Category Archives: Carribean

SONG OF THE DAY Jay Mitchell – Funky Fever

Described as a purveyor of “booty-shakin’ beats and beautiful ballads”, Rupert Jay Mitchell, also known as Jay Mitchell, is possibly one of the best performers you have never heard of!! Despite his huge following in his Caribbean homeland, he never … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Melodica Teens Band – Mwekuru Muthao

Issued on Kenyan label, Melodica Records, today’s rarity featured on the b-side to a single entitled, Kigaru No. 2.  The Melodica Teens Band released a handful of singles and EP’s throughout the early 70’s, but I can’t tell you much more … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Raúl Monsalve y los Forajidos – Cafunga

““Bichos” is not only a superb introduction to Raúl Monsalve, but also to a swathe of incredible musicians you might still be unfamiliar with. It’s also a brilliant window into the rich musical seam of Venezuelan music, and an excellent … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Guy Conquette — Assez Fait Cancan

Next month London’s Strut Records are to release the first ever compilation series that will access the archives of one of the greatest of all French Caribbean labels, Disques Debs. Originally established by Henri Debs during the late 1950’s, the … Continue reading

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