Alain Peters – Complainte Pour Mon Defunt Papa (La Réunion, 1985, Village Titan)

Died in 1995 at the age of 43, Alain Peters, poet, musician, singer and melodist of genius native of Reunion was for a long time one of the best kept secrets of the Indian Ocean.

First in a band (“Les Caméléons”) and then alone, he crossed the 70s and 80s like a shooting star, drowning his spleen and demons in alcohol, leaving behind a handful of recordings including this tape, “Mangé Pou Le Cœur”.

Produced in very few copies at the time by the association “Village Titan”, and accompanied with a selection of a few of his poems, this one sums up in itself the beauty of the inestimable heritage – and unfortunately still too confidential – left by Peters, through ten Blues, Jazz, Sega and Maloya tracks merging in a great way Creole, African, Indian and European sounds.

For today, I decided to share with you “Complainte Pour Mon Defunt Papa“, my favorite track from this tape, a sublime melancholic instrumental Maloya Jazz track – Enjoy !

Alain Peters – Complainte Pour Mon Defunt Papa

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/nO7VVHhM4rQ

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Love you, Daddy

Gerard Bergicourt – Mo Passe La Riviere Taniers (Mauritius, 1978, Disques Jackman)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mo Passe La Riviere Taniers“, a beautiful deep island jazz track from Mauritius from the musician Gerard Bergicourt, adaptated from a very well known local lullaby – Enjoy !

Gerard Bergicourt – Mo Passe La Riviere Taniers

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/NH5h5dT5yHg

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Cormoran Group – Ô Té (La Réunion, 1979, Piros)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ô Té“, a nice melancholic Jazzy Maloya Soul track from the band “Cormoran Group” from Reunion island and leaded by Michel Vendôme – Enjoy !

Cormoran Group – Ô Té

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Mcj53-6BvnE

Have a nice saturday,

Armand de Preseau

Les Surfings – Reviens Sloopy (Madagascar, 1960s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Reviens Sloopy“, a 60s French Yeye Jerk beat cover of the classic song “Hang On Sloopy” by the american band The Mc Coys, adaptated here by “Les Surfings“, a band of 6 Madagascan sisters & brothers who only released this single locally under that name.

The band became very famous in France a few years later under the name “Les Surfs“, releasing many albums & singles in France that included many covers of great american standarts in French , such as “Reviens Vite Et Oublie” (covering “Be My baby” by The Ronettes) or “A Présent Tu Peux T’en Aller“(covering “I Only Want To Be With You” by Dusty Springfield) – Enjoy !

Les Surfings – Reviens Sloopy

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/_NYXl7iJYAk

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Claudio accompagné par Les Satanik – Rend Mo Lalliance (Mauritius, 1970s, Production AS)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Rend Mo Lalliance“, one of my favorite song from the Mauritian musician Packiry “Claudio” Veeraragoo, a psychedelic Soul Sega track dealing with a man who separates with his fiancée – Enjoy !

Claudio accompagné par Les Satanik – Rend Mo Lalliance

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel “African Grooves” here : https://youtu.be/mkWE9nDcE3E

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau

Ziskakan – Bato Fou (La Réunion, 1983, Self-released)

For today, and following to this former post, I wanted to share with you “Bato Fou“, another splendid Maloya Jazz track from the band Ziskakan from Reunion island, in the Indian Ocean – Enjoy !

Ziskakan – Bato Fou

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/SkMnRi9_awA

If you like or are interested by discovering more music from Reunion island, you can listen & download here a 1h selection of Reunion music only, recorded last year !

Have a really nice saturday,

Armand de Preseau

Mahaelo – Volasoa (Madagascar, 1978, Discomad)

Following to this post, I wanted to share with you for today “Volasoa“, another excellent Afro Folk track by Mahaleo, one of my favorite Madagascan band – Enjoy !

Mahaleo – Volasoa

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/44BHjE5dnMs

Take a good care of you,

Armand de Preseau

Simon Randria – Mitsangana (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mitsangana“, a surprising Malagasy Funk track recorded in Madagascar in the 70s by Simon Randria on the mythical local record label Discomad – Enjoy !

Simon Randria – Mitsangana

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/XBld8om_fbc

Take care,

Armand

René Lacaille – Take Five (La Réunion, 1990, Creole Electric Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you a cover of “Take Five“, the very well known #Jazz classic standard, reinterpreted here in  a very interesting psychedelic creole way by the guitarist René Lacaille from La Réunion (Indian Ocean) – Enjoy !

René Lacaille – Take Five

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/XE2hWjuoWQs

Have a nice sunday evening,

Armand

Ravan’ – L’espoir (La Réunion, 1989, SEDM Oasis Studio)

For today, I wanted to share with you “L’espoir” an incredible spiritual Maloya Sega Jazz track taken from “Gramoune“, an album recorded in 1989 by the band “Ravan” from La Reunion island (in the Indian Ocean) – Enjoy !!

Ravan’ – L’espoir

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

Best regards,

Armand