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,

Armand

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, 

Armand

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,

Armand

lundi 15 août 2016

Segun Bucknor's Revolution - Who Say I Tire (Nigeria, 1972, Polydor Nigeria)



Small update today, with this devastating early 70's Afrobeat single from the Nigerian musican Segun Bucknor !

Segun Bucknor's Revolution - Who Say I Tire
 



Sincerely yours,

Armand

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