mercredi 28 juin 2017

Jerry Ella and The Sparklings - Why Can't You Party Down (Nigeria, 1985, Acn Ltd)



Jerry Ella was an obscure musician from Nigeria, who released only one album in 1985 with his band "The Sparklings", composed of Nigerian and Cameroonian musicians - No more infos on this one, sorry !

I decided to present you the track "Why Can't You Party Down", a perfect afro soul boogie stepper track to enjoy the beginning of this summer !

Jerry Ella and The Sparklings - Why Can't You Party Down




You can also listen to this track on my youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/8I8RO47ddXE

Take care,

Armand

lundi 12 juin 2017

Super Ensemble Nemours Jean Baptiste - Haiti Cumbia (Haiti, 1970, Marc Records)



Born on the 2 of February 1918 in Port-Au-Prince (Haiti), Jean-Baptiste Nemours was one of the most important figures of the Haitian musical scene.

He was member of many Haitian orchestra's (Jazz Guignard, Trio Atomique..) before founding his own in 1953, the "Ensemble aux Calebasses" (he will change the name of the orchestra later in 1958 for "Ensemble Nemours Jean-Baptiste" and in 1963 for "Super Ensemble Nemours Jean-Baptiste").

With his Ensemble, they are supposed to have invented the "Kompa Dirèk", later shortened to "Kompa" (compas) musical style.

Jean-Baptiste Nemours died the 18 of May 1985 in Port-Au-Prince.

I decided to present you "Haiti Cumbia", a latin song played with a lovely Haitian touch and Biguine reminiscences - Enjoy !

Super Ensemble Nemours Jean Baptiste - Haiti Cumbia




You can also listen to this song on my new Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/R41IkgUQeDQ

Have a nice week,

Armand.

mercredi 7 juin 2017

Liza Ngwa - Alima (Cameroun, 1980, Editions Drums)



Liza Ngwa was a folk singer and guitar player from Yaoundé (Cameroon), who released 2 albums in the 70's.

She was also involved into different forms of art (sculpture, dress-making, sport..) and cultural performances (theater performances, concerts..).

I decided to make you (re)discover "Alima", a very unique UFO-esque folk song with psychedelic bikutsi and cadence reminiscences, taken from her second album recorded in 1980.

Liza Ngwa - Alima

 


You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel : https://youtu.be/stPKdmR2kyQ

Have a nice week,

Armand

vendredi 26 mai 2017

Erick Cosaque et Les Voltages 8 - L'Heureux Noir (Guadeloupe, 1980, Franck R Records)



Following to this article, I wanted for this week to make you (re)discover another track from Erick Cosaque, one of my favourite musician from French Guadeloupe Island who is still active today.

"L'Heureux Noir", the track presented here, is a perfect example of early Cosaque's work, mixing perfectly Jazz and traditional Guadeloupean Gwo Ka percussions - Enjoy !

Erick Cosaque et Les Voltages 8 - L'Heureux Noir

 


Best regards,

Armand

dimanche 14 mai 2017

Martin Brothers - The World Of Music (Nigeria, 1978, Hobby Records)



The Martins Brothers were a musical band from Port Harcourt (Nigeria), who released 4 albums in 70's and a few singles.

The track presented here, "The World Of Music", is taken from my favourite album from them - What an amazing sleeve design, isn't it ?

Martin Brothers - The World Of Music

 


Best regards,

Armand

dimanche 7 mai 2017

Bonga - Ngila (Angola, 1982, Philips)

 

José - Bonga - Adelino Barceló de Carvalho, one the most famous musician from Angola, was born the 5th of September 1942 in Kpiri (Angola).

He has lived in Angola, Portugal and France, forced to regularly move in the 70's because of his commitment in struggle for the independence of Angola (former Portuguese colony).

He has released more than 30 albums (his last album was recorded in 2016), and he's still active today.

I decided to make you discover "Ngila", a raw and melancholic song taken from my favourite album (his 6th album), "Kualuka Kuetu".

Bonga - Ngila

 


Have a nice sunday,

Armand

lundi 1 mai 2017

Alain Peters - Rest' La Maloya (La Reunion, unreleased)



Following to this article about Alain Peters, the poet and musician from La Réunion island, I decided to share with you an alternate studio take of "Rest' La Maloya", one of my favourite song from him, slighty different and deeper than the one you should know !

Alain Peters - Rest' La Maloya (unreleased alternate vocal take)




Have a really nice week,

Armand