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Haiti Direct - Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds, 1960-1978
Artist
Various Artists
Label
Strut
Catalogue Number
STRUT093
Release Date
January 22, 2014

"A fascinating document that swings like hell." Mojo ****

"The first in-depth survey of the Caribbean country’s unique and varied musical history... sure to make a huge impact." Vinyl Factory

Limited 180g Vinyl Edition (Only in the Strut Store).

Hugo Mendez from Sofrito presents the first ever retrospective of the golden era of Haitian music from the big band sound of compas direct in the mid-'50s to the inspired mini jazz scene of the '60s and '70s. The album covers influential bandleaders such as Nemours Jean-Baptiste and Webert Sicot and the wave of smaller bands that followed in their wake, many building ultra-loyal audiences from their local neighbourhoods. Tracks also cover the more folk-based and acoustic twoubadou style, popularised by artists like Coupe Cloue. Many bands would later make the move to the States and enjoy further success among the Haitian ex-pat communities including Tabou Combo, Shleu-Shleu and Ibo Combo. 'Haiti Direct' tells the full story.

Note: the 2LP vinyl version includes CDs containing all album tracks

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Ti Garçon Ibo Combo 3:57 Buy

    Ti Garçon

  2. 2 Choc Vikings Les Vikings 4:21 Buy

    Choc Vikings

  3. 3 Ti Machine Les Animateurs 6:56 Buy

    Ti Machine

  4. 4 Pile Ou Face Les Loups Noirs 5:13 Buy

    Pile Ou Face

  5. 5 6ème Leçon Rodrigue Milien Et Son Groupe Combite Creole 5:58 Buy

    6ème Leçon

  6. 6 Line Bossa Combo 5:29 Buy

    Line

  7. 7 Panno Caye Nan Bois Chêne Les Fantaisistes De Carrefour 4:30 Buy

    Panno Caye Nan Bois Chêne

  8. 8 Cochon St. Antoine Ti Paris 3:33 Buy

    Cochon St. Antoine

  9. 9 Compas X Groupe Les Chleu-Chleu 3:58 Buy

    Compas X

  10. 10 Gadé Moune Yo Râ Râ De Léogane 4:22 Buy

    Gadé Moune Yo

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Track List

  1. Ibo Combo - Ti Garçon 03:57
  2. Les Vikings - Choc Vikings 04:21
  3. Les Animateurs - Ti Machine 06:56
  4. Les Loups Noirs - Pile Ou Face 05:13
  5. Rodrigue Milien Et Son Groupe Combite Creole - 6ème Leçon 05:58
  6. Bossa Combo - Line 05:29
  7. Les Fantaisistes De Carrefour - Panno Caye Nan Bois Chêne 04:30
  8. Ti Paris - Cochon St. Antoine 03:33
  9. Groupe Les Chleu-Chleu - Compas X 03:58
  10. Râ Râ De Léogane - Gadé Moune Yo 04:22
  11. Les Difficiles De Pétion-Ville - An Septième 05:55
  12. Tabou Combo - Ce Pas 02:44
  13. Les Pachas Du Canapé Vert - Désordre Musical 04:53
  14. Scorpio Universel - Ti Lu Lupe 07:54
  15. Raoul Guillaume Et Son Groupe - Mal Élevé 03:30
  16. Super Jazz Des Jeunes - Coté Moune Yo 03:17
  17. Pierre Blain Et Orchestre Murat Pierre - Jouc Li Jou 02:30
  18. Ensemble Meridional Des Cayes - Calma Pèlerin 10:01
  19. Ensemble Etoile Du Soir - Messe Quatre Heures 03:00
  20. Nemours Jean-Baptiste - Ti Carole 06:04
  21. Orchestre Septentrional - Baptême Ratt 03:05
  22. Trio Select - Ensemble Select En Action 03:00
  23. Les Ambassadeurs - Homenaje A Los Ambajadores 07:50
  24. Les Frères Déjean - L'Artibonite 06:01
  25. Caribbean Sextet - Suspan'n 04:25
  26. Djet-X - Jive Turkey 05:40
  27. Orchestre Webert Sicot - Ambiance Cadence 05:59
  28. Orchestre Tropicana D'Haiti - Poun Paciance 06:33
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