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