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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 Les Vikings de la Guadeloupe – Let’s Stay up Vikings

Known as Guadeloupe’s “first true rock stars”, The Vikings vibrant sounds spanned over an impressive five decades!  Fusing funk, Creole jazz, reggae, Cadence-lypso, Konpa, Merengue, Guadeloupean Gwoka and Biguine, their modern Creole soundscapes are said to have influenced and birthed … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Johnny Gomez And His Orchestra – Madam Sandrine

Celebrating a musical career that would span over nearly two decades, Edmund Johnny Gomez, a.k.a Johnny Gomez, was a Trinidadian tenor saxophonist. Born to a musical father, Gomez grew up accompanying his father to many musical performances, often sitting on … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Geno Exilie – Lan Mise

Founded in London in 1999, Strut Records have become one of the leading labels for reissue, compilations and new studio albums all gathered from the field of African, Caribbean, Latin, jazz, soul and disco. In the early days they were … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lew Hanson & the Islanders – Soul safari

Llewellyn Hanson, better known as Lew Hanson, was a Jamaican-raised Englishman who wrote Calypso songs in New York. He was a vocalist and percussionist but regretfully his recording career was rather short-lived, resulting in only a couple of singles and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Silvertones – Carmen

Consisting of Johnny Phillips on bass, Hector Lopez on (bongos), Mario Lopez (Congas), Wilfredo Robinson (drums), Roy Clark (guitar/vocals), Carlos Allen (lead vocals) and Eugenuio Dorch and Ricardo Bermudez on Saxaphone, the Los Silvertones emerged from Panama in the early … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ansel Wyatt Combo ‎– Gitana

Famed as one of Trinidad’s most pioneering, influential and most authentic guitar heroes, Ansel Wyatt is possibly a little understated when it comes to the recognition of his work!  Hailing from Vistabella,Trinidad and Tobago, Ansel was a guitar prodigy and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cyril Diaz Et Son Orchestre – Feeling Happy

Set up by the late Henri Debs during the late ‘50’s, Disques Debs was a label that ran out of Guadeloupe.  Both the label and studio have continued to run for over 50 years, releasing  over 300 7” singles and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY C.W Stoneking – Bad Luck Everywhere You Go

They don’t come much more unique than C.W Stoneking! Fronting a five-piece outfit, the Australian-born self-taught musician fell in love with the blues when he was in his teens! Drawing influences from pre-war blues, gospel blues, Chicago blues, jazz, 1920’s … Continue reading

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Commandant Coustou – Cochon St. Antoine (Ti Paris)

French label, MaAuLa Records have just released a new compilation album entitled MaAuLa​-​o​-​rama Vol​.​2 – Exotic Potpourri.  The album, as described on their Bandcamp page, consists of: “10 French groups who reclaim music from the world with which they have … Continue reading

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