José Manière – Syka

( Guadeloupe , 1980 , JMD )

posted on 10 / 07 / 2024

For today, I wanted to share with you “Syka“, an amazing uptempo catchy Island Soul Jazz Synth instrumental track with crazy synth, piano, horns parts, taken from the sole album privately recorded & released in 1980 by the composer & musician “José Manclière” (former drummer of the band “Les Kombass“), along with the finest musicians from the French West Indies :

Leader, Drums, Percussion, Electronic Drums, Vocals, Producer : José Mancliere ;

Alto Saxophone : Germain Cécé ;

Bass : Jocelyn Otto-Curier, Pierre-Édouard Décimus ;

Congas, Percussion : Jean-Robert ;

Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer : Ramon Pyrmé ;

Flugelhorn : Herbert “Happy” Lewis ;

Guitar : Gilbert Coco ;

Piano : Patrick Jean-Marie ;

Strings : Ramon Pyrmé ;

Synthesizer : Philippe Dambury ;

Tenor Saxophone : Roland Gallas ;

Trumpet, Bugle : Roger Coco ;

A really beautiful album from start to finish, hard to find gem nowadays, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

José Manclière – Syka (Guadeloupe, 1980, JMD)

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

Armand de Preseau

Erick Cosaque & X7 Nouvelle Dimension – Misik A Gwo Ka

( Guadeloupe , 1983 , Yola Production )

posted on 12 / 06 / 2024

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Misik A Gwo Ka“, a splendid deep Gwo Ka Funk Synth Fusion Folk instrumental track with catchy DX7 Synth parts, recorded in 1983 by the legendary guadeloupean composer & musician Erick Cosaque backed by his 80s band “X7 Dimension”.

One of my fave album from the French West Indies, perfect blend of a lot of musical influences, taken from a super hard to find album nowadays, as most of Erick Cosaque’s ones. Hope you’ll like it !

Cherry on the cake : this gorgeous cover art by Jean Raison – Enjoy !

Erick Cosaque & X7 Nouvelle Dimension – Misik A Gwo Ka

 

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

Armand de Preseau

Blue Rhythm Combo – Tango Boo Gonk

( Barbados , 1972 , Island Series )

posted on 02 / 06 / 2024

For today, I wanted to share with you “Tango Boo Gonk “, a cover of the Soul classic composed in 1971 by Kentucky’s native band “Nite-Liters“, reinterprated in 1972 in a warmer & heavier Funky Calypsoul B-Boy Beat way by the Blue Rhythm Combo from the Barbados in their holygrail debut album recorded at the mythical local Rec Studios.

This band produced some of the heaviest Funk records to come out of the Caribbean in the early ‘70s – crossing the local Spouge rhythm with a heavy dose of American styled funk and soul.

It was composed with Bert “Panta” Brown, Clarence Thompson, Don Allamby, Jeff Grannum, Kurt Dallaway, Leroy William, Tony “Boo” Rudder, Tony Grazette & Winston Blackett.

Instant Tropical dance floors stormer, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Blue Rhythm Combo – Tango Boo Gonk (Barbados, 1972, Island Series)

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

Armand de Preseau

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