Francisco – Mamaille Lévé (Martinique, 1978, 3A Production)

Frantz-Charles “Francisco” Denis was a singer, piano player, composer, drummer and dancer born on the 9th of november 1932 in Saint-Pierre (Martinique).

He opened and owned several cabaret in the island (La Paillote, Le Shango, La Cabane Bambou, La Plantation..) in which he played with his bands such as “The Blue Star”, recorded several albums and singles and became one of the most important icons of the West Indies latin sound.

He died on the 19 April 2013.

The song presented here, “Mamaille Leve“, is a brillant example of the sound he created, a mixture of Biguine, Creole and Latin influenced sound, recorded in 1978 with awesome piano arangements – hope you’ll like it !

Francisco – Mamaille Leve

You can also listen to this track on my youtube channel here :

Best regards,


Derrick Harriott and The Chariot Riders – Float On (Jamaica, 1977, Crystal Records)

For today, I decided to make you rediscover the song “Float On“, originally recorded in 1977 by The Floaters (a band from Detroit), but that the Jamaican artist Derrick Harriott covered the same year with his band The Chariot Riders on his own “Crystal Records” label.

The result is a superior alternate Island version, a blend of Soul, Ska and Reggae, exactly the kind of Lovers Rock I like – Enjoy !

Derrick Harriott and The Chariot Riders – Float On

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

Best regards,


Floyd Lloyd Seivright – Check Out Your Mind (Jamaica, 1983, Tropic)

For today, I decided to make you rediscover a Reggae Disco track recorded in 1983 by the very well known Jamaican singer Floyd Lloyd, typically the kind of West Indian musical “Discolypso” mixed genre I like – Hope you’ll enjoy it too !!

Floyd Lloyd – Check Out Your Mind

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

Have a nice week end,


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 :

Have a nice week,


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,


ADP034 – Lot Koté Loséan (A Deep Trip Into The Sega And Maloya Poetry From Réunion Island

Hello Everyone !

For this time, come aboard and travel with me for a one hour musical trip into the Indian Ocean, exploring rhythms from Réunion Island.

Close your eyes, leave yourself to the sound of Segas, go deeper and lose yourself into the Poetry of Maloya ..

Armand de Preseau – Lot Koté Loséan

You can download the selection here !

Tracklisting :

1 – Firmin Viry – Maloya Na Pa, Nou La Fe (Intro)

2 – Ravan’ – L’Espoir

3 – Ziskakan – Karyol Bourik

4 – Cormoran Group – O Te

5 – Ramone – Soul Regue Prisonnier

6 – Claudio et Les Satanik – Rend Mo Lalliance

7 – Les Pop Experience – Vive L’Amour (Live Version At The Meridien Hotel)

8 – Julien Trenoule – Mon Die Quocaou Moin La Fe

9 – Michou – Maloya Ton Tisane

10 – Herve – Mele Mele Pas Toue P’tit Pierre

11 – Ziskakan – Pei Bato

12 – Troupe Gaston Hoareau – Mon Patrie Mon Bouce Manze

13 – Alain Peters – Caloubadia

14 – Jacqueline Farreyrol – Empare Maloya

15 – Carrousel – Ote Maloya

Have a really nice sunday evening,


The cover of this selection is a tribute to the cover of  the album “Pei Bato Fou” from the band Ziskakan