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

Ticorn – Papa Damballah (Haïti, 1979, Tortuga Records)

Ticorn (Creole for “Petite Cornelia” – Cornelia Schütt) was born 1953 to a German family, rooted in Haiti for several generations in the trading and shipping business. At the age of 12 she started playing the guitar and singing the songs that surrounded her. She spent her childhood in Cap Haitian, then was sent to Germany for further education. She has lived most of her life between the Caribbean and Europe and continues to travel to many countries.

For today, I wanted to share with you for today “Papa Damballah“, a splendid folk song sung in creole language – Enjoy !

Ticorn – Papa Damballah

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/CMAI4DSoPdk

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

The Martin Brothers Global Band – Mon Begye Nsa N’Nom (Nigeria, 1982, Global Records)

For today, and following to this post, I wanted to share with you “Mon Begye Nsa N’Nom”, a splendid deep & slow Highlife track by The Martin Brothers Global Band”, one of my favourite Nigerian band – Enjoy !

The Martin Brothers Global Band – Mon Begye Nsa N’Nom

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Kvl0ak1eYc8

Regards,

Armand

Henri Guedon – Vulcano (Martinique, 1974, Epic)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Vulcano“, my all time favourite West Indian Guaguanco track, taken from the legendary “Cosmozouk Percussion” album recorded in 1974 by the martinican musician & painter Henri Guedon.

That record never leaves my DJ bag, each track of this LP is a dancefloor burner – Enjoy !

Henri Guedon – Vulcano

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/nOvA6DuJots

Armand

José Versol – Ti Chimen Yan (Martinique, 1985, JVN 001)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ti Chimen Yan“, a jazzy biguine folk song from Martinique (French West Indies) from the singer José Versol with beautiful flute parts – Enjoy !!

José Versol – Ti Chimen Yan

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/walL_R9G0VQ

Armand

Les Melodix – Machan Tienette (Martinique, 1974, 3A Production)

Les Melodix” was a band of musicians from Martinique island (French West Indies) led by Michel Pavilla and that recorded 2 albums in the 70s.

For today, I wanted to share with you “Machan Tienette“, a sweet jazzy biguine track with mellow guitar solos – Enjoy !

Les Melodix – Machan Tienette

You can also listen to this track on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/FVl4EaC4VcY

Armand

Les Fantaisistes du Carrefour – Yoyo (Haiti, 1970s, Celini Disques, CEL 112)

Les Fantaisistes du Carrefour” was a famous band from #Haiti (French West Indies), that released a dozen of albums and singles in the 60s and the 70s.

For today, I decided to share with you “Yoyo“, a very interesting track sung in Creole mixing Jazz, Bossa Nova and Jerk influences – Enjoy !

Les Fantaisistes du Carrefour – Yoyo

You can also listen to this track on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/DAGbUyN5Ewk

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

Victorien Smith et Les Pyromanes – Quelle Tentation ! (Guadeloupe, 1970s, A3 Productions)

Victorien Smith et Les Pyromanes” was a band from Guadeloupe (French West Indies) composed by :

Smith Victorien : Vocals, Guitar, Production
Avenant Metry : Synths
Daniel Alger : Vocals, Guiro
Bod Guibert : Vocals, Triangle
Maurice Latouchant : Vocals, Campana
Daniel Nemorin : Guitar
Joyau Moy : Lead bass
Guy Nemorin : Vocals, Tambourine
Pivert Rodolphe : Drums, Percussion, Choir
Merkiled Willy : Guitar
Christian Picot : Organ
Letchoumayen Pierre : Congas

Quelle Tentation !” is a very nice Antillean Guaguanco Latin Jazz track with awesome Fender Rhodes organ parts – Enjoy !!

Victorien Smith et les Pyromanes – Quelle Tentation !

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Cf7_r-CcuEc

Have a nice day,

Armand

Ziad Rahbani – First Introduction (Lebanon, 1978, Zida)

Awesome Bossa Nova Jazz track taken from the score of the legendary play “Bennesbeh Labokra.. Chou ?” from the Lebanese master – Enjoy !

Ziad Rahbani – First Introduction

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/sRC82K761Qo

Best regards,

Armand

Liber et Andoche Gentile – Amour d’Un Negre (Guadeloupe, 1961, Disques Debs)

Firmin “Andoche” Gentille and Jean “Liber” Gentille were two brothers and musicians native of Guadeloupe, French West Indies.

They played in several bands in the 50s and the 60s, but released only one 4-tracks single together in the early 60s.

The song presented here, “Amour d’un Negre“, is a beautiful melancholic bolero with jazz influences that I wanted to make you rediscover – Enjoy !!

Liber et Andoche Gentile – Amour d’un Negre

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

Best regards,

Armand