Bro Valentino – Ah Wo (Brand New Revolution) (Trinidad & Tobago, 1981, Makossa International)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ah Wo (Brand New Revolution)“, a tropical Island Discolypso Soul Funk track with a message, recorded in 1981 by the Trinidadian musician Anthony Emrold Philips (better known as “Brother Valentino“) that includes killer horns and crazy synth parts – Enjoy !

Bro Valentino – Ah Wo (Brand New Revolution)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/BdFGaRew3WI

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

Armand de Preseau

Nadie La Fonde – Three Way Situation (Trinidad And Tobago, 1977, Starburst Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Three Way Situation“, a bouncy tropical cosmic island disco boogie funk track with massive breaks, recorded in the late 70s by the obscure Trinidian singer “Nadie La Fonde” – Enjoy !

Nadie La Fonde – Three Way Situation

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Manno Charlemagne – Fini Les Colonies ! (Haiti, 1984, UR)

Following to this post, I wanted to share with you for today “Fini Les Colonies !“, a splendid Haïtian politically committed Folk track recorded by the musician, poet and haitian culture & roots defender Manno Charlemagne – Enjoy !

Manno Charlemagne – Fini Les Colonies !

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/5u4nrARDgBc

Have a nice Sunday !

Armand de Preseau

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

Eugène Mona – 1700 (Martinique, 1975, Hit Parade)

For today, I wanted to share with you “1700“, an excellent west indian spiritual soul jazz track with a groove from the Martinican flute Master Georges Nilecam, better known as Eugene Mona – Enjoy !

Eugene Mona – 1700

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel “African Grooves” here : https://youtu.be/r6pb3IhbAI4

Have a nice sunday,

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

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

Derrick Harriott – Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys (Jamaica, 1982, Crystal D)

Great cover by Derrick Harriott (my favorite rocksteady artist) of this classic song from Eddy Grant and his Equals band !

Derrick Clinton Harriott, born on the 6 February 1939 in Jamaica, is a singer and record producer, who founded the famous Crystal records label.

This version sums up the Jamaican producing skills, mixing together disco, dub and roots music, and is for me a direct answer to the song Disco Devil, by Lee Perry.

Derrick Harriott – Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/0BogOwfHNTw

Best regards,

Armand

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 : https://youtu.be/s_6_Yx3_mqw

Best regards,

Armand

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 : https://youtu.be/lMcvsOtzEyw

Best regards,

Armand