dimanche 22 janvier 2017

Segun Bucknor - The Price Of Your Love (Nigeria, 1975, Afrodisia)



Following to this article, I wanted to make you rediscover for this sunday another high level afrobeat track by the Nigerian master Segun Bucknor, who greatly influenced Fela Kuti at the time, but who was unfortunately less known.

Segun Buknor - The Price Of Your Love




All the best,

Armand

dimanche 15 janvier 2017

Joby Valente - Liberte Ce Plus Belle Pagaille (Martinique, 197?, A3)

 

Joby Valente was an actress and singer, born in 1939 in Fonds-Saint-Denis (Martinique)

She released 2 albums and a few singles between the 60's and the 80's, before devoting herself to cinema.

Joby Valente - Liberte Ce Plus Belle Pagaille




Sincerely yours,

Armand

dimanche 8 janvier 2017

Orchestre Super Mazembe - Samba (Kenya, 1982, Virgin)



The Orchestre Super Mazembe was a very popular band in Nairobi (Kenya) in the 80's, as known on the Lingala Kenyan scene as Les Mangelepa and Baba Gaston.

The band was formed in Zaire in 1967 by Mutonkole Longwa Didos, and was called "Super Vox" at the time, but changed its name to Orchestra Super Mazembe when the members moved to Nairobi in 1974.

 The members decided to split in 1985, after more than 5 albums and several singles recorded.

Orchestre Super Mazembe - Samba



 

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

dimanche 1 janvier 2017

Jean Guehi - Pantalon Craque (Ivory Coast, 1984, GD Productions)

 

Following to this New Year's Eve, I wanted to make you discover a track from Jean Gnamaka Guehi,  a singer from Ivory Coast.

"Pantalon craque" ("ripped pants"), the track presented here, is a kind of digital afrobeat with funny lyrics talking about used clothes - Enjoy !

Jean Guehi - Pantalon Craque



 

I wish you the best for 2017 !

Armand

samedi 31 décembre 2016

Melome Clement et Le Tout Puissant Poly Rythmo - Zo Tche Kpo Dote (Benin, 1979, Disques Tropiques)



Another wicked track from Benin by the very well known almighty Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, conducted by Melome Clement !

This afro disco track is taken from an album out in 1979 on the SATEL record label to celebrate the 11 years of the band (their first recordings were made in 1968 !), hope you will like it !

Melome Clement et Le Tout Puissant Poly Rythmo - Zo Tche Kpo Dote




Happy New Year, all the best for 2017 !

Armand

dimanche 11 décembre 2016

Alain Peters - Caloubadia (La Reunion, 1981)


Alain Peters - Caloubadia



 

Alain Peters was a poet and a musician, born the 10 of March 1952 in the city of Saint Denis (La Reunion island).

Playing guitar since he was 13 years old, he truly began his musical career in the 70's, playing rock and pop music in several bands in La Reunion, including Carroussel (you can go here for more informations on this band), but was particularly known through his contribution to the Maloya musical scene (a traditional musical genre from La Reunion, as the Sega style), which he was one of the most prominent figures and strongest supporter.

Accursed poet and misunderstood musician during his life, he died the 12 of July 1995 in the streets of Saint Paul (La Reunion island) of an heart disease, from drinking too much and singing misery.

He released one album and a few 7 inches.

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

mardi 1 novembre 2016

Les Cheveux Crepus - Pere Eternel Mette Moin En Haut (Congo, 1960's, Fidsound)



Founded in Brazzaville (Democratic Republic of Congo) in 1960 by Jacques Loubelo, Les Cheveux Crepus was a Christian Afro Folk band composed by Jacques Loubelo, Prosper Nkouri, Kinouani Kazis, Maxime Kibongui, May Yarkos and Bruno Ntelassamou.

The track presented here, "Pere Eternel Mette Moin En Haut" is taken from their first LP - Enjoy !

Les Cheveux Crepus - Pere Eternel Mette Moin En Haut




Have a nice day,

Armand