Tag: soul

Salim “Sal Davis” Abdallah Salim – Unchain My Heart (Kenya, 1963, Teeny Records)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Unchain My Heart“, an outstanding cover of the interplanetary hit originally recorded by the American singer Otis Williams in 1960, reinterpreted here in a frantic Twist Jerk Soul Rock way by the Kenya composer & singer Salim “Sal Davis” Abdallah Salim and recorded in Belgium in 1963.

This version – my favorite by far – is quite similar to the one sung by the legendary singer & pianist Ray Charles, but is slightly different, faster, warmer and soulful – Enjoy !

Salim “Sal Davis” Abdallah Salim – Unchain My Heart (Kenya, 1963, Teeny Records)

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Armand de Preseau

Gary French & The Tropical Sextet – Lo Siento (Haiti, 1970s, A.H.A. Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Lo Siento“, an outstanding Guaracha Latin Soul Jazz track, taken from the second album recorded by the Haitian composer & musicien Gary French and his “Tropical Sextet” band, that included the following musicians :

Carlos Ramirez : Organ & Piano ;

Jean Thomas Donnay : Saxophone ;

Emmanuel “Manno” Mathieu : Bass ;

Michel Corvington : Guitar ;

Patrick “Pat” Coby : Percussions ;

Jacques Succes : Drummer ;

One of my favorite album from Haïti, full of many solid tracks of different musical genres – Enjoy !

Gary French & The Tropical Sextet – Lo Siento (Haiti, 1970s, A.H.A. Records)

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Armand de Preseau

Gregoire Lawami – Africa Land Of Soul (Togo, 1977, BBZ Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Africa Land Of Soul“, an instant catchy Afro Disco Funk Soul track, taken from the only album from the Togolese composer & musician Gregoire Lawani, recorded in 1977 in Paris and composed and produced by the mythical legendary French composer Andre Charles “Slim” Pezin.

One of my personal favorite of the genre with flavors that always reminds me the international hit “Soul Makossa” by the Cameroonian King Emmanuel N’Djoké “Manu” Dibango, and always perfect to rock a dance floor – Enjoy !

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Armand de Preseau

Wild Fire – Try Making Love (Trinidad & Tobago, 1982, Wild Fire)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Try Making Love“, a deep Island Soul Funk track from the west indies with Calypso influences, taken from a compilation of previously recorded albums & singles by the Trinidadian band “Wild Fire“.

Formed by Oliver “Stompy” Chapman back in 1962 the group was originally named “The Sparks“, and was composed by :

Oliver Chapman ;

Anstey Hamilton ;

Clifford Wilson ;

Cyllan Charles ;

Lennox James ;

Peter Britto ;

Terry Collymore.

Pure Barbadian heat here, perfect to warm your dance floor – Enjoy !

Wild Fire – Try Making Love (Trinidad & Tobago, 1982, Wild Fire)

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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

Henri Guedon – Karma (Martinique, 1975, La Voix Du Globe)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Karma“, an outstanding blend of Cadence Soul Funk Latin Synth Jazz & Fusion influences, taken from the 3rd album recorded in 1975 by the mythical musician, painter, sculptor and ceramist Henri Guedon from Martinique, considered by most as the grandfather of modern music from French West Indies. 

This album includes :

Henri Guedon : Leader, Lead Vocals, Agogô, Cowbell, Kalimba, Spoons, Helicon, Skratjie, Percussion, Handclaps, Guimbarde, Bombo, Balafon ;

Fabien Bannet : Backing Vocals, Guiro, Maracas, Claves ;

Alain Delos : Congas, Percussion, Wood Block ;

Claude Vamur : Percussion (Tambou Ka, Latigo), Drums, Timbales, Bongos ;

Alfred Varasse : Percussion [Tiboi], Drums, Bata, Cowbell ;

Michel Pacquit : Piano, Piano, Electric Piano (Fender Piano) ; 

Jacky Bernard : Synthesizer, Bass, Organ, Vibraphone ;

Pure dance floor heater here, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Henri Guedon – Karma (Martinique, 1975, La Voix Du Globe)

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Armand de Preseau

N.S.T. Cophie’s – Elle (Ivory Coast, 1983, N.S.T. Cophie’s Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Elle“, a catchy 80s Afro Electro Boogie Funk Synth Balearic stepper, taken from the 2nd album self-produced & recorded in 1983 by the Ivorian composer & musician Ernest Kouadio Koffi, better known as “N.S.T. Cophie’s“, part of the well-known west african band Bozambo, and who was also the half brother of the legendary musician Alpha Blondy (Seydou Koné) from Ivory Coast.

Including the mythical Cameroonian musician Emmanuel N’Djoké “Manu” Dibango on the chorus, this album was backed by great musicians :

N.S.T. Cophies : Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer, Computer, Vocoder, Piano, Percussion, Music Director ;

Charly Bokher : Alto Saxophone ;

Emile Kangue : Bass ;

Manu Dibango, Florence Titty Dimbeng, Genie Helo, Kanda Bongo Man, Sissy Dipoko : Chorus ;

Paco Sery : Drums, Bass ;

Jimmy Mvondo Mvele : Tenor Saxophone ;

Jerry Manga : Trumpet ;

N.S.T. Cophie’s – Elle (Ivory Coast, 1983, N.S.T. Cophie’s Self-Released)

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Armand de Preseau

Groupe Dago – Réveil Creole (La Reunion, 1978, Disques Royal)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Réveil Creole“, a sweet Cosmic Synth Balearic Soul Sega track, recorded in 1978 by the duet of composers & musicians 𝐃𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢 & 𝐃𝐞𝐫𝐚 𝐑𝐚𝐤𝐨𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐯𝐨 from 𝐑𝐞𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 under the name “Groupe Dago” (their only recording under that name), and out on the legendary local record label “𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐑𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐥” – Enjoy !

Groupe Dago – Réveil Creole (La Reunion, 1978, Disques Royal)

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Le Sahel – Caridad (Senegal, 1975, Musiclub)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Caridad“, an incredible beautiful Afro Latin Mbalax Soul track, taken from the only album by “L’Orchestre Du Sahel“, house band of the night club “Le Sahel” in Dakar (Senegal) owned by the businessman Ndiouga Kobe and founded in 1972 by the composer and musician Cheikh Tidiane Tall.

Open to various musical styles, le Sahel offered a music mixing African sounds (Mbalax, Pulaar Fulani music, Mandingo music), and included legendary Senegalese musicians, former members of the mythical band “Xalam” founded in 1965 by Sakhir Thiam, such :

Cheikh Tidiane Tall (Bandleader, Guitar, Organ) ;

Willy Sakho (Bass) ;

Alassane N’Doye (Congas) ;

Diguy Diabate (Drums) ;

Thierno Koité (Flute, Saxophone) ;

Seydina Insa Wade (Guitar) ;

Emmanuel Batta (Trombone) ;

Jean N’Diaye (Trumpet) ;

Idrissa Diop, René Cabral (Vocals) ;

Pape Djiby Ba (Vocals, Guiro) ;

Really hard to find album & magical song, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Le Sahel – Caridad (Senegal, 1975, Musiclub)

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Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako – Mali Denou (Mali, 1977, Sonafric)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Mali Denou”, an mesmerizing 70s Afro Synth Soul Funk track with awesome organ parts, taken from an album recorded in 1977 by the mythical Malian band “Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako” that included the finest Malian musicians such as Salif KeitaAmadou BagayokoOusmane KouyatéMoussa Doumbia & Idrissa Soumaoro and out on the legendary french label Sonafric.

This band was one of the two main malian orchestras with “L’Orchestre Rail Band Du Buffet Hotel De La Gare De Bamako” in which Salif Keita (who wrote the song presented here) used to sing before joining “Les Ambassadeurs” – Enjoy !

Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako – Mali Denou (Mali, 1977, Sonafric)

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