Edmony Krater et Zepiss – Tijan (Guadeloupe, 1988, Editions Kaluila)

Edmond “Edmony Krater” Cratère is a musician (trumpeter, drummer, singer and Gwo-Ka player) who was born on the 18 of October 1956 in Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe, French West Indies).

He arrived in Paris (France) in 1983 and founded the band Zepiss, with whom he recorded two albums, “Natibel” in 1983 and “Tijan Pou Velo” in 1988, very hard to find nowadays and full of Spiritual Gwo-Ka and West Indies Jazz tracks.

Edmony is still active today, lives in the sweet South of France and is working on his next album that will be out very soon !

The track I wanted to make you rediscover today, “Tijan”, taken from his second album, is truly a masterpiece with splendid horns, fuzzy guitars and beautiful synth parts, wrote in the memory of the Guadeloupean Gwo-Ka drum master Marcel “Velo” Lollia.

Edmony Krater et Zepiss – Tijan

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/AKomQqoBbKY

Have a nice week,

Armand

ADP036 – Hold Fast The Biguine (A Journey into the Jazz Influenced French Antilles Sound)

For this 36th selection, we travel again to the French Antilles for a journey into the Jazz influenced French Antilles scene, hope you’ll like it !

Armand de Préseau – Hold Fast The Biguine

You can listen and download this selection by clicking here !

Tracklist :

Max Cilla – La Flute Des Mornes

Eugene Mona – Pote Bambou

Max Labor – Hold Fast The Biguine

Franck Valmont – Mimile

Caraïbe Jazz Ensemble – Sabel Sabel

Rony Siber – Ban Nous On Ti Biguine

Henry Pierre Noel – Back Home … Sweet Home

Synchro – Lambi

Francisco – Ba, Moin Lagent Moin

Hilaire Hartock – Le Moin Vini Voue

Have a nice week,

Armand

Vinyl Selection + Interview Armand de Preseau for Lost Grooves Radio Show #36 Rinse Fm

Hi everyone,

Here’s a repost of a 1h30 vinyl selection and French interview (sorry my dear English speaking friends !) I did for Rinse FM Radio on the 15 of October 2017 to present my two firsts reissues from Eko Roosevelt and Nkotti and to speak about my record labels Nubiphone and Nanga Boko Records – Enjoy !

You can download the selection right here !

Tracklist :

0 min 00 – Joseph Lacides – Invitation Aux Iles (Guadeloupe)
3 min 58 – Baligh Hamdi – Gada (Egypte)
6 min 06 – Hamad Kalkaba et le Grand Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine du Cameroun – Fouh Sei Allah (Cameroun)
10 min 52 – Chorale St Kisito – Nge Ni Kembela (Congo)
13 min 55 – Spiritual Singers – Kimia (Congo)
18 min 24 – Orchestre National du Congo – Ah ! Congo (Congo)
21 min 38 – Atomic Bomb Zigoto – Menyeckse (Cameroun)

22 min 54 – Interview about the Eko Roosevelt “1975 – 1982” compilation

28 min 40 – Eko Roosevelt Louis – Kilimandjaro My Home (Cameroun)
35 min 32 – Ousmane Kouyaté et les Ambassadeurs Internationaux – Kefimba (Mali)
41 min 15 – The Sea Lions – Akwa Idim (Nigeria)
46 min 10 – Cross River Nationale – Nyong Eyen Unen (Nigeria)

51 min 52 – Interview about the Nkotti François “De Bonaberi A Douala” first LP reissue

56 min 24 – Nkotti François and The Black Styls 77 – Loko La Mboa (Cameroun)
57 min 17 – Gnonnas Pedro – Pas de Pétard (Bénin)
1h 01 min 28 – Nkotti François and The Black Styls 77 – Muboledi (Cameroun)
1h 06 min 14 – The Ceejebs – Highway Mini Girl (Nigeria)
1h 09 min 21 – Dan Ian Spades – Wondering Lord (Nigeria)
1h 13 min 19 – Liza Ngwa – N’Kirre (Cameroun)
1h 18 min 31 – Firmin Viry – Ti Crie A Moin Anin (La Réunion)

Best regards,

Armand

Barrel Coppet and Mister Lof – Rhum et Coutelas (Martinique, 1972, Hit Parade)

Anatole “Barrel” Coppet (a saxophone player) and Romuld “Mister” Lof (a singer) were two musicians from Martinique who used to play in the Antilles and in France from the 50’s.

