dimanche 23 avril 2017

Dany Play - Le Noir (Guyana, 1970s, Disques Dan's)

 

To close this sunday, a track from Dany "Play" Sinai, a famous musician from Guyana who recorded several albums and singles from the 60's.

"Le Noir" - the track presented here - is taken from a very obscure and very hard to find compilation out on the 70's on a private label and recorded in one session in the Eldorado cinema (Cayenne, Guyana).

Dany Sinai is still active today in the musical fields, owns the "Polina" nightclub (Matoury, Guyana) and also a haulage firm.

Dany Play - Le Noir





Have a nice sunday,

Armand

samedi 22 avril 2017

Ziskakan - Ral Si Ton Koukoune (1981, La Reunion, Editions Reunion Ocean Indien)



Let's travel to the Reunion Island, with a song from Ziskakan, a band founded in 1979 by Gilbert Pounia.

This very prolific band has released several album through the years, and is still touring today.

I decided to make you discover "Ral Si Ton Koukoune", a track taken from the first album of the band.

Ziskakan - Ral Si Ton Koukoune





See you,

Armand

lundi 17 avril 2017

Gnonnas Pedro and his Dadjes Band - Les Comediens (Benin, 1980, World Wide Music)

 

Following to this former article, I decided to make you (re)discover a cover of the classic French song "Les Comediens" (sung by the great singer Charles Aznavour) by my favourite Beninese singer Gnonnas Pedro, who was also a huge fan of Charles Aznavour !

Two of my heroes linked with the same song, hope you'll like it !

Gnonnas Pedro and his Dadjes Band - Les Comediens





Best regards,

Armand

samedi 15 avril 2017

Atangana Pascal et Les Supers Volcans - Amayang Wom (Cameroun, 197?, Disques Cousin)



Debut album from the Cameroonian musician Atangana Pascal, released at the end of the 70's, personal favourite Bikutsi album, no weak tracks !

Atangana Pascal et Les Supers Volcans - Amayang Wom




Happy Easter,

Armand

dimanche 26 mars 2017

Theadora Ifudu - Four In A Tangle (Nigeria, 1980, Theagart Records)



Splendid Afro Soul track to finish this beautiful sunday by the Nigerian Diva Theadora Ifudu - Enjoy !!

Theaodra Ifudu - Four In A Tangle




See you next week,

Armand

dimanche 19 mars 2017

Zao - Ancien Combattant (Republic of Congo, 1984, Black Music)



One of the biggest African Anthems by the Congolese Artist Casimir "Zao" Zoba, taken from his first album.

This version is actualy an adaptation from "Petit Imprudent", a song written and composed in 1969 by the guitarist and singer Idrissa Soumaoro, but Idrissa never succeded in his claim.

There is also another cover of this song, recorded in 1973 by the Guinean band Balla Et Ses Balladins.

Zao - Ancien Combattant



 

Best regards,

Guillaume

dimanche 12 mars 2017

Ebo Taylor and Uhuru Yenzu - You Need Love (Ghana, 1980, Essiebons)



Instant feel good track by Ebo Taylor, one of the most important and prolific musician, arranger, composer from Ghana.

He relased dozens and dozens of singles and albums with Ghanaian bands and by himself, from the 60's up to now, and is still touring today all over the world and releasing albums and compilations.

This track "You Need Love", is taken from his 5th album, "Conflict Nkru", which is my personnal favourite.

Ebo Taylor and Uhuru Yenzu - You Need Love



 

Have a nice sunday evening,

Armand

dimanche 5 mars 2017

Samba Mascott - Mwana Angola (Congo, 1976, Sonafric)




Joseph Samba "Mascott" Mayanguila was a Congolese singer, born the 15 of August 1943 in the country of Loumou (Republic of Congo).

He played in several famous national orchestras such as "Les Bantous de la Capitale" (former musicians from Orchestre TP OK Jazz and Orchestre Rock-a-Mambo) or "Orchestre National du Congo" (read this article for more informations), and also released a few singles and albums by himself.

He died the 10 of April 1991 in Brazzaville, at the age of 48.

I selected for you "Mwana Angola", a deep acoustic track track he released in 1976 on a Congolese compilation destinate to promote the Samay record Edition.

Samba Mascott - Mwana Angola



 

 Have a nice sunday evening, 

Armand

dimanche 19 février 2017

Itadi - Ayala (Togo, 1977, Sonafric)



Itadi K. Bonney was a singer and guitarist, born in Anonoe village (Togo) in 1948.

This track, Ayala, is a pure gem of afrosoul, taken from his first album, recorded live in Ghana in 1977.

In the early 1990's, he has to flee Togo for the United States because of a song he recorded, "Mayi Africa", that was against the political situation in Togo.

