mardi 26 janvier 2016

Vincent Ahehehinou et l'Orchestre Poly Rythmo - Y a Pas Moyen (Benin, 197?, Albarika Store)


Super dope Voodoun Afrobeat track by Vincent Ahehehinnou and l'Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, Benin, that we don't need to introduce you anymore !

Vincent Ahehehinnou et l'Orchestre Poly Rythmo - Y a Pas Moyen


Sincerely yours,


dimanche 17 janvier 2016

CK Mann Big Band - Fa Wakoma Mam (Ghana, 1976 , Essiebons)

C.K. Mann Big Band was one of the most popular and important Ghanaian band at the time, leaded by Charles Kofi Amankwaa Mann, who released many 7 inches and LP's from the 60's to the late 80's.

This album is my favourite, bringing together 4 outstanding talents : Oscar Sulley, Ebo Taylor, Papa Kofi Yankson and C.K. Mann).

I decided to make you discover my favourite track of the band, a melancholic Highlife ballad, "Fa Wakoma Band".

CK Mann Big Band - Fa Wakoma Mam

Have really nice Sunday evening,


mercredi 6 janvier 2016

Ahmed Malek - Hassan Terro (Algeria, 1978, Ministere de l'Information et de la Culture Algérienne)


Ahmed Malek, born in 1931 in Bordj El Kiffan (Algeria) was one of the most prolific Algerian musician and movie score composer.

He composed soundtracks for a dozen and dozen of movies (Les Vacances de l'Inspecteur Tahar, Omar Gatlato, Aziza..), of TV shows and documentaries.

He died in 2008 in Bordj El Kiffan.

I decided to make you discover one of my favourite tracks from him, composed in 1967 for the movie "Hassan Terro", directed by the film maker Mohamed Lakhdar Hamina.

You'll understand why Ahmed Malek was nicknammed "The Algerian Ennio Morricone" !

Ahmed Maled - Hassen Terro

This excellent compilation was recorded at Studios de la Radiodiffusion Télévision Algérienne.

As a big bonus, here is another track of this compilation !

Ahmed Malek - Mystery Track

Best regards,


This article is for you, Allaoua

mardi 5 janvier 2016

Dan Ian and his Spades - She's A Monarch (Nigeria, 1976, Go Gay Records)


Happy New Year to everyone !!! Wish you the best !!

It's been a long time without any articles but, now, I'm back for your ears only !

Let's begin this new year with a Nigerian living legend, Dan Ian !

Born in the village of Umuezeawala in the early 50's, Dan Ian Mbaezue is a guitarist and a singer, who began his musical career in the early 60's.

He played in many well known Nigerian bands, such as The Wings, Wrinkar Experience and with other big names (Sonny Okosun..).

He recorded many singles, and a few albums through the 70's and 3 LP's with his own band, Dan Ian Spades.

He still lives today in his village.

I decided to make you discover "She's a Monarch", one of the songs taken from of his third album, accompanied by The Friimen Musik Coy, a very cool Afro Rock track !! 

Dan Ian and his Spades - She's A Monarch

Best regards,