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Various - Haiti Direct album

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Haiti Direct: Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds (1960-1978). Haiti Direct: Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds (1960-1978).

Album · 2014 · 28 Songs. Orchestre Tropicana D'Haiti. 28 Songs, 2 Hours 20 Minutes. Released: 24 Jan 2014.

Various ‎– Haiti Direct. Label: Strut ‎– STRUT093CD.

Hypnotic Carnival rhythms, DIY electro and vital Compas experiments from Haiti. Claudette & Ti Pierre's 1979 version of the folk song 'Zanmi Camarade' jumps straight out of leftfield. Haunting vocals are accompanied by a heavy drum machine and arpeggiated synth backing for a -Prince vibe.

Haiti Direct is a sprawling compilation that spans nearly 20 years. The music reflects both the relatively long period of time and the numerous musical movements that came about in these years. Some tracks sound like driving, hypnotic, psychedelic jazz rock; like something Frank Zappa might have come up with. There is a tremendous amount of stylistic variation on Haiti Direct. You do not need to be an expert on Haitian or Caribbean music to appreciate the shifts in both vocal and instrumental styles from track to track. With that in mind, there is one similarity that does seem to bring all of this stuff together: this stuff feels like party music.

2Album Compilation CD STRUT093CD Out: 27-01-2014. Discount 71%. €3. 2 €2. 3. no wav. Poun Paciance.

Compiled by Sofrito's Hugo Mendez, Haiti Direct is an amazing collection from Haiti's illustrious but sadly unsung musical history. The groundbreaking compilation Haiti Direct gathers 27 tracks from those decades: big bands with jubilant horn sections (including the one led by the compas pioneer Nemours Jean Baptiste); mini jazz bands that replaced horn sections with guitars; rock bands with a psychedelic streak; small twoubadou (troubadour) groups and more.

Cadence rampa is described as having "a beat closer to the mambo" with "the finesse and smoothness of comas direct. The CD set comes with a very informative 24-page booklet, giving the reader/listener background information on this era of Haitian music, the various music styles, and details about each track and recording artist. It also tells you which original LP or 45 the song came from, and the recording date and label.


A1 Ibo Combo Ti Garçon
A2 Les Vikings De La Guadeloupe Choc Vikings
A3 Les Animateurs Ti Machine
A4 Trio Select Ensemble Select En Action
B1 Les Loups Noirs Pile Ou Face
B2 Tabou Combo Ce Pas
B3 Les Fantaisistes De Carrefour Panno Caye Nan Bois Chêne
B4 Ti Paris* Cochon St. Antoine
B5 Super Jazz Des Jeunes Cote Moune Yo
C1 Les Ambassadeurs Homenaje A Los Ambajadores
C2 Les Frères Déjean L'Artibonite
C3 Caribbean Sextet* Suspan'n
D1 Les Pachas Du Canape Vert Désordre Musical
D2 Bossa Combo Line
D3 Scorpio Universel Ti Lu Lu Pe
1-1 Ibo Combo Ti Garçon
1-2 Les Vikings* Choc Vikings
1-3 Les Animateurs Ti Machine
1-4 Les Loups Noirs Pile Ou Face
1-5 Rodrigue Milien Et Son Groupe Combite Creole 6ème Leçon
1-6 Bossa Combo Line
1-7 Les Fantaisistes De Carrefour Panno Caye Nan Bois Chêne
1-8 Ti Paris* Cochon St. Antoine
1-9 Râ Râ De Léogane Gade Moune Yo
1-10 Les Difficiles De Pétion-Ville* An Septième
1-11 Tabou Combo Ce Pas
1-12 Les Pachas Du Canapé Vert* Désordre Musical
1-13 Scorpio Universel Ti Lu Lu Pe
2-1 Raoul Guillaume Mal Élevé
2-2 Super Jazz Des Jeunes Cote Moune Yo
2-3 Pierre Blain Et Orchestre Murat Pierre Jouc Li Jou
2-4 Ensemble Meridional Des Cayes Calma Pèlerin
2-5 Ensemble Etoile Du Soir Messe Quatre Heures
2-6 Nemours Jean-Baptiste Ti Carole
2-7 Orchestre Septentrional Baptême Ratt
2-8 Trio Select Ensemble Select En Action
2-9 Les Ambassadeurs Homenaje A Los Ambajadores
2-10 Les Frères Déjean L'Artibonite
2-11 Caribbean Sextet* Suspan'n
2-12 Djet-X Jive Turkey
2-13 Webert Sicot Ambiance Cadence
2-14 Orchestre Tropicana D'Haiti* Poun Paciance


With full colour insert in plastic wallet.

Strut is part of the !K7 label group. ℗ & © Strut 2013.
Made in Germany.

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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
STRUT093CD Various Haiti Direct ‎(2xCD, Comp) Strut STRUT093CD UK 2014
STRUT093CD Various Haiti Direct ‎(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Strut STRUT093CD UK 2013

Comments: (1)
good job these lot didn't get wiped out
Various - Haiti Direct album
Zouk, Cubano, Compas, Afro-Cuban, Psychedelic Rock, Soul
Performer: Various
Title: Haiti Direct
Category: Rock / Latin / Soul & Funk / World, & Country
Country: UK
Released: 2014
Rating: 4.7/5
Votes: 144