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78rpm RITMO n°17
.ORCHESTRE DEL'S JAZZ BIGUINE.
°MANGOZO° °MADININA°
Dirigé par Eugène Delouche
78rpm RITMO n°17
source: http://listentoyourears.blogspot.com
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In 1931’s Paris, Eugène Delouche, a clarinettist born in Martinique in 1909, was Stellio’s equal in spreading the beguine.
After World War II he founded RITMO, the label on which he recorded his own 78’s, giving free rein to his creative imagination in jazz and the music of the Caribbean. 
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On this same cover was wrote in French 'The most tipical French West-Indies orchestras are recording on Ritmo'. As I had never heard about it before, this was  enough to really excite my curiousity.

I unfortunately didn't find any record from the label until last week when, travelling into the great blog Listen To Your Ears owned by Yoyo, I came across this doubly interesting post ! First I was finally able to discover some productions from this label, and moreover the artist released was the Del's Jazz Biguine, orchestra wich I had already found another record, an exellent Biguine-Jazz on 78 rpm also. This one has been compiled in the 'Dirty Caribbean Jazz vol°02'.

As It was making a lot of sense to share this record here, Yoyo allowed me to post it.
So check 'Mangozo' and 'Madinina', both sides of this fantastic early 50s 78 rpm recording where figured David Martial at his very beginning.


'MANGOZO' (Samba) / RIT. 140
(L.P. d'Inez)
Guitare Solo: Don Baretto
Orch: Del's Jazz Biguine
Direction: Eugène Delouche
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'MADININA' (Biguine) / RIT. 137

(Delouche - Boislaville)
Chantée par: David Martial
Guitare Solo: Don Baretto
Orch: Del's Jazz Biguine
Direction: Eugène Delouche
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EUGÈNE DELOUCHE (1909-1975)
PhotobucketEugène Passion Delouche was born on March 28, 1909 in the town of Marigot (formerly Fonds d’Or). He studied at the School of Arts and Crafts of Fort-de-France and began working as a drawer with his father, architect in Martinique.

Very young, he has the love of music and learned the violin in the Philharmonic Orchestra "L'Aurore" directed by Daniel Danjou. But he soon adopted the clarinet after hearing Stellio who became his model. When this one is going to Paris in late April 1929, Delouche succeeded him at the Cinema Gaumont of Fort-de-France. And it is then Stellio who will brings him to Paris in October 1931 to take his place for one year at La Boule Blanche. Delouche then played in Tunisia and then in Rome.

In 1935, he is in Martinique for the Tricentenary festivities. Back in Paris in late 1935, he started the saxophone and get interested in jazz without abandoning the beguine. During the war, alongside the music, he worked as a specialized worker in a famous organ builder. He restarted his work as a musician full time after the Liberation.

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In 1951, Eugene Delouche creates RITMO, his own 78 rpm record label. He is again in the West Indies for 1953s Carnival. At his death in Paris on August 9, 1975, at the age of 66 years, he worked as a taxi driver.

Eugène Delouche left us a rich phonographic production, spread from 1932 to 1953, comparable in importance to Stellio's one. With his band "Del's Jazz Biguine", including the guitarist Pollo Malahel and the pianist from Martinique René Leopold, he recorded some pure gems of the Beguine. It is also the composer of many masterpieces of the West Indian valse, which he had made a specialty.




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SUN RA ARKESTRA LIVE AT SESC POMPEIA
SAO PAULO - 11 February 2012

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.BIGUINE-LÉLÉ avec FRANCISCO
sous le ciel des Antilles.

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Photobucket Denis Mathurin Frantz alias Francisco was born on the 9th of November 1932,
at the Clinique Saint-Paul, in Fort-de-France (Martinique).
Single son, he lived a bourgeois childhood in the shadow of Mount Pelée between the villages of Saint-Pierre and Morne Rouge.
This complex and ambivalent character led a bohemian life while remaining faithful to his bourgeois origins and despite its commitment to the traditional music of his native island, he contributed a lot in the establishment of the Afro-Cuban music in Martinique.
 
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The pieces he recorded are few and very hard to find. He often repeats the same songs from one record to another, but each time they are renewed as they mark a deepening of his personal musical research.
The Lp we are presenting to you is his second Hit Parade album


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This Lp has been found, recorded and shared by My Old Friend Fred Martin so, many thanks to him.


