Exile One – Ole, Ole (Dominica, 1976, Barclay)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ole, Ole“, an irresistible catchy Tropical Cadence Lypso Soul track with some Funky Reggae elements, recorded in 1976 by the Guadeloupe based (French West Indies) Dominican band “Exile One” (originally known as “Voltage 4“) founded in the early 70s by the legendary musician Gordon Henderson – Enjoy !

Exile One – Ole, Ole

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

City Boys Band – Osu A Meresu (Ghana, 1976, Diram)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Osu A Meresu“, a beautiful deep Highlife track with Afrobeat flavours, taken from the third album of the Ghanaian band “City Boys International Band” led by Ɔbuɔba Jackson Alfred Adofo (also nicknamed “The Black Chinese” or “Chairman Muo“), recorded in 1976 at the mythical Ghana Film recording studio – Enjoy !

City Boys Band – Osu A Meresu

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/DrT2wqayppY

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Reaggae Is Your Food (Benin, 1983, Albarika Store)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Reaggae Is Your Food“, a catchy Funky Afro Reggae track with great horns & fresh psychedelic guitar parts, taken from a late LP recorded in 1983 by the all mighty Poly Rythmo de Cotonou Orchestra – Enjoy !

T.P. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Reaggae Is Your Food

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/H8BxkbXfRyo

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Les Beatniks – Get High !!! (Haïti, 1976, Les Beatniks Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Get High !!!“, an outstanding 11 min long obscure island boogie funk compas fusion track taken from the second album of the Haitian band Les Beatniks, self-produced & released by the band in 1976 – Enjoy !

Les Beatniks – Get High !!!

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/kC19PpPmMKo

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Bro Valentino – Ah Wo (Brand New Revolution) (Trinidad & Tobago, 1981, Makossa International)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ah Wo (Brand New Revolution)“, a tropical Island Discolypso Soul Funk track with a message, recorded in 1981 by the Trinidadian musician Anthony Emrold Philips (better known as “Brother Valentino“) that includes killer horns and crazy synth parts – Enjoy !

Bro Valentino – Ah Wo (Brand New Revolution)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/BdFGaRew3WI

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another muscial (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Wadadli Experience – We See Jah (Antigua & Barbuda, 1978, SPC Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “We See Jah“, a super groovy island disco instrumental with sublime flute parts, taken from the one and only album from this super obscure band from Antigua & Barbuda (Caribbean islands) – Enjoy !

Wadadli Experience – We See Jah

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/W4sdT60SJ2E

Have a nice Wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Tapper Zukie – Freak (Jamaica, 1979, Stars)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Freak“, a nice blend of Tropical Disco, Cosmic Funk & Reggae music from Jamaica, by the legendary Tapper Zukie – Enjoy !

Tapper Zukie – Freak

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/LM5mcLTXQwo

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Xanadu – Sure Shot (Jamaica, 1982, Joe Gibbs Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sure Shot”, a version of the classic Disco track of the american band The Whispers, cover here in a fresh Tropical version from the jamaican band Xanadu – Enjoy !

Xanadu – Shot

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/iVExIIriV5I

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Derrick Harriott – Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys (Jamaica, 1982, Crystal D)

Great cover by Derrick Harriott (my favorite rocksteady artist) of this classic song from Eddy Grant and his Equals band !

Derrick Clinton Harriott, born on the 6 February 1939 in Jamaica, is a singer and record producer, who founded the famous Crystal records label.

This version sums up the Jamaican producing skills, mixing together disco, dub and roots music, and is for me a direct answer to the song Disco Devil, by Lee Perry.

Derrick Harriott – Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/0BogOwfHNTw

Best regards,

Armand

Derrick Harriott and The Chariot Riders – Float On (Jamaica, 1977, Crystal Records)

For today, I decided to make you rediscover the song “Float On“, originally recorded in 1977 by The Floaters (a band from Detroit), but that the Jamaican artist Derrick Harriott covered the same year with his band The Chariot Riders on his own “Crystal Records” label.

The result is a superior alternate Island version, a blend of Soul, Ska and Reggae, exactly the kind of Lovers Rock I like – Enjoy !

Derrick Harriott and The Chariot Riders – Float On

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

Best regards,

Armand