lundi 17 octobre 2016

Tina - Mulembuami (Gabon, 1976, Pathe Marconi)

Obscure beautiful folk track from Gabon, by a singer who seems to have released only this track, no more infos.. Enjoy !

Tina - Mulembuami


Have a nice evening,


mardi 11 octobre 2016

Carrousel - Taxi Brousse (La Reunion, 1982, Editions Reunion Ocean Indien)

Carrousel was a band from La Reunion island, founded by Alain "Loy" Ehrlich, a close friend of the musician and poet from Reunion Alain Peters, in the early 80's.

The band performed around 4 years, recorded their one and only album "La Vie Est Un Mystere" in 1982, splited and made a short come back in 1994.

It was composed by :

Alain "Loy" Ehrlich : Synths, Flute and Bass Guitar
Bigoun : Drums
Teddy Baptiste : Guitar
Kiki Mariapin : Bass Guitar and Vocals
Alain Peters : Bass Guitar (only for a short time)
Joel Gonthier : Percussion and Vocals
Jean-Claude Viadere : Caiambe and Vocals
Tot : Saxophone
Bruno Le Flanchec : Brass
Marc Blancher : Brass
François, Elise and Sabine : Chorus

"Taxi Brousse", the track presented here, could be the Indian Ocean reply to the very well known "Shaft" theme - Enjoy !

Carrousel - Taxi Brousse

All the best,


lundi 10 octobre 2016

Orchestre du Jardin de Guinee - J.R.D.A. (Guinea Conakry, 1967, Editions Syliphone Conakry)

L'Orchestre du Jardin de Guinee, leaded by Balla Onivogu, was formed in 1962, when the Government of Guinee splited the Orchestre National into smaller bands. 

The band used to play at the Jardin de Guinee in Conakry, and this album is the only one they recorded, out in 1967. 

Later, the band change its name for "Balla et ses Balladins", and recorded several albums and singles, and became one of Guinea's major orchestras.

I wanted to make you discover "J. R. D. A.", a splendid melancholic Afro Latin track - Enjoy !

Orchestre du Jardin de Guinee - J. R. D. A.


Best regards,


(I have a copy of this 50 years ago rare record for sale if you want !)

dimanche 9 octobre 2016

Erick Cosaque - Joue Zizipan (Guadeloupe, 1978, Yola Production)

For this beautiful sunday, I decided to share with you "Joue Zizipan", a not very well known track from Eric Cosaque, one of my favourite musicians from the Guadeloupe island, mixing perfectly elements of Gwo Ka, Jazz, Soul and Latin music - enjoy !!

Erick Cosaque - Joue Zizipan

Take care,


dimanche 28 août 2016

Okyerema Asante - Sabi (Ghana, 1980, Atumpan records)

Isaac Okyerema Asante was a Percussionist, born the 16th of June 1949 in Koforidua (Ghana).
He recorded a few albums in Ghana and in the United States, and was a member of the famous "Oneness of Juju band", that did many concerts in America.
I decided to make you discover "Sabi", a 14min long Afro Boogie track on which Okyerema plays the drums and sings - enjoy !

Okyerema Asante - Sabi

Have a nice sunday evening,


jeudi 25 août 2016

Mamo Lagbema - Raogo (Togo, 197?, Editions Fazao)

Following to that post, I wanted to present you another song from Mamo Lagbema, an artist from Togo who I really like.

"Raogo", the song presented here, is an amazing fusion Afro fusion track with beautiful horns is taken from his second LP - Enjoy !!

Mamo Lagbema - Raogo

See you soon, 


mercredi 24 août 2016

Gerard Nerplat - Prix A Pain La (Guadeloupe, 197?, Univers Disques)

Gerard Nerplat is a singer and composer from the French Guadeloupe island who released a few records since the 70's, full of spiritual biguines and Gwoka tracks. He's accompanied on his albums by his brother Michel Nerplat on the Saxophone.

Although he released a few albums, he is one of my favourite Guadeloupean artists. I decided to present you "Prix A Pain La", a deep spiritual Gwoka biguine masterpiece that criticizes the cost of living increase in Guadeloupe.

Gerard Nerplat - Prix A Pain La

Best Regards,