Henri Guedon et Les Contesta – Van Van (Martinique, 1970s, Disques Debs)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Van Van”, a mind-blowing Afro Cuban Latin Salsa Funk Soul gem from the French West Indies (Martinique), recorded in the 70s on the legendary “Disques Debs” record label by “Henri Guedon“, the legendary musician, painter, sculptor and ceramist & master of the genre, backed here by his band “Les Contesta” – Enjoy !

Henri Guedon et les Contesta – Van Van (Martinique, 1970s, Disques Debs)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/QlNt4lmd27M

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Wòz – Joël É Jack (Guadeloupe, 1989, Judith S. Faisans-Renac Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Wòz – Joël É Jack“, a splendid spiritual deep Gwo Ka Island Jazz Folk track from Guadeloupe (French West Indies) with beautiful synth parts, privately recorded & released in 1989 by a bunch of Guadeloupean culture, roots militant & artists leaded by the musician & poet Judith Simone “Wòz” Faisans-Renac.

The band was composed by Marcel Louis-Sidney, Humbert Marboeuf, Joël Nankin, Henri Peratout, Luc Reinette, Lucien Viardot, Judith Simone Faisans-Renac, Jacques Grizelin, Georges Faisans, Max Cointre, Georges Bourguignon, Henri Bernard, Henri Amedien, Etienne Faisans, Christian Amour, Hector Poullet among others.

Incredible rare record & true piece of Guadeloupean history here, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Wòz – Joël É Jack

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/QeFHC2_DvXg

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Rony Siber – Ban Nous On Ti Biguine (Guadeloupe, 1984, Production Rony Siber)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ban Nous On Ti Biguine“, a killer Cadence Biguine Jazz track from the French West Indies, taken from the only album of the Guadeloupean musician Rony Siber, recorded in 1984 and that includes an incredible bunch of great West Indians musician such as Max Labor, Michel Monrose, Camille Soprann and Remy, Edouard & Pierre Cabarrus – Enjoy !

Rony Siber – Ban Nous On Ti Biguine

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/qXgQ6adFdt4

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Eugene Mona – Ti Milo (Martinique, 1978, 3A Production)

Following this post, I wanted to share with you for today “Ti Milo“, another great spiritual west indian Bélé (Bel Air) jazz track by the Martinican master Eugene Mona – Enjoy !

Eugene Mona – Ti Milo

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/bK1YNKruf-Q

See you on wednesday for another musical discovery, have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Camille “Soprann” Hildevert – Soprann Aux Antilles (Guadeloupe, 1970s, Univers Disques)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Soprann Aux Antilles“, an instant feel-good beautiful smooth Jazz Biguine track from the Guadeloupean saxophonist Camille “Soprann” Hildevert, accompanied here by others West Indian legendary musicians such as Guy Jacquet (Guitar), Pierre-Edouard Decimus (Bass Guitar), Paul Keith (Organ) & Pierre Anthony (Trumpet) – Enjoy !

Camille “Soprann” Hildevert – Soprann Aux Antilles

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/4WKjR7A-2dc

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Gwakasonné – Lovli (Guadeloupe, 1987, GKS)

Gwakasonne was a band from Guadeloupe island, composed by several great Jazz and Gwo Ka players such as José Bellerose and Edmony Krater, and leaded by Roger Oumaou.

They recorded 3 albums together in the 80’s, that are really hard to find nowadays.

The track presented here, “Lovli“, is taken from “Temwen“, their last album recorded in 1987, and is a great example of the unique kind of music they used to play, a perfect blend of Gwo Ka and Spiritual Jazz elements – Enjoy !

Gwakasonne – Lovli

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/83nJW5jzRRQ

Have a nice week end,

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