Eboni Band – Fasso (The Motherhood) – ~1979

This is an enigmatic piece of wonderful music: the album features Ivorian and Senegalese vocalists who did the recording in the US in the late 70’s, backed by American musicians (including well-known trombonist Fred Wesley). It was even mastered in the prestigious Motown studios.
There is not much to read online so I’m interested if anyone has more info about the story behind the Eboni Records project!

Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/Eboni-Band-Eboni-Band/release/1254996

Midnight Runners – Sepi – 2019

The two compilations of Nusantara Disco are perfect Sunday listenings. Behind them, is Munir Septiandry, a strikingly gifted musician based in Bandung whose Boogie productions were released in top labels and have received worldwide praise. In the last years, he has been digging into the rich musical past of his region (“Nusantara” is a Javanese term for “South East Asia”) and giving them a new life with skillful editing and remastering.
I strongly recommend browsing through Midnight Runners’ Bandcamp, as you will discover many gems of different eras from all around the globe.

Bandcamp: https://midnightrunners.bandcamp.com/

Noelita – Sambalanço – 1975

Brazilian music in the 70’s is a pure goldmine for Sunday jams. It was a rich creative period in the country’s history, where outstanding artists like Jorge Ben and Gilberto Gil rose to fame. Then, there were also other artists like Arthur Verocai or Noelita who never broke through despite having fantastic debut LPs. Fortunately, skilled diggers like Mr. Bongo are finding these forgotten gems and let us enjoy the absolute beauty of this era 🙇‍♂

Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/Noelita-Quando-Me-Sinto-S%C3%B3/release/3051498

Sylvester – I Need You (Dim’s Sunday Morning Mix) – 2004

Dimitri From Paris hits the right spot with his “Sunday Morning” remix of Sylvester’s “I Need You” live performance. The funky piano, the soul claps and the beautiful gospel voices of back-up singers Martha Wash & Izora Armstead make a powerful and moving instrumentation. This song was released on CD only by Soul Source, a Japanese compilation series featuring remixes of Disco, Jazz, Funk and Soul.

Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Soul-Source-Remixed-Boogies/release/854086

Reuma Abas – Wa’ana Fda Leumi – 1980

Fortuna Records is doing an amazing job giving a new life to forgotten Middle Eastern sounds. in 2017, they unveiled a compilation of “Yemenite Funk” songs which contains this pearl. “Wa’ana Fda Leumi” is a musical journey into the beauty of Yemenite poetry. It is a daughter-in-law love song traditionally sung in a daughter’s henna ceremony, prior to her marriage. In the song, she praises her mother’s devotion, raising her love and concern for all her shortcomings.

Discogs (original): https://www.discogs.com/%D7%A8%D7%90%D7%95%D7%9E%D7%94-The-Scent-Of-Hadas/release/13265475
Discogs (compilation): https://www.discogs.com/Various-Daasa-The-Haunting-Sounds-of-Yemenite-Israeli-Funk-1973-1984/release/10954742

Vincent Ahehehinnou – Maimouna Chérie – 1978

I have to thank DJ / Producer Palms Trax for many many gems that I have heard, including this one. His “Cooking with Palms Trax” shows are always on top of my listening list and strong musical inspirations of mine. Diving in Afrobeat, this song from Benin became one of my favourite of the genre with its beautiful rhythmics and lyrics.
The original album was first released in 1978 and repressed in 2017 by Analog Africa.

Discogs : https://www.discogs.com/Ahehehinnou-Vincent-Ahehehinnou-Vincent-Vol-1-/master/1157751