Tag: French West Indies

Henri Guedon – Karma (Martinique, 1975, La Voix Du Globe)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Karma“, an outstanding blend of Cadence Soul Funk Latin Synth Jazz & Fusion influences, taken from the 3rd album recorded in 1975 by the mythical musician, painter, sculptor and ceramist Henri Guedon from Martinique, considered by most as the grandfather of modern music from French West Indies. 

This album includes :

Henri Guedon : Leader, Lead Vocals, Agogô, Cowbell, Kalimba, Spoons, Helicon, Skratjie, Percussion, Handclaps, Guimbarde, Bombo, Balafon ;

Fabien Bannet : Backing Vocals, Guiro, Maracas, Claves ;

Alain Delos : Congas, Percussion, Wood Block ;

Claude Vamur : Percussion (Tambou Ka, Latigo), Drums, Timbales, Bongos ;

Alfred Varasse : Percussion [Tiboi], Drums, Bata, Cowbell ;

Michel Pacquit : Piano, Piano, Electric Piano (Fender Piano) ; 

Jacky Bernard : Synthesizer, Bass, Organ, Vibraphone ;

Pure dance floor heater here, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Henri Guedon – Karma (Martinique, 1975, La Voix Du Globe)

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Armand de Preseau

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

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

Les Burger’s – Peuple La Content (Guadeloupe, 1970s, Disques Debs International)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Peuple La Content“, a furious Tropical Island Cadence Funk monster track from the West Indies with killer horn sections, taken from of the several singles recorded in the 70s by the Guadeloupean (French West Indies) band “Les Burger’s” on the mythical French record label “Disques Debs” that was founded in 1959 in Pointe-A-Pitre (Guadeloupe) by the legendary composer & musician “Henri Debs“.

Founded by the brothers “Burand”, the band was composed with :

Lucien Burand : Bass, Bandleading ;

Christian Lobir : Congas :

Jean-Paul Burand : Guitar ;

Joseph Burand : Drums ;

Andre Burand : Guiro ;

Emile Burand : Organ ;

Harry Saint Val, Michel Coesy : Percussion ;

Leo Kominina : Saxophone ;

Vocals : Pierre Astasie ;

One of my favorite dance floor burner of the genre, that never leaves my DJ Bag – Enjoy !

Les Burger’s – Peuple La Content (Guadeloupe, 1970s, Disques Debs International)

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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

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

Josy Masse – Mais Ca Pas Possible (French Guyana, 1970s, Inter Caraibes)

Following this previous article, I wanted to share with you for today “Mais Ca Pas Possible“, a splendid deep Island Jazz Folk Biguine chanson from the recorded in the 70s by the French Guyana native singer & poetess Josy Masse – Enjoy !

Josy Masse – Mais Ca Pas Possible (Guyana, 1970s, Inter Caraibes)

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Armand de Preseau

Exile House – L’Argent (Dominica, 1970s, 3A Production)

For today, I wanted to share with you “L’Argent“, a killer groovy Tropical Island Cadence Funk Soul track, recorded in the 70s by “Exile House“, the West Indian band leaded by the Dominican singer Julie Mourillon & that included musicians from Dominica, Guadeloupe & 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 – L’Argent (Dominica, 1970s, 3A Production)

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Armand de Preseau

Jean Delin – Nelson Mandé La Pé (Guadeloupe, 1986, Paco Rabanne Design)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nelson Mandé La Pé“, a catchy Tropical 80s Island Funk Synth Zouk Soul track with soulful horns, take from on of the few albums recorded by the composer and musician Jean Delin from Guadeloupe (French West Indies) on “Paco Rabanne Design“, the mythical 80s Parisian record label owned by the interplanetary known French Spanish fashion designer Paco Rabanne – Instant dancefloor burner here, enjoy !

Jean Delin – Nelson Mandé La Pé (Guadeloupe, 1986, Paco Rabanne Design)

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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