AfroSoulDescarga is a blog & radio shows in France hosted by James Stewart
Fourth thursday of the month 12 a.m- 1 p.m and saturday 2.30 p.m on Radio grenouille, Marseille
Every Sunday 9 to 11 p.m on RTU (Lyon 89.8 fm)
4rth sunday of the month on Radio Capsao 9 to 10 p.m Lyon
Soul, Funk, Afrobeat, Ska, Rocksteady, Jazz, Calypso, Highlife, Guitar Band, Cumbia, Salsa, Samba, gwo-ka and global stuff...
Here you'll find podcasts, interviews, photos and music, mostly from U.S.A and the Black Atlantic area, mostly from the seventies.

Copyrights for each photos/flys/texts - James Stewart


Sunday Jam n°3-Gbagada Gbagada Gbogodo Gbogodo

1-Féla Kuti & Africa 70s-Gbagada Gbagada Gbogodo Gbogodo 1972
2-Donny Hattaway-Little gettho boy 1972
3-Curtis Mayfield-We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue 1970
4-Eddie Palmieri-Condiciones Que Existen 1970
5-Jorge Ben-Xica Da Silva (universal) 1976
6-Bobbi Humphrey-Jasper Country Man (blue note) 1973
7-Rusty Bryant - Friday Night Funk For saturday night brother (prestige) 1972
8-Roland Brival-Tan Joue Mab (Isma’a) 1980
9-Hugh Masekela-Night in Tunisia (blue thumb) 1974
10-José James -Equinox (brunswood)
11-John Coltrane-Acknowledgement (impulse) 1964
12-Charles Mingus-Ysabel's table dance (rca victor) 1962
13-Gabor Szabo -Bacchanal
14-Don Ellis-Alone 1968
15-Miles Davis-Teo (columbia) 1961
16-Sun Ra-That's how i feel (philly jazz) 1978
17-Michel Sardaby-Martinica (sound hills) 1972
18-Miles Davis-Nuit Sur Les Champs-Elysées (Take 2) (fontana) 1959

Sunday Jam n°3-Gbagada Gbogodo by James Stewart !


Afrosouldescarga n°20-Chicken grease

1-Mexican Institute of Sound-El Micrõfono
2-D’Angelo-Chicken Grease (Live In Stockholm)
3-Jupiter & Okwess International-Margerita
4-Ibibio Sound Machine-The Talking Fish (Asem Usem Iyak)
5-Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited-Shumba
6-Neba Solo-Unknown
7-Henri Guedon-Machapia (bon Die Couli)
8-Georges Edouard Novel-Meci Bon Dieu
9-Count Ossie-Way Back Home
10-Jorge Ben-O Circo Chegou
11-Trio Mocotó-Palomares
12-Alain Peters-Rest' là Maloya
13-Ti Paris-Cochon St Antoine
14-Darondo-Didn't I

Afrosouldescarga N°21-Chicken grease (mix) by James Stewart !


Sunday jam n°2-Eastern Rebellion

1-Armando Peraza-granny’s samba
2-Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band - Mervat (Égypte)
3-Sabu Martinez-Hotel Alyssa-soussie, Tunisia
4-Kabaka Brown-Agboho
5-Segun Bucknor - Son of January 15th (Nigeria)
6-Ayetoro - Oga (Nigeria)
7-Nina Simone - Baltimore (U.S.A)
8-Ernest Ranglin-Ranglin doodlin
9-Latin Jazz Quintet-Rip a dip"
10-Barney Wilen-Zombizar (France)
11-Local chief (Balabat) of Yabello-Prayer for rain (Éthiopie)
12-Alfred Panou & Art Ensemble of Chicago-Je suis un sauvage (France-Togo-U.S.A)
13-Clifford Jordan-John Coltrane
14-Gil Scott-Heron-Your daddy loves you
15-Girma Bèyènè-Ené Nègn Bay Manèsh (Éthiopie)
16-Ba-Benzélé Pygmies-Song of rejoicing after safe return from hunt (centrafrique)
17-Nina Simone-West wind (U.S.A)
18-Ba-Benzélé Pygmies-Song of rejoicing after hunt (Centrafrique)
19-Sun Ra & his Outer Space Arkestra-Nuclear war (Saturn)
20-Celestine Ukwu & his Philosophers National-Onwu ama eze
21-Sonny Rollins & Coleman Hawkins-Yesterdays (1963)
22-Langston Hughes (& Mingus)-Poems (Harlem)
23-Lonnie Smith-In the beggining

Sunday jam n°2-Eastern Rebellion (RTU 89.8 fm) by James Stewart !


Unesco Collection-Ba-Benzélé Pygmies (Field recordings, 1965, Central African Republic)

This two beautiful songs comes from a Ba-Benzélé pygmies tribe from Centre-Afrique. This material was collected in 1965 during field research organized by the department for Folk art and tradition of the Musée National Barthélemy Boganda in Bangui, Central African Republic. My preference goes to the first one…

Ba - Benzélé Pygmies - Song Of Rejoicing After Hunt (Centrafrique) by James Stewart !

