Tag: island funk

Frankie McIntosh & The Equitables – Sexual Healing (St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Straker’s Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sexual Healing”, an instant feel-good catchy Island Soca Disco Soul track with Calypso flavors, cover of the Marvin Gaye’s timeless classic reinterpreted in 1983 in a fresh Caribbean way by the band “The Equitables” from St Vincent & The Grenadines (Bahamas) and leaded by the Vincentian composer & musician Frankie McIntosh.

This album, that features great musicians as Charmaine Yates & Cauldric Forbes, was released on the mythical label Straker’s Records, one of the most prolific Caribbean labels of the 70s & the 80s, founded by Granville Straker and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York – Enjoy !

The Equitables – Sexual Healing (St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Straker’s Records)

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Max Cilla – Balade Dans La Foret D’Ajoupa Bouillon (Martinique, 1981, Apia)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Balade Dans La Foret D’Ajoupa“, an incredible bewitching Soul Jazz Folk track with deep percussions from Martinique (French West Indies), taken from the first LP from the legendary flutist & poet Max Cilla recorded in 1981 on the French label “Apia“.

Backing Max Cilla, this album features many mythical musicians :

Christian Bartouche : Bass ;

Marie-Jo Prajet : Congas, Percussion [Ti Bois] ;

Claude Vamur : Drums ;

Sully Cally : Percussion [Tambour Bel Air] ;

Michel Cilla ; Percussion [Tambour Di Bass] ;

Patrick Theodose : Percussion [Tambour Ka] ;

Eric Fleriag : Percussion [Ti Bois] ;

Georges-Edouard Nouel : Piano ;

Cherry on the cake : the cover is designed by another great Martinican legend : the musician & poet Joby Bernabe – Enjoy !

Max Cilla – Balade Dans La Foret D’Ajoupa Bouillon (Martinique, 1981, Apia)

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Gary French & The Tropical Sextet – Lo Siento (Haiti, 1970s, A.H.A. Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Lo Siento“, an outstanding Guaracha Latin Soul Jazz track, taken from the second album recorded by the Haitian composer & musicien Gary French and his “Tropical Sextet” band, that included the following musicians :

Carlos Ramirez : Organ & Piano ;

Jean Thomas Donnay : Saxophone ;

Emmanuel “Manno” Mathieu : Bass ;

Michel Corvington : Guitar ;

Patrick “Pat” Coby : Percussions ;

Jacques Succes : Drummer ;

One of my favorite album from Haïti, full of many solid tracks of different musical genres – Enjoy !

Gary French & The Tropical Sextet – Lo Siento (Haiti, 1970s, A.H.A. Records)

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Wild Fire – Try Making Love (Trinidad & Tobago, 1982, Wild Fire)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Try Making Love“, a deep Island Soul Funk track from the west indies with Calypso influences, taken from a compilation of previously recorded albums & singles by the Trinidadian band “Wild Fire“.

Formed by Oliver “Stompy” Chapman back in 1962 the group was originally named “The Sparks“, and was composed by :

Oliver Chapman ;

Anstey Hamilton ;

Clifford Wilson ;

Cyllan Charles ;

Lennox James ;

Peter Britto ;

Terry Collymore.

Pure Barbadian heat here, perfect to warm your dance floor – Enjoy !

Wild Fire – Try Making Love (Trinidad & Tobago, 1982, Wild Fire)

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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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Groupe Dago – Réveil Creole (La Reunion, 1978, Disques Royal)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Réveil Creole“, a sweet Cosmic Synth Balearic Soul Sega track, recorded in 1978 by the duet of composers & musicians 𝐃𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢 & 𝐃𝐞𝐫𝐚 𝐑𝐚𝐤𝐨𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐯𝐨 from 𝐑𝐞𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 under the name “Groupe Dago” (their only recording under that name), and out on the legendary local record label “𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐑𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐥” – Enjoy !

Groupe Dago – Réveil Creole (La Reunion, 1978, Disques Royal)

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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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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 !

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

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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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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