Tag: record

Fairuz – Habbeytak Bessayf (Lebanon, 1973, Parlophone – Voix De L’Orient Series) / فيروز – حبيتك بالصيف

Following to this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Habbeytak Bessayf” (“حبيتك بالصيف“, what could be translated by “I loved you since the summer” in Lebanese Arabic langage), a mesmerizing & bewitching Oriental Arabic Jazz track with Latin vibes & beautiful piano parts, one of the most iconic & famous song from the Lebanese Diva Nuhad Ḥaddad (betterly known as “Fairuz“) taken from the play “Ya’iche… Ya’iche…” (“He lives… He lives”).

This track was recorded in 1973 and composed by the mythical Assi & Mansour Rahbani Brothers, and released on the mythical “EMI – Parlophone” record label (“Voix De L’Orient” series).

Cherry on the cake : this gorgeous picture of the Diva, taken live by the Lebanese photographer Varoujan Setian, who was the appointed photographer of the Rahbani Brothers’ theatrical company – Enjoy !

Fairuz – Habbeytak Bessayf (Lebanon, 1973, Parlophone – Voix De L’Orient Series) / فيروز – حبيتك بالصيف

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Armand de Preseau

Noura (Fatima Zohra Badji) – Paris Dans Mon Sac (Algeria, 1965, Pathé)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Paris Dans Mon Sac“, an incredibly beautiful Soul Jazz ballad sung in French with Oriental flavors, recorded in 1965 by the Algerian singer & actress Fatima Zohra Badji (better known as “Noura”) on the French record label “Pathé“.

This song is backed by a beautiful orchestration by Larbi Zeggane (Kamal Hamadi on his artist’s name), a Kabyle Algerian songwriter and composer who was also Noura’s husband, and Roland Richard Vincent.

Cherry on the cake : this gorgeous cover art – Enjoy !

Noura (Fatima Zohra Badji) – Paris Dans Mon Sac (Algeria, 1965, Pathé)

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Armand de Preseau

Nana Ampadu’s African Brothers Band International – Wonka Ma Wo Nte (Ghana, 1989, African Brothers Band International)

Following this previous article, I wanted to share with you “Wonka Ma Wo Nte“, an instant catchy 80s percussive Afro Electro Soul Funk Highlife track with great synths & drum machines, recorded in the UK in the second half of the 80s by the legendary Ghanaian band “African Brothers International” leaded by the mythical guitarist Patrick Kwame “Nana” Ampadu, composer of more than 800 songs – Enjoy !

Nana Ampadu’s African Brothers Band International – Wonka Ma Wo Nte (Ghana, 1989, African Brothers Band International)

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Armand de Preseau

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

Kamel Raouf Nagati – De L’Orient À Orion (Tunisia, 1970s, En’Nagham)

For today, I wanted to share with you “De L’Orient À Orion“, a bewitching Oriental Jazz Funk Soul track from Maghreb with French dreamy lyrics, recorded in the early 70s in Tunisia by the musician & composer Kamel Raouf Nagati on the legendary Tunisian record label “𝐄𝐧’𝐍𝐚𝐠𝐡𝐚𝐦” – Enjoy !

Kamel Raouf Nagati – De L’Orient À Orion (Tunisia, 1970s, En’Nagham)

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Rail Band De Bamako – Mouodilo (Mali, 1970s, EMI – His Master’s Voice)

Following this previous article, I wanted to share with you “Mouodilo“, a devastating furious Afro Soul Jerk Funk track from West Africa, recorded in Bamako (Mali) in the early 70s by the mythical Malian band “Orchestre Rail Band” originally founded and led at this time by the legendary saxophonist Tidiani Kone, an outstanding musician that was also a griot (a kind of religious leader/ influent personality).

Largely responsible for the birth of modern Mandingo music from Mali, the group was also called “Orchestre du Buffet Hotel de la Gare de Bamako” because it played there twice a week.

Pressed in Nigeria on the local branch famous label “EMI – His Master’s Voice“, the track presented here (my favorite !) is an early rough version of the 1973 “Moko Diolo“, also included in their second blue album – Enjoy !

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Armand de Preseau

Edmund Spice – Baby Can I Hold You Tonite (Nigeria, 1991, Polygram)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Baby Can I Hold You Tonite“, a Nigerian cover of the international hit from the American singer Tracy Chapman, reinterpreted here in an uplifting 90s Afro Hip Hop New Jack House Soul version, taken from the (apparently) only album recorded by the mysterious Nigerian musician Edmund Spice, produced by the legendary Nigerian musician Lemmy Jackson & recorded at the mythical Nigeria Tabansi Studios.

This album features :

Writings & compositions : Edmund Spice ;

Rearrangements : Lemmy Jackson, Sonny & Charlie Charles ;

Computer Programming : Lemmy Jackson, Sonny & Charlie Charles ;

Key Board : Lemmy Jackson, Sonny & Charlie Charles ;

Lead Vocals : Edmund Spice ;

Back-Up Vocals : Manny Eke, Charles Enebili & Austin Okonkwo ;

Edmund Spice – Baby Can I Hold You Tonite (Nigeria, 1990, Polygram)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/dU1f69jJkJo

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Armand de Preseau

Marco Payet – Clin D’Oeil A Luc (La Reunion, 1990, Piros)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Clin D’Oeil A Luc“, a deep balearic 90s electronic Island Synth Maloya Jazz Funk track, taken from the second album recorded in 1990 by the composer & musician Jean-Marc “Marco” Payet from Reunion island (Indian Ocean) probably in tribute to the legendary reunionese composer & violinist Marie Emilien Luçay Donat, better known as “Luc Donat“.

This song has the same vibes than the best ones from the mythical reunionese band “Ziskakan“, that I also really love – Hope you’ll like it, enjoy !

Marco Payet – Clin D’Oeil A Luc (La Reunion, 1990, Piros)

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Armand de Preseau

Clarel Betsy – Mo Amelie (Mauritius, 1975, Do Re Mi)

For today, I wanted to share with you for today “Mo Amelie“, a deep beautiful syncopated Island Sega Soul Folk Jazz track, recorded in 1975 in Paris at the legendary “Davout” recording studios by an ambassador of the music from Mauritius (Indian Ocean island), the composer & singer Jean Desire Clarel Edouard Betsy, better known as “Clarel Betsy“.

Out as a single at the time, this song only appears in a 12 inches format on the compilation presented here, out in the mid 70s on the Mauritian record label “Do Re Mi“, with a gorgeous cover art – Enjoy !

Clarel Betsy – Mo Amelie (Mauritius, 1975, Do Re Mi)

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Armand de Preseau

Abeti Masikini – Usisilike (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1978, BBZ Productions)

Following this previous article, I wanted to share with you for today “Usisilike“, an instant feel-good Afro Boogie Soul Funk track, taken from the 6th album of the Congolese Diva Elisabeth Finant, better known as Abeti Maskini, out in 1978 on the French record label “BBZ Productions” with the help of legendary African & French legendary names :

Pierre Alain Dahan (Drums) ;

Sauveur Malia (Bass) ;

Slim Pezin (Producing, Arrangements, Guitars) ;

Marc Chantereau (Percussions)

Georges Taguere (Keyboards) ;

Gerard Akueson (Management) ;

Abeti Masiki – Usisilike (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1978)

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Armand de Preseau