Tag: vinyl

Okoi Seka Athanase – Mambo Marie Madeleine Houi Bin (Ivory Coast, 1977, Disco 2000)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mambo Marie Madeleine Houi Bin“, a mind-blowing deep melancholic Afro Soul Jazz track with gorgeous horns & Latin flavors, taken from one of the first albums recorded by the Ivorian composer Okoi Seka Athanase in 1977.

This album includes the following musicians (any further informations are welcomed) :

Okoi Seka Athanase : Lead Vocals ;

Léo : Bass Guitar ;

Christophe : Drums ;

N’Da Jo : Guitar ;

Bouadou Ernest : Solo Guitar ;

P. Lucien Dy : Percussion ;

Bader : Saxophone ;

Ahmed, Beugré Edouard : Trumpet ;

Assy Lucien, Lucien Achipo : Vocals ;

Really beautiful song, that reminds some of the best Afro Latin tracks by legendary Congolese bands & musicians (Tabu Ley Rochereau & L’Orchestre Afrisa International, Franco & his T.P. OK Jazz, Dr Nico, …). Enjoy !

Okoi Seka Athanase – Mambo Marie Madeleine Houi Bin (Ivory Coast, 1977, Disco 2000)

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The Smockers – Zeny Izy (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Zeny Izy“, a very interesting & groovy deep track from Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, really nice blend of Psychedelic Soul, Reggae, Pop, Rock, Folk & Fusion influences that only that specific geographical area has the secret.

This song is taken from the first single recorded by the band “The Smockers“, leaded by the composer & musician Roger Georges, and out on the mythical Madagascan record label “Discomad” in the late 70s – Enjoy !

The Smockers – Zeny Izy (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

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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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Fairuz – Habbeytak Bessayf (Lebanon, 1973, Parlophone – Voix De L’Orient Series) / فيروز – حبيتك بالصيف

Following to this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Habbeytak Bessayf” (“حبيتك بالصيف“, what could be translated by “I loved you since the summer” in Lebanese Arabic langage), a mesmerizing & bewitching Oriental Arabic Jazz track with Latin vibes & beautiful piano parts, one of the most iconic & famous song from the Lebanese Diva Nuhad Ḥaddad (betterly known as “Fairuz“) taken from the play “Ya’iche… Ya’iche…” (“He lives… He lives”).

This track was recorded in 1973 and composed by the mythical Assi & Mansour Rahbani Brothers, and released on the mythical “EMI – Parlophone” record label (“Voix De L’Orient” series).

Cherry on the cake : this gorgeous picture of the Diva, taken live by the Lebanese photographer Varoujan Setian, who was the appointed photographer of the Rahbani Brothers’ theatrical company – Enjoy !

Fairuz – Habbeytak Bessayf (Lebanon, 1973, Parlophone – Voix De L’Orient Series) / فيروز – حبيتك بالصيف

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Lord Cobra And Panafro – Colon Colon (Panama, 1979, Tamayo)

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For today, I wanted to share with you “Colon Colon“, a gorgeous melancholic Tropical Latin Calypso Soul track with sweet Island Reggae flavors & bewitching guitar parts, recorded on the 30 of November 1970 by the mythical Panamanian producer, composer & musician Wilfred Methusiel Berry Gonin better known as “Lord Cobra“, one of the most important calypsonians, not only in Panama but throughout the Caribbean, standing out as a troubadour and as a composer.

Among dozens of pieces he composed, we can mention “Banana”, “The Man with the Big Suitcase” and the famous “Baptism”.

This track (my favorite from this artist by far !) was released on the mythical owned by the legendary producer Rodrigo De Jesús Escobar Tamayo – Hope you’ll like it, enjoy !

Lord Cobra And Panafro – Colon Colon (Panama, 1979, Tamayo)

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Noura (Fatima Zohra Badji) – Paris Dans Mon Sac (Algeria, 1965, Pathé)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Paris Dans Mon Sac“, an incredibly beautiful Soul Jazz ballad sung in French with Oriental flavors, recorded in 1965 by the Algerian singer & actress Fatima Zohra Badji (better known as “Noura”) on the French record label “Pathé“.

This song is backed by a beautiful orchestration by Larbi Zeggane (Kamal Hamadi on his artist’s name), a Kabyle Algerian songwriter and composer who was also Noura’s husband, and Roland Richard Vincent.

Cherry on the cake : this gorgeous cover art – Enjoy !

