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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 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 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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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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SONG OF THE DAY The Emperor – Tough De Times (Things Getting Tough)

London’s Jazzman Records recently released another one of their Jukebox Mambo compilation’s, the third in the series so far in fact!  Since the release of their first Jukebox Mambo Compilation album in 2012, Jazzman Records (with the help of DJ Liam Large) … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cyril Diaz & His Orchestra – Taboo

Courtesy of the great Soundway records (yet again), I was first introduced to the exotic sounds of Cyril Diaz & His Orchestra nearly two years ago when I featured Voodoo at the end of May 2015. Originating from 1950’s Trinidad, Cyril Diaz was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Me and My Friends – All That Is You

Today’s bright and breezy track has introduced me to the wonders of Bristol’s Me and My Friends, a quintet who are set to release their second album, ‘Hide Your Way.’ Brought together by a mutual love for afrobeat, soukous, highlife … Continue reading

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