They recorded several album together with great names of the French Caribbean Jazz scene back in the days (as Alain Jean-Marie, who play the piano on this album), and a few singles.

I decided to present you “Rhum et Coutelas”, a sweet jazzy biguine song taken from their first album recorded in 1972 on the great Hit Parade label – enjoy !

Barrel Coppet Mister Lof – Rhum et Coutelas

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/fldE94tX-PI

Have a nice evening,

Armand

Super Ensemble Nemours Jean Baptiste – Haiti Cumbia (Haiti, 1970, Marc Records)

 Born on the 2 of February 1918 in Port-Au-Prince (Haiti), Jean-Baptiste Nemours was one of the most important figures of the Haitian musical scene.
He was member of many Haitian orchestra’s (Jazz Guignard, Trio Atomique..) before founding his own in 1953, the “Ensemble aux Calebasses” (he will change the name of the orchestra later in 1958 for “Ensemble Nemours Jean-Baptiste” and in 1963 for “Super Ensemble Nemours Jean-Baptiste”).
With his Ensemble, they are supposed to have invented the “Kompa Dirèk”, later shortened to “Kompa” (compas) musical style.
Jean-Baptiste Nemours died the 18 of May 1985 in Port-Au-Prince.
I decided to present you “Haiti Cumbia”, a latin song played with a lovely Haitian touch and Biguine reminiscences – Enjoy !
Super Ensemble Nemours Jean Baptiste – Haiti Cumbia

You can also listen to this song on my new Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/R41IkgUQeDQ

Have a nice week,

Armand.

ADP033 – Gwoka Sonné (Spiritual Drums from Guadeloupe and Martinique Islands)

Hello dear readers !
After months and months, lets travel together to the French Antilles for my brand new 33th selection, through those 8 Spiritual Gwoka (a unique drum from Guadeloupe island) Jazz tracks that I’ve selected for you – Enjoy !
Armand de Preseau – Gwoka Sonné

You can download this selection here !

TRACKLIST : 

1 – Guy Konket – Kimbe Red
2 – Ka Leve – Tou Le Maten
3 – Eugene Mona – Grodillo
4 – Thibaud Freydy Ahimsa Doressamy – O Fon A Ke An Nou
5 – Pakatak – Palkata
6 – Zepiss – Pou Mizik La
7 – Gwakasonne – Algerie 62
8 – Fabriano Fuzion – Kosmos

Have a nice week,

Armand

Joby Valente – Liberte Ce Plus Belle Pagaille (Martinique, 197?, A3)

Joby Valente was an actress and singer, born in 1939 in Fonds-Saint-Denis (Martinique)
She released 2 albums and a few singles between the 60’s and the 80’s, before devoting herself to cinema.
Joby Valente – Liberte Ce Plus Belle Pagaille
Sincerely yours,
Armand

ADP028 – Au Temps des Biguines // A Selection of early Biguines, Merengues and Boleros from the French West Indies

Hi Dear readers !
I’m proud to present you my 28th selection ! Ten early Buiguines, Merengues and Boleros songs, from the French West Indies.
Those tracks are taken from some quite hard to find seven inches of my personal collection, hope you’ll like them !

Armand de Preseau – Au Temps des Biguines

You can download this new selection right here !
Enjoy, and get ready for the next selection..
Armand

ADP015 – Bon baisers de Fort-de-France : A Selection of Fine Biguines and Jazzy Tracks From the French West Indies

Hi everyone !!!
It’s a reaaaal pleasure to be here with you after these 2 months !!!! Sincerely sorry for the delay, too much work (yes I have a job), and just the time for me to dig for my dear readers some records from all over the world : Zambian records, Ethiopian stuff, records from Turkey, Morrocco, Guyana..
So to celebrate the rebirth of this blog, I’ve prepared one (short) selection (yes, from now I will select only 6 records for each mix, to avoid a too long and boring stuff !) of Carribean Biguines and Jazzy tracks from several records taken from the 30’s to the 80’s – Enjoy the ride !
Next week we’ll travel to Mali,
Armand de Preseau – Bons Baisers  de Fort-de-France
You can download the selection here !
Sincerely yours,
Armand