mardi 30 octobre 2012

Selection of the week - African Garage Jerk Rock Selection

Hi there !

Au menu cette semaine, a selection of 10 tracks taken from terrific Afro Garage Jerk & Rock seven inches, from West To South Africa during the Golden 70's era - enjoy !

Armand de Preseau - African Garage Rock Selection

Download it here (right clic, save as)

A little game for you, dear readers : guess who are the artists or the songs of this selection, as some clues I give you the countries from where the bands are (not the countries where the songs were recorded!)

1 - Gabon
2 - Gambia
3 - Congo
4 - Burkina Faso
5 - Cameroon
6 - Ivory Coast
7 - Ivory Coast
8 - Cameroon
9 - Benin
10 - South Africa

Good search !

jeudi 18 octobre 2012

Guinea Conakry - The Discotheque Syliphone Series


Hi dear readers,

This week, a Guinean selection of tracks taken from the famouses "Discotheque" compilations, out each year from 1970 to 1976 on the well known "Editions Syliphone Conacry".

The aim of this label - that existed from 1958 to 1984 - was to promote the artists and the Guinean culture troughout Africa.

As a first step for some of you into the Guinean sound, I decided to take one track from each compilation for this weekly selection - Enjoy !

Armand de Preseau - A Guinea Trip, The Discotheque Syliphone Series

Tracklisting :

Super Boiro Band - So I Si Sa (Taken from "Discotheque 74" compilation)
Balla Et Ses Balladins - Moi Ca Ma Fout (Taken from "Discotheque 71" compilation)
Keletigui Et Ses Tambourins - Miri Magnin (Taken from "Discotheque 73" compilation)
Super Boiro Band - Kha Mu Lan Ma (Taken from "Discotheque 75" compilation)
Bembeya Jazz National - Kana Sarakabo (Taken from "Discotheque 76" compilation)
Demba Camara Et Son Groupe - Exhumation Folklorique (Taken from "Discotheque 70" compilation)
Les Freres Diabate - N'Fa (Taken from "Discotheque 72" compilation)

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

samedi 6 octobre 2012

Clelment Melome Et L'Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou

Hi there,

This week no mix, but a deep song from a great benineese artist, Clément Mélomé, leader of "L'Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou" (that will become later "Le Tout Puissant Orchestre de Cotonou") formed back in the 60's.

This track, a cover from a well known American standart from Brian Hyland, "Sealed With A Kiss",  was recorded on a tiny Benineese Label (there was hundred labels like this one at the time), "Disques Sachey", probably in the mid 70's.

This Song is dedicated to my cousin and my brother, Jean.

Repose en Paix, mon frère.

Clément Mélomé et L'Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou - La Fin de L'Ete

The Super Eagles Of Gambia - Love Is A Real Thing

"The Super Eagles" was a band of 8 Gambian & Senegalese musicians that joined together in 1967. They recorded a few LP on the English label DECCA (Gambia is an ancient British colony, Senegal is an ancient French colony and, more in the in the past, Senegal and Gambia formed only one country but the story is what it is..).

More, they recorded a few 7 inches (I know only 2 of them) on a tiny Ghanaian label, "Ghana Film", maybe i'll share them later.

I decided to make you discover one beautiful track taken from their first LP, recorded during an tour of England, "Love Is A Real Thing". Nothing to add, the instrumentation, the voices, everything seems just as it should be in this track, perfect.

This one is for my beloved Soum.

The Super Eagles of Gambia - Love Is A Real Thing




mardi 2 octobre 2012

The Sweet Talks, City Boys, Vis a Vis, K Frimpong, Psychedelic Aliens, Kelenkye Band, Gyedu Blay Ambolley : A Sunny Sunday In Accra, Ghana

Hi everyone !

This week, as promised for a long time, a 70' minutes Funky & more "traditionnal" Highlife selection of several Bands from Ghana, including : The Sweet Talks, The City Boys, The Vis-a-Vis orchestra, K. Frimpong, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, The Kyeremateng All Star, The Psychedelic Aliens & many more !

Armand de Preseau - A Sunny Sunday In Accra

To download, as usual, right clic and "save as" just right here

Take care,