He recorded there several albums on his own record label "Bonney I. Productions", and toured in the United States, West Africa and Europe.

He died in 2013 in Washington DC.

Itadi - Ayala




Have a nice sunday,

Armand

dimanche 12 février 2017

New Selection - Gwoka Sonné (Spiritual Drums from Guadeloupe and Martinique islands)



Hello dear readers !

After months and months, lets travel together to the French Antilles for my brand new 33th selection, through those 8 Spiritual Gwoka (a unique drum from Guadeloupe island) Jazz tracks that I've selected for you - Enjoy !

Armand de Preseau - Gwoka Sonné





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

TRACKLIST : 

1 - Guy Konket - Kimbe Red
2 - Ka Leve - Tou Le Maten
3 - Eugene Mona - Grodillo
4 - Thibaud Freydy Ahimsa Doressamy - O Fon A Ke An Nou
5 - Pakatak - Palkata
6 - Zepiss - Pou Mizik La
7 - Gwakasonne - Algerie 62
8 - Fabriano Fuzion - Kosmos

Have a nice week,

Armand

mercredi 8 février 2017

Jalil Bennis Et Les Golden Hands - Mirza (Morocco, 1967, Barclay)



60's cover of the French singer Nino Ferrer from this band from Morroco leaded by Jalil Bennis, sung in Arabic, different style but always on the groove !

Jalil Bennis Et Les Golden Hands - Mirza



 

Regards,

Armand

dimanche 5 février 2017

Sebastien Marini - Fatou Bolingo (Congo, 197?, Sonafric)



Sebastien Marini was born on the 20th of January 1950 at Pointe-Noire (Congo-Brazzaville).

During his childhood, he learnt how to play music with the great Cameroonian producer Tino Baroza in Yaounde (Cameroon), then after with Gracia, the former drummer of the great congolese band Ryco-Jazz.

Arrived in Paris in 1969, he decided to travel to the United States in 1970 to try his luck.

Fatou Bolingo, the track presented here, is an interesting funky track with good breaks and solo guitar parts, taken from the only single I know from him !

Sebastien Marini - Fatou Bolingo




Regards,

Armand

dimanche 29 janvier 2017

The Sweet Talks - Eyi Su Ngaangaa (Ghana, 1976, Philips)



The Sweet Talks were one of the most famous band from Ghana, formed in December 15th 1973 by Jonathan Abraham, proprietor of the Talk Of The Town Hotel in the city of Tema.

They recorded more than fifteen albums, toured all over Africa but also in America (Los Angeles in 1978), where they recorded their biggest selling record, Party Time In Hollywood.

The track presented here, "Eyi Su Ngaanga", an outstanding afrobeat, is taken from their 2nd album from 1976.

The Sweet Talks - Eyi Su Ngaangaa




See you soon,

Armand

dimanche 22 janvier 2017

Segun Bucknor - The Price Of Your Love (Nigeria, 1975, Afrodisia)



Following to this article, I wanted to make you rediscover for this sunday another high level afrobeat track by the Nigerian master Segun Bucknor, who greatly influenced Fela Kuti at the time, but who was unfortunately less known.

Segun Buknor - The Price Of Your Love




All the best,

Armand

dimanche 15 janvier 2017

Joby Valente - Liberte Ce Plus Belle Pagaille (Martinique, 197?, A3)

 

Joby Valente was an actress and singer, born in 1939 in Fonds-Saint-Denis (Martinique)

She released 2 albums and a few singles between the 60's and the 80's, before devoting herself to cinema.

Joby Valente - Liberte Ce Plus Belle Pagaille




Sincerely yours,

Armand

dimanche 8 janvier 2017

Orchestre Super Mazembe - Samba (Kenya, 1982, Virgin)



The Orchestre Super Mazembe was a very popular band in Nairobi (Kenya) in the 80's, as known on the Lingala Kenyan scene as Les Mangelepa and Baba Gaston.

The band was formed in Zaire in 1967 by Mutonkole Longwa Didos, and was called "Super Vox" at the time, but changed its name to Orchestra Super Mazembe when the members moved to Nairobi in 1974.

 The members decided to split in 1985, after more than 5 albums and several singles recorded.

Orchestre Super Mazembe - Samba



 

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

dimanche 1 janvier 2017

Jean Guehi - Pantalon Craque (Ivory Coast, 1984, GD Productions)

 

Following to this New Year's Eve, I wanted to make you discover a track from Jean Gnamaka Guehi,  a singer from Ivory Coast.

"Pantalon craque" ("ripped pants"), the track presented here, is a kind of digital afrobeat with funny lyrics talking about used clothes - Enjoy !

Jean Guehi - Pantalon Craque



 

I wish you the best for 2017 !

Armand