Tag: theophile do rego

El Rego Et Ses Commandos – Dis Moi Oui (Benin, 1970s, L.A Aux Ecoutes)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Dis-Moi Oui“, a devastating psychedelic Afro Soul Jerk Mod Funk, recorded in the early 70s by the legendary beninese composer, musician, boxer & cabaret owner Theophile “El Rego” Do Rego and his “Commandos” backing band.

Starting music very young, he played in dozen of bands, included “Les Panchos de Cotonou” along with Gnonnan “Gnonnas Pedro” Sossou Pierre Kouassivi, another mythical beninese musician.

This post is dedicated to El Rego’s memory, who passed away the last Wednesday 11 of October at the age of 86.

May is Soul rest in peace, sure he’s still jamming in heaven – Enjoy !

El Rego Et Ses Commandos – Dis Moi Oui (Benin, 1970s, L.A Aux Ecoutes)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/EOH-ijb1lUs

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

Armand de Preseau

Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo (Benin, 1974, Disques Tropiques – Satel)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Okpo Videa Bassouo“, an irresistible bouncing Afrobeat Funk track with Latin flavors, syncopated drums, furious horns & guitar riffs, one of the first recordings from the Beninese legendary singer & composer Gnonnan “Gnonnas Pedro” Sossou Pierre Kouassivi, backed here by his band “Panchos de Cotonou” (that included several other great Beninese musicians such as Theophile “El Rego” Do Rego), and out on the mythical record label “Disques Tropiques – Satel” – Enjoy !

Gnonnas Pedro et Ses Panchos – Okpo Videa Bassouo (Benin, 1974, Disques Tropiques – Satel)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/8x3sEX7IP80

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

Armand de Preseau

Orchestre El Rego Et Ses Commandos de Cotonou – E Nan Mian Nuku (Benin, 1969, Albarika Store)

For today, I wanted to share with you “E Nan Mian Nuku“, an outstanding Afro Soul Folk ballad with funky elements recorded in the late 60s by the Beninese legendary musician Theophile Do Rego, better known as “El Rego“.

This is one of the very first recordings of the famous Albarika Store local record label, originally founded as a record store in Porto Novo (Benin) by Adissa Seidou in the early 60s – Enjoy !

Orchestre El Rego Et Ses Commandos de Cotonou – E Nan Mian Nuku

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Bh3VLL6aqc8

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

Armand de Preseau