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