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

Bonga – Mama Lala (Angola, 1982, Philips)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Mama Lala“, a nice Angolan Samba track from José “Bonga” Adelino Barceló de Carvalho – Enjoy !

Bonga – Mama Lala 

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/_O9K2ChbP24

Have a nice sunday,

Armand de Preseau

Henri Guedon – L’An Messe Minuit (Martinique, 1970s, Magic’Tirelir Disques)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today another song from the Martinican musician & painter Henri Guedon, “L’An Messe Minuit“, an excellent Biguine Jazz track with Latin influences – Enjoy !

Henri Guedon – L’An Messe Minuit

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Qw8Pw4Ql2uQ

Have a nice day !

Armand de Preseau

Bonga – Blues 9.9.9. (Angola, 1982, Philips)

For today, and following to this former post, I wanted to share with you “Blues 9.9.9.“, a splendid Bossa Nova Jazz track taken from my favorite album of the Angolan Maestro José “Bonga” Adelino Barceló de Carvalho – Enjoy !

Bonga – Blues 9.9.9.

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/CK3T3SLeBUg

Have a nice day !

Armand de Preseau

Piengpid Learvilai – Leum Chan Lean Rue (Thailand, 1960s, Super Star)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Leum Chan Lean Rue“, a Thai Funk / Luk Krung track recorded in the 60s by the singer Piengpid Learvilai, that would perfectly fit in the soundtrack of a Tarantino‘s movie – Enjoy !

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/oJAMe4ZDpnc

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

The Wrong Notes – Vereguoi (Egypt, 1970, Disques Aoun)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Vereguoi“, an obscure psychedelic surf track released in Egypt in the 70s with latin influences – Enjoy !

The Wrong Notes – Vereguoi

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/GGZgt5eHOR8

Have a nice day,

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

Massako 84 – Temedy (Gabon, 1984, Mass Pro)

Massako was a Military orchestra from Libreville (Gabon) that recorded more than 10 albums in the 80s.

A lot of musicians took part of the project during the decade, as the Guinean singer Amara Toure, strongly involved into the Afro Cuban (or Afro Latin) musical movement, generated by the blend of local songs and the music imported by the Cuban sailors in West Africa in the 40s.

For today, I wanted to make you (re)discover an alternative version of “Temedy“, one of Amara Toure’s Afro Cuban masterpieces, covered in 1984 by the Gabonese band – Enjoy !

Massako 84 – Temedy

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/2Zaer9dXexk

Best regards,

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

Mantra – Baile Mi Hermano (Martinique, 1970s, Hit Parade)

Mantra was a quite obscure band from the city of Fort-de-France (Martinique, in the French West Indies) that released only one album in the late 70s.

The band was composed by :

Julian Martin (Piano, organ, guitar)
Anison Rabess (Bass, vocals)
David Laville (2nd guitar)
Algernon Rabess (Guitar, vocals)
Alex Larocque (Drums, vocals)
Janet Azzouz (Vocals)
Archie James (Trumpet)
Leon Knibbs (Percussion)

I wanted to make you rediscover today “Baile Mi Hermano“, an incredible and irresistible West Indian Guaguanco track, one of my favorite of the genre – Enjoy !!!

Mantra – Baile Mi Hermano

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/N_FynG0WjEY

Best regards,

Armand