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

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

Armand de Preseau

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

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

Wabiné – Sail On (Caribbean Islands, 1978, Wabiné Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sail On“, an awesome Tropical Disco-Lypso Funk track with sweets steel-drums parts from the Caribbean Islands, recorded in 1978 in New York by Trinidad island musicians – Perfect track to warm your rainy day, enjoy !

Wabiné – Sail On

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/kj4VrUEEwbE

Armand de Preseau

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – Simigwa Soca (Ghana, 1989, Simigwa Records)

Late track from the Ghanaian master that perfectly sounds like a hit from the Barbados – Enjoy !!

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – Simigwa Soca

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/v0ZvAB6kOUw

Best regards,

Armand