30 years, and is still playing music today, recording albums and touring live.

Mammane Sani Et Son Orgue – Tunan

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Batat Hobtaine – Oh Oh Mama (Cameroun, 1970s, Batat Hobtaine Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Batat Hobtaine – Oh Oh Mama“, a devastating 12min long Afro Funk Soul Fusion Mangambeu track with Afrobeat flavours and killer horns, taken from a super obscure & ultra hard to find LP self-recorded & released in the late 70s by the Cameroonian musician & composer Batat Hobtaine – Enjoy !

Batat Hobtaine – Oh Oh Mama (Cameroun, 1970s, Batat Hobtaine Self-Released)

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Armand de Preseau

Malika Domrane – Alkalkaliw (Kabylie / Algeria, 1981, Amina Editions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Alkalkaliw“, a powerful & catchy Oriental Disco track taken from the rare 1st album of the Algerian Kabyle singer Malika Dormane recorded in 1980, also compiled at the time in this ultra hard to find compilation (look at this gorgeous cover art !) intended to promote Kabylian music – Enjoy !

Malika Domrane – Alkalkaliw

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Armand de Preseau

Papa Koné – Yengué (Mali, 1982, WAM – West African Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yengué“, a deep psychedelic Piano Mandingo Funk Jazz Folk track taken from the only album recorded in 1982 by the obscure Malian musician & composer Papa Koné, accompanied by the Ivorian musician Richard Abadi and his orchestra “Neo Star” – Enjoy !

Papa Koné – Yengué

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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

Mahmoud Ahmed – Yalem Baytewarnegn (Ethiopia, 1974, Mahmoud Ahmed Records)

Following this previous post, I wanted to share with you for today “Yalem Baytewarnegn“, a fantastic deep melancholic Ethio Jazz Funk Soul bluesy track with bewitching horns recorded in 1974 by the legendary Ethiopian musician & composer Mahmoud Ahmed – Enjoy !

Mahmoud Ahmed – Yalem Baytewarnegn

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Armand de Preseau

Saint-Louck – Zongon Nitchie (Ivory Coast, 1970s, Saint-Louck Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Zongon Nitchie“, a dope percussive & dance floor friendly Tropical Afro Funk Disco track with Afrobeat flavours, uplifting horns & mad synth parts, self-released in the late 70s/early 80s (if you know the exact release date, feel free to share !) by the underground Ivorian musician & composer Saint-Louck – Enjoy !

Saint-Louck – Zongon Nitchie

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Armand de Preseau

Willie Songue accompagné par Les Showmen – Moni Ngan (Cameroun, 1974, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Moni Ngam”, a killer Afro Funk Jerk Garage Rock track with devastating saxophone parts & grunts a la James Brown, recorded in the Mid 70s by the super underground Cameroonian musician Willie Songue (who probably composed this only single) and his band “Les Showmen“on the mythical French record label Sonafric – Enjoy !

Willie Songue accompagné par Les Showmen – Moni Ngam

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Armand de Preseau