Noura (Fatima Zohra Badji) – Paris Dans Mon Sac (Algeria, 1965, Pathé)

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Gitty Pashaei – Shabe Man (Iran, 1972, Apollon) / گیتی پاشایی – شب من

For today, I wanted to share with you “Shabe Man” (“شب من” what means “My Night” in Farsi Persian langage), a deep Middle-Eastern Soul Funk Jazz with killer percussions & gorgeous flute parts, recorded in 1972 by the Iranian singer Gitty Pashaei (گیتی پاشایی) on the legendary Iranian record label Apollon (آپولون), funded in the late 50s by Manouchehr Bibiyan (منوچهر بی‌بی‌یان) until the Iranian islamic revolution of 1979.

This track was composed by the Iranian composer Fereydoun Khoshnoud (فریدون خشنود), and the lyrics by the composer, musical arranger and trombone player Mohammad Oshal (محمد اوشال).

Really beautiful & hard to find single nowadays, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Gitty Pashaei – Shabe Man (Iran, 1972, Apollon) / گیتی پاشایی – شب من

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Pasteur Lappé – Ashiko, Sekele, etc… (Cameroun, 1981, Disques Espérance)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ashiko, Sekele, etc…“, an instant killer Afro Disco Soul Funk track, taken from the third & last LP recorded in 1981 in Paris by the legendary Cameroonian composer & musician Nicolas Pasteur Lappé.

Native of the city of Douala, he began his musical career very young, becoming a local sensation at the age of 19 thanks to his songs broadcasted on “Radio Adele“, a local radio station. In the late 70s, after moving to Paris originally to study journalism, he settled into a new life of music where he befriends African music legends such as Fela Kuti, André-Marie Tala, Joe Mboule or Jacob Desvarieux from the mythical French West Indian Band “Kassav“.

Pasteur Lappé is known to have created the “Sekele Movement“, a blend of Funk, Disco, Afrobeat, Reggae, Soul and RnB.

His most prolific years were from 1979 to 1981, years he made his three flagship albums.

The album features the following musicians :

Bass, Producer : Christophe Zadire ;

Chorus : Maryse Lappé, Sylvie Draï ;

Album direction : Jean-Marie Ahanda ; Zulu Gang ;

Drums, Percussions : Philippe Draï ;

Sound engineering, Guitar, Synthesizers : Jacob Desvarieux ;

Keyboards, Pianos, Synthesizers : Douglas Mbida, Robert Benjamin ;

Lead Vocals – Pasteur Lappé, Mehdi Dayas (B2) ;

Saxophone : Alain Hatot, Jimmy Mvondo ;

Trombone : Alex Perdigon, Jacques Bolognesi ;

Trumpet : Jacques “Cake” Bessot, Antoine “Tony” Rousseau ;

Pasteur Lappé – Ashiko, Sekele, etc… (Cameroun, 1981, Disques Espérance)

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Gustave Gbenou “G. G.” Vikey – Je Vous Remercie (Benin, 1976, Riviera Afrique)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Je Vous Remercie” (“I thank you”), a splendid Afro Soul Acoustic Folk track driven by beautiful guitar parts and with Latin flavors, taken from the first album recorded in 1976 by the Beninese guitarist & composer Gustave Gbenou “G.G.” Vikey on “Riviera Afrique“, the legendary African focused sub-label of “Riviera“, the well-known French record label owned by the mythical composer & musician Gilles Sala.

This song is dedicated to all of you dear followers (5000 subscribers on Youtube & 2000 on Instagram !), thank you for your kind support & beautiful messages since the beginning of this blog in June 2010 – 14 years of sharing with you tons of musical rediscoveries, vinyl selections & record digging trips all over the world !

And never forget, sharing is caring – Enjoy !

Gustave Gbenou “G. G.” Vikey – Je Vous Remercie (Benin, 1976, Riviera Afrique)

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Bana – Eternidade (Cape Verde, 1966, Pathé)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Eternidade“, a splendid melancholic early Afro Soul Folk Jazz ballad driven by gorgeous clarinet parts, one of the very first recordings of the legendary Cape Verdean composer & musician Adriano Gonçalves (better known as “Bana“).

Initially recorded in Dakar (Sénégal) in 1962 with the backing of another Cape Verdean legend, the songwriter, arranger and clarinetist Luis Morais and his Orchestre Du Saloum, the song presented here today is taken from this Pan-African compilation out in 1966 in the mythical French record label “Pathé” with this very cute cover art – Enjoy !

Bana – Eternidade (Cape Verde, 1966, Pathé)

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