Zouk Tag Archive

Ethnic, Groovy

Continental Research Orchestra – Naboko Samba (1986)

First release by french duet Continental Research Orchestra on label Disques Dreyfus in 1986. Another great and underrated single including two outstanding afrobeat tracks both produced by lead member Claude Salmieri.

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Bundled, Groovy

Funk, Soul & Disco 7″ (Part 2)

Here’s where funk/disco legends who’ve mattered most to the craft of music… Put the kettle on and settle down to music and dancing.

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Ethnic

DUO – Frime

This album by Creole project DUO was released on self-released. The album is definitely a perfect sample of Zouk sounded at  its best .

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Groovy

Kassav’ – Lagué Moin (1980)

Lagué Moin is release by francophone zouk band Kassav’ on Guadeloupean label FM Productions. This is a terrific piece of zouk and funk album from the early 80’s.

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Ethnic

Battery Cremil – Len Mou Reid (1988)

This album by Battery Cremil is a true masterpiece, probably one of the best Zouk album from the late 80’s. An amazing record you can get for at low price!

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Ethnic

The Group NSI – Roger A Ti Wawa

This album by producer The Group NSI (Georges Decimus, Pierre-Edouard Decimus) was released on their own label Da’N Records.

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Ethnic, Groovy

CJB – The Boss Is Back (1986)

The Boss Is Back is a 4 tracks LP by african band CJB released on small label Sound Rays Records that features 2 exceptional songs, the zouk “The Boss Is Back” and “The Beach”.

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Ethnic

Jimmy et Fredo – Samedi Super Makosmurf (1985)

African self made released in 1985. This is unfortunately the one and only release by project Jimmy et Fredo. This album was produced by Jimmy Mvondo Mvele and Fredo Tete.

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Spiritual

Joël + Zéklè ‎- Cé Ou Minm’!

Early 80’s zouk by singer and musician Joël Widmaïer released on small label Zekle Music Records. We’re presenting here the Canadian release.

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Tropical

Michel Godzom – Michel Godzom (1984)

The copy introduced here is the album from small independent French, african music oriented label GD Productions (same as Kassav’, Jacob F. Desvarieux only release).

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Tropical

Azik-Ka – Illusion (1992)

Illusion is a synth zouk masterpiece released in 1992 on T.D.M. Production. All killers no fillers!  Certainly the best album by Azik-Ka. 

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Ethnic, Groovy

Bornn – Music In Me (1990)

Here is an interesting record of 90’s Zouk/Funk released in South Africa on label TFM Records in 1990. This LP was the brainchild of Mandla Khumalo.

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Tropical

An Pointe – E. Pajot Di Boz La

A pure class Zouk gem by An Pointe directly sent from heaven released on small label Le Piment Vert in unknown yere. Definitely a must have!

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Tropical

Akwatik’ – Akwatik’ (1992)

One and only LP ever released by short-lived French act Akwatik’, featuring synthesizer players Marcin Black and Philippe St. Charles

The LP includes two outstanding and obscure zouk tracks:  “Solision”  ,  “Soufrans” .

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Ethnic

Alpha – Pa Vire (1988)

This album was pressed in small numbers and features 3 nice tracks including “Welele” previsouly released in ’87. “Sexy Lover” and “Espace” are 2 uptempo synth zouk tracks that really define the zouk sound of the very late 80’s.

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Ethnic

Amédée Ô Suriam – Tension Hot-Shot (1989)

Very nice album released by Amédée Ô Suriam issued in 1989 on Arabic label AMD Records.

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Tropical

Jacob F. Desvarieux – Jacob F. Desvarieux

Now hard to find first solo lp by one of the most famous musician from Guadeloupe, co-founder of Kassav, Jacob Desvarieux Includes the monster tropical electronic cut “Sweet Florence” produced by Desvarieux and GE Decimus. Also includes the funky tropical zouk “Emotion“.

Discogs

  • Banzana
  • Di Mwin
  • La Ru Zabim
  • Mizik A Bon Die
  • Emotion
  • Sweet Florence
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4.50 – Enjoy

 

*You are buying a digital copy!

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Ethnic

Rodrigue Gauthier – Coq La Chante (1988)

Nice late 80’s Zouk release by haitian singer Rodrigue Gauthier on R. Francis Entertainment. The first side ”Coq La Chante” is very groover!

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Tropical

Jean Delin – Jean Delin (19XX)

This album by Jean Delin is a true masterpiece, probably one of the best zouk album from the late 80’s. An amazing digital copy you can get for the price of a pizza!

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Ethnic

Daniel Foumann – Soleil An Nou

Who is Daniel Foumann? We don’t really know… All we know is that Erick Cosaque & Thierry Doumergue decided to make some synth-y Zouk with him!

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Ethnic

Erick Cosaque – Wolemin Oupwi

Wolemin Oupwi is a well known 80’s Zouk Boogie gem originally released on small label Pawoka Production. We are presenting here the French press.

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Tropical

Frantz Tuernal – Il Etait Une Fois La Diaspora Noire (1986)

Seldom seen and almost impossible to find 12″ by Frantz Tuernal a guitarsit from Martinique who brilliantly experienced a subte fusion between jazz, new age, caribbean rhythms and flamenco! The result is pretty surprising with a strong balearic/cosmic climax for both tracks.

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Ethnic

Dominique Panol – Guadeloupéennes Queens (1981)

The album features 5 nice cuts. trakcs on the main side are “Guadeloupéennes Queens”, “L’Anmou Pas Qu’a Le Sans Liberte” and “Ballade For Your Love“.

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Ethnic

Dimension – Lanmou (1988)

This debut release certainly deserves more recognition and success. That’s why the Music Basement crew is proud to focus on this zouk and compas production.

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Ethnic

The Henry-Wenceslas Thenard Band – Direct Dance New Sound Of Guadeloupe

Ultimate african classic! Certainly the biggest album of this Guadeloupe band. A must have in your zouk collection!

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