dimanche 24 juillet 2016

Mary Afi Usuah - Tenkim Kpoho (Nigeria, 1978, Clover Sound)



Following to this article, I decided to present you "Tenkim Kpoho", an afro soul track the second album from the Nigerian Diva Mary Afi Usuah, out in 1978 on the "Clover Sound" record label and backed by the afro funk band "Akwassa".

Mary Afi Uuah - Tenkim Kpoho




Have a nice sunday evening,

Armand

vendredi 15 juillet 2016

Syphax - Thamghra (Algeria, 1978, World Music)



Syphax was founded by Samir Chabane and Madi Mahdi, former members of the Abranis well known kabyle Rock band (more info on Abranis here). It was composed by :

Samy Syphax : Guitar, lead vocals
Makhlouf Ait Ouamara : Guitar, vocals
Samir Chabane : Drums, vocals
Madi Mahdi : Bass, vocals

The song prestented here, Thamghra, is taken from their one and only album, released in 1978 !

Syphax - Thamghra




Regards,

Armand

dimanche 10 juillet 2016

Synchro Rhythmic Eclectic Language - Pasto (France, 1976, Moshe-Naim)



Initially founded by Eddy Gaumont, a drummer, back in the 70's, "Synchro Rhythmic Eclectic Language" was French Spiritual Jazz formation (Antilles influenced) composed of several great Jazz musicians.

After the tragic death of the young Eddy Gaumont, the bass player Louis Xavier took the lead of the band, composed on "Lambi", the album presented here by :

- Louis Xavier : Bass
- Georges Edouard Nouel : Piano / Organ
- Jean Yves Rigaud : Violin
- Gerard Curbillon : Guitar
- Gerard Philadelphe : Vocals
- Jo Maka : Saxophone
- Saint Yves Dolpin : Percussions
- Steve Mac Call : Drums
- Franck Valmont : Vocals

I decided to make you discover one song, "Pasto", surname of Georges Pastel, a jazz percussionist who played for a long time with the band.

Synchro Rhythmic Eclectic Language - Pasto




Have a nice sunday,

Armand

mardi 5 juillet 2016

MBT's - MBT's Sound (Congo, 1970's, MB Sound)



Devastating Afrobeat track from this super obscure band who released only this 7inches on a private record label, I have no info on this band, just that they are apparently from Congo.. But what a track !

M.B.T's - M.B.T.'s Sound



 

Best regards,

Armand

dimanche 3 juillet 2016

Daniel Martin et l'Orchestre El Rego et Ses Commandos de Cotonou - Dignovy Din Ton Le (Benin, 1970s, Ets Aux Ecoutes)



Another obscure Beninese singer backed by El Rego et ses Commandos, it seems that Martin Daniel only sang on the two tracks of this 7inches, out in the early 70's on the "Etablissement Aux Ecoutes" record label.

I have the pleasure to make you discover the track on the A Side, a very beautiful melancholic folk and deep hypnotic track with beautiful guitar solos ! 

 Martin Daniel et l'Orchestre El Rego de Cotonou - Dignovy Din Ton Le



 

See you soon, I'm preparing the next selection, surprising one !

Stay tuned,

Armand


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


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