The Dutch Benglos – Shabi-bi-di-do (Ghana, 1980s, Glovic Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Shabi-bi-di-do“, a bouncy summer Afro Highlife Boogie Funk track with Afrobeat flavors, taken from one of the three albums recorded by the Ghanaian Band “The Dutch Benglos” led by Gloria Aba Addison and that included legendary Ghanaian musicians from Dutch, Germany & Ghana such as the saxophone player George Amissah, the trumpetist Louis Hammond & the drummer Joseph Ghansah – Enjoy !

The Dutch Benglos – Shabi-bi-di-do

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Armand de Preseau

Wellborn (Ayawo Attivor) – Tetemalima (Togo, 1981, Wellborn Self-Produced)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tetemalima”, a breezing deep African Funk Soul track taken from the only LP self-produced & released in France in the early 80s by the mysterious Togolese guitarist, multi-instrumentist and producer Ayawo Attivor “Wellborn” – Enjoy !

Wellborn (Ayawo Attivor) – Tetemalima

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Armand de Preseau

Guenshi-Ever – Gbeme Dan (Benin, 1988, Production Nenuphar)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Gbeme Dan“, a deep syncopated percussive Psychedelic Afro Funk Sato Folk track with crazy drums & synth parts recorded in the late 80s by the Beninese composer & singer Guendehou “Guenshi-Ever” Sidonie Evelyne that only recorded two now hard to find LP – Enjoy !

Guenshi-Ever – Gbeme Dan

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Armand de Preseau

Les Tabalas – Initiation (Senegal, 1965, Cadici Dakar)

For today, I wanted to share with you “ Initiation “, a deep & bouncy African Surf Jazz Soul instrumental track taken from the only single recorded in the mid 60s by “Les Tabalas“, a bunch of 4 young Senegalese musicians led by Ben Tall, that came to Paris (France) at the time to follow musical studies – Enjoy !

Les Tabalas – Initiation (Senegal, 1965, Cadici Dakar)

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Armand de Preseau

K. Frimpong & His Cubanos Fiesta – Me Yee Owu Den (Mɛ Yɛɛ Owu Dɛn) (Ghana, 1980, Polydor)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Me Yee Owu Den (Mɛ Yɛɛ Owu Dɛn)“, an awesome Highlife Afro Funk track with killer guitar riff and organ part taken from an ultra rare album recorded in 1980 by the legendary Ghanaian guitarist, composer, arranger and lead vocalist Alhaji Kwame Frimpong & backed by his Cubanos Fiesta orchestra – Enjoy !

K. Frimpong & His Cubanos Fiesta – Me Yee Owu Den (Mɛ Yɛɛ Owu Dɛn)

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Armand de Preseau

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

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

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

Balla Et Ses Balladins – Moi Ca Ma Fout (Guinea Conakry, 1971, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Moi Ca Ma Fout“, a killer uptempo Afro Funk Garage Jerk track recorded in 1971 by the legendary national Guinean orchestra “Balla et ses Balladins”, leaded by Balla Onivogui – Enjoy !

Balla Et Ses Balladins – Moi Ca Ma Fout

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Armand de Preseau