LOUIS WASSON feat. Ignace de Souza, Danialou Sagbohan, Miguelito (Cameroon/1979)



Louis Wasson is a great guitarist and arranger from Cameroon. During the 70's, he spent few years in Benin recording with numerous artists such as Danialou Sagbohan or Ambroise Fidegnon. He also arranged albums like that of Antoine Dougbé (watch links). All his recordings are remarkable.
On this soukous and reggae LP, Ignace de Souza is on trumpet, Danialou Sagbohan i the battery and Miguelito is the chorus, no less... A rare record with excellent arrangements and amazing guitars. I only regret that Sagbohan does not solo, but as he says: "I work for the band, a drummer must remain humble". This number 175 from label Satel was recorded in 1978.

Louis Wasson est un grand guitariste et arrangeur Camerounais. Durant les années 70's, il passe plusieurs années au Bénin où il enregistre avec des ténors tels que Danialou Sagbohan ou Ambroise Fidegnon. Il arrrange aussi des albums notamment celui d'Antoine Dougbé (voir lien). Sur tous ces enregistrements Wasson est remarquable.
Sur ce 33 tours soukous et reggae, Ignace de Souza est à la trompette, Danialou Sagbohan à la batterie et Miguelito aux choeurs, rien que ça. Je regrette seulement que Sagbohan n'execute pas un solo, mais comme il dit: "Je suis au service de l'orchestre, un batteur doit rester humble". Ce numéro 175 du label Satel a été enregistré en 1978.

14 comments:

calumbinho said...

WOW. I'm not into Cameroonian music, not into soukous, not into Miguelito, and not into African reggae, and... this is one of the most enjoyable albums I have heard in a while!!! This Louis Wasson is quite a dude. Now I understand where part of the magic in Dougbé's "Nou akue non hwlin" comes from. THANKS SO MUCH!

Jaime said...

Une belle surprise en effet!

fortherecord said...

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yannick said...

fantastique disque !!! merci

yannick said...

fantastique disque. Merci !

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glinka21 said...

Thanks for this!

glinka21 said...

And damn, I forgot to mention what an incredible lineup that orchestra had. Well, consider it mentioned.

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