This post will very soon be completed with the 1st Francisco Lp on Hit Parade - HPR 07. Stay tuned !




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DE FRANK & HIS PROFESSIONALS
.PSYCHEDELIC MAN.
1976 - Ride Away
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DE-FRANK KAKRAH is a drummer and a vocalist born on the 6th of January 1953,
in Lomé (Teveme), a border town between Togo and Ghana.

 
 His first group wich has experience him to know how to modernize HighLife in Funky beats was K. Frimpong's Cubano Fiestas. He also played in Okukuseku No.2, Saints 73, Samdams 8 or The Barbecues.
He passed from one group to another until in 1976, date on wich he formed The Professionals.
The music is played with this band is a non-stop HighLife, HighLife in Funky Beats and Reggae.


Generously lent by My Old Friend Fred Martin, here is a full rip of his 'Psychedelic Man' Lp.


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.AN AFTERNOON AT ZICO & CHICO's HOUSE OF RECORDS.
Sao Paulo - August 2011
  
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While my first trip to Sao Paulo at the end of August 2011,
I have been invited by Alessandro 'Psycho' Padovano and Ronaldo Evangelista, both members of the Veneno SoundSystem dj crew, to visit the Zico and Chico's House of records! Rodrigo 'Barata' Tavares, from the exellent Criolina party, meet us later in the afternoon.
How unique this place is ! It is a temple for any record hunter. The price are not always the most easy but you will find there what probably is the best and the biggest choice of Brasilian music in the world !


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DANIEL LENCINA
.CANDOMBES DE VANGUARDIA.
1965 - Fermata LF-80
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This record released on Fermata is the second on a serie of three called 'Candombes de Vanguardia', wich means 'Avant-Garde Candombes'.
 This serie has been produced in 1965 by Georges Roos and edited in Buenos Aires during the same year.
According to the Uruguayan musicologist Guilherme de Alencar Pinto, this record conducted by Lencina's band is influenced by the 'Cool' and the work of Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
 Personnaly I would say also that it sounds as an extremely good Afro-Latin Jazz !

Alencar Pinto adds that are playing in this band: 
Daniel Lencina (trumpet), Santiago Ameijenda (drums), Paolini (sax), Ringo Thielmann (keyboard), Eduardo Useta, Buby Paolillo, Guillermo Facal,  Lobo Lagarde (contrabass)
and the brothers Silva (percussions).


Check 'TRISTE'

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and 'NEGRO EN SOL MINOR'

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Daniel 'Babicha' Lencina is an Uruguayan trumpeter, singer, songwriter and showman born on 17th July of 1938 in the city of Fray Bentos, in Rio Negro's province. Considered by some as the best trumpeter player who gave Uruguay, he traveled around South America and make numerous collaborations including with the maestro Mike Dogliotti or jazz musicians as Winton Marsalis, Joe Lovano, Patrick O'Leary and James Moody. He's still playing nowadays in events and jazz concerts.
 
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Georges Roos is an Uruguayan musician, singer and songwriter. He directed La Peña del Jazz, played with the legendary Lecuona Cuban Boys, and in Europe with Lalo Schifrin and Gato Barbieri. Along with Manolo Guardia, he conceived the idea of ​​a different from of ​​candombes. He produced the first candombe-jazz albums but unfortunately didn't receive the expected success.



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FESTA DO VINIL - SESC Pompeia - Sao Paulo
15/01/12


Photography of the second edition of this party dedicated to pioneers DJs of Sao Paulo:
Osvaldo Pereira (50's), Charles Team (60's) and Tony Hits (70's).

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Many thanks to Paulao for his kindness and for bringing me on stage to make those pics!


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.VOLTA JAZZ.
Moussoko Robatike

1976 - Sonafric SAF1780
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In 1964, saxophonist Idrissa Kone and railroad singing Tidiani Coulibaly form the Volta Jazz, a modern orchestra who will soon bring to dance the banks of the river Dafra. 
With around twenty 45 rpm towers issued, Volta Jazz is gradually growing up on the national scene, with his rival, L'Harmonie Voltaïque of Ouagadougou


Usualy playing a Afro-Cuban style in line with Congolese and Guinean song from this period,
here is one of their most original recordings,
5 minutes of  Garage Rock from Burkina Fasso.
Sonafric 7" SAF 1780 / 1975.

