African Grooves Soundcloud : Plenty of brand new vinyl selections to listen online & download !

From now, feel free to go on my Soundcloud account on the link below to listen online & download my past, present & future vinyl selections (more than 50 from now) !

African Grooves Soundcloud : www.soundcloud.com/armand_de_preseau

Enjoy !

Armand de Preseau

Caso Vikings Guadeloupe Exploration – Sweet Florence (Guadeloupe, 1978, 3A Production)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sweet Florence“, a sweet Cadence Island Jazz Fusion track from this well known band from Guadeloupe – Enjoy !

Caso Vikings Guadeloupe Exploration – Sweet Florence

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

Have a nice sunday, take care !

Armand de Preseau

Francisco – Biguine Lélé (Martinique, 1970s, Hit Parade)

Following to this post, I wanted to share with you for today “Biguine Lélé“, another great track from the Master Frantz-Charles “Francisco” Denis, an awesome blend of syncopated Biguine, Jazz, Creole and Latin influenced sound with awesome piano arrangements – Enjoy !

Francisco – Biguine Lélé 

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/6Q_wEXeWHwo

Have a really nice wednesday,

Armand de Preseau

Henri Guedon – L’An Messe Minuit (Martinique, 1970s, Magic’Tirelir Disques)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today another song from the Martinican musician & painter Henri Guedon, “L’An Messe Minuit“, an excellent Biguine Jazz track with Latin influences – Enjoy !

Henri Guedon – L’An Messe Minuit

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Qw8Pw4Ql2uQ

Have a nice day !

Armand de Preseau

Cyril Diaz & his Orchestra – Tabu (Trinidad And Tobago, 1958, Cook)

Tabu (or occasionally spelt Taboo) is a Cuban standard that has been covered countless times. The song was written by the mezzo-soprano Margarita Lecuona,the niece of the famous composer, pianist and bandleader Ernesto Lecuona.

For today, I wanted to share with you my favorite version of this classic, covered in 1958 by the saxophonist Cyril Diaz from Trinidad and Tobago and his orchestra, in an irresistible raw Calypso Biguine Jazz way.

Actually, Cyril Diaz recorded two slightly different versions of this track the same year, and I decided to make you discover the “vocal” one that appears one this compilation, out at the time on the “Cook” Trinidadian vinyl record label (maybe I’ll share with you another day the other one) – Enjoy !

Cyril Diaz & his Orchestra – Tabu

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel “African Grooves” here : https://youtu.be/IElrAaklotE

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau

Max Labor – Hold Fast The Biguine (Guadeloupe, 1984, Frederick 7 Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Hold Fast The Biguine“, an uptempo Biguine Island Jazz track from the Guadeloupean composer Max Labor – Enjoy !

Max Labor – Hold Fast The Biguine

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/bpQXeCPj4vs

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau

Ibo Simon – Lide Fou (Guadeloupe, 1970s, La Voix du Globe)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Lide Fou“, an excellent Cadence track, not so well known, played by the Guadeloupean musician Ibo Simon, accompanied live with the Martinican legend Henri Guedon and his orchestra – Enjoy !

Ibo Simon – Lide Fou

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/MwiY9Fv1bpU

Best regards,

Armand

José Versol – Ti Chimen Yan (Martinique, 1985, JVN 001)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ti Chimen Yan“, a jazzy biguine folk song from Martinique (French West Indies) from the singer José Versol with beautiful flute parts – Enjoy !!

José Versol – Ti Chimen Yan

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/walL_R9G0VQ

Armand

Les Melodix – Machan Tienette (Martinique, 1974, 3A Production)

Les Melodix” was a band of musicians from Martinique island (French West Indies) led by Michel Pavilla and that recorded 2 albums in the 70s.

For today, I wanted to share with you “Machan Tienette“, a sweet jazzy biguine track with mellow guitar solos – Enjoy !

Les Melodix – Machan Tienette

You can also listen to this track on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/FVl4EaC4VcY

Armand

Liber et Andoche Gentile – Amour d’Un Negre (Guadeloupe, 1961, Disques Debs)

Firmin “Andoche” Gentille and Jean “Liber” Gentille were two brothers and musicians native of Guadeloupe, French West Indies.

They played in several bands in the 50s and the 60s, but released only one 4-tracks single together in the early 60s.

The song presented here, “Amour d’un Negre“, is a beautiful melancholic bolero with jazz influences that I wanted to make you rediscover – Enjoy !!

Liber et Andoche Gentile – Amour d’un Negre

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

Best regards,

Armand