Recordings, commentary & photographs by Simkha Arom in collaboration with Genevieve Taurelle. I find some time later to share the entire LP...

Ba - Benzélé Pygmies - Song Of Rejoicing After Safe Return From Hunt (Centrafrique) by James Stewart !


Sunday Jam n°1-What is wrong with grooving ?

Here my new radio show for RTU (Lyon 89.8 fm & web), every sunday from 9 to 11 p.m : Soul, Jazz, Latin-Jazz, Afro-Jazz, Hard-bop...! No talks, only music !

1-Lonnie Smith-Sideman (1967, Columbia)
2-Grant Green-Sookie Sookie
3-Eddie Jefferson-Psychedelic Sally
4-Roy Porter Sound Machine-Jessica
5-Jon Lucien-Luella (1973)
6-Funk Inc-Give me your love (1973)
7-Letta M'Bulu-What is wrong with grooving
8-Nancy Wilson-Hurt so bad
9-Orlandivo-Onde anda meu amor
10-Dave Pike-Besame Mucho (Verve)
11-Jeremy Steig-hownlin for Judy (Blue Note)
12-Awakening-Mode for DD (1973,Universal sound)
13-Archie Shepp-The cry of my people (1973)
14-Nathan Davis-Stick buddy (1976, Universal sound)
15-Lou Donaldson-One cylender (1967)
16-Sun Ra-Enlightenment
17-Duke Ellington & John Coltrane-In a sentimental mood
18-Stan Getz & Dizzie Gillespie-Siboney, Pt. 2
19-Miriam Makeba-Little boy
20-Oscar Brown Junior-All blues
21-Nina Simone-I love you Porgy
22-Leon Thomas-Echoes (1969, flying dutchman)
23-Sathima Bea Benjamin-Music
24-Charlie Parker-Billie's bounce


Palmwine Radio Show N°31 By James Stewart

1-Super Diamono de Dakar-Rewu taax (1984, Mélodie)
2-Number One du Sénégal-Nafissatu Njay (chant Magette Njay)
3-Chief Stephen Osita-Osadebe-Ndidi kanma(igbo, Polygram Lagos, 1984)
4-Franco & his OK Jazz-Oh ! Miguel (Live, 1978, Fonior)
5-Manteca-Abacua (Musciworks/BMI)
6-Jayne Cortez & The Firespitters-I See Chano Pozo (1982, Bola Press)
7-Eddie Palmieri-Si echo palante
8-Conjunto Roberto faz-Aprieta Suavecito
9-Lalo Gerrero-Los chucos suaves
10-Orquesta Sonora Curro- Patuleco
11-Kenny Burrell-Delilah (1956)

Palmwine Radio Show N°31 By James Stewart by James Stewart !


Afrosouldescarga n°20-Take life easy (and make it funky)

1-Sir Shina Adewale and the Superstars International-Oba oyebade lipede (Wel-Kadeb records 1979)
2-William Onyeabor-Why Go to War (Soundway records)
3-Lee Scratch Perry-Megaton Bomb (
4-Garden of Eden-Everybody's On a Trip (Kon's Edit)
5-Christy Essien-take life easy 
6-Keith Hudson-Entering the dragon (1974,Sunspot)
7-Super Djata Band de Bamako-Bamako magnin (Mali Kunkan, Kindred Spirits)
8-The Black Souls-Baki Mutane Nakuka (Black People Crying)
9-Jimmy Mawi-I want get up (Soundway)
10-Jimi Tenor -Wanna hook up with you (2009,sakho records)
11-Anthony Joseph-Michael X (Narcissus) (2014, Heavenly Sweetness)


Nico Gomez et son orchestre typique (45t, EP, Festival)

Nico Gomez, de son vrai nom Joseph Van Het Groenewoud, a été un des protagonistes importants du groupe Chakachas. Musicien belge (né en Hollande) qui a produit une série de disque latin dans les années 60 en Europe, jouant avec les codes du mambo, du cha-cha-cha et avec le succès de la musique brésilienne, importé en France par Baden Powell via Pierre Barouh (Saravah), bref, je digresse. En tous cas, un petit EP de Mambo efficace enregistré pour le label Festival.

Nico Gomez EP

Nico Gomez - Perdido Cha - Cha by James Stewart !


Palmwine Radioshow #30 / by James Stewart

1-Ray Barretto-search for vulcan
2-Monguito Santamaria-Mambo new (1969)
3-Cortijo (cantando Ismael Riveira)-Monta mi caballito (bobby capo)
4-Beny Moré-Donde Estebas Tu

5-Orquesta Sublime-sabroso con el guarapo
6-Sonora Tropical-Lluvia
7-The Lebron Brothers-Sin ti
8-Hedzoleh-Hearts ne kotoko
9-Amadou Balake-Aminatha Du The
10-Andrés Landero-Busca la careta
11-Os Reis de batuque-Trem Batucada
12-Jair Rodriguez-Alegria De Voces
13-João Bosco-Parati
14-Antonio Carlos Jobim & Luiz Bonfa-Manha de carnaval