Tag: Exotica

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

Salina feat. Marjono & his boys – Es Lilin (Malaysia, 1970, Philips)

For today, I wanted to share with you the only record vinyl record I have from Malaysia, through the bewitching instrumental Exotica Jazz track “Es Lilin” recorded in 1970 by Salina and Marjono & his boys – Enjoy !

Salina feat. Marjono & his boys – Es Lilin

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/auAwmnz4eCk

Take care,

Armand de Preseau

Karim Shukry – Take Me back To Cairo (Egypt, 1961, Mirtouche)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Take Me Back To Cairo“, one of my favourite Oriental Jazz Exotica track, recorded in 1961 by the Egyptian / Lebanese crooner & movie actor Karim Shukry aka Jean Zaloum.

Have you ever tasted the water of the Nile ? Enjoy !

Karim Shukry – Take Me Back To Cairo

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Tuig0js7B9w

Have a nice sunny sunday,

Armand de Preseau