Rough recording, unique !
 

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If you enjoyed, do not forget to have a listen to another track from the band called 'Mama Soukous':

ReIssued on 'Ouaga Affair' by Savannophone.



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* ORCHESTRE VICTORIA ELEISON *
.Mobali Ya Ngenge.
 
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.L'Afrique Enchantée Bonus Track.



PhotobucketCreated in the summer of 2006, 'L'Afrique Enchantée' is a weekly radio show,
hosted by the Ivorian Soro Solo and the French Vladimir Cagnolari, which tells Africa in all its forms through his music.

"Music allow to tell in a different way about the continent, in terms of its traditions, daily life, with a humor that is an antidote to all the problems" said Vlad.
 
You can listen or re-listen to the show online by clicking on the image.
 

 In April 2010, the two comperes decided to go out from the radio receiver to conduct, backed with a solid orchestra, an African ball called 'Le Bal de l' Afrique Enchantée'.

As the show, the ball became a success and happens now all around France. 



On Sunday 31st of July 2011,
I've been djing with 'L'Afrique Enchantée & Les Mercenaires de l'Ambiance' at Cajarc for the Africajarc Festival!




As a bonus, here is a track to celebrate Africa and his sunny & positive energy.  
 * ORCHESTRE VICTORIA ELEISON - MOBALI YA NGENGE *
 
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Please don't forget to play it loud and several times for full effect !
  '1000 fois Merci' to my very generous friend Nicolas Skliris for sharing ! !! 


Orchestra Victoria Eleison was born December 24, 1982, created by Emeneya Mubiala Jean,
better known as King Kester Emeneya, born in 1956 in Kikwit in the province of Bandudu, west of the current Democratic Republic of Congo (ex-Zaire).
 It was after five years spent in the orchestra of the great Papa Wemba he created his own band,
the Victoria Eleison.
The orchestra, led by King Kester, now has over 400 titles in his repertory. 
Emeneya is considered as one of the greatest artists of the contemporary Congolese scene. He was received several times by President Mobutu Sese Seko, three times by Laurent-Désiré Kabila and twice by Joseph Kabila. Mobutu had even gave him the honor to animate the evening party for the visit of French President Francois Mitterand in the People's Palace in Kinshasa! 


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.DDAY ONE.
.Loop Extensions.
 2005 - Content Records CNT1001
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Born in the early 80s, Dday One (U. Ukwuoma) was raised in L.A. 'Loop Extensions' represents his debut Lp. When Dday first completed this album, he pressed up a few vinyl copies to spread the word. Within a month he’d had LA’s hip hop’s true underground king Mike Nardone playing tracks regularly on his radio show (We Came From Beyond / KXLU 88.9) and Cut Chemist requesting copies.

Dropping fluid beats and incorporating eclectic sounds, he builds a canvas of warm instrumental beats that catch both your ears and your soul. Contain the amazing track "Unstable Material 2" with Existereo, Subtitle, Awol One & Metfly vocals, a MUST heard, as well as "Seeds Of Revolution".

 
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Don't forget to check out the Oficial WebSite >> DDAY ONE <<

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4 comments:

  1. Recently discovered your site and REALLY enjoy loads of posts here, THANK YOU!

    Today I've listened a lot to those sweet tracks by that Uruguayan orchestra you've posted up above here. Love em, especially the first one. Such a cool sound! I'm thinking of re-posting it elsewhere and if I do I will surely credit you guys and try to direct more attention to your lovely site!

    Cheers, best wishes to you and a nice weekend from snowy Stockholm!

    / Johan

    www.jonosaudio.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Johan,
      Thank you so much for your comment!
      I'm very glad that you enjoyed this project. For sure, feel free to share the music you found here and tell your friends about this address!
      I hope to speak more soon.
      All the best,
      fred.

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  2. sweeeet blog...just stumbled across this via the sofrito site :)

    you have an adress to the zico & chico record store?? I've also been to sao paolo in AUG last year but did not found this store...

    best regards from germany,
    stefan

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    1. Hi Stefan,
      Thanks for your comment and your kind words ! No Zico&Chico do not have adress, I mean, they have of course, but this place is like a private shop. So you got to call them and fix an appointment !
      All the best,
      fred.

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