Bidot Audat – N’Yarakpena (Togo, 1970s, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “N’Yarakpena“, a powerful psychedelic Afro Jerk Soul track sung in Bassari language with nervous drums, frenetic guitars & grunts in the same vein as the almighty Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, taken from an obscure single recorded in the 70s by the Togolese musician Bidot Audat on the mythical french record label “Sonafric” – Enjoy !

Bidot Audat – N’Yarakpena

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Armand de Preseau

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Djama (La Société) (Mali, 1978, Eterna)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Djama” (“Society“) a bewitching Afro Soul Funk blend of catchy guitars, psychedelic organ parts & celestal voices, taken from a record produced in very small quantities by a Bamako based German association which took care of blind Malian teenagers.

Only promotionally released at the time, this is the first record on which were revealed three future huge names of the Malian music : Idrissa Soumaoro, Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia (from the very well known Malian musical couple “Amadou & Mariam“).

The song presented here was composed by Amadou Bagayoko, and has Mariam Doumbia on the vocals – Enjoy !

Idrissa Soumaoro et l’Eclipse de l’I.J.A – Djama

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou – A O O Ida (Benin, 1970s, Badmos)

For today, I wanted to share with you “A O O Ida“, a breezing Afro Funk Soul track with catchy horns & organ parts & raw grunts a la James Brown, recorded in the 70s by the all mighty Poly Rythmo de Cotonou Orchestra (composed by Yehouessi Leopold, drummer of the band), and out as a single that was part of a series of 8 on the very well known Ivorian record label Badmos – Enjoy !

Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou – A O O Ida

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Shaba Kahamba & Les Esprits Saints – Messages (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1993, Sonodisc)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Messages“, an instant feel-good Afro Soukous track with catchy electric guitar parts recorded in 1993 by the Congolese guitarist Shaba Kahamba, former member of the mythical Orchestre Afrisa International leaded by the legendary François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi – Instant dancefloor tropical hit here, enjoy !

Shaba Kahamba & Les Esprits Saints – Messages

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Armand de Preseau

William Onyeabor – Something You’ll Never Forget (80s Version) (Nigeria, 1982, Wilfilms Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Something You’ll Never Forget“, an outstanding catchy Lo-Fi Electronic Afro Funk Synth track from the legendary mysterious Nigerian musician & producer William Onyeabor recorded in 1982 on his own Wilfilms record label, that is rumored to be the soundtrack of a movie he also produced.

This LP is actually a re recorded version of “Crashes In Love“, an earlier album released in 1977 that contains the same tracks (original had one more), but played in a less electronic way than that one presented here, which is my favorite of both – Hope you’ll like it, enjoy !

William Onyeabor – Something You’ll Never Forget (80s version)

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Armand de Preseau

The Super Eagles – Love Is A Real Thing (Gambia, 1969, Decca)

The Super Eagles” was a band of 8 Gambian & Senegalese musicians (West Africa) that joined together in 1967. They recorded a few singles on the Ghanaian record label “Ghana Film” and one LP on the english label “Decca“.

For today, I wanted to share with you “Love Is A Real Thing“, a beautiful Bluesy Afro Soul track with psychedelic accents taken from their only LP, recorded in 1969 during a tour they did in England.

The band splited up a few years ago, and some of the members formed a new band called Ifang Bondi (feel free to check to that post for more infos about that one).

Nothing to add, the instrumentation, the voices, everything seems just as it should be in this track, perfect – Enjoy !

The Super Eagles – Love Is A Real Thing

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Armand de Preseau

Ndo Clement Et Ses Titans – Nkul Wo Nlon (Cameroun, 1970s, Disques Africambiance)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nkul Wo Nlon“, a breezing Afro Folk Makossa Soukous track with psychedelic flavours recorded in the 70s by the Cameroonian musician Ndo Clement and backed by his band “Les Titans“.

This song is one of my personal favorite from that country, hope you’ll enjoy it too !

Ndo Clement Et Ses Titans – Nkul Wo Nlon

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Armand de Preseau

Gnonnas Pedro – Dadje Von O Von Non (80s version) (Benin, 1983, Editions Gnoinsopé)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Dadje Von O Von Non“, a killer tropical Afro Funk track with Latin flavours recorded in 1983 by the legendary musician GnonnanGnonnas PedroSossou Pierre Kouassivi.

There are actually 2 other versions of that song, one recorded in the 60s & another in the 70s, but that one is definitely my favorite – Instant dancefloor burner here, enjoy !

Gnonnas Pedro – Dadje Von O Von Non (80s version)

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Armand de Preseau

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Kinsiona (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1974, African)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Kinsiona“, a splendid melancholic Afro Soul Jazz Blues track recorded in 1974 by the legendary Congolese musician François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi and backed by his legendary “TP Ok Jazz” Orchestra – Enjoy !

This song was composed by Franco in memory of his young brother Bavon Marie Marie Luambo, died the 5 of August 1970 at the age of 26 in a car accident in the city of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

Franco et L’Orchestre TP OK Jazz – Kinsiona

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Armand de Preseau

Désiré “DD” Vewonyi – Agbemenyawo (Togo, 1981, Ama Sun)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Agbemenyawo“, a very catchy Afro Funk Soul track with furious horns & crazy synth parts, taken from the only album recorded in 1981 by the Togolese guitarist & arranger Désiré “DD” Vewonyi – Enjoy !

Désiré “DD” Vewonyi – Agbemenyawo

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Armand de Preseau