dimanche 3 novembre 2013

New Selection Soon !

                                     Picture by the great Malian Photographer Malick Sidibé

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the delay, I've been very very busy this last month - I will post some new selections and tracks soon, thanks a lot for your support !

See you soon for a Beninese selection !

Sincerely yours,


lundi 30 septembre 2013

Selection of the Week : Take Me Back To Lagos, Nigeria (Mansion /Celebrant / Identicals / Visitors / Mary Afi Usuah / Super Wings..)

Hi dear readers !

It's been a while since the last time we met ! This week, we travel to Nigeria, this strange and continuously moving country, with a few tracks from several well known Afro Rock / Funk and Disco bands back in the 70's ! Hope you'll enjoy this selection, it took me some time to prepare it, because those LP's are reaaally hard to find nowadays, especially in such exceptional condition !

See you really soon for another Selection !

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

Armand de Preseau - Take Me Back To Lagos

Tracklist :

1 - The Visitors - Togetherness
2  - Mansion - Devil Woman
3 - The Identicals - Akwa Kayi Ji Bia Nuwa
4 - The Celebrant - Funky Music
5 - Mary Afi Usuah - What's A Woman to Do
6 - Clement Djimogne - Africa
7 - Etubom Rex William - Disco Baby
8 - MFB - Boredom Pain
9 - Super Wings - Men of the People

Sincerely yours,


mercredi 21 août 2013

Selection of the week : The Malian Selection (Orchestre Rail Band, Kene Star de Sikasso, Idrissa Soumaoro among others..)

Hi dear readers !

As promised (for a looong time), here comes the Malian Selection, 9 tracks of pure deepness from this beautiful country - Hope you'll like it !

Armand de Preseau - The Malian Selection

You can download the mix here (right clic, "save as")

Tracklist :

1 - Le Kene Star de Sikasso - Fitiriwale
2 - Rail Band - Mouo Dilo
3 - Idrissa Soumaoro et l'Eclipse de l'IJA - Nissodia
4 - Orchestre Kanaga de Mopti - N'do N'do
5 - Le Mystere Jazz de Tombouctou - Wale
6 - Le super Djata Band de Bamako - Zani Djabate
7 - Le Super Biton National de Segou - Siseni
8 - Idrissa Soumahoro - Toi que j'aime
9 - L'orchestre Rail Band du Buffet Hotel de la Gare de Bamako - Badialan Mallet

Sincerely yours,


dimanche 4 août 2013

Selection of the week : The Ethiopian Journey / A travel into the Ethio sound of Addis-Abeba back in the 70's

Hi dear readers !

I'm actually in the Southern France (remember St Tropez ?) for 2 weeks, tanning near the deep blue sea, drinking ti punchs and mojitos, but I've prepared something special for you !

I wanted for a loooong time to do an Ethiopian selection, (but I wouldn't because I think the Ethio sound is too "a la mode"..), so here are 9 tracks taken from several seven inches intended to make you (re)discover the beauty and the deepness of the Ethio sound from the 70's.

Ethio Jazz, Ethio soul, Ethio groove or Ethio funk, nevermind how you can call it, this music sounds like no other, because of the Ethiopian Pentatonic scale, that was a source of inspiration for many musicians of all genre.

Hope you'll like it !

Armand de Preseau - The Ethiopian Journey

You can download it here (right clic, "save as")

See you soon for the (too) long awaited Malian selection !

Tracklist : 

Mohamud Ahmed - Ambassel
Menelik Wossenachew - Chereka
Bizunesh Bekele - Tigel New
Tilahun Gessesse - Wey Min Tilik
Menelik Wossenachew - Menew Bacher Kere
Bahta Hiwot - Tessassategn Eko
Bizunesh Bekele - Inramed
??? - Yewyen Abebaie
Menelik Wossenache - Mekaberene Liyew

lundi 15 juillet 2013

New Selection : Bon baisers de Fort-de-France : A Selection of Fine Biguines and Jazzy Tracks From the French West Indies

Hi everyone !!!

It's a reaaaal pleasure to be here with you after these 2 months !!!! Sincerely sorry for the delay, too much work (yes I have a job), and just the time for me to dig for my dear readers some records from all over the world : Zambian records, Ethiopian stuff, records from Turkey, Morrocco, Guyana..

