dimanche 26 avril 2015

New Selection - Nigeria Soul Sisters (Feat Mary Afi Usuah, Christiana Essien, Theadora Ifudu..)

Hi dear readers,

After a long time of searching, selecting, mixin and editing, I'm very proud to present you my new compilation !

Here are the best mental cuts of the best four (for me) Nigerian divas :

- Christiana "Christy" Essien
- Taiwo and Kehinde Lijadu, the twins Lijadu sisters
- Theadora Ifudu
- Mary Afi Usuah 

 Please listen this selection until the end to really enjoy this mix - Hope you'll like it !!

Armand de Preseau - Nigeria Soul Sisters

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

The next Selection will be Ghanaian or Arabic !

Sincerely yours,


dimanche 19 avril 2015

Harry Mwale Experience - Don't Feel Shy (Zambia, 1976, Mwale Records)

Hi Folks !

Zambian mood tonight, with a quiet soul ballad from Harry Mwale, an obscure artist of the Zamrock scene back in the 70's in Zambia.

Perfect for a Sunday evening, I decided to present you "Don't Feel Shy" from Harry Mwale, backed with his band "Osaye", taken from his one and only album.

Harry Mwale Experience - Don't Feel Shy

Hope you liked it,


This article is dedicated to my beloved Soum

jeudi 16 avril 2015

Mpongo Love - Ede (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1976, Editions Toulmonde)

M'pongo Love was one of the most famous Congolese singer, born in 1956 in Boma, DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

She recorded around fifteen albums and many singles, until her death in 1990 in Kinshasa (DRC), mostly Rumbas songs.

The song I decided to make you discover here, "Ede", is taken from her first album, on the very rare Congolese first pressing of this record, out in 1976.

A very cool Soulfull Jerk track, hope you'll like it !

Mpongo Love - Ede

All the best,


dimanche 12 avril 2015

Shadow - Dat Soca Boat (Trinidad ad Tobago, 1979, Kalinda)


Hi everyone !

Tonight we travel to the Caribbean, with Mighty Shadow, a very prolific Calypsonian singer from Trinidad and Tobago, that released several albums from the 70's until now.

The song I present you here is a calypso / funk tropical classic track, taken from a LP out in 1979, on the great Kalinda record label - Enjoy !

Shadow - Dat Soca Boat

Sincerely yours,


vendredi 10 avril 2015

Armand de Preseau - Three Versions of "D'leau Coco" (Martinique / Guadeloupe / Cape Verde)


Hello my friends,

Today a special selection with three (yes, ONLY three !) songs, the original one and two covers of the famous tropical anthem "D'leau Coco", written by Albert Nadeau, a member of the band "Les Leopards de St Pierre".

This song was originally released in 1972 by the band "Les Leopards de St Pierre", from La Martinique, a raw tumbele biguine track.

Les Leopards de Saint Pierre - D'leau Coco

It was covered a bit later by Georges Plonquitte and his band, from La Guadeloupe, with a cool Jazz feeling and some good piano solos.

Georges Plonquitte - D'leau Coco

The Os Apolos", a Cape Verdian band, also covered this song, in a raw tropical way !

Os Apolos - D'leau Coco

Which one is your favourite ? Do you know other versions ?

All the best,


mardi 7 avril 2015

Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band - Egypt Strut (Egypt, 1968 to 1973, Sphinx Productions)

Hi dear readers !

For this post we go to the mystical Egypt, with a very famous band back in the 1970's, Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band !

All the songs of this recently pressed compilation were recorded in Heliopolis Egypt between 1968 and 1973.

Close your eyes, you're on the Nile, hearing the songs of the Pyramids..

Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band - Egypt Strut

I've already talked of this band in this earlier post, with a slightly different version of the song I present you here.

Take care, see you soon,