lundi 9 avril 2012

Orchestre Laye Thiam - Kokorico

Leon Keita - Papa Disco Records

Today, i decided to make you discover two records the great Leon Keita (a Malian singer, compositor and author not to be confused with Salif Keita) released on a private Abdijan based label (his own actually), Papa Disco.

The first album he released in 1978 on Papa Disco, also called "Papa Disco', contains two tracks, "Koma Kouma" and "Wousse", that are sung by the great Salif Keita. This record contains a nice ballad sung in french, "Chacun a sa vie".

Leon released a few years later his second record, Dakan, that contains an interesting track, "L'amour ne s'achete pas" ; interesting because it begins like a traditional Malian track, but the rhythm totally change at 2min30, to become a furious afro funk track, with a wiiild organ - Enjoy !

Alex Weiss - Mazel Tov

Hi there !

Most of the records i present here on this blog are from Africa or from the West Indies, but i decided to make you discover a Jewish funky track, from Alex Weiss and the CBS Israel Dance Orchestra - enjoy !

dimanche 1 avril 2012

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley - Bend Down Low

Hi there !

No news for a while, uh ? Nevermind, just the time for to find pretty amazing records !

Let's start with this late 80's record from a famous Ghanaian artist, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, described as the Ghanaian James Brown (remember the holy grail "Simigwa" record ?).

I decided to make you discover one track of this album, Simigwa Soca, that reminds me Sweet Music, a song from the prolific Barbados artist Lord Shorty that i already posted on the blog.

A Soca track from Ghana, it was forced to be necessarily interesting - Enjoy !