samedi 20 décembre 2014

Clement Melome et l'Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou - Nous Avons Gagné


Hi !

Today we stay in the beautiful country of Benin, with a veeeery well known band, l'Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, with a slow Afro rock track, "Nous avons gagné" ("we won"), out on the "Polydisco" label (actually the shop werecame out exclusively the records of the band at the time).

Not  a common track track but one of my favorite, because it's not "another jerk thing", its a track about love and evil..

Clement Melome et l'Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou - Nous Avons Gagné





Have a good sunday, take care of you,

Armand

dimanche 14 décembre 2014

Charles Rodriguez And The African Revolution - L'amour Ne S'achete Pas



Good Evening everyone !

Today I want to make you (re)discover an obscure 7inches from a Beninese artist : Charles Rodriguez.

Charles Rodriguez, an organ player, used to play at the time with several well known Beninese musical groups, such as "Ignace de Souza and the Black Santiagos" or "El Rego et ses commandos".

He recorded only 4 tracks, and "L'amour ne s'achète pas" (you can't buy love) is one of them. In this song, Charles tells prostitutes to stop drinking and selling their body, they are wasting their lives this way.

Strangely, this single has the "DECCA" cover, but was pressed specialy for an Nigerian music shop based in Lagos called "Alofty" in August 73 - Enjoy !

Charles Rodriguez and The African Revolution - L'amour Ne S'achete Pas



dimanche 7 décembre 2014

Vikings Martinique - Nidia



Hi everyone, hope your week was good !

To finish it, here comes "Nidia", an amazing psychedelic cadence taken from an obscure record by "Les Vikings Martinique".

Les Vikings Martinique - Nidia




Truly yours,

Armand.

jeudi 4 décembre 2014

New Selection : Nigerian Afrodeapness (feat. SJOB, Ikengas, Etubom Rex Williams..)


Hi dear readers !

As promise last week, here comes the new selection I've prepared for your little ears !

A selection of 6 afrobeat tracks taken from 6 veeery hard to find Nigerian records, especially in this condition !

I know that for many people "Afrobeat" word is mainly connected with the work of Fela Kuti, so I wanted to make you discover other, and deeper artists - Hope you'll enjoy this mix !

Armand de Preseau - Nigerian Afrodeapness



 

You can download the selection here (as always, right clic and "Save as")

See you soon, and don't hesitate to leave some comments if you liked the selection !

Sincerely yours,

Armand

dimanche 23 novembre 2014

Francis Bebey - Divorce Pygmee


Hi everyone !

It's been a loooong time (too long !) without articles ! 2 months !!! Many reasons to that : too much work, I was ill also, I travelled, cleaned my records, but now I'm back !!

And because my selections take me a lot of time to do (find the records, make a coverfor the selection, restore and mix the records..) I decided to change the form of this blog : I will put more single songs now and, one time per month (or more, who knows !) I will put selection of around 6 records to download - This way, you will have more songs to discover.

So let's begin with Francis Bebey, one of my favourite Cameroonese musicans.

Francis Bebey was born in Douala in 1929 and died in Paris in 2001. He was one of the first African musician to use Drum machines and synths to produce electronic music (remember William Onyeabor ? Francis Bebey is better, for me !)

The song I present here, Divorce Pygmee, is taken from his well-known record (and harder LP to find) "La Condition Masculine", out on the "Ozileka" label, Francis Bebey's own label - Enjoy !

Francis Bebey - La Condition Masculine



 

I will be back soon, for your ears only.

Sincerely yours,

Armand

vendredi 19 septembre 2014

New Selection : Funk'O'Lypso - A Journey Across The Funky Caribbean Islands (feat Frankie Zhivago, Shadow and others..)

Hi dear readers !

It's been a long time without any selections - so don't wait no longer, let's travel this time to the Caribbean Islands for a 6 records flight, hope you'll enjoy this mixture of island funk, Kaiso Disco and Bahamian soul tracks !

Armand de Preseau - Funk ' O ' Lypso



 

You can download the selection here (as usual, right clic on the link, "save as")

Tracklist :

1 - The Crashers - Flight to Jamaïca
2 - Wabiné - Sail On
3 - Frankie Zhivago - All Around The World
4 - Disco Warriors - Cumbaya Disco
5 - Shadow - De Hardis
6 - Ed Watson and The Brass Circle - Let's Get It On

 



All the best, sincerely yours and see you soon.

Armand

dimanche 20 juillet 2014

New Selection : Nigerian Disco Grooves - My Definition of The Nigerian Disco Inferno (blo, ofege, ipa..)



Hi Everyone !!

Today, we come back to Nigeria, with a Disco Oriented Selection of 6 tracks. Short but good, I truly hope you'll enjoy this 23rd selection (yes, this is the 23rd !!).

Armand de Préseau - Nigerian Disco Grooves




You can download the selection here (as usual, right clic on the link, "save as")

Take care, don't hesitate to leave a comment if you liked this selection !! See you soon for another selection !!

Sincerely yours,

Armand