Tag: caribbean

Lord Cobra And Panafro – Colon Colon (Panama, 1979, Tamayo)

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For today, I wanted to share with you “Colon Colon“, a gorgeous melancholic Tropical Latin Calypso Soul track with sweet Island Reggae flavors & bewitching guitar parts, recorded on the 30 of November 1970 by the mythical Panamanian producer, composer & musician Wilfred Methusiel Berry Gonin better known as “Lord Cobra“, one of the most important calypsonians, not only in Panama but throughout the Caribbean, standing out as a troubadour and as a composer.

Among dozens of pieces he composed, we can mention “Banana”, “The Man with the Big Suitcase” and the famous “Baptism”.

This track (my favorite from this artist by far !) was released on the mythical owned by the legendary producer Rodrigo De Jesús Escobar Tamayo – Hope you’ll like it, enjoy !

Lord Cobra And Panafro – Colon Colon (Panama, 1979, Tamayo)

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Armand de Preseau

Fitz Vaughn Bryan And His Orchestra – Moonbeam Serenade (Trinidad & Tobago, 1958, Kay)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Moonbeam Serenade“, an astonishing uptempo Island Calypso Latin Soul Mambo track, one of the very first recordings (1958, maybe the 3rd one) of the legendary Trinidadian musician, composer, arranger Fitzroy Vaughan Bryan, leader of the band “Fitz Vaughan Bryan Orchestra” that he formed in 1955 and that was composed with :

Fitzroy Vaughan Bryan (Leader, Arrangements) ;

Daniel Albert (Bongos) ;

Frank Pollard (Congas, Tumbas) ;

Anderson Perraud (Percussion) ;

Samuel Reid (Piano) ;

Annie Haynes, The Strollers (Vocals) ;

Terrific dance floor burner of the genre, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

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Armand de Preseau

Thibault “Freydy-Ahimsâ” Doressamy – O Fon A Kê An Nou (Guadeloupe, 1987, FREYDYANY D)

For today, I wanted to share with you “O Fon A Kê An Nou“, a gorgeous Island Synth Gwo-Ka Fusion Jazz Soul track, written in 1987 in Guadeloupe (French West Indies) by the Guadeloupean musician Thibault “Freydy-Ahimsâ” Doressamy.

The music on that record is composed by the legendary Guadeloupean composer Robert Oumaou (from the mythical band “Gwakasonne“), and backed by :

Klôd Kiavué : Vocals, Percussion ;

Jera Elice : Vocals, Percussion ;

Eddy Pitard : Saxophone, Flute, Guitar ;

Lambert Canneval : Percussion ;

Keyboards : Aurel Thams ;

Lowans : Bass, Percussion, Drums ;

One of my favorite record of the genre, hope you’ll like it too – Enjoy !

Thibault “Freydy-Ahimsâ” Doressamy – O Fon A Kê An Nou (Guadeloupe, 1987, FREYDYANY D)

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Armand de Preseau

Malavoi – Madjoumbé (Martinique, 1975, 3A Production)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Madjoumbé“, an uplifting Tropical Cadence Biguine Jazz Soul track from the French West Indies with Latin flavors, recorded in 1975 by the legendary band Malavoi, initially from the city of Fort-de-France (Martinique) but that will later includes musicians from Guadeloupe.

Still active today, the band is known for its strings sections (violin & cello), & was founded at the end of the 60s by Jean-Paul Soïme, Emmanuel “Mano” Cesaire, Christian de Negri, Denis Dantin & Marcel Rémion.

This LP features :

Jean-Marc Albicy (Bass Guitar) ;

André Saint-Prix (Congas) ;

Paul Rosine (Electric Piano : Fender Rhodes) ;

Bib Monville (Saxophone) ;

Paul Petit-Frere (Trombone, Trumpet) ;

Christian De Négri (Violin) ;

Maurice Marie-Louise, Raphaël Rimbaud (Vocals) ;

The group was called “Malavoi” in reference to a variety of sugar cane and a street in the island of Goree (Senegal) from where African former slaves were sent to Americas at the time.

