Henri Guedon et Les Contesta – Van Van (Martinique, 1970s, Disques Debs)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Van Van”, a mind-blowing Afro Cuban Latin Salsa Funk Soul gem from the French West Indies (Martinique), recorded in the 70s on the legendary “Disques Debs” record label by “Henri Guedon“, the legendary musician, painter, sculptor and ceramist & master of the genre, backed here by his band “Les Contesta” – Enjoy !

Henri Guedon et les Contesta – Van Van (Martinique, 1970s, Disques Debs)

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

Armand de Preseau

Josy Mass – Mimile (Guyana, 1984, Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mimile“, a very beautiful Spiritual Biguine Mazurka Island Jazz track with a Bossa Nova twist, taken from a privately released & very hard to find album recorded in 1984 by the French Guyana native singer & poetess Josy Masse – look at this gorgeous cover art !

This song was initially recorded in the early 70s s by the Guadeloupean (French West Indies) Jazz composer Franck Valmont, really can’t decide which one is my favorite version so.. maybe I’ll share it with you in the future if you want me too – Enjoy !

Josy Mass – Mimile

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

Armand de Preseau

Roland Louis – Play The Fool (Guadeloupe, 1979, GuerarDisques)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Play The Fool” a massive uptempo tropical dance floor Island Disco Funk stormer recorded in 1979 by the legendary Guadeloupean (French West Indies) composer Roland Louis – Enjoy !

Roland Louis – Play The Fool

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/RWENN5ITLTg

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

Armand de Preseau

 

Les Cougars de Pétion-Ville – Merci Bon Dieu (Haïti, 1974, Mate)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Merci Bon Dieu“, an incredible deep beautiful spiritual bouncy Jazz Compas Fusion Folk track with incredible guitar & rhythm section, taken from the only one LP from the Haitian band “Les Cougars de Petion-Ville” (Haiti, West Indies) recorded in 1974 – Enjoy !

Les Cougars de Pétion-Ville – Merci Bon Dieu

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

Armand de Preseau

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

Barrel Coppet and Mister Lof – Rhum et Coutelas (Martinique, 1972, Hit Parade)

Anatole “Barrel” Coppet (a saxophone player) and Romuld “Mister” Lof (a singer) were two musicians from Martinique who used to play in the Antilles and in France from the 50’s.

They recorded several album together with great names of the French Caribbean Jazz scene back in the days (as Alain Jean-Marie, who play the piano on this album), and a few singles.

I decided to present you “Rhum et Coutelas”, a sweet jazzy biguine song taken from their first album recorded in 1972 on the great Hit Parade label – enjoy !

Barrel Coppet Mister Lof – Rhum et Coutelas

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/fldE94tX-PI

Have a nice evening,

Armand

ADP028 – Au Temps des Biguines // A Selection of early Biguines, Merengues and Boleros from the French West Indies

Hi Dear readers !
I’m proud to present you my 28th selection ! Ten early Buiguines, Merengues and Boleros songs, from the French West Indies.
Those tracks are taken from some quite hard to find seven inches of my personal collection, hope you’ll like them !

Armand de Preseau – Au Temps des Biguines

You can download this new selection right here !
Enjoy, and get ready for the next selection..
Armand

ADP015 – Bon baisers de Fort-de-France : A Selection of Fine Biguines and Jazzy Tracks From the French West Indies

Hi everyone !!!
It’s a reaaaal pleasure to be here with you after these 2 months !!!! Sincerely sorry for the delay, too much work (yes I have a job), and just the time for me to dig for my dear readers some records from all over the world : Zambian records, Ethiopian stuff, records from Turkey, Morrocco, Guyana..
So to celebrate the rebirth of this blog, I’ve prepared one (short) selection (yes, from now I will select only 6 records for each mix, to avoid a too long and boring stuff !) of Carribean Biguines and Jazzy tracks from several records taken from the 30’s to the 80’s – Enjoy the ride !
Next week we’ll travel to Mali,
Armand de Preseau – Bons Baisers  de Fort-de-France
You can download the selection here !
Sincerely yours,
Armand