Bella Bellow – O Se Nye (Togo, 1977, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “O Se Nye“, a magnificent deep West African Soul track with gorgeous flute & killer breaks parts, taken from the only album of the Togolese Diva Bella Bellow, tragically died in a car accident near from Lome (Togo) the 10 of December 1973.

This album was released posthumously in 1977, first on the mythical record label Akueson (the first Parisian record label of that time run by an African guy, the Togolese producer & musician Gerard Akueson) & then more widely on the other legendary record label “Sonafric“, is an highly recommended one, full of great songs, including some arranged by the mythical Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango – Enjoy !

Bella Bellow – O Se Nye

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Ti L’Afrique (Roland Fatime) – Soul Sock Sega (Mauritius, 1970s, Disques Capricorne)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Soul Sock Sega“, an awesome psychedelic syncopated Soul Sega Funk track from Mauritius (Indian Ocean), recorded in the 70s by the singer & composer Roland Fatime (better known as “Ti L’Afrique“), founder of the “Soul Sega” musical genre, whose the song presented here is a good example – Enjoy !

Ti L’Afrique (Roland Fatime) – Soul Sock Sega

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Kyeremateng Atwede & The Kyeremateng Stars – Okwantuni (Ghana, 1981, Ambassador)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Okwantuni“, a deep bouncy Funky Highlife Afro Jazz track, recorded in 1981 by the very prolific Ghanaian composer & musician Kyeremateng Atwede and backed by his “Kyeremateng Stars” band – Enjoy !

Kyeremateng Atwede & The Kyeremateng Stars – Okwantuni (Ghana, 1981, Ambassador)

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The Blackfoot – Sounds In My Sleep (Zambia, 1970s, Zambia Music Parlour)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Sounds In My Sleep », a cool breezing & catchy Zambian Afro Rock Soul-ish track, recorded in the 70s by the Blackfoot, an African Garage Rock band from Zambia who released two really hard to find albums & a few singles during the 70s & the 80s on the legendary local record label « Zambia Music Parlour Limited », Zambia’s most prolific independent record label during the 1970s and 1980s.

The Blackfoot was composed with :

Alfred Yabe

Garry Musopa

George Kabale

Ottiman Mpondzi

The song presented here is taken from a really hard to find single, hope you’ll like it !

The Blackfoot – Songs In My Sleep

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Amara Touré Accompagné Par l’Orchestre Massako – Salamouti (Gabon, 1980, Sonafric)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Salamouti“, an outstanding beautiful Afro Latin Funk Soul track with killer horns & strong Cuban influences, driven by the mesmerizing voice of the Guinean legendary composer, percussionist and singer Amara Touré, backed here again by the Gabonese band “Orchestre Massako” and taken from a now ultra hard to find album recorded & out in 1980 on the mythical French record label “Sonafric” – Enjoy !

Amara Touré Accompagné Par l’Orchestre Massako

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Bembeya Jazz National – Ne Fais Pas De Sacrifice (Guinea Conakry, 1978, Areito)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Ne Fais Pas De Sacrifice », a deep breezing psychedelic Afro Funk Soul Manding Jazz track by the famous Guinean orchestra Bembeya Jazz National (formerly « Orchestre De Beyla », the area where its members come from), co-founded in the 1961 by Sekou Bembeya DiabateAboubacar Demba CamaraSékouba Bambino Diabaté amongst others.

This song is one of the hardest to find from the band, because it was only released in 1978 on the compilation presented here, recorded between Cuba & Guinea Conakry & only out localy in La havane at the time, to commemorate the historical musical friendship between those two countries – Enjoy !

Orchestre Bembeya Jazz National – Ne Fais Pas de Sacrifice

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Ihsan Al-Munzer – Rasputin (Lebanon, 1979, Voice Of Stars)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Rasputin », a dope percussive Middle-Eastern Groovy Disco Synth instrumental cover of the interplanetary hit by the West-Indian band Boney M, recorded in 1979 by the legendary Lebanese very prolific composer and musical arranger Ihsan Al-Munzer, who sadly passed away recently on last 3rd of August.

This song was compiled on the record presented here, wich is a part of a Oriental series released in the late 70s on the mythical Lebanese-Armenian record label « Voice Of Stars », owned by the famous producer Daniel Der Sahakian – Enjoy !

Ihsan Al-Munzer – Rasputin (Lebanon, 1979, Voice Of Stars)

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Armand de Preseau

Tony Grey & The Super 7 – Yem Efe (Nigeria, 1975, EMI Nigeria)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yem Efe“, an awesome powerful Psychedelic Afro Rock Funk track with crazy fuzzy guitar parts & afrobeat flavors, taken from the 3rd album of the Nigerian musician & composer Tony Grey and backed by his “Super 7” band, issued in 1975 on the legendary label “EMI Nigeria” – Enjoy !

Tony Grey & The Super 7 – Yem Efe

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Armand de Preseau

Franco & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Sabina El Kwamy (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1964, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sabina El Kwamy“, a magnificent melancholic Congolese Afro Latin Bolero Jazz Slow track, recorded in the early 70s by the legendary Congolese musician François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi and his mythical band OK Jazz, and issued in 1964 on the present compilation.

The OK Jazz Orchestra was comprised at that time by :

Guitar & lead vocals : François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi ;

Vocals : Joseph “Mujos” Mulamba & Jean “Kwami” Munsi ;

Rhythm Guitar : Lutumba “Simarro” Ndomanueno ;

Bass : Tshiamala “Piccolo” ;

Saxophone : Isaac Musekiwa (tenor) & Albino Kalombo (alto) ;

Drums (Tumba) : Bosuma “Dessoir”.

Franco & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Sabina El Kwamy

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Bentho Gustave Titiou & l’International Poly Rythmo – Agnon Djidjo (Tu As Bon Caractère) (Benin, 1978, L.I.R.)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Agnon Djidjo“, an atomic tropical Afro Latin Salsa Funk Cavacha dance floor stormer, taken from the only solo album recorded in 1978 by the legendary composer, guitarist and bass player Bentho Gustave “Titiou”, who began his career in the 60s with the beninese Band “Super Star de Ouidah“.

Shortly after, he founded the almighty “Poly Rhythmo de Cotonou” orchestra in 1968 (formerly “Sunny Blacks Band“) with other mythical musicians such as :

Melome Clement ;

Eskil Lohento ;

Amenoudji Joseph “Vicky” ;

Zoundegnon Bernard “Papillon” ;

Yehouessi Leopold ;

Pierre Loko.

who also all play on the album presented here – Enjoy !

Bentho Gustave Titiou & l’International Poly Rythmo – Agnon Djidjo (Tu As Bon Caractère)

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Armand de Preseau