So to celebrate the rebirth of this blog, I've prepared one (short) selection (yes, from now I will select only 6 records for each mix, to avoid a too long and boring stuff !) of Carribean Biguines and Jazzy tracks from several records taken from the 30's to the 80's - Enjoy the ride !

Next week we'll travel to Mali,

Sincerely yours,


Armand de Preseau - Bons Baisers  de Fort-de-France

You can download the selection here (right clic, save as)

dimanche 16 juin 2013

New selections soon !!!

Hi dear readers,

Sincerely soooorry for the delay, I've been very busy these weeks, new selections very soon !

All the best,


lundi 15 avril 2013

Selection of the Week : En passant par le Cameroun - A Psychadelic Journey Into the country of The Bikutsi

Hi Everyone !

After a looong delay (sorry, I've been very busy these weeks..), here come the new selection of the week, one hour and half selection of (some) really hard to find Cameroonese tracks from the 60's, the 70's and the early 80's !

I'm very proud of this selection, it took me a lot of time to prepare it, hope you'll enjoy it !

Armand de Préseau - En Passant par le Cameroun

Download it here (right clic, save as)

See you next week, take care of yourselves,


mercredi 20 février 2013

Selection of the week : The Senegambian Selection : A journey Into The 70's Musical Scene of Gambia and Senegal (Baobab, Ifang Bondi, Laye Thiam..)

Hi dears readers !

Au menu cette semaine, here comes the new selection of the week. This time, we travel to the 70's psych musical scene of West Africa, with two neighbouring countries, two "twin brothers" : Senegal and Gambia (which is called the "Senegambia").

Hope you'll enjoy the deepness of the tracks presented here !
Armand de Preseau - The Senegambian Selection

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Tracklist :

1 - Guelewar - Tasito
2 - Idrissa Diop - Massani Cisse
3 - Ifang Bondi - Atis-A-Tis
4 - Orchestre Baobab - Kelen Ati Len
5 - The Super Eagles - Feeling You Got
6 - Orchestre Laye Thiam - Kokorico
7 - Orchestre Baobab - Souleymane
8 - Orchestre Super Etoile de Dakar - Thiely
9 - Ifang Bondi - Yolele
10 - The Super Eagles - Love Is A Real Thing
11 - Le Sahel - Khandiou


See you next week for an Arabian Selection (or a Cameroonese one, we'll see..)

dimanche 10 février 2013

Selection of The Week : Luk Thung Fever - A Journey Into the Thai 60's and 70's Sound

Hi everyone !

It's been a long time, right ?

Sincerely sorry, I was veeery busy, looking for new records for the next selections.. But now I'm back !

So let's begin the February selections with some good 7 inches I brought back for my last travel to Thailand in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Andaman !

So, because it's a first step for many of us into the Thai sound, I've prepared not one but to different mixes : the first is more funky and the second, more traditional (my favorite), represents more what was the Thai Sound at the time, with two main musical genre : Molam and Luk Thung - Enjoy !

Special Merci to Miles Cleret from Soundway Records and all the Zudrangma Team

Armand de Préseau - Luk Thung Fever (First part : Groovy Side)

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Tracklist :

1 - Sorry no info on this track (Label : State)
2 - Pornsuraphon Petchsitong - Chep Ching Chep Sai
3 - Piengpid Learvilai - Leum Chan Lean Rue
4 - Sorry no info on this track, but it would sounds familiar to you I think (Label : Double Rabbits)
5 - Daotai Mueangstrang - Klua Muetmuet
6 - Daotai Muangtrang - Rok Rak
7 - Chanpen Dennapa - Lam Toey Dai Lao Leaw


Armand de Préseau - Luk Thung Fever (Second part : Deep Side)

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Tracklist :

1 - Suphap Daoduangden - Nong Daeng Chai Mai Yen
2 - Porn Tawan - Tid Kiew Tiew Krung
3 - Noknoi Uraiporn - Satja Ying
4 - Sotsai Romphottong - Loi Krathong Siangrak
5 - Yenjit Porntavi - Yenjit Lam Teoy
6 - Sorry no info on this track (Label : Apples)
7 - Chutima Duangporn - Yam Rak Khao Klai
8 - Porn Burapa - Sakunka
9 - Pinsatha Wongsiri - Pattaron Ban Hao
10 - Kom Rak (sorry no other info on this track)

See you next week for a selection of Senegalese and Gambian Psych Tracks !!

Sincerely yours,