Clymax – Musicland (Trinidad and Tobago, 1980, LPS Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Musicland“, a long-time personal favorite West Indies Tropical Disco track by the band Clymax, leaded by the singer Winston Soso, from Trinidad and Tobago island – Enjoy !

Clymax – Musicland

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here :

Have a nice sunday !

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 :

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau

ADP024 – Funk’O’Lypso – A Journey Across The Funky Caribbean Islands (feat Frankie Zhivago, Shadow and others..)

Hi dear readers !
It’s been a long time without any selections – so don’t wait no longer, let’s travel this time to the Caribbean Islands for a 6 records flight, hope you’ll enjoy this mixture of island funk, Kaiso Disco and Bahamian soul tracks !
Armand de Preseau – Funk ‘ O ‘ Lypso
You can download the selection here !
Tracklist :
1 – The Crashers – Flight to Jamaïca
2 – Wabiné – Sail On
3 – Frankie Zhivago – All Around The World
4 – Disco Warriors – Cumbaya Disco
5 – Shadow – De Hardis
6 – Ed Watson and The Brass Circle – Let’s Get It On
All the best, sincerely yours and see you soon.