Chris Smith & Funky Road – Do Your Thing (Mozambique, 1976, RCA Victor)

For today, I wanted to share  with you « Do Your Thing », a dope 10 min long Afro Funk Garage Fuzz Rock track, taken from the only LP recorded & issued in 1976 by the Mozambican composer & singer Chris Smith and his band « Funky Road », that was composed with :

Bass : John Bagwasi ;

Drums : Wilfred Sibumbe ;

Guitar : Ben Rhikot ;

Organ : Joseph Tshabalala ;

Tambourine : Patrick Dlamini ;

Vocals : C. S. Smith ;

This LP was produced by the legendary South African producer & saxophone player David Thekwane – Enjoy !

Chris Smith & Funky Road – Do Your Thing

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Bembeya Jazz National – Ne Fais Pas De Sacrifice (Guinea Conakry, 1978, Areito)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Ne Fais Pas De Sacrifice », a deep breezing psychedelic Afro Funk Soul Manding Jazz track by the famous Guinean orchestra Bembeya Jazz National (formerly « Orchestre De Beyla », the area where its members come from), co-founded in the 1961 by Sekou Bembeya DiabateAboubacar Demba CamaraSékouba Bambino Diabaté amongst others.

This song is one of the hardest to find from the band, because it was only released in 1978 on the compilation presented here, recorded between Cuba & Guinea Conakry & only out localy in La havane at the time, to commemorate the historical musical friendship between those two countries – Enjoy !

Orchestre Bembeya Jazz National – Ne Fais Pas de Sacrifice

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Armand de Preseau

Jeannette N’Diaye Lokamba – Makom Ma Bobe (Cameroun, 1981, Disques Jojo)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Makom Ma Bobe », a catchy uptempo Afro Disco Funk Soul track, taken from the first single recorded in 1981 by Jeannette N’diaye Lokamba (also known as Janet Ndiaye or Jeanet Ndiaye), a Senegalese-Cameroonian renowned musician & chorister of the Afro-Parisian sceneInstant club friendly & personal favorite, Enjoy !

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Franco & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Sabina El Kwamy (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1964, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sabina El Kwamy“, a magnificent melancholic Congolese Afro Latin Bolero Jazz Slow track, recorded in the early 70s by the legendary Congolese musician François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi and his mythical band OK Jazz, and issued in 1964 on the present compilation.

The OK Jazz Orchestra was comprised at that time by :

Guitar & lead vocals : François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi ;

Vocals : Joseph “Mujos” Mulamba & Jean “Kwami” Munsi ;

Rhythm Guitar : Lutumba “Simarro” Ndomanueno ;

Bass : Tshiamala “Piccolo” ;

Saxophone : Isaac Musekiwa (tenor) & Albino Kalombo (alto) ;

Drums (Tumba) : Bosuma “Dessoir”.

Franco & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Sabina El Kwamy

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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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Armand de Preseau

Amedee Pierre – Souyassa (Ivory Coast, 1970s, Editions NAP)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Souyassa“, a gorgeous West African Latin Soul Jazz Anthem with a Bossa Nova twist, taken from one of the three albums recorded by the legendary Ivorian musician & composer Amédée Pierre who released around 50 singles from the beginning of the 60s – Enjoy !

Amedee Pierre – Souyassa

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Armand de Preseau

Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Akpaisong (Nigeria, 1973, Philips)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Akpaisong“, a deep Afro Highlife Jazz Funk Soul track with Afrobeat flavors, taken from the 1st album of the Nigerian superstar Etubom Rex Williams, recorded in 1973 & backed by his famous “Nigerian Artistes” – Enjoy !

Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Akpaisong

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Armand de Preseau

Les Freres Diabate – N’Fa (Guinea Conakry, 1972, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

For today, I wanted to share with you “N’Fa“, a sublime melancholic Afro Folk Jazz Instrumental track with gorgeous acoustic guitar, recorded by the Guinean (Conakry) band “Les Freres Diabate” (the Diabate brothers), and released in 1972 only on this compilation, second volume of a series of seven, released each year by the legendary Guinean record label “Editions Syliphone Conakry” from 1970 to 1976 – Enjoy !

Les Freres Diabate – N’Fa

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Armand de Preseau

Etoile de Dakar – Cely (Senegal, 1978, M. Diaw )

For today, I wanted to share with you “Cely“, a gorgeous Psychedelic Afro Latin Funk Psychedelic Mbalax Fusion Jazz gem with dreamy voices, catchy guitars & deep saxophone parts, first version ever of this all-time African anthem covered countless times, recorded in 1973 by the legendary Senegalese Orchestra “Etoile de Dakar” that included great names as the mythical musician & composer Youssou Madjiguène Ndour (this album was his first ever credited appearance as a singer !).

This album, as many of the greatest early Senegalese ones (such as Orchestra Baobab ones), was recorded at the well-known Jandeer Night Club in Dakar (Senegal), one of the only few places musicians could lent at the times all the musical instruments & equipments they didn’t have themselves – Enjoy !

Etoile de Dakar – Cely

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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