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
|A1||Le Troisième Bureau|
|A2||Agatha (Nouvelle Version)|
|A4||Un Petit Ivoirien|
|A5||Il N'y A Pas De Crocodiles À Cocody|
|B1||On Les Aime Bien|