dimanche 26 juin 2016

Siagbo Dieudonne Eddie and El Rego and his Commandos - Nounangnon (Benin, 1970s, Editions Eddie)

 

Dieudonne Eddie Siagbo, originally from Benin, was an obscure singer who recorded only this 7inches (as far as I know).

What is unusal is that he's backed on those songs by the Beninese muscial King El Rego and his Commandos, major asset of the song that I present here (indeed, when you listen to the voice of Eddie, you understand why he didnt record others 7 inches..), listen to that organ !

Siagbo Dieudonne Eddie et Martine Blanchelle - Nounangnon




Sincerely yours,

Armand

lundi 16 mai 2016

Tidiani Kone Et le T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou - Djanfa Magni (Benin, 1977, Albarika Store)



Another hit Afrobeat / Soukouss track by Le Tout Puissant Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou !!

Horns are played by the Malian musician Tidiani Kone, the bandleader, founder and member of l'Orchestre Super Rail Band du Buffet Hotel Del La Gare De Bamako (Mali), it explains the similarities in the trumpet playing between this track and "Mouo Dilo", by the Super Rail Band.

The title of this awesome track, "Djanfa Magni", can be translated in those words : "Betrayal isn't good" - undoubtedly true, right ?

Tidiani Kone Et le T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou - Djanfa Magni





Orchestre Super Rail Band du Buffet Hotel Del La Gare De Bamako - Mouo Dilo




See you soon,

Armand


For Marcel

dimanche 8 mai 2016

Rick Asikpo - Feel Fine (Nigeria, 1982, Cross Waves)



Rick asikpo was an obscure Nigerian musician (Vocalist, Guitar and Piano player) who recorded a few albums (you can count them on one hand !) on his own private record label "Crosswaves", full of Afro Fusion tracks.

I decided to make you discover "Feel Fine", a cool Afro Pop / Fusion track taken from my favourite album, "God's Gift" !

Rick Asikpo - Feel Fine




Take care,

Armand

dimanche 1 mai 2016

The Lijadu Sisters - Amebo (Nigeria, 1976, Afrodisia)



Originated from Ibadan (Nigeria), Taiwo and Kehinde Lijadu are two identical twin sisters who where very prolific from the 1960s to the 1980s in the Nigerian musical scene.

They recorded 5 albums and a few 7 inches, and were also famous in the United States, made several concert there and in Europe and are now living in New York.
I decided to make you discover one track, "Amebo", a slow psych afro rock / reggae track taken from their 2nd LP (my favourite, full of winner tracks !), recorded in 1976 !

The Lijadu Sisters - Amebo




Have a really nice sunday evening,

Armand

mercredi 27 avril 2016

Orchestre du Bawobab - Kelen Ati Len (Senegal, 1975, Buur disques records)



Percussive classic funky track from 1975 by one of the most famous band from Senegal, from the 4th album of the band !!!


Orchestre du Bawobab - Kelen Ati Len




Sincerely yours, 

Armand

lundi 25 avril 2016

Cisse Abdoulaye - A Son Magni (Burkina Faso, CVD, 1975)



Cisse Abdoulaye was a guitarist born on the 5 of June 1948 in Sani, part of the Dafing country, Upper Volta (Burkina Faso).

Playing guitar since his chikdhood, he recorded one and only album, and a few 7 inches.

The track presented here, "A Son Magni", is taken from his second single, out in 1975 on the great "Compagnie Voltaique du Disque" record label, and is backed by the great Orchestre Super Volta de la Capitale !

Cisse Abdoulaye et l'Orchestre Super Volta de la Capitale - A Son Magni




Best regards, 

Armand

mardi 12 avril 2016

Eddy Pollo - Money (Nigeria, 1978, EMI NIGERIA)



Nee Quaison-Sackey was a Nigerian studio guitarist, who played on many albums between the 70's and the 80's.

He played for Tony Grey, Manu Dibango, Christy Essien, Melvin Ukachi and many other artists.

The song I want to present you today, Money, is taken from is one and only album, released in 1978 on the mythical EMI NIGERIA record label, and engineered by, as always on the good NEMI albums, Kayode Salami and Monday Oki.

You'll notice the typical moving bass playing style of the great Kenneth "Kenny" Okulolo on the track !

Eddy Pollo - Money




Best regards,

Armand