Tag: Madinina

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

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

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

Paul Louis & Ses Cumbeleros – Yasmina (Guadeloupe, 1970s, Ebonia Disques)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Yasmina », an awesome catchy Biguine Island Jazz Funk Cadence instrumental track from the French West Indies (Guadeloupe), taken from an album recorded in the 70s by the Guadeloupean flutist & singer Paul Louis & produced & arranged by his brother, the mythical Caribbean composer & pianist Roland Louis, including legendary musicians such as :

–          Marcel Louis-Joseph (saxophone) ;

–          Al Julien (vocals) ;

–          Amédée Suriam (drums).

Instant dancefloor bomb with a very cute cover art – Enjoy !

Paul Louis & Ses Cumbeleros – Yasmina

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Armand de Preseau

Houria – T’es Chiant Comme Mec (Guadeloupe, 1992, Francky Product)

For today, I wanted to share with you “T’es Chiant Comme Mec“, a killer catchy Tropical Dancefloor Boogie Zouk Synth track, taken from the first album recorded in 1992 by Houria Mesbahi, daughter of the legendary Kabylian composer & singer Rachid Mesbahi.

This album was produced & composed by the well-known Guadeloupean musicians & Zouk figures Francky Vincent (former member of the band “Les Vikings de La Guadeloupe“) & Luc Leandry – Enjoy !

Houria – T’es Chiant Comme Mec

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Armand de Preseau

Henri Guedon Et Les Contesta – Bilongo (Martinique, 1972, Aux Ondes)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today « Bilongo », an outstanding Tropical Guaguanco Salsa Latin track from the French West Indies (Martinique), taken from the first album of the legendary musician, painter, sculptor and ceramist Henri Guedon, considered as the grandfather of modern music from French Antilles, and backed by his band « La Contesta ».

This record came out in 1972 on the record label « Aux Ondes », subdivision of the mythical West Indian record company « Celini Disques » – Enjoy !

Henri Guedon Et Les Protesta – Bilongo

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Armand de Preseau

Fair-Nick Stars – Arrete Mal Pale (Guadeloupe, 1978, Capriccio)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Arrete Mal Pale“, an instant dance floor friendly and now classic furious Island Funk Cadence Soul track from the French West Indies, taken from the first album recorded in 1978 by Fair-Nick Stars, the band founded in 1974 by Monique & Guy Fanfant (a very well-known Guadeloupean family of musicians), and composed by musicians from Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guyana, such as (for the album presented here) :

Lead Guitar : Max Labor ;

Bass Guitar : Jean-Pierre Misaine ;

Drums, Cowbell & Cymbal : Charles Fanfant ;

Piano & Organ : Ralph Victoire ;

Saxophone : Victor René-Corail ;

Trumpet : Guy René-Corail ;

Vocals : Edwige Rechal ;

Xylophone, Congas & Percussions : Guy Fanfant ;

Chorus : Monique & Veronique Fanfant ;

Fair-Nick Stars – Arrete Mal Pale

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Armand de Preseau

Steel Jazz du Marin – Indignité (Martinique, 1970s, NCE Production)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Indignité“, an awesome uptempo raw Tropical Island Funk Cadence track from Martinique (French Indies), taken from a very hard to find LP recorded in the 70s by the band “Steel Jazz du Marin” – Enjoy !

Steel Jazz du Marin – Indignité

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Armand de Preseau

Joby Bernabé – Laté Ya (Martinique, 1985, GD Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Laté Ya“, a deep West Indian Folk Jazz Jusion track recorded in 1985 by the martinican poet & musician Joby Bernabé – Enjoy !

Joby Bernabé – Laté Ya

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/PP0UKyyo_1U

Have a nice Wednesday !

Armand de Preseau