Tag: Trinidad and Tobago

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)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/g9jrVCbnMZY

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

Armand de Preseau

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 !

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/aBQNsgb3tXA

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

Armand de Preseau

Lord Shorty – Sweet Music (Trinidad & Tobago, 1976, Shorty)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sweet Music“, a catchy spiritual Tropical Soca Island Funk Synth track recorded in 1976 by the legendary Trinidadian musician Garfield Blackman, better known as Lord Shorty for being the father of Soca music – Enjoy !

Lord Shorty – Sweet Music

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Silvertones – Let’s Make It Funky (Trinidad & Tobago, 1970s, BWIA International Airlines)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Let’s Make It Funky“, a breezing Caribbean Funk track with super cool steel drums parts taken from the only one LP recorded in the 70s by the Silvertones, an obscure Steel Pan band from Trinidad and Tobago and leaded by Winston O’Guerra – Enjoy !

Silvertones – Let’s Make It Funky

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/2iTUyaiZbVk

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

Armand de Preseau

Shadow – Let’s Get It Together (Trinidad And Tobago, 1984, Kalico Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Let’s Get It Together“, a killer Cosmic Electro Synth Funk Soca track recorded in 1984 by the Trinidadian legendary musician Winston “Shadow” Bailey – Enjoy !

Shadow – Let’s Get It Together

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/0qKk86pM3f8

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

Armand de Preseau

Nadie La Fonde – Three Way Situation (Trinidad And Tobago, 1977, Starburst Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Three Way Situation“, a bouncy tropical cosmic island disco boogie funk track with massive breaks, recorded in the late 70s by the obscure Trinidian singer “Nadie La Fonde” – Enjoy !

Nadie La Fonde – Three Way Situation

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Clymax – Musicland (Trinidad and Tobago, 1980, LPS Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Musicland“, a long-time personal favorite West Indies Tropical Disco track by the band Clymax, leaded by the singer Winston Soso, from Trinidad and Tobago island – Enjoy !

Clymax – Musicland

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/1GEVnfRyEJ0

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

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