dimanche 19 avril 2015

Nigeria Soul Sisters - New Selection out soon !!

SOON !!!

Harry Mwale Experience - Don't Feel Shy (Zambia, 1976, Mwale Records)



Hi Folks !

Zambian mood tonight, with a quiet soul ballad from Harry Mwale, an obscure artist of the Zamrock scene back in the 70's in Zambia.

Perfect for a Sunday evening, I decided to present you "Don't Feel Shy" from Harry Mwale, backed with his band "Osaye", taken from his one and only album.

Harry Mwale Experience - Don't Feel Shy




Hope you liked it,

Armand

This article is dedicated to my beloved Soum

jeudi 16 avril 2015

Mpongo Love - Ede (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1976, Editions Toulmonde)



M'pongo Love was one of the most famous Congolese singer, born in 1956 in Boma, DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

She recorded around fifteen albums and many singles, until her death in 1990 in Kinshasa (DRC), mostly Rumbas songs.

The song I decided to make you discover here, "Ede", is taken from her first album, on the very rare Congolese first pressing of this record, out in 1976.

A very cool Soulfull Jerk track, hope you'll like it !

Mpongo Love - Ede




All the best,

Armand

dimanche 12 avril 2015

Shadow - Dat Soca Boat (Trinidad ad Tobago, 1979, Kalinda)

 

Hi everyone !

Tonight we travel to the Caribbean, with Mighty Shadow, a very prolific Calypsonian singer from Trinidad and Tobago, that released several albums from the 70's until now.

The song I present you here is a calypso / funk tropical classic track, taken from a LP out in 1979, on the great Kalinda record label - Enjoy !

Shadow - Dat Soca Boat




Sincerely yours,

Armand

vendredi 10 avril 2015

Armand de Preseau - Three Versions of "D'leau Coco" (Martinique / Guadeloupe / Cape Verde)

 

Hello my friends,

Today a special selection with three (yes, ONLY three !) songs, the original one and two covers of the famous tropical anthem "D'leau Coco", written by Albert Nadeau, a member of the band "Les Leopards de St Pierre".

This song was originally released in 1972 by the band "Les Leopards de St Pierre", from La Martinique, a raw tumbele biguine track.

Les Leopards de Saint Pierre - D'leau Coco




It was covered a bit later by Georges Plonquitte and his band, from La Guadeloupe, with a cool Jazz feeling and some good piano solos.

Georges Plonquitte - D'leau Coco




The Os Apolos", a Cape Verdian band, also covered this song, in a raw tropical way !

Os Apolos - D'leau Coco




Which one is your favourite ? Do you know other versions ?

All the best,

Armand

mardi 7 avril 2015

Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band - Egypt Strut (Egypt, 1968 to 1973, Sphinx Productions)



Hi dear readers !

For this post we go to the mystical Egypt, with a very famous band back in the 1970's, Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band !

All the songs of this recently pressed compilation were recorded in Heliopolis Egypt between 1968 and 1973.

Close your eyes, you're on the Nile, hearing the songs of the Pyramids..

Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band - Egypt Strut





I've already talked of this band in this earlier post, with a slightly different version of the song I present you here.

Take care, see you soon,

Armand

dimanche 29 mars 2015

Rax Saba Tha Inc - Seventh Combination (Ghana, 1977, Awoko records)

 

Hello,

This time we move to Ghana, with a very unique and hard to find record from "Rax Saba Tha Inc" band, out in 1977 on the Awoko record label (All the LP's I have on this label are great !).

I decided to make you discover "Seventh Combination", a slow spiritual afrobeat track, hope you'll like it !

Rax Saba Tha Inc - Seventh Combination




All the best,

Armand