Saturday, May 5, 2012

Francis Bebey – Un Petit Ivoirien (1979 - Ozileka, OZIL 3307 *France)

Dig this charming French-pressed synthesizer workout from the one-and-only Francis Bebey of Cameroon;  righteous instrumental virtuoso & prolific elder of contemporary recorded Afropop. And what a beautiful album cover! Here's a nice handful of breezily upbeat and stripped-down, drum machine-driven tracks somehow not included on Born Bad's highly enjoyable Bebey synth comp; African Electronic Music. (In fact, a knowing little bird recently hipped me to the fact that the aforementioned BB comp was sourced largely in-part from Bebey's Pygmy Love Song LP, upped way back when by Nauma at Freedom Blues (RIP), and heartily endorsed by Doug Schulkind of the Audio Motherlode way back in Oct. 2010. But I digress...)

Un Petite Ivoirien is yet another great Afro-synth record borrowed here from the collection of one Mr. Jason Urick; musician, comrade, and internet blogger-type. Go give that dude a shout, somewhere, friends. 320 vinyl rip by yours truly. Enjoy!

Francis Bebey – Un Petit Ivoirien (1979 - Ozileka, OZIL 3307 *France) *Re-upped 7/20/12


A1Le Troisième Bureau
A2Agatha (Nouvelle Version)
A4Un Petit Ivoirien
A5Il N'y A Pas De Crocodiles À Cocody
B1On Les Aime Bien
B2Berceuse Bantou
B3Afrique Secours


icastico said...
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icastico said...

Yes. Love FB. Thanks for this.

uncleDiss said...

This sounds awesome, thank you!!!

Moon Ra said...

Thank you thank you thank you

Holly said...

Many thanks Nick for your usual pristine rip, and huge thanks to your friend Jason for sharing!

BCR said...


buruno said...

lovely sounds! sometimes it feels like playing Day of the Tentacle or any of those soundblaster-powered pc games.

beetor said...

I've really been enjoying this one.

Victor said...

Thanks for posting this album! Also, this, apparently much earlier, Francis Bebey album on the Original Music label was recently highly recommended to me:

Anonymous said...

Curious how these later Bebey sides sound. Thanks for sharing!

Linked here from my recent post of Bebey's debut, Concert pour un vieux masque.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for the share. Hey and "Un Petit Ivorien" - thàt's the title, just check the sleeve. So no "petite" or other typing mistakes …