Andre Tanker – Basement Party

( Trinidad & Tobago , 1980 , Contraband )

posted on 28 / 04 / 2024

For today, I wanted to share with you “Basement Party”, an incredible catchy Island Soul Reggae track with Rock Steady & Calypso flavors, taken from an hard to find single recorded in 1980 by the legendary  Calypso Trinidian composer & musician Andre Tanker and that features :

Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Slide Guitar, Flute, Blues Harp, Keyboards : Andre Tanker ;

Vocals : Charmaine Forde, Jocelyn Williams, Veno Edwards ;

Bass Guitar : Ron Reid ;

Drum, Bongos, Congas, Percussion : “Jabba” Brathwaite, Jajah Oga Onilu, The Hands Of The Orishas, Veni ;

Drums, Percussion : Tony Woodroffe ;

Keyboards : Carl “Beaver” Henderson ;

Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar : Stanley Chaman ;

Saxophone : Dennis Wilkinson, Hendron Boucaud ;

Killer breaks, gorgeous flute parts and, cherry on the cake : a splendid artwork by Gerry Besson, Stuart Hahn – Enjoy !

Andre Tanker – Basement Party (Trinidad & Tobago, 1980, Contraband)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here :

Follow me on Instagram too for more exclusive contents :

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

Armand de Preseau

African Grooves

A Time & Space Journey in the African & West Indies Countries