Tag: Zouk

Henry Wenceslas Thenard – Ba Moin On Swing (Guadeloupe, 1985, LM Production)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Ba Moin On Swing“, a killer Island Funk Boogie Zouk track from the French West Indies with raw horns & catchy synths parts, recorded in Guadeloupe (French West Indies) in 1985 by the composer & musician Henry Wenceslas Thenard and his group “Henry Wenceslas Thenard Band” that also includes :

Bass : Frederick Caracas ;

Chorus : Christian Miath, Dominique Zorobabel, Tanya Saint-Val, Willy Salzedo ;

Guitar : Guy Jacquet ;

Saxophone : François Pettier ;

Trombone : Lionel Jouot ;

Trumpet : Patrick Artero, Philippe Slominski ;

Instant dance floor filler, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Henry Wenceslas Thenard – Ba Moin On Swing (Guadeloupe, 1985, LM Production)

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Armand de Preseau

Energy & Jean Michel Rotin – Lé Ou Lov’ (Guadeloupe, 1990, New Deal)

For today, I wanted to share “Lé Ou Lov’“, a killer downtempo 90s Island Electro Boogie Zouk Funk Synth stepper, taken from the 2nd album recorded in 1990 by the Guadeloupean band “Energy” from the French West Indies, leaded by the legendary composer & musician Jean-Michel Rotin, and that features :

Lead Vocals : Jean-Michel Rotin ;

Bass guitar : Guy Datil ; Guy Jacquet ;

Drum machines & synth programming : Thierry Benoit ;

Chorus, horns : Christian Zora

Lead Guitar : Philip Dilo ;

Guitar accompaniment : Florent Demetrius ;

Very deep & catchy track, hope you’ll enjoy it !

Energy & Jean-Michel Rotin – Lé Ou Lov’ (Guadeloupe, 1990, New Deal)

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Armand de Preseau

Azik-Ka – Tradition Nou (French Guiana, 1988, Sonoclair)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tradition Nou“, a beautiful deep balearic cosmic Island Synth Zouk Jazz track with great Gwo Ka Folklore percussions, recorded in the late 80s by the band “Azik-Ka” from French Guiana (West-indies), leaded by the composer & singer Jean-Pierre Bonjotin.

This band features :

Jean-Pierre Bonjotin : Synths (Yamaha DX7, Roland Juno 2, S900), Lead vocals on B2 ;

Claude Cheung-A-Long : Percussion ;

Roland Erdual : Vocals (chorus), Lead vocals on B1 ;

Jean-Elie Panelle : Percussion ;

Raymond Pierre : Guitar Basse, Chorus ;

Henri Placide : Vocals, chorus ; Lead vocals on A1 ;

Christian Rogier : Drums ;

Sylvestre Saul : Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar ;

Stanislas Talip : Chorus ;

Yvane Thoris : Chorus, Lead vocals on A3 ;

Cherry on the cake : that gorgeous cover art by A. Rosemond – Enjoy !

Azik-Ka – Tradition Nou (French Guiana, 1988, Sonoclair)

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Armand de Preseau

Jean-Yves Messan – Keep Cool (Gabon, 1970s, Production Iris)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Keep Cool“, an uptempo Afro Disco Funk stormer with killer horns, recorded in the late 70s in Paris by the Gabonese composer & musician Jean-Yves Messan, and backed by mythical musicians from Africa & the French West Indies such as the Cameroonian guitarist Toto Guillaume or the Jean-Claude Naimro from Martinique, who was part of the legendary West Indian Zouk band Kassav – Enjoy !

Jean-Yves Messan – Keep Cool (Gabon, 1970s, Production Iris)

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Armand de Preseau

Exode + – L’Histoire (Guadeloupe, 1984, Disques Caraibes Record)

For today, I wanted to share with you “L’Histoire“, a furious Tropical Island Funk Cadence Zouk track with devastating furious keyboard & horn parts, taken from the only known album of the obscure Guadeloupean (French West Indies) band “Exode +“, released in the early 80s on the record label “Disques Caraïbes Record” – Instant dance floor burner, enjoy !

Exode + – L’Histoire

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Armand de Preseau

Paul Noglotte – An Ba Bwa (Guadeloupe, 1980s, Paul Noglotte Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you « An Ba Bwa », a killer & catchy Dancefloor Caribbean Cosmic Digital Synth Zouk Funk Balearic track, recorded & privately released in the 80s in Guadeloupe (in the French West Indies) by the mysterious composer & musician Paul Noglotte, who only seems to have issue the double-sider presented here (any further informations are welcome !) with a gorgeous cover art !

This song was co-arranged by the legendary Guadeloupean composer Guy Jacquet, Zouk hero & former guitarist of the band « Les Vikings de la Guadeloupe » – Enjoy !

Paul Noglotte – An Ba Bwa

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Fair-Nick Stars – Arrete Mal Pale (Guadeloupe, 1978, Capriccio)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Arrete Mal Pale“, an instant dance floor friendly and now classic furious Island Funk Cadence Soul track from the French West Indies, taken from the first album recorded in 1978 by Fair-Nick Stars, the band founded in 1974 by Monique & Guy Fanfant (a very well-known Guadeloupean family of musicians), and composed by musicians from Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guyana, such as (for the album presented here) :

Lead Guitar : Max Labor ;

Bass Guitar : Jean-Pierre Misaine ;

Drums, Cowbell & Cymbal : Charles Fanfant ;

Piano & Organ : Ralph Victoire ;

Saxophone : Victor René-Corail ;

Trumpet : Guy René-Corail ;

Vocals : Edwige Rechal ;

Xylophone, Congas & Percussions : Guy Fanfant ;

Chorus : Monique & Veronique Fanfant ;

Fair-Nick Stars – Arrete Mal Pale

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Armand de Preseau

Exile One – Ole, Ole (Dominica, 1976, Barclay)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ole, Ole“, an irresistible catchy Tropical Cadence Lypso Soul track with some Funky Reggae elements, recorded in 1976 by the Guadeloupe based (French West Indies) Dominican band “Exile One” (originally known as “Voltage 4“) founded in the early 70s by the legendary musician Gordon Henderson – Enjoy !

Exile One – Ole, Ole

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Armand de Preseau

Emboule Jean-Claude et le Groupe Kako – Poukisa (Guadeloupe, Kako Productions, 1980s)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Poukisa“, a splendid Gwoka Island Jazz instrumental track from Guadeloupe (french West Indies) with catchy horn & beautiful synth parts – Enjoy !

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

Armand de Preseau

Fred Aucagos – Pangua Zô Pilé Moin (Guadeloupe, 1978, Fred Aucagos)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Pangua Zô Pilé Moin“, a classic Tropical Boogie Funk track recorded in 1978 by the legendary West Indian musician Fred Aucagos from Guadeloupe island – Enjoy !

Fred Aucagos – Pangua Zô Pilé Moin

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/E95cjvjCu0A

Best regards,

Armand