Lord Shorty – Sweet Music (Trinidad & Tobago, 1976, Shorty)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sweet Music“, a catchy spiritual Tropical Soca Island Funk Synth track recorded in 1976 by the legendary Trinidadian musician Garfield Blackman, better known as Lord Shorty for being the father of Soca music – Enjoy !

Lord Shorty – Sweet Music

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

Armand de Preseau

Silvertones – Let’s Make It Funky (Trinidad & Tobago, 1970s, BWIA International Airlines)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Let’s Make It Funky“, a breezing Caribbean Funk track with super cool steel drums parts taken from the only one LP recorded in the 70s by the Silvertones, an obscure Steel Pan band from Trinidad and Tobago and leaded by Winston O’Guerra – Enjoy !

Silvertones – Let’s Make It Funky

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/2iTUyaiZbVk

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

Armand de Preseau

Shadow – Let’s Get It Together (Trinidad And Tobago, 1984, Kalico Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Let’s Get It Together“, a killer Cosmic Electro Synth Funk Soca track recorded in 1984 by the Trinidadian legendary musician Winston “Shadow” Bailey – Enjoy !

Shadow – Let’s Get It Together

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/0qKk86pM3f8

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (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

Clymax – Musicland (Trinidad and Tobago, 1980, LPS Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Musicland“, a long-time personal favorite West Indies Tropical Disco track by the band Clymax, leaded by the singer Winston Soso, from Trinidad and Tobago island – Enjoy !

Clymax – Musicland

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/1GEVnfRyEJ0

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Cyril Diaz & his Orchestra – Tabu (Trinidad And Tobago, 1958, Cook)

Tabu (or occasionally spelt Taboo) is a Cuban standard that has been covered countless times. The song was written by the mezzo-soprano Margarita Lecuona,the niece of the famous composer, pianist and bandleader Ernesto Lecuona.

For today, I wanted to share with you my favorite version of this classic, covered in 1958 by the saxophonist Cyril Diaz from Trinidad and Tobago and his orchestra, in an irresistible raw Calypso Biguine Jazz way.

Actually, Cyril Diaz recorded two slightly different versions of this track the same year, and I decided to make you discover the “vocal” one that appears one this compilation, out at the time on the “Cook” Trinidadian vinyl record label (maybe I’ll share with you another day the other one) – Enjoy !

Cyril Diaz & his Orchestra – Tabu

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

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau