Tag: soundway

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – General Gowon (Benin, 1974, Albarika Store)


For today, I wanted to share with you “General Gowon“, a devastating powerful Afrobeat Soul Funk track with killer horns & psychedelic organ parts, taken from one of the hardest to find singles from the mythical Beninese band “Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou“, driven by the Clement Melome‘s bewitching voice, orchestrated by Pierre Loko & recorded in the mid 70s on the legendary record label “Albarika Store” – True piece of history here, so enjoy !

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – General Gowon

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/9YT0Ul2Ftd8

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Wrinkar Experience – I Am A Natural Man (Nigeria, 1970s, EMI Nigeria)

For today, I wanted  to share with you “I Am A Natural Man“, an excellent psychedelic Afro Funk Rock Stormer from the Wrinkar Experience, one of my fave band of this genre, that was composed the nigerian Dan Ian(vocals and lead guitar) and the cameroonians Edjo’o Jacques Racine (bass & guitar) and Ginger Forcha (organ).

The band only existed six months from 1972 to 1973 before splitting up, & only released three singles produced by the mythical nigerian Odion Iruoje, including the hits “Fuel For Love” & “Soundway” – Enjoy !

Wrinkar Experience – I Am A Natural Man

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ZTOh4-UgHPM

Have a nice Sunday !

Armand de Preseau

ADP005 – The Hygrades, The Funkees & Wrinkar experience : A Selection of Afro Rock & Funky 7 Inches from Nigeria

Hi everyone !
As promised, here comes a little summer selection of 10 funky / afro rock tracks taken from some seven inches of my personal collection.
These 7′, from famous Nigerian bands, were issued at the time on the Nigerian division of the well known English label EMI / HMV (remember the deaf dog ?) and are really hard to lay hands on, specially in this condition.

Armand de Preseau – A selection of Afro Rock & Funky Nigerian 7 inches

You can download this mix here, and listen to it near the beach or the pool, drinking a fruit cocktail.

(due to an imminent travel from the rainy Paris to the Southern France, i didn’t have the time to clean some of the records before recording the selection, so sorry for the dusty quality of some tracks !).

Tracklist :

1 – The Hygrades : In The Jungle (Vocal)
2 – The Funkees : Breaktrough
3 – Dan Satch & His Atomic Dance of Aba : Je nr’okan
4 – The Apostles : Your Bussiness
5 – The Ceejebs – Life In Cannan
6 – Founders 15 – Amen
7 – Danie Ian & His Spades : New Day
8 – Wrinkar Experience – I am a natural Man
9 – Mono Mono : Wake Up the Ded Onez
10 – Wrinkar Experience – Soundway

See you soon dear readers !
With love from the Southern France,