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

Malavoi – Madjoumbé (Martinique, 1975, 3A Production)

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Armand de Preseau

Gerard “PJ” Browne & G.I.’s Brass International – Sexy Lady (St Kitts & Nevis, 1980, PJAY Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sexy Lady“, an astonishing Caribbean Boogie Disco Funk Soca track with catchy synth & horn parts, taken from the now ultra hard to find first recording (1980 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) of the composer & musician Gerard “PJ” Browne from St Kitts & Nevis islands (in the Caribbean Sea), member of the band G.I.’s Brass International.

This album, out at the time on very small promotional quantities, features :

Gerard “PJ” Browne ;

Lenford Hamilton ;

Kenrick Williams ;

Kenrick Georges ;

and musicians of the GI’s Brass International band.

Instant tropical club anthem that will rock any dance floor, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Gerard “PJ” Browne & G.I.’s Brass International – Sexy Lady (St Kitts & Nevis, 1980, PJAY Records)

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Armand de Preseau

Exile House – We The Youth (Dominica, 1970s, 3A Production)

Following to this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “We The Youth“, another killer groovy Tropical Island Funk Soul track with Soca flavors, recorded in the 70s by “Exile House“, the West Indian band leaded by the Dominican singer Julie Mourillon & that included musicians from DominicaGuadeloupe & Martinique and that you probably better know under the name “Exile One“.

This LP includes the following members :

Julie Mourillon (Lead Vocals, Guitar) ;

Pat Patrice (Guitar, Chorus) ;

Greville Patrice (Keyboards, Guitar) ;

Vivian Wallace (Bass, Chorus) ;

Kremlin Fingal (Trumpet, Lead Vocals) ;

Alex Larocque (Drums, Cymbal) ;

Frankie Winfield (Trombone, Chorus) ;

Winkel Johnson (Sax, Tenor) ;

Joseph Lambert (Percussion) ;

Always an instant dance floor burner – Enjoy !

Exile House – We The Youth (Dominica, 1970s, 3A 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

Hugues Onestas – Just Like A Dream (Guadeloupe/France, 1983, Disques Chris’Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Just Like A Dream“, an instant feel-good summer vibes Island Boogie Funk Reggae track with killer guitar riffs a la Nile Rodgers (co-founder of the mythical 70s American band “Chic“), recorded in Paris in the early 80s by the Guadeloupean (French West Indies) composer & musician Hugues Onestas – Enjoy !

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Armand de Preseau

Mystik – Pays Femm (Haiti, 1980, Espri Records & Tapes)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Pays Femm“, an instant feel-good summer Island Disco Boogie Funk anthem, taken from the only album by the underground Haitian band “Mystik“, privately recorded & released in 1980 on their own record label “Espri Records & Tapes“.

This album features :

Georges Osse Andre (Fender Rhodes / String Ensemble / Clarinet/Organ / Backing Vocals) ;

Reynold Cadet (Bass) ;

John Bob Castel (Lead Guitar / Acoustic Guitar) ;

Eric Charlier (Congas/Drums) ;

Jean-Claude Pierre-Charles (Peddy) (Lead Vocal) ;

Frantz Charles Dugue (The Duke) (Lead Vocal) ;

Evans Lespinasse (Lead Vocal / Backing Vocals) ;

Robert Raymond (Bass/Percussion : Ra, Ra / Backing Vocals) ;

Edouard Richard (Lead Guitar / Guitar / Synthetizer / Backing Vocals) ;

Alix Saintil (Drums) ;

Patrick Saintil (Percussion) ;

Dernst Emile (Arrangements) ;

Jeff Kracke (Engineer) ;

One of my personal favorite song of the genre that can set any dance floor on fire, so hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Mystik – Pays Femm (Haiti, 1980, Espri Records & Tapes)

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